The Society’s long-running, annual Japan Related Careers Evening was held on Zoom in October.
This year attendees were privileged to hear the personal stories of the three presenters, Mr Martin Carr, Ms Sara-Jane Seery and Ms Rebecca Curtis, who each explained how they used their Japanese language skills to build their careers.
The varied experiences included being an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) with the JET program, an Official Interpreter for the International Equestrian Organisation at the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and creating a personal services company to assist busy Japanese families.
Each presentation highlighted the importance of networking, of “having a go” at new experiences, and overcoming some of the short term negative experiences that are bound to happen.
Ms Shannon Wiley from the Consulate-General of Japan, Brisbane also joined the event to speak about the JET Program.
The AJS-Q thanks all of the presenters for providing the sort of practical information, that would otherwise be completely inaccessible to many of the students who participated.
We encourage members and friends who were unable to attend the Zoom event to access the recording which will be advertised on the AJS-Q website.