Career opportunities after EMLex graduation – a general overview

Post-graduates will be able to work either as lexicographers at a publishing company or as academic lexicographers in all fields of lexicography, ranging from the conception of printed and online dictionaries to specific lexicographical tasks through to the technical realization of lexicographical software and information systems.

EMLex brings together students from different countries of the world. Graduates will be Europe-wide specialists because EMLex is unique in Germany and Europe, even more so with regard to its international form of organization.



EMLex graduates
Vahe Zargaryan (Tullio de Mauro cohort)

currently works for Majorel Armenia as a team leader and studies at Yerevan State University at the Faculty of International Relations.

Marija Zarkovic (Igor Mel’čuk class)

Marija works as a translator for Spanish and Swedish and is a PhD candidate at the Autonomous University of Barcelona; her research concerns dictionaries published by the Spanish Royal Academy.

Olha Novikova (Samuel Linde class)
Olha is working in IT sector, providing technical and language support to corporate users all over the world. She spent 2 years at Swarovski (Gdansk, Poland). Now she is about to start a new adventure in Munich at Zeppelin group.


Laura Hernández Guadarrama (Igor Mel’čuk class)

is now a language teacher at the Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico city and also works in a Spanish as a foreign language project on creating teaching materials.

Clarissa Stincone (Igor Mel’čuk  cohort)
is doing a PhD in historical lexicography in Paris, working on the Dictionnaire Universel, a pillar of French and European lexicography. The project combines traditional textual analysis with the most advanced artificial intelligence technologies.
Saee Kulkarni (Igor Mel’čuk cohort)
teaches German as a foreign language at Vishwakarma University (Puna, India), parallely working on a dictionary project for Madiya language; and apart from that, freelancing as a translator and content writer with a translation company called TranslationPanacea.
Saee is now a PhD candidate at the University of Mumbai; her dissertation topic is a dictionary conception.

Olha Morys (Samuel Linde cohort)
a co-founder of educative & recruitment agency; and language instructor at the university Hipocrates in Acapulco.
Konan Jean Mermoz Kouassi (Igor Mel’čuk cohort)


is PhD student at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg and researches future challenges of lexikography.

Shao Jianan (Igor Mel’čuk cohort)


is now working for the Chinese enterprise ByteDance, where she is responsible for costumer feed backs and app feature testing of the app “Tiktok”.

Tomara GOTKOVA (Samuel Linde cohort)
is a PhD student at the University of Lorraine in Nancy, which was her EMLex home university. Currently works on the automated data extraction from social networks for the project “The Lexicon of the Environment and Green Chemistry in Ordinary Discourse. Using Social Networks as Corpora.” 


Polina Mikhel (Samuel Linde cohort)


is at her 2nd year of PhD in linguistics at Université de Lorraine (France), which was her EMLex home university. Working on terminology of chemistry in French, English and Russian on the project that aims to create a new multilingual resource with the full lexicographic description of the core chemical terms.

Wiebke Schulte (Samuel Linde cohort)


has been working at the Goethe-Dictionary (Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften) as a research assistant since April 2019.

Annalena Hütsch (Hausmann cohort)


is a PhD student at FNS/Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland (2015-2019)

Amélie Daloz (Éva Ruzsiczky cohort)


is a PhD student at Université de Lille 3, France (2017-2020)

Khrystyna Lettner (Pioneer cohort)


is now Dr. Khrystyna Lettner. She has finished her PhD at FAU. Her PhD thesisBeispielangaben in der ein- und zweisprachigen pädagogischen Lexikographie des Deutschen(Lexicographica. Series Maior Bd. 158)  has been published by De Gruyter. Congratulations!

Marie-Thérèse Kneib (Jerónimo Cardoso cohort)


has a permanent position at a private elementary school in France (since 2016)

Azra Hayat (Sarmiento cohort)


is working as a French teacher in India

Carmen González Martín (Pioneer cohort)


is a lecturer for Spanish at Université de Paris 13 (since 2012)

Yomna Abbass (Éva Ruzsiczky cohort)


teaches French (for translational purposes) at the university of Alexandria (Egypt)

Elodie Jactel (French Exception cohort)


is a contract teacher in information science at secondary schools in Réhon (France, since 2013)

Chan Yilin (Sarmiento cohort)


has a permanent position as a linguist at the company Xilopix in France

Aleksandra Boruszka (Jerónimo Cardoso cohort)


has been working in the financial department of Pricewaterhouse & Coopers (Poland) since her graduation

Cristian Bianco (Éva Ruzsiczky cohort)


has been working in the IT sector of MoneyGram in Rome since 2019. His working languages are German, English, Italian, French and Spanish.

Louis Albrecht (Sarmiento cohort)


received a temporary job at ATILF (CNRS) after his internship there. Before, he worked in public administration (2015-2016)

Agnieszka Urantówka (Jerónimo Cardoso cohort)


has been working in accounting at Capgemini in Katowice (Poland) since her graduation

Marie André (Sarmiento cohorte)


worked as a terminologist at The WiW, a private enterprise (2015-2016). Since 2017, she has held a permanent position as a web content marketing assistant at the private enterprise Via-Mobilis (Mirecourt, France)

Dagmara Baran (Jerónimo Cardoso cohort)


has been working in contract administration at Ista shared Services since her graduation (Gliwice, Poland)

Stefano Angelucci (Éva Ruzsiczky cohort)


moved to France after graduating in 2017. He first worked at in Lille, and since 2021 he has been working at the European Parliament in Strasbourg as a language and cultural mediator for Italian, English and German.

Bianca Mertens (Pioneer cohort)

is now Dr. Bianca Mertens and works as terminologist and linguist at Johnson & Johnson in Solothurn (CH).

1) EMLex student at Université de Lorraine (Nancy, France; The Pioneers class, 2010-2012)
2) Short-term position as a lexicographer at Lessico Etimologico Italiano (Saarbrücken, Germany, 2012)
3) Temporary contract as a secondary school teacher for French in Saint Vith (Belgium, 2012-2013)
4) Short-term position as a lexicographer at Dictionnaire Etymologique de l’Ancien Français (Heidelberg, Germany, 2013)
5) Paid PhD position at FNRS/Université de Liège (Belgium) and at Université de Lorraine (2014-2018)
6) Volunteering world tour (, 2018-2019)
7) Terminologist/linguistic consultant at Johnson & Johnson (Solothurn, Switzerland, 2019-)
8) And now: publication of her (lexicography-oriented) PhD at De Gruyter (…).


Karolina Łukawska (Jerónimo Cardoso cohort)


has been working at T+K Tempuskontor GmbH in Cologne, an education centre, as a German teacher since her graduation

Candice Delaite (Pionier cohort)


worked as a computational lexicographer at CNRS/ATILF (2015-2016) and as a PhD researcher (CIFRE contract) at MVS, a private company (2016). Since 2017, she has been a computational linguist in the private company Proxem

Anna Roter (Jerónimo Cardoso cohort)


has been working in the financial department of Pricewaterhouse & Coopers (Poland) since her graduation