Japan Career Day & Happy Hour Networking 2013

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Japan Career Day & Happy Hour Networking 2013

2013 Career Day and
Happy Hour Networking (changed name and format from Sushi Social)

On Saturday, November 9th, 2013 from 2-5 in Kagin Commons at Macalester College  the annual career day will be happening!  Collegians to business professionals and everyone in between, will gather together to explore career paths to Japan. This is an event like no other. It is an atmosphere that melts together collaboration, etiquette and exploration in the pursuit of opportunities in East Asia. This year we are planning the Career Day with a familiar format of previous years.  We are planning on having introductory statements from Dan Gilbertson, followed by a panel of JET’s and Japan professionals, a “job hunting do’s and donts” presentation, and a key note address. We hope that you will consider adding to your skill set by attending this exceptional program!

Our keynote speaker this year is Ron Leonhardt, VP Global Human Resources, Smiths Medical. Mr. Leonhardt, a board director for JASM, will provide an excellent perspective on Human Resources given an impressive career with companies like Smiths Medical, Target and Deloitte.

After the events of Career Day, there will be an excellent opportunity to share both, the company of fellow Japan professionals and enthusiasts and delicious Japanese food at the Happy Hour Networking. Held in St. Paul’s own Sakura Restaurant, this is an exceptional opportunity to both network and indulge in a delicious dinner. Pairing the Career Day with the Happy Hour Networking offers an experience you can’t find anywhere else! We hope you are able to take advantage of the opportunity to gain career knowledge and build your network through these events.

Career Day Agenda 

  • JET and Japan professionals Panels
  • “Job hunting do’s and don’t’s”
  • Resume One-on One Counseling
  • Breakout, Smal Group Session with JET Alumni and Japan-Related Professionals
  • Job Workshop Discussion on Various Corporate Positions
  • Keynote Address

Following the Career Day is a Happy Hour Networking event from 5:30-7:30 pm at Sakura restaurant in St Paul. This is an excellent opportunity for Career Day Attendees to network with other attendees and established Japan professionals from around the Twin Cities Metro Area. Please consider attending both the Career Day and the Happy Hour Networking event afterward!

Career Day Event Details

Dress is business casual. Bring your meishi and resume!

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Where: Alexander Hill Ballroom at Macalester College
1600 Grand Avenue, St Paul 55105

Time: 2:00-5:00 pm

Cost: $8 / JASM Member; $10 / Non-Member

Walk-ins for the Career Day are welcome, but registration in advance is greatly appreciated.

Happy Hour Networking Event Details

Bring your meishi for networking!

When: Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Where: Sakura Restaurant
350 Saint Peter Street #195, St Paul

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost: cost of your own food and drink, $5 donation per person for non-member


You are able to RSVP by filling out the form found here, to register for the Career Day and/or the Happy Hour Networking.

Payment through Paypal is preferred and can be conducted below. We will accept a check, cash, or credit card at the door but please register in advance and indicate that you will be doing so.

Career Day Reservation Payments below:

Career Day Tickets

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