| On December 15th, the KIT International Academic Exchange Club Key Station
Chairs Seminar, “Meet the KIT Alumni,” was held. The Key Stations have
been established in five areas in Asia to maintain a KIT international
network. These are chaired by KIT alumni. Six alumni from five Key Stations
attended the seminar and gave presentations that looked back on their time
at KIT and told about their paths to career success.
They are playing important roles as researchers, educators, corporate
managers and engineers. Their topics, based on their own experiences, ranged
widely from the strict rules they imposed on themselves when they studied
abroad, to ways students will be asked to think after entering a company.
Additionally, the importance of language study while still a student was
emphasized. International students need to study Japanese language in order
to understand Japan, and it’s also advantageous for international students
who have mastered Japanese to work at a Japanese company overseas. On the
other hand, English is also essential for working at a multinational company.
Both international and Japanese students, who are thinking about their future careers, seemed to fully enjoy the presentations and were stimulated by this seminar. They asked pertinent questions to presenters after the session. KIT alumni, with their active careers, were excellent role models for current KIT international and domestic students.
Presenters (KIT Alumni):
Dr. LI Jun, Associate Professor, Qingdao Technological University, China
Dr. KOO Kang, Professor, School of Textile, Yeungnam University, South
Dr. NGUYEN Trong Tue, Researcher, Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam
Ms. TRISUNAN Saikwan, President, Chul Tai Silk Co., LTD., Thailand
Mr. ISHISHI Koichi, General Manager, Thai Kajima Co.,LTD., Thailand
Mr. LOU Chi-Ping, President, Formosa Black Tea Co., LTD., Taiwan