Hannah joins the JAIMS Global Leaders Program

Fujitsu Australia & New Zealand are pleased to announce we have a successful applicant for the 2017 JAIMS program! Hannah Norton from New Zealand has been accepted by JAIMS to partake in this scholarship based in Tokyo. The opportunity is extended to young students across the globe and interestingly, Hannah found out about our JAIMS scholarship opportunity via our LinkedIn promotion back in August this year. With a strong background in Commerce, Marketing, Commercial Law and Journalism, Hannah is a perfect candidate for the programme.

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Pictured above: Hannah Norton heads to Tokyo next year to begin her JAIMS scholarship.

The Fujitsu JAIMS Foundation offers scholarships for postgraduate education and cross-cultural management training in the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge Program. The scholarship is to study at JAIMS, the Japan-America Institute of Management Science. The course runs from February to June next year, spanning four countries – Japan, Hawaii, Singapore and Thailand, with a range of subjects on offer including corporate finance, global HRM, international law and ethics, and Socratic inquiry.

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Pictured above: JAIMS students studying in at the Hawaiian institute.

A little bit of history…

Fujitsu Limited established the Fujitsu International Scholarships Program in 1985, commemorating the 50th anniversary of its founding. The aim was to provide the opportunity for people from the Asia-Pacific region to contribute to the region through studying different values, cultures and global business.

The scholarship provides full financial assistance for postgraduate education across the three and a half month curriculum. Participants are able to sharpen their global management knowledge and skills, building the confidence necessary for success in global business situations.

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Pictured above: The JAIMS 2017 Spring cohort of students.

Selection is based off work experience, English proficiency, motivation, goals that are expressed in essay, interview and test scores as well as academic performance. A key factor for review is the individual’s commitment to contributing to the mutual understanding and cooperation between countries and to the development of his/her home country. A key focus of the programme is developing leaders who will work towards the betterment of society.

According to Hannah, her strong interest in social enterprise has led to her basing her capstone project for the scholarship around suicide prevention – a topic that she has personal connections to.

Hannah will be based out of the University of Tokyo for the course of the programme in 2018. We wish her all the best and look forward to hearing about her key learning’s from the scholarship when she returns to New Zealand in June 2018!