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Frances Wu - Canada 
Frances 

Hey you! My name is Frances, and I completed my MSc in Multilingual Computing and Localization at UL, with a particular interest in website and mobile app translation, workflow automation and enterprise-class localization strategies.

I'm originally from Hong Kong, but spent most of my life in Canada. I now call Toronto my home but I'm still firmly grounded in my H.K. roots. Apart from being a full time student, I'm also a full time employee, so I just know how daunting it is if you want to stay ahead of the game.

I'm glad to be part of UL's Alumni Ambassador program, whose mission is to help you understand how UL is a professional, achievable and affordable option for everyone.

Join me in my blog if you want to learn more about me, my program and UL. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about UL, the application process, my program, or just college in general.

Email: Frances.wu@ul.ie

 
 
The Value of a MSc Degree at Limerick CSIS 
27 July, 2017 by Frances Wu 

Let's be honest, getting a Master's degree is a big commitment in terms of time and funding, and most of us can’t really afford to quit our jobs to go back to school. Certainly not for me. With four years of work experience, including two years as a localization project analyst at a bank, I wanted to take a leap into a formal postgrad education to boost my career, and still keep my job at the same time. In-class study was not an option.

I came across to UL's Computer Science and Information Systems department and found the Multilingual Computing and Localization MSc. Right away, I was sold by the one-year curriculum and the distance learning option. This one-year full-time program allowed me to obtain a Master's degree within a reasonably short period of time, and the opportunity to do this in a virtual classroom gave me the flexibility to determine when and where I do my coursework.

I'm certainly not disappointed. I'm especially impressed by the breadth and depth of the curriculum, which covers an intense variety of key industry topics over the year. This healthy mix gives me a way to link and combine knowledge from project management, automation, translation technology, machine learning and strategy into valuable lessons for my career and for the future. Most important of all, the majority of coursework is applied and technical, and in reality supports the practical work that I'm delivering on a daily basis.

 
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