Ms. Jessica Cork studied at ICU from 1995 to 1996 as an “OYR” (“One Year Regular,” or exchange student) when she was an undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. After graduation, she joined the JET program and worked for the Consulate General of Japan in Atlanta for over a decade. She is currently Vice President of Community Engagement and Communications in the YKK Corporation of America. Ms. Cork shares career advice based on her experiences with current students and recent graduates.
Aug. 6, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. The bomb “Little Boy” was dropped on Hiroshima that tragic day by an American B29 bomber and killed a total of 140,000 people. Three days later, another B29 dropped the bomb “Fat Man” on Nagasaki, killing over 70,000 more people. They were the first nuclear weapons used in war, changing forever the face of human history.