Mar 31, 2022
ESP Guest Lecture Report: Ms. Yuko Tanaka (Retail Excellence Manager at Loro Piana)
Ms Yuko Tanaka (bottom right) participating in a Breakout Room discussion with students
Firstly, Ms. Tanaka introduced herself and explained about her career in coaching and training across multiple industries including education, hospitality, and luxury. She provided an explanation about the skills she developed through her career experiences such as efficient ways of communicating, and knowledge of basic interpersonal communication skills.
As part of her talk, Ms. Tanaka gave two discussion topics to COB students with regard to their future plans and skills required for the future. In breakout rooms, students shared their opinions about future career goals and the skills necessary for achieving them. Following these discussions, Ms. Tanaka offered students five tips for job-hunting and working effectively: be flexible, respect diversity, always be willing to learn new things, and question everything.
Lastly, students had opportunities to ask questions freely, and received detailed information about the skills that Ms. Tanaka developed in each industry, and the important things when choosing companies or industries. To sum up, Ms. Tanaka’s speech encouraged students to consider their future career goals and consider what to do now to prepare for the future.
Written by Yuri Hatakeyama (2nd year student, Dept of Global Business)