Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Shuukatsu Seminar for Foreign Students

I actually meant to blog about this yesterday, but clearly I was too busy relaxing to do so :p Anyway, on Monday, I went to my first job-hunting seminar that was aimed at foreign students. Even though the official job hunting season starts March 1st, there are fair number of pre-season events going on.

This seminar was held at Hakozaki campus, which was awesome because it's near me! What happened was that there were six companies who attended and spoke about the type of students that they tended to hire. The companies were:

1. Yaskawa
2. JTB Kyushu
3. Tokyo Ohka Kogyo
4. NEC NET SI
5. NHK Hakko

So four out of five companies were manufacturing companies (in some way), which suited me, since I want to go into the manufacturing industry.

After the talk, we got to pick three companies and spend 15 minutes talking to the representative. The two that I'm most interested in a Yaskawa (which has come up over and over and over in my Industry 4.0 research) and JTB Kyushu (because travel. Although I'm not sure if it's a good choice, since the tourism industry seems ripe for distintermediation).

What I found the most useful was the fact that Yaskawa Taiwan was actually hiring. I did get the representative's name card and sent him an email about it, but I haven't heard back. I guess I'll just have to wait for March 1st to start applying to the various companies.

Oh, and I have to remember to sign up for another job fair. Fingers crossed the whole season goes well!

Short post, with no photos, but I just wanted to give everyone an update (: Hope you're all doing well! I'm expecting my last few results soon, so I'll do a round-up post for the year/semester when they're all in!

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