DATE2023.10.27 #Events

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The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Science, School of Science, Career Symposium 2023.


This is a meeting to discuss about your career path and employment with students enrolled in the Graduate School of Science. Please join us.

Date and Time

Friday, November 17, 2023 from 17:00 to 19:30


Hybrids (NSSOL Learning Studio/ZOOM, 2F, East Wing, Faculty of Science Bldg. 1)


1. Opening
2. Greetings from the Director of the Career Support Office
3. About the Career Symposium
4. Lecturer's speech and Q&A session
5. Greetings from Academic Affairs Committee Chair
6. Closing


Graduate School of Science Graduate Students, Faculty of Science, College of Arts and Sciences


Abstract of Lecture

Tomomasa Takahashi
Title: Manager, McKinsey & Company


1. Title of Lecture
In Search of an Otaku's Paradise

2. Abstract
Faculty of Science students may have a (negative) image of "private companies," such as "seriousness is the first requirement" or "depending on the assignment, you may not be able to do the work you are interested in.
When you hear the word "foreign-capital consulting," you may also add "I'm worried about fitting in because it's full of cheerful people with good communication skills" or "I'm not that good at English...".
I will tell you why I, a geek with a negative image of consulting firms, have been working at a consulting firm for 8 years and why I think it is a good option for those of you who are Faculty of Science.

March 2015, M.S., Department of Astronomy, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
September 2015 Joined McKinsey & Company
Aug 2019 Studied at Imperial College London MSc Business Analytics (second half of the course will be remote due to new Corona...)
November 2020 Return to McKinsey


Masaru Nagaoka
Senior Staff, Kanagawa Institute of Hot Spring Geosciences


1. Lecture title
Sticking to research activities while being a public servant

2. Abstract
When I was a master's course student, I was torn between continuing my research or finding a job at the Japan Meteorological Agency, and I decided to work at the agency. I would like to share my experiences and explain how I could be involved in research in the world of civil servants.

Mar. 2011 Completed Master's program, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
April 2011 Joined the Japan Meteorological Agency, Earthquake and Volcano Department
April 2014 Volcano Research Department, Meteorological Research Institute, JMA
April 2020 Earthquake and Volcano Department, JMA
Apr. 2022 Current position


Dai Kutsuzawa
Senior Staff, Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry


1. Title of Lecture
Changing Universities, Changing Jobs

2. Abstract
After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering at Hokkaido University, I spent five years in the Master's and Doctoral Programs at the Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science at Hokkaido University. After completing the program, I worked as a researcher in a company, but a year and a half later I changed my job to a research position in a research institute. I know that some of you may be anxious about jumping into a new environment, whether it is going on to higher education, finding a job, or changing careers. In this article, I would like to talk about what I thought about when I chose my career path and what I feel now looking back.

Mar 2019 Completed Doctoral program, Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
April 2019 Joined Showa Denko K.K. Assigned to Optical Semiconductor Division
September 2020 Current position


Organized by.

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Science Career Support Office Steering Committee, Academic Affairs Committee, Communications & Public Relations Office

Inquiries to

Academic Affairs Team, Graduate School of Science, etc.
Phone: 03-5841-4008
Email: kyoumu.s(AT)