Home / Events / Leveraging Your Japan Experience While Mapping Your Career Path

Leveraging Your Japan Experience While Mapping Your Career Path

2016-05-04 12:00:00 2016-05-04 18:00:00 America/New_York Star Wars Day Party May the force be with you Tatooine Luke Skywalker
Oct 22

Event Info

Event Date: 
Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Event Contact

Keiko Toda
KCJS Alumni Talk Series #17 8:00pm – 9:30pm : Alumni Talk 9:30pm − 10:00pm : Networking Event (optional) Andrew Fischer (2017 Summer, KCJS29 2017-18) Washington University in St. Louis, A.B. in Japanese Language and Culture, 2019 Year 1 (2016–17): 1st Year Japanese at WashU Year 2 (2017–18): 2nd Year Japanese at KCJS, Japan-America Student Conference, 3rd Year Japanese at KCJS, KCJS Summer Research Grant Year 3 (2018–19): 4th Year Japanese at WashU Years 4 and 5 (2019–21): JET Program ALT in Ehime Prefecture Andrew Fischer spent the summer of 2017 and the 2017–18 academic year at KCJS, participating in a local community Wind Ensemble for his CIP. After spending the summer of 2018 in Kyoto thanks to a KCJS Summer Research Grant, he returned to Washington University in St. Louis, from which he graduated in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture. Andrew then spent two years as an Assistant Language Teacher on the remote Sadamisaki peninsula in Ehime Prefecture through the JET Program. While in Ehime, he kept in touch with his KCJS host family and passed the N2 and N1 levels of the JLPT. Now a Nippon Foundation Fellow at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, which is currently holding its classes online, he is once again playing with the Wind Ensemble in Kyoto that he joined while at KCJS. Meet Andrew and ask about: -Making use of your time while at KCJS -Keeping in touch (maintaining the relationships that you establish in Japan) -Using the skills that you gain while at KCJS as an ALT -Passing the JLPT without studying for it (getting better at the language through daily use) -New possibilities (even if you have a concrete reason for learning Japanese, gaining proficiency in the language will open doors that you hadn’t considered previously) Please sign up through by October 19