This course focuses on the career decision making process (①getting to know yourself better ②getting to know the society around you and your career options ③finding a better career fit and making decision). This approach will be applicable to the new graduates’ job hunting process.
The Japanese lifetime employment system has been going through a drastic change. Because the work styles have diversified so much, we cannot depend on organizations to make career decision for us. We have to have the ability to design our own career by ourselves all lifelong.
As the best science and technology university in Japan, Tokyo Tech graduates are the ones who will find the keys to the solutions of various issues on the global level and will be the successful leaders to implement these solutions. They also have to develop their personal and professional abilities not only for more rewarding and successful careers, but also for making a contribution to society. This course not only provides general information about career design methodology, but also facilitates students’ understanding in highly expertized science and technology careers, where they can exhibit their ability both in depth with an expertise in a chosen field in science and technology and in communicative and leadership competencies.
This course has two aims. The first is to get students acquire the ability to design their own careers not only in occupational careers but in life development. The other is to get students organize systematically what they have learnt in Tokyo Tech and where they can contribute to the society using what they learnt and transmit those ideas to others as needed. To this end, this course gives students many chances of group-works, personal exercises and role-playings.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
1)Get to know themselves better.
2)Get to know the society around them and their career options.
3)Find their better career fit and design their career after graduation.
4)Understand the characteristics of highly expertized science and technology careers.
5)Explain 1)～4) to other effectively as needed.
career design, career, job-hunting, professional career, career of science and engineering-related personnel.
|Specialist skills||Intercultural skills||✔ Communication skills||✔ Critical thinking skills||✔ Practical and/or problem-solving skills|
Every lesson contains not only a lecture but also group discussions, group-works, personal exercises and role-plays.
We facilitate group-works, personal exercise, role-plays in every class. So the maximum enrolled is limited to 50-70 depending on the classroom size in every class. If applicants who wish to take courses exceed the limit, we will decide the students by lottery.Classes are given in Japanese.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||Orientation. What is Career Design?||・Understand the concept of career,career design. ・Explain the changing working environment in Japan using some labor statistics.|
|Class 2||Career choice of Tokyo Tech students, life career of Tokyo Tech graduates, life career of science and engineering-related personnel. ・Realize one's career options through understanding the career choice,life career of seniors and graduates of Tokyo Tech. (Several guest speakers from Tokyo Tech alumuni will come to the class.)||・Explain the characteristics of career choice and life career of Tokyo Tech graduates. ・Explain and realize one's career options as Tokyo Tech student.|
|Class 3||Industry, Company, Profession. ・Realize the diversities of industries, companies, professions around ourselves. ・Think about the industry, company, profession which can make better use of one's talents. ・Human resources sought by companies in recruitment of new school graduates.||・Explain the industry,company,prrofession which can make better use of one's talent. ・Explain human resources sought by companies in recruitment of new school graduates. ・Explain one's strong strength which can appeal to the company.|
|Class 4||Career choice of Tokyo Tech students, life career of Tokyo Tech graduates, life career of science and engineering-related personnel② ・Realize one's career options through understanding the career choice, life career of seniors and graduates of Tokyo Tech. (Several guest speakers from Tokyo Tech alumuni will come to the class.) ・Alumuni working in a frontier area will come to the class.||・Explain the industry,company,prrofession which can make better use of one's talent.|
|Class 5||Communication and understanding others ・Realize values of others. Understand their diversify. ・Understand the keys to mutual understanding.||・Realize the importance of respecting others' values. ・Explain the keys to better communicatoin.|
|Class 6||Group Discussion Exercise ・To enhance students' ability to conduct Group Discussions.||・Realize the keys to conduct beneficial Group Discussions.|
|Class 7||Career anchors and sense of values. ・Know one's own sense of value. ・Appeal point exercise(about researches, personalities, etc.).||・Explain the concept of career anchor. ・Explain own career anchors and work values.|
|Class 8||Career design closing session. ・Give a presentation about one's own career design. ・Realize other's career design and expand one's scope.||・Give an effective presentation of one's own career design.|
Course materials are provided during class.
Students' course scores are based on small feedback-report in the class(50%）and 1 report(50%).
Prof.Morishima:Make a career advice appointment.
Prof.Ito:Come to the student life coach office.