The Faculty of Foreign Studies' Department of British and American Studies and Kyoto Junior College of Foreign Languages hosted a lecture on global contribution and global career on Friday, October 7th. Approximately 120 students, faculty and staff, and visitors attended the event.
The lecture was given by guest speaker Yuyun Cho, who graduated KUFS’s Faculty of Foreign Studies' Department of Chinese Studies in 2008 and works as a member of Doctors Without Borders, a non-governmental organization that received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. After graduating KUFS, Cho worked in trade, advertising, and management consulting before she joined Doctors Without Borders.
Cho began her lecture with a reflection on her college life and continued to share her different professional experiences as well as her current career. Lastly, she advised the audience on career development based on her own personal experience.
After the lecture ended, students commented “The lecture inspired me to think about what I can do to help solve global issues” and “Languages are useful tools to do what you want in life and the world. I would like to continue pursuing my academic studies with curiosity.” The lecture became an influential opportunity for students to think about their college studies and the ongoing problems in the world.