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Symposium Equips Students for Careers Relevant to East and Southeast Asia 

  • Oct 6, 2020
  • Jenan Taha

UT students of all majors are invited to join alumni, faculty and industry experts at the virtual Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia Symposium on Oct. 10 and 11 to deepen their knowledge of the region and explore pursuing relevant careers in the U.S. and abroad.

The free program will take place via Zoom and include follow-up workshops and career panels throughout the month, including discussions of current events and social movements in the region; career panels with UT alumni from government, nonprofit, education, business, media and STEM; training for virtual networking and interactive goal-setting sessions; and exploration of the key tenets of ikigai, the concept of personal and professional fulfillment at the core of Japanese work ethic.  

Among the panelists are UT faculty from the Department of Asian Studies discussing current affairs and urban practices in East and Southeast Asia, Ikigai Lab founder Sam Ushio facilitating a workshop on Ikigai, and leaders from Texas Career Engagement presenting strategies for networking and interviewing.

View the full Global Professional Training: East and Southeast Asia Symposium agenda and register by Oct. 7.