New Colombo Plan Mitsui Immersion Program
Gain unique Insight of Japanese business culture
Applications are now open for the Mitsui Immersion Program, a sponsored two-week program for high-achieving students of Deakin University and Queensland University of Technology. Students, successful in the application process and interviews, will participate in an immersive program funded, in part, by the Australian Government’s prestigious New Colombo Plan, and hosted by Mitsui & Co., one of Japan’s leading multinational organisations.
Available to both Business and Law undergraduate students (Law students must have a Business elective available) this comprehensive program will explore Japan-Australia industry relations in a wide range of sectors. The program will provide participants with an unparalleled opportunity to gain insights in Japanese business etiquette, customs and culture through immersion in the highly successful Japanese company Mitsui & Co. through direct engagement with its employees, mentors and executives.
Students will visit and network with a number of private-sector organisations with trade connections to Australia, such as Toyota, Fujitsu, Kimitsu Steel Mill and others. During the program, students will participate in workshops, site visits and be challenged to solve real business problems, receiving guidance from mentors at Mitsui. The capstone of the program will see students presenting their findings to Mitsui executives during formal group presentations.
Mitsui & Co. has generously offered to provide in-country financial support to cover all accommodation (13 nights; from Sunday 24 June till Friday 6 July for checking out on Saturday 7 July), transport to/from airport and site visits, opening and closing receptions, and entry fees for museums/site visits. Mitsui & Co. will provide staffing and access to their facilities for the duration of the program and will also kindly host pre-departure training and a 'Send-off Function' for students in Melbourne prior to departure.
Here is what a former participant Sam Merrylees had to say about the opportunity:
"The Mitsui Immersion Program was an enjoyable, enriching and challenging experience that I will never forget. Being afforded the opportunity work for a large multinational company in the biggest city in the world, was something I never imagined possible via university studies. The program has gifted me new knowledge, business insights and friendships. My global business experience has changed my outlook on business, the world and life in general for the greater good".
Dates: 24th June - 6th July 2018
Pre-departure orientation session/ Mitsui hosted function in Melbourne - date to be confirmed (likely to be week of Monday 18 June 2018)
In Japan, hotel check-in on Sunday 24 June, and check-out on Saturday 7 July 2018. Arrival back in Melbourne on Sunday 08 July 2018.