Tokyo Tech News
Tokyo Tech News
Published: November 16, 2022
Tokyo Tech's Student Support Center and the student life coaches affiliated with the center's Student Success Support Section hosted online orientation sessions for the Institute's newest master's and doctoral students on September 21 and 24. A total of four 90-minute sessions — one in English and one in Japanese on both days — were held. Students from 21 countries and regions joined the sessions, with 117 participants joining the English orientations and 90 students tuning in during the Japanese sessions.
At the start of each session, Tokyo Tech President Kazuya Masu greeted the students via a video message. During his talk, Masu offered his words of encouragement to the latest cohort of graduate-level students beginning their Tokyo Tech journeys. He also introduced to the students the words of Seiichi Tejima, a man who dedicated over 25 years to enhancing technical education in Japan as president of Tokyo Technical School and Tokyo Higher Technical School, two of Tokyo Tech's predecessors.
After this, student life coaches specializing in student support offered a comprehensive explanation of common curricula and course structures, in addition to graduate-level programs and courses, job hunting, study abroad opportunities, financial aid, and the various support offices at Tokyo Tech.
The Japanese sessions also included talks by four current graduate-level students about their research and job-hunting experiences. In the English sessions, one doctoral student talked about their research life experiences at the graduate level, while two bachelor's program students introduced student exchange activities for new international students at Tokyo Tech, and shared information about life around the Institute's campuses. All sessions also included a brief 15-minute talk on graduate-level career paths and job hunting in Japan by the Career Support Services team.
Feedback regarding the event from new graduate-level students at Tokyo Tech included the following:
The following seven students, who participated as student life coach lecturers in these sessions, say they look forward to creating more ways to provide meaningful guidance to new Tokyo Tech students in the future.
Student Success Support Section, Student Support Center