As a training course of the Academic Leaders Program (ALP) primarily targeted at D1 and D2 students, these lectures will cover career design strategies for future scientists and professionals working either in academia or industry.
The prospects of an international career will be discussed based on some particularities of the work and research environments in diﬀerent countries, and suggestions will be given about practical ways of starting on this career path.
The goal of this intensive lecture series is to provide the students an overview of new trends in science and technology and the related career perspectives, speciﬁcally in a global environment. Students will learn how to explore prospective career paths, how to develop professional networking skills, and how to cope with challenges in the workplace. With a focus on international career development, the lectures willprovide useful tips for students planning to pursue research at an overseas institute as well as at R&D departments of private companies and in academia.
Career Design strategy, Acquisition of international career, Communication and interpersonal skills, Environmental changes surrounding the doctoral degrees awarded, Paradigm changes in scientiﬁc research.
|Specialist skills||✔ Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
This will be a 7-hour class that will include a lecture, short class activity, and open discussion. The lecture will tackle several topics including techniques and skills development; enhancement of communication and interpersonal skills; and coping with challenges in the workplace.
Classes will be given intensively within a single week, at Ookayama campus, by instructors with different specialized area.
・Students will be requested to prepare a report based on the information communicated at each class, and this will be the basis of their evaluation. （D. Ricinschi’s class）
・As a practice of career path exploration, a short class activity will be done. The latter part of the class will be devoted to some open discussions for personal assessment, career experiences, and career accomplishments. (HBGonzales’ class)
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||10:00‒12:15,Fri.,June, 29 at O-okayama S011 “Credit cycles for stage 1 : From D1 to Doctoral degree”（Yoshinori Hatori）||-Understand how Dr. career design in Japan of foreign students.|
|Class 2||13:20‒16:35,Fri.,June, 29 at O-okayama S011 “Career advice for scientists: from postdocto working in academia or industry” （Dan Ricinschi） ※There's a possibility that schedule may be modified.||-Learn career development for scientists focused on Materials Science and related fields. -Submission of exercises is imposed.|
|Class 3||13:20‒16:35,Tue.,July, 3 at O-okayama S011 “Career Design: Guide to Choosing a Caree”（Hazel B. Gonzales） ※There's a possibility that schedule may be modified.||-Identify techniques and skills to be developed for career enhancement -Explore career path and discuss priorities in career choices Learn the career development in chemical engineering and related fields. -Submission of exercises is imposed.|
|Class 4||13:20‒16:35,Wed.,July, 4 at O-okayama S011 “Data‒intensive science: new challenges and career perspectives” （Daniel Berrar） ※There's a possibility that schedule may be modiﬁed.||-Learn the career development in computing science. -Submission of exercises is imposed.|
Activities in class (70%) and Exercise problem submission (30%).