Washington CORE recently received 17 visitors from Chuo University and Reitaku University, Japan’s premier universities. The program was organized by the Japan Global Initiative (JGI) in Tokyo. JGI Global Program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to become future leaders in international business. The program gives students opportunities to directly engage with businesses and international organizations starting in their freshman year.
Washington CORE was honored to host a group of bright and ambitious-minded students led by Professor Masakazu Watanuki, who has had a long celebrated career at the International Development Bank.
Megumi Aikawa, consultant at WCORE, gave a meaningful and heartfelt talk to the students, sharing her insights about working with clients and colleagues from multicultural backgrounds and discussing the transferable skills and mindset needed to lead a successful work life in a cross-cultural setting. She shared several ideas that she keeps close to her heart in her own professional life, such as having a growth mindset, agreeing to disagree, building a strong support network, and looking for her own way to contribute to a given discussion or situation.
These opportunities to interact with the next generation of changemakers are very important to WCORE, and remind us of the significance of the work that we do every day. We look forward to hosting groups like this in the future!