Special Guest Speaker: Matthew Stavros, Ph.D.
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 @4:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Location: Williams Hall 205, University of Pennsylvania
The first half will be about Dr. Stavros’ journey on learning Japanese, pursuing a Ph.D. in Japanese studies and his career as a historian of Early Japan. The second half will be an information session and Q&A on the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies, which is a Kyoto-based Japanese program with summer, semester-long, and academic-year long programs.
Student Panel: What do I do with BA in Japanese?
Date: Monday, February 17, 2020 @5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Williams Hall 25, University of Pennsylvania
Let’s hear Senpai’s stories! Ph.D. students in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations will discuss their experiences of studying Japanese language and Japan studies at Penn. Why did they choose to major in Japan studies? How was their experience of studying abroad in Japan? How did they find an internship and a job in Japan? What is a specialized area that they are interested in? How are their lives as undergraduate and graduate students different?
Presenters: Caitlin Adkins and Patrick Carland
This panel will be chaired by Tomoko Takami, Director of Japanese Language Program and Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages.
Co-sponsored by the Japanese Language Program and Center for East Asian Studies.
The 12th Annual Student Panel: Career and Internship Opportunities in Japan
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019 @2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Location: Annenberg 111, University of Pennsylvania
1. First Session @ 2:00
Michelle Khang, Come On Out
Michael Williams, JET Programme
Anita Yang, Daimler/Mitsubishi FUSO/PABCO
2. Second Session @ 4:00
A recruiter from DISCO International
Are you interested in an internship and/or a job opportunity in Japan? Join us for the panel where we learn from our fellow students and experts on the job hunting for Japanese-English bilinguals. The talk will include topics such as job hunting, work, use of Japanese language at work, cross-cultural issues, challenges, and accomplishments. You can ask more questions at the talk, too!
The panelists from the first session (2-3 p.m.) are students and alumni of Japanese language classes at the University of Pennsylvania. The panelist from the second session (3-4 p.m.) is a recruiter for English-Japanese bilingual students. She will provide an overview and tips for job hunting. The panel is conducted in English. It is open to the public. The panel will be chaired by Tomoko Takami, Director of Japanese Language Program and Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages.
This event is sponsored by the Center for East Asian Studies and the Japanese Language Program at the University of Pennsylvania.