Pursuing a Career in Critical Languages: Supporting National Intelligence in the Midwest

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 , 5:30 p.m.  - 6:30 p.m.

Location: 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Contact: Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies

Tags: Area Studies Centers Center for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies

Join CSEEES and the East Asian Studies Center (EASC) for a special career lecture with Joe Abiog and Eric Connelly of Riverside Research. 

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Professionals with expertise in critical languages are in high demand, and the opportunities available may be closer to home than one might expect. In this presentation, Eric Connelly, an OSU alumnus of the Center for Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (BA '14, MA/MPA, '18) , Michelle McKenzie, an OSU alumna of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures (BA '19, BA '19), and Joe Abiog will introduce you to Riverside Research, an independent nonprofit focused on our nation’s security. Riverside Research supports our national security interests in the Buckeye State.

Attendees are invited to bring a resume or CV.


  • Eric Connelly, Foreign Language Research Analyst, Project Lead
  • Joe Abiog, Technical Recruiter

Riverside Research is an independent nonprofit that provides objective views to the defense industrial base and to our customers. 

This event is co-sponsored with the East Asian Studies Center.