The 17th Nitobe College Mentor Forum (2nd in 2023) was held

Post Date: Jan 25, 2024

The 17th Nitobe College Mentor Forum (2nd in 2023) was held on Saturday, December 16, on site at the Institution for the Advancement of Higher Education, Hokkaido University.

In the Nitobe College for graduate students, specialists making an impact in a wide variety of fields are appointed as mentors. These mentors encourage Nitobe College students to be interested in their future careers, broaden their perspectives, and build networks for interpersonal contacts.

The mentor forum aims to give Nitobe College students a chance to think about their career path after completing their graduate program by allowing them to interact with a mentor, who can serve as an approachable role model. This forum is held twice a year.

In the first session, six mentors gave a brief presentation in English about their career experience. The theme of these lectures was “Career opportunities for degree holders in the public and private sectors”. Nitobe College students listened carefully and were inspired by the talks given by mentors working on a global level in a variety of fields. This lecture was open to the public.

The second section was mentor meetings. Students were able to receive advice about their research activities as well as their career paths.

Through their participation in the mentor forum, students were able to gain many insights on how they could spend their graduate school years, remain motivated in their study and research, and proceed with their future career design.

We would like to thank all the mentors and participants in this forum for their cooperation.

Group photo (Mentors, Nitobe College students, faculty and staff, student supporters)
Mentors’ lectures: Ken’ichi ISHIKAWA, Yoshiaki WADA, Taruho KURODAQuestion and answer session
Question and answer session
Mentor meetings: Eric OFOSU-TWUM and Ken’ichi ISHIKAWA; Tetsu NAKAJIMA and Taku NAKAHARA
Mentor meetings: Taruho KURODA