In order to increase students’ readiness for East Asia-related careers after graduation, the East Asian Studies Center has developed a portfolio of professionalization programs, from career talks and career days to panel discussions and skills workshops.
EASC hosts numerous career events each year, often featuring talks by professionals in various fields to provide students an opportunity to learn how to leverage their East Asia-related language skills and area studies knowledge in their job search. Examples of such events include:
- Oct. 8, 2020: "Teaching English in Japan" with Ohio State graduate student panel
- Oct. 3, 2019: “East Asian Language Skills and Global Competencies Workshop” with Arts and Sciences Career Services
- Sept. 19, 2019: Career talk by Hideki Hara, Director of The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles: “Are you 21st Century Ready? How to Get the Most Out of Your Japanese Language Skills”
- Nov. 8, 2018: Career talk by Bart Edes, Asian Development Bank: "Career Opportunities with ADB & Briefing on Issues in Asia"
- Oct. 30, 2018: "Japanese Interpretation Observation" at Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
- Oct. 4, 2018: "Chinese Studies in My Life and Career"
- Sept. 7, 2018: Kay Nason, Kenneth Lantz, Koji Sasamoto, "Japanese Interpretation Demonstration"
EASC makes videos of select career events available online. In addition, some Ohio State alumni have created videos about the role of East Asian studies in their life and career which are available online so that students can explore different career paths. Videos are available at https://u.osu.edu/eacareers.