On Tuesday, December 22nd, the Faculty of Foreign Studies’ Department of Hispanic Studies held an online networking event “Ask our well-experienced graduates about job hunting and the things you should do right now” in which about 30 students of the Department of Hispanic Studies participated.
The graduates who participated in the event as guest speakers are Hiromi Komeyoshi (Class of 1999) and Seiji Kondo (Class of 2009).
The two speakers both shared about their current professions and gave tips on what students should be doing right now to plan their careers and search for jobs. Their talks raised many questions among the students, including “Because of the pandemic, it’s unlikely that I would study abroad while I’m still a student here. How do you think studying abroad after graduating KUFS would affect my job search?” “What made you switch careers?” and “What are the necessary skills to start up my own company?”
Students had a lot to say after the event as well. “I found out that there are many job options and ways of working. I felt that it was important to expand my options instead of narrowing them down, and that the key to do that is to get to know many people and cherish my relationships with them.” “I discovered that there are so many ways that I can work and still use my knowledge about the Spanish language.” “I learned that I shouldn’t worry too much about studying abroad to plan my career, and that I should focus more on the experiences along the way and my core values.” Listening to their seniors share their lives and give personal advice seemed to inspire the students to think about their future with a new perspective.