After Graduation at Tokyo Riverside School

After Graduation

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Graduate's Voice ①

Graduate's Voice

Here is the interview with Mr. Lin Bin, one of the graduates of March 2010. In June 2008, Mr. Lin graduated from Zhejiang University College of Economics, Zhejiang, China. Subsequently; Mr. Lin joined us at Tokyo Riverside School in October 2008. He studied with us for a period of 18 months. Now he is a 1st-year master's degree student of the graduate school of economics at Hitotsubashi University.
*This interview was held in December 2010.

 Graduation Voice 2

Q1 Can you tell us about your present daily routine

I lead quite a fulfilling academic life nowadays; I am studying at the research center 4 days per week. I arrive at the research center at 9:30AM; won't finish until 5pm in the evening. I spend most of my spare time there in the library. There are about 60 students in my Economic Research class; 10 of the students in my class are from my homeland China. I made a few new friends there in my class. I now major in International Economics; due to the course's requirement in western economic curriculum; I do find it tough to negotiate through all the required English reference books. As from next year; I will be carrying out formal research in class. For the sake of my future success in this field; I am trying hard to digest all I can take in during my stay here. If I feel tired, I will turn to music as the soothing agent; and to take on tomorrow as a new challenge.

Q2 Could you tell us why you chose Japan as your destination to further your education and why particularly; you chose Tokyo Riverside School?

I was in my second year in University in China when I first consider furthering my education overseas. I did consider the U.S. initially, but while I was graduating; I spoke to a friend of my father's; who is a professor at Waseda. The fact that I did learned Japanese earlier; with the advantage of language, it may prove helpful with the daily life there; if I am to continue my studies in Japan. This friend of my father's; have an acquaintance that teaches in Tokyo Riverside School. Through him, I knew Tokyo Riverside School's teachers are diligent and professional. So, I chose Tokyo Riverside School.

Q3 What can you tell us about your daily life as a student of Tokyo Riverside School?

I can still remember my first day there. The teacher there was explaining to us in details of the pronunciation and the tone of voice in saying a sentence. In China, the teachers there have less emphasis of those. Hence students have less confidence in pronunciation. This method used in TRS suits me much better. Just as I was informed earlier, the teachers at TRS are sincere and warm towards all students. From junior classes to senior classes; the teachers at TRS emphasize the importance of communication among people. This gives me the confidence I need to qualify for my entrance interview to the research center. I also manage to socialize with the primary school students near TRS. While studying in TRS I made many friends from countries around the world; there are many curriculums outside of school that brings me joyous memories. The trip to Mount Fuji; the Fireworks festival; the tour at the beer factory and the visit to the motor-car factory. And there was the graduation party and more. They are such wonderful events; I don't think I will ever forget them.

Q4 What is your vision for the future?

After I graduate, I will like to join a finance corporation; may be a stock/security firm. Applying what I have learned in school; accumulates more experience and one day I will form my own company. My goal is to run a business that can have a positive contribution to society

Q5 Would you like to share your thoughts with those who are considering to join TRS?

As soon as you arrive in Japan; keep in mind that; time is of the essence. Don't waste valuable time. Most importantly; take it seriously when learning Japanese; because it is the foundation of your everyday life.