Unrealistic Dream? (6)

1 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-14 22:07 ID:vTQBSnxE

So I sort of had a crisis when I started college, because I didn't really know what I wanted to do with myself. With all the pressure put on you to categorize yourself and pick a major, that got even worse.

I ultimately settled on Japanese because it was the class that enjoyed the most out of all that I'd taken, and I genuinely like learning/studying the language because it challenges me to think differently. I've also had a long-standing interest in the culture (much more in-depth than a generic weeaboo, so please don't throw those kind of accusations at me).

Right now my current goal is to study abroad there and then try and find work for a company that does a lot of Japan<->US stuff to act as one of their liaisons.

Is something like this achieveable, or is my imagination just running away with me? Would I be able to get a steady job of that kind with a degree in Japanese? Am I dooming myself without knowing it?

tl;dr I'm studying Japanese for a major--am I fucked in terms of getting a job in Japan?

2 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-15 09:10 ID:uM5EYbuo

become english teacher in japan.

3 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-19 08:52 ID:zSBhuC6C

I was told by my high school sensei that it's best to minor in Japanese because otherwise you kind of limit yourself to teaching English or working as a translator. And I've heard of plenty of English teachers that didn't even bother majoring in Japanese.

I'd double degree Japanese and International Business. At least, that's what I'll be doing once the school season starts up. A background in business would give you something to fall back on.

4 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-20 12:59 ID:ZG2Ag44s

Become a 外人タレント

5 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-08-20 20:10 ID:vTQBSnxE

Holy shit! You're right!

Thank you so much for suggesting that--because I went and did some research and found out that my university offers a dual-degree program like that.

However, it is for Graduate School (and I'm still in undergraduate) so I won't have to worry about that for a while.
I should go reprimand the advisors for not pointing something out like that before, and to make sure the Graduate/Undergraduate sites become better linked.

That's a huge load of stress off my shoulders now--I can just enjoy myself in Undergraduate education and get a degree in Japanese, then go back for Graduate and get a Japanese/Intl.Business one!!!

Interesting suggestion--I do have a bit of the performer blood in me, but somehow I don't know if I'd be too happy becoming a popular icon of any kind. ( ・∀・)

6 名前: 名無しさん@日本語勉強中 : 2008-09-18 11:48 ID:Heaven

Not OP, but I think you might've helped me aswell.

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