I graduated UT-Austin in 2005 with B.A. in Government and Japanese. I have been studying Japanese language since high school and even majored in the language, but my proficiency was limited mostly in grammar. Luckily, I received a job offer from Japanese company right before the graduation. It was a manufacturing company for various automobile parts and I was just very excited about moving to Japan. There were over 800 people working at the headquarter and there were only 3 non-Japanese employees including myself. Even though part of my job was to contact and communicate with international buyers of the company, the internal communication was performed entirely in Japanese. Since none of my bosses could speak English, I had to put extra effort to learn the language as fast as I could. After working for 2 years, I decided to switch my career to Public Relations or Advertising. The company I worked for published English magazines which were distributed in most of the foreign embassies and major companies in Tokyo. I worked as an account executive and had a chance to work with clients such as major airlines, hotels, or universities. It was such a great opportunity to meet people in different positions in different fields. As of November 2010, I am now back in Austin to go to graduate school. 5 years of working experience in Japan has taught me the career path I would like to pursue, and I realized that I need to get a further education that I learn and apply to my career. It is so good to be home but I already miss living in Japan very much.