Q.What kind of career path did you take after graduating from TCJ? Also, please tell us the reason why you chose your career path.
After graduating from TCJ, I entered the Department of Psychology at Nihon University. In fact, I had two choices when applying to universities. One was to study a different major from my favorite field of study at a university with a higher level of difficulty. The other was to go to Japan University and study my favorite field of study, psychology. Finally, after listening to my family and my professors' opinions, I chose to follow my heart and study my favorite major. Although I have been interested in psychology since high school, my own understanding of psychology was still unclear and I had some misconceptions about psychology due to the influence of movies and art works. I started studying psychology in earnest when I entered university and am beginning to understand what psychology is all about. I think it's important to choose a major that you have a strong interest in and enjoy studying.
Q.What are your goals and dreams for the future? Please be as specific as possible.
In fact, as of now, I don't have a definite goal in mind yet. When I first became interested in psychology, I thought I was going to be a high school counselor. However, I have since become somewhat knowledgeable about psychology and have discovered that psychology has a lot of potential. What I am most interested in is clinical psychology. As well as enriching my knowledge in that field, I would like to learn about a wide range of other fields outside of psychology. This is because it is important for me to have not only specialized knowledge, but also broad experience in order to make the most of my psychology. In the future, I would like to become a certified clinical psychologist.
Q.Please give some advice to students who will join TCJ in the future and current students based on your experience.
When I enrolled at TCJ, I was at JLPT N5 level. At that time I was in a situation where I was alone and new to an unknown country and there were many things I didn't understand. I was in a bit of a panic because I couldn't speak well even if I wanted to. However, the teachers at TCJ were very kind and they slowly explained to me every word and tried to help me understand what they meant. There are no shortcuts to learning Japanese. I think the most important thing is to talk a lot. Please try to get more opportunities to practice speaking to help you in your future college interviews. Also, it is very important to practice a lot when you take EJU and JLPT. I was able to go from N5 when I entered the university to N1 before the entrance examination because I practiced many times in school and also after I went home. Do your best for your future.