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Yoshi Hiroe, '15

Yoshi Hiroe, '15Yoshi Hiroe, ’15, earned his degree in Digital Media Design while at Muskingum University. Yoshi came to the U.S. as an adult learner earning his second bachelor’s degree. He chose to study in the U.S. because he wanted to learn English, and he specifically chose Muskingum because the university’s rural setting allowed him to focus on his studies.

Upon graduation, Hiroe returned to Japan to find a job. It was challenging, as adults pursuing a second career are uncommon in Japan, and many people still value the thought of working at the same job until retirement.

Ultimately, Hiroe found a job working as a system engineer at an IT company – a role for which his digital media design major helped to prepare him. Hiroe has also used some of his English skills to negotiate with foreign companies in Japan.