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 doctoral 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 in 2Q and 3Q.
All the students will receive the information on Zoom URLs, can download instructors' lecture materials, and can upload your reports through OCW-i.
|Course schedule||Required learning|
|Class 1||October 1 (Friday) 10:40‒12:20 Zoom "Overview" (Hirofumi Akagi)||Description of report 1.|
|Class 2||October 15 (Friday) 14:20‒17:55 Zoom "Towards becoming a successful practitioner of science- insights from the perspective of a physicist/materials scientist, with outlook to alternative careers" （Dan Ricinschi）||Description of report 2.|
|Class 3||November 9 (Tuesday) 8:50-12:20 Zoom "Career advices from research engineers" (Yasuhisa Ichihashi)||Description of report 3.|
|Class 4||November 19 (Friday) 8:50-12:20 Zoom "Career advices from business engineers" （Masaaki Maeda）||Description of report 4.|
When a student is absent in a class, his/her grade point may be reduced.
Intensive: Four days