The first Careers in Language Fair

The very first Careers in Language Fair was held on November 9, 2016, at the Bryan Brown Theatre in Bankstown. We had over 130 attendees, with schools travelling from as far as Canberra and the Gold Coast to attend. Our guest speakers included Joshua Flannery (UNSW Innovations), Jason Khoh (mochiwa mochiya), Eden Law (JETAA), Dalin Hamilton (JET), Eleni Psaltis (ABC NewsRadio), Luke Hobbs (Uncle Tetsu), Marta Wawryzniak (Happy Daruma Creative), and Lucy Kong (composer).

Q&A Panels

With three Q&A panels spread over the day, our diverse and knowledgeable speakers covered topics such as creative industries, traditional business, and the JET program. Many thanks to Luke Hobbs, Marta Wawrzyniak, Lucy Kong, Joshua Flannery, Jason Khoh, Eleni Psaltis, Dalin Hamilton, and Eden Law for sharing their experiences, advice, and their insight into various issues facing the next generation.

Games & Activities

We had activities for both students and teachers to get involved in, with prizes handed out, teams formed, and many excited screams and laughs.


This has been by far my most favorite Japanese event I’ve been to in Australia for my students. My students certainly got a lot out of the qualitative information presented for them to dream bigger.

-Andrew Ellicott, Batlow Technology School

Unlike other presentations, this one was extremely helpful and had real life experiences shared.

-Angela, year 12 student

Students had an amazing time

-Ballina High School

I did a lot of research only to find very limited ways to pursue a career in languages (In response to learning new career paths)

-Ye, year 11 student


Over 100 students and teachers attended the event, with 11 guest speakers, Japanese press, and special guests.


Plans for the 2017 Careers in Language Fair are under way – we’re expanding with more speakers, more activities, and more languages.


Contact us with any questions you have. We have sponsorship, volunteer, and partnership opportunities. Get involved!

The event was covered by Nichigo Press in the December 2016 issue.

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