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Dec 13, 2022
On November 17, 2022, alumna Marin Mizui (College of International Management Class of 2017, Japan) took the podium to lecture around 60 students in Introduction to Peer Leader Training’s GOAL (Global Alumni Lecture). During her time at APU, Mizui participated in a variety of extracurricular activities, including studying abroad at APU's partner universities and being a GASS* student staff member during Open Campus. After graduating, she uses the teamwork she learned through those experiences at her work for a major company that hosts international trade fairs. Mizui, who says that the skills she cultivated during her school days are still useful in her daily work, said APU is "the best stage where you can love yourself," and encouraged current students, "Even if you don't know what you want to do after graduation, you can always find a way forward by facing the events in front of you head-on."
In Introduction to Peer Leader Training, a course with the aim of nurturing the strengths necessary to university life, such as interpersonal skills and Japanese-English bilingual discussions, was created for first year students. GOAL, one of the lectures of this course, started in 2015 as part of Global Learning at APU, a Top Global University. In GOAL lectures, alumni who are active around the world return to the APU campus to share with current students the knowledge and experiences they have gained through their work. As the previous lectures were held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this time was the first face-to-face GOAL lecture in about three years.
*Global Admission Student Staff (GASS): undergraduate students who help run open campuses