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BROKER: International Business Development

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Tim works for Mitsubishi Corporation, a Japanese trading company and investment house. His job entails sourcing new deals with businesses to partner with Mitsubishi in order to bring their products to the global market. He advises not to be afraid to push boundaries and be wrong sometimes.

Degree: International Relations and Economics - Asian Studies - Political Science
Job Title: Broker
Employer: Mitsubishi Corporation

Job Summary: Brokerage Clerks

Job Description

Financial clerks do administrative work for banking, insurance, and other companies. They keep records, help customers, and carry out financial transactions.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate-term on-the-job training

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Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
5 to 15 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Remote, Military, Travel, Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Mathematical skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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My</span> <span m='640'>name's</span> <span m='870'>Tim.</span> <span m='1440'>I</span> <span m='1530'>work</span> <span m='1840'>for</span> <span m='2130'>the</span> <span m='2290'>Mitsubishi</span> <span m='2840'>Corporation,</span> <span m='3350'>which</span> <span m='3570'>is</span> <span m='3660'>a</span> <span m='3760'>Japanese</span> <span m='4250'>trading</span> <span m='4590'>company.</span> <span m='5360'>We</span> <span m='5720'>are</span> <span m='6200'>an</span> <span m='6620'>investment</span> <span m='7050'>house,</span> <span m='7420'>primarily,</span> <span m='9210'>in</span> <span m='9400'>the</span> <span m='9460'>function</span> <span m='10565'>that</span> <span m='10880'>we</span> <span m='11030'>have</span> <span m='11320'>here</span> <span m='11590'>in</span> <span m='11940'>the</span> <span m='12030'>Silicon</span> <span m='12400'>Valley</span> <span m='12700'>area.</span> </p><p><span m='13030'>What</span> <span m='13170'>I</span> <span m='13240'>do</span> <span m='13480'>is</span> <span m='13620'>I</span> <span m='13680'>source</span> <span m='14250'>deals</span> <span m='14640'>for</span> <span m='15410'>our</span> <span m='15530'>various</span> <span m='15870'>different</span> <span m='16149'>business</span> <span m='16500'>groups.</span> <span m='17410'>So</span> <span m='17460'>I'm</span> <span m='17630'>looking</span> <span m='17930'>for</span> <span m='19590'>newer</span> <span m='20040'>companies,</span> <span m='20510'>newer</span> <span m='20620'>ventures</span> <span m='21620'>to</span> <span m='21750'>partner</span> <span m='22140'>with</span> <span m='22340'>our</span> <span m='22510'>company</span> <span m='23070'>to</span> <span m='23190'>bring</span> <span m='23460'>their</span> <span m='23630'>products</span> <span m='24110'>to</span> <span m='24280'>a</span> <span m='24340'>global</span> <span m='24650'>market.</span> <span m='26800'>And</span> <span m='26940'>so</span> <span m='27330'>from</span> <span m='27460'>day</span> <span m='27650'>to</span> <span m='27740'>day,</span> <span m='28000'>that</span> <span m='28940'>requires</span> <span m='29500'>a</span> <span m='29550'>lot</span> <span m='29720'>of</span> <span m='29780'>meetings</span> <span m='30240'>face-to-face</span> <span m='30550'>with</span> <span m='30960'>these</span> <span m='31160'>companies,</span> <span m='32610'>a</span> <span m='32659'>lot</span> <span m='32890'>of</span> <span m='33600'>front-end</span> <span m='34140'>research,</span> <span m='34760'>so</span> <span m='35170'>doing</span> <span m='38110'>basic</span> <span m='38490'>research</span> <span m='38930'>on</span> <span m='39050'>these</span> <span m='39220'>companies</span> <span m='40500'>and</span> <span m='40883'>the</span> <span m='41650'>industry</span> <span m='42070'>sectors</span> <span m='42560'>that they</span> <span m='42730'>service.</span> <span m='45690'>Then</span> <span m='45800'>the</span> <span m='45870'>fun</span> <span m='46140'>part</span> <span m='46370'>is</span> <span m='46490'>actually</span> <span m='47330'>when</span> <span m='47510'>the</span> <span m='47600'>deal or</span> <span m='48070'>the</span> <span m='48160'>partnerships</span> <span m='49110'>is</span> <span m='49270'>reached</span> <span m='49670'>and</span> <span m='50420'>working</span> <span m='50700'>with</span> <span m='50880'>them</span> <span m='51890'>through--</span> <span m='54840'>I don't know</span> <span m='55320'>how to</span> <span m='55800'>say this</span> <span m='56280'>in an</span> <span m='57720'>elementary</span> <span m='58100'>way,</span> <span m='58230'>but</span> <span m='58890'>just</span> <span m='59090'>working</span> <span m='59310'>through</span> <span m='59440'>the</span> <span m='59540'>deal</span> <span m='59760'>process</span> <span m='61827'>until</span> <span m='62316'>the</span> <span m='62805'>partnership or</span> <span m='63294'>the deal</span> <span m='63783'>is actually</span> <span m='64272'>struck.