Planning a career path after graduation is one of the most difficult, but important missions for students.
Despite its importance, there are not many opportunities for students to deliberately think about their future careers. Some students even start to think about their careers for the first time when they start to hunt for jobs, and many tend to suffer from lack of awareness about possible choices available on various, available career paths.
To solve this issue, we offer career education for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students who are either anxious and/or clueless about their future careers. Through this career education, we aim to create opportunities for students to sit and think about their own career paths.
So far, we have offered opportunities for students to learn about various career choices by inviting guest speakers from diverse fields to share their experiences regarding their own career development.
Career Symposium 2014 for Students in Science Majors
Career Symposium 2019 for Undergraduate Students
The career education course for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students, which is organized by the Division of Social Outreach in KOMEX (Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence), is currently run by the 5 Divisions within KOMEX: Social Outreach, ADVES (our Division), Science Interpreter Training Program, Active Learning and Teaching, and First Year Education.
In this course, lectures are given by guest speakers of various backgrounds, both in occupation and age. The guest speakers work at domestic/overseas companies, universities/research institutes, international organizations, government...etc., and vary in age from young workers in their 20s to top leaders in their 40s–50s.
For details of the course, refer to the website of the Division of Social Outreach (website is in Japanese.)
Lecture given by 13 guest speakers from the career course for 1st and 2nd year undergraduate students, which was offered from 2015 to 2017, were edited and published as a book in March 2019 (written in Japanese).