Brent Laing

Degree: Linguistics MA

Thesis topic: Forensic Linguistics titled The Language and Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Deception. Click here to view thesis.

What have you done since graduation: Taught English as a Second Language at PACE International Academy and UVU Continuing Education. I’m currently doing my PhD in Linguistics (emphasis in forensic linguistics) at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

Future goals/plans: Become a professor and/or work for a government law enforcement or intelligence agency.

Advice for future students: Do internships. They’ll help in getting your foot in the door for a good job in the future. Learn to be a good writer. Develop good relationships with your professors and seek their mentoring. Learn to think critically; ask why?