</span> </p><p><span m='65740'>Yeah.</span> <span m='66680'>In</span> <span m='67070'>college,</span> <span m='67730'>I</span> <span m='67830'>studied</span> <span m='69400'>Asian</span> <span m='69820'>studies,</span> <span m='70120'>actually,</span> <span m='70450'>with</span> <span m='70620'>a</span> <span m='71010'>focus</span> <span m='71430'>on</span> <span m='72724'>political</span> <span m='73196'>science.</span> <span m='74612'>Then I</span> <span m='75084'>ended</span> <span m='75556'>up doing</span> <span m='76028'>a master's</span> <span m='76500'>program in</span> <span m='76972'>international</span> <span m='77444'>relations</span> <span m='77916'>and</span> <span m='78388'>economics.</span> <span m='78860'>And</span> <span m='79050'>while</span> <span m='79230'>I</span> <span m='79320'>was</span> <span m='79510'>doing</span> <span m='79820'>the</span> <span m='79940'>master's</span> <span m='80350'>program,</span> <span m='81310'>I</span> <span m='81440'>worked</span> <span m='81770'>for</span> <span m='82040'>the</span> <span m='82220'>office</span> <span m='82495'>of</span> <span m='84240'>Mitsubishi</span> <span m='84730'>Corporation, who</span> <span m='85220'>I work for</span> <span m='85710'>now.</span> <span m='86200'>I worked</span> <span m='86690'>for their</span> <span m='87180'>office</span> <span m='87670'>part-time while</span> <span m='88160'>I was going</span> <span m='88650'>to school</span> <span m='90610'>and</span> <span m='91590'>kind of</span> <span m='92080'>went from</span> <span m='92570'>there, so</span> <span m='94550'>a</span> <span m='94650'>natural</span> <span m='94940'>progression.</span> </p><p><span m='95860'>One</span> <span m='96070'>thing</span> <span m='96340'>I</span> <span m='96590'>wish</span> <span m='97010'>I</span> <span m='97660'>knew</span> <span m='98000'>or</span> <span m='98140'>implemented</span> <span m='98760'>more</span> <span m='99060'>when</span> <span m='99210'>I</span> <span m='99290'>was</span> <span m='99480'>younger</span> <span m='99880'>was</span> <span m='100160'>that</span> <span m='101270'>it's</span> <span m='101430'>important</span> <span m='101900'>to</span> <span m='101990'>follow</span> <span m='102320'>the</span> <span m='102420'>rules</span> <span m='102980'>in</span> <span m='103180'>certain</span> <span m='103990'>circumstances.</span> <span m='106460'>But</span> <span m='106930'>what</span> <span m='107120'>I've</span> <span m='107290'>learned</span> <span m='107570'>in</span> <span m='107640'>my</span> <span m='108290'>career</span> <span m='108630'>thus</span> <span m='108920'>far,</span> <span m='109140'>especially</span> <span m='109540'>here</span> <span m='109700'>in</span> <span m='109770'>Silicon</span> <span m='110100'>Valley,</span> <span m='110390'>is</span> <span m='110650'>that</span> <span m='113110'>real</span> <span m='113330'>disruption</span> <span m='113930'>and</span> <span m='114080'>innovation</span> <span m='114800'>embraces</span> <span m='115500'>constraints.</span> <span m='116240'>In</span> <span m='116340'>other</span> <span m='116480'>words,</span> <span m='117830'>don't</span> <span m='118130'>be</span> <span m='118300'>afraid</span> <span m='118970'>to</span> <span m='120230'>push</span> <span m='120450'>the</span> <span m='120560'>boundaries,</span> <span m='121740'>and</span> <span m='121900'>don't</span> <span m='122090'>be</span> <span m='122200'>afraid</span> <span m='122480'>to</span> <span m='122520'>be</span> <span m='122680'>wrong.</span> </p><p><span m='123520'>Don't</span> <span m='123730'>be</span> <span m='123860'>afraid</span> <span m='124340'>to</span> <span m='124850'>say</span> <span m='125110'>something</span> <span m='125500'>that</span> <span m='127190'>might</span> <span m='128009'>make</span> <span m='128289'>you</span> <span m='128440'>look</span> <span m='129130'>like</span> <span m='129330'>a</span> <span m='129389'>fool</span> <span m='130080'>or</span> <span m='130500'>might</span> <span m='131020'>make you</span> <span m='131450'>embarrassed,</span> <span m='131735'>or</span> <span m='132020'>whatever.</span> <span m='132790'>These</span> <span m='133320'>things</span> <span m='134110'>don't</span> <span m='134320'>really</span> <span m='134520'>matter.</span> <span m='135000'>And</span> <span m='135150'>most</span> <span m='135480'>of</span> <span m='135520'>the</span> <span m='135650'>time,</span> <span m='136720'>you're</span> <span m='136820'>not</span> <span m='137020'>the</span> <span m='137100'>dumbest</span> <span m='137450'>person</span> <span m='137750'>in the room,</span> <span m='138350'>so</span> <span m='138650'>don't be</span> <span m='138950'>afraid</span> <span m='139550'>to</span> <span m='139850'>put</span> <span m='140150'>your neck</span> <span m='140450'>out there</span> <span m='140750'>and</span> <span m='141350'>make</span> <span m='141650'>mistakes.</span> 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