As of June 16th, I have made my escape from institutionalized education, I am now a college graduate! I graduated in Business with a double concentration in Marketing and Business Economics and did so obtaining summa cum laude, with highest honors (3.9 GPA or higher, mine being 3.96). I’m the top marketing and business economics graduate for my year, 2012! It has been a long time coming and I’m glad it is over now. Between keeping up my grades, acting, studying in Japan, and running a number of student clubs, all these things have contributed to me being a better person.
Now I can turn my attention to the future ahead. I already have several goals laid out, it is just a matter of going out there and making them happen. My goals are to continue my acquisition of the Japanese language, find a job in Japan and work for a couple of years abroad, and from there pursue a MBA in International Business. I’m also making plans in case some of these things don’t pan out as expected, I’m under no illusion as to the difficulty of finding a job abroad, but thus far my mantra of “hope for the best, prepare for the worst” has worked out well for me. One way or another, I will find a way to return to Japan for another couple of years.