Master students considering a career in industry (≈ private company) or academia, or becoming an entrepreneur, will cultivate the necessary career viewpoint in this course. First we will analyze the current situation for scientists and engineers building a career (mainly in Japan), and then introduce possible important career choices that could happen in the next 5 or 11 years. By gaining an understanding of the job search process, developing skills based on the schedule for career selection, and learning what information is important to know, students will learn practical skills for designing their future life.
The instructor will introduce several reference works to that end. Students submit exercise problems, either referring to the works or going on their own understanding. (The content and format of the problems will be indicated in lecture.) Students who have started a master's program, but don't know what they want to do in the future, are also targeted. Conversely, for those who began thinking about doing a doctoral course in the future, we will introduce what we should do and do for future reference. We will think about life planning that looks ahead to not just building a career as an engineer or researcher, but also later their life as a citizen, employee, and academic.
What should students expect from a "Master's Career Plan Lecture"? The acquisition of academic wisdom? Literacy? Acquisition of know-how? There is an "expiration date" for each insight gained from these. In this course we talk about timespans stretching from 5 to 11 years into the future. We attempt to make a lecture that aims at a best mix of academics, literacy, and know-how in line with those insights, as mentioned above.
The course is structured such that after introducing present data analysis and career building for technical students, we will summarize life design as an engineer or researcher. In addition, students will hone the knowledge for determining job search scheduling and the time frame for the entry to the job market. This course is not simply a seminar for job search know-how, or a career psychology lecture, but rather is a practical course dedicated to career plan for Tokyo Tech master students and understanding and acquiring the basic skills for that.
Master's career plan, Continual self-awareness, Career of engineers and researchers,
Seniority⇒ Merit-base system +Achievement-base system, PD problem, Job hunting and career design、
Communication skills, Presentation, Research skills
|Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||Specialist skills||Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
There will be eight lectures either in Ookayama or Suzukakedai campus.
Lecture handouts will be uploaded as soon as each lecture is finished.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||September 28 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suwakodai J234 Lecture overview and grade evaluation, along with reference books introduction.||Understanding lecture objectives and confirming grade evaluation.|
|Class 2||October 12 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Kuramae seminar presented by Masahito Arima ・Seminar title "Big or start-up company: Consideration of starting up a new business." ・Panes Discussion "The ethos of jumping in a new business."||Kuramae seminar 1.|
|Class 3||October 19 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Job Searching and Career Plan 1. 「就職迷子の子どもたち」(Japanese book)||Considerations on job-serching activity.|
|Class 4||October 26 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Job Searching and Career Plan ２. 「理系のためのキャリアデザイン 戦略的就活術」 (Japanese book)||Strategy for job-serching activity.|
|Class 5||November 8 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Kuramae seminar presented by Yasuhiko Kanemasa ・Seminar title: "To be determined." ・Panes Discussion: "To be determined."||Kuramae seminar 2.|
|Class 6||November 19(Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Comparison in research and development between industry and academia.||Similarity and difference in research and development between industry and academia.|
|Class 7||November 16 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Carrier plan for graduate stundents persuing academians.||Carrier plan for graduate stundents persuing academians.|
|Class 8||November 23 (Friday), 15: 05-16: 35, Suzukakedai J234 Summary and comprehensive Discussion among students.||Active discussions make you improve a level of understandings.|
「理系のためのキャリアデザイン 戦略的就活術」 増沢隆太、丸善出版、2,000円
「アメリカの大学・ニッポンの大学」 苅谷剛 彦、中公新書ラクレ429、中央公論新社、840円
「理系のための研究生活ガイド（第2版）」 坪田一男、ブルーバックスB-1671、講談 社、940円
「A PHD is not enough !」 Peter J. Feiberman 、Perseus Books Group
Class activities (64%) and Practice problem submission (36%).
This lecture is a modified subject of 'master's career design Ⅱ' until FY2017. It is not possible to take duplicate courses of old subjects.
Duplicate registration with other C0M compliant career subjects is possible, but please note that one credit is enough for the C0M compliant course required.
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