JASCO College Japanese Language Career Workshop
The Japanese Language Career Workshop helps college students to prepare for the workforce, revealing how their Japanese language skills can serve as an asset when searching for jobs. Through the workshop, we will seek to provide students with skills and knowledge that will be useful as they move forward with the job search, preparing them for events such as the Boston Career Forum.
There will be two sessions during the Career Workshop:
1. Preparing for Bilingual Career Forums
The Boston Career Forum is the world’s largest Career Forum for Japanese-English bilinguals, with 230 companies having participated in 2018. In the United States, there is also the San Francisco, Los Angeles, and U.S. (New York) Career Forum, and several more around the world.
Learn about recommendations and tips for the Career Forums provided by DISCO International Inc., the organizers of the events! Hear from individuals who have participated in the Career Forums - learn about their experiences, and their advice for those interested in participating in these events.
2. HOW JAPANESE SKILLS CAN BE AN ASSET IN YOUR CAREER
Japan is the #1 foreign investor in Ohio. According to a report provided by the Consulate General of Japan in Detroit, as of October 2017 there were 484 Japanese owned facilities in Ohio. There were 77,073 direct jobs resulted to these Japanese owned facilities, the highest total in the Midwest. But there's also a network of non-Japanese owned companies that are related to these businesses, creating a wide network of career options in which Japanese skills can be an asset.
Join this panel discussion as we hear from a group of professionals how Japanese language skills can be an asset in a wide range of careers.
Panelists will include:
9:00-9:30 AM - Registration
9:30-10:15 AM - Preparing for Bilingual Career Forums
10:15-11:00 AM - how Japanese Skills Can Be an Asset In Your Career
Registration - $10
Following the Career Workshop is our Japanese Education Exchange Lunch, an opportunity for students and teachers to connect, demonstrating how students may continue with their Japanese-language studies in college – at both undergraduate and graduate levels – and beyond. Visit http://jas-co.org/event-3222601 for more information.