As a training course of the Academic Leaders Program (ALP) 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 doctral students an overview of new trends in science and technology and the related career perspectives, speciﬁcally in a global environment. The 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 individual instructors will provide useful tips and tricks to the 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 course includes 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.
Four instructors with different specialized areas will give the same lectures intensively at Ookayama campus in 2Q and Suzukakedai campus in 3Q.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||10:45‒12:25, Friday, June 26 at O-okayama S221 “Overview of career paths for international doctoral students”（Hirofumi Akagi）|
|Class 2||13:30‒17:05, Friday, June 26 at O-okayama S221 “Career path of a business engineer” （Masaaki Maeda）|
|Class 3||13:30‒17:05, Friday, July 3 at O-okayama S221 "Career path of a research and development engineer” (Yasuhisa Ichihashi)|
|Class 4||13:30‒17:05, Friday, July 17 at O-okayama S221 “Data‒intensive science: New challenges and career perspectives” （Dan Ricinschi） ※There's a possibility that schedule may be modiﬁed.|
Activities in class (70%) and report submission (30%).