Students attended a panel discussion, asked questions,
Randolph-Macon College Asian Studies students
attended the Japanese Symposium on Global Opportunities of Japan, which was held
April 7, 2012 in Washington, D.C. This invitation-only event was held in conjunction
with the 100th anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Centennial Commemoration Project.
The Symposium was sponsored by the Embassy of Japan, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce
and Industry and the Japan Commerce Association. More than 500 students and Human
Resources corporations attended the event.
Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki welcomed the 10 R-MC students. Fujisaki was
an honored guest at R-MC’s March 11, 2012
Taylor Anderson/Japan Foundation lecture. At the Symposium, students attended
a panel discussion, asked questions, and networked. Linda Carne, Executive Director
of R-MC’s Center for Personal and Career Development,
says the Symposium provided a wealth of resources for students in the Asian Studies
“This was a tremendous opportunity for our students to network with employees from
Japanese corporations and government agencies,” says Carne. “The Symposium explored
the exciting options available to students who are pursuing Japan-related careers.
This kind of ‘real-world’ experience is invaluable.”
R-MC’s Asian Studies program, which sponsored
the trip to D.C., provides a broad knowledge base and a significant understanding
of the political, economic, cultural and social systems of the world’s largest and
most populous land mass. Asian Studies courses aim to develop the skills students
need to enter graduate school or to begin professional careers in everything from
government service to international business and teaching.