There are many associations in the language industry that you can become involved with. These are excellent resources that allow you to meet other people in and learn extensively about the industry. Associations keep you in the loop about the latest conferences, software, and workshops. Many also have magazine subscriptions that are a part of your membership. Not to mention, having an association membership is a credential of sorts. Showing that you are a part of one will make you look like a professional part of a team, and will help show clients that you are serious about your work. Eventually, you may even want to consider holding a leadership position in one, or writing an article for an associations’ magazine. The language industry is large, and there are many resources to take advantage of. So consider joining one or more of these associations!