On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, ASE students exchanged questions via Whatsapp with Tite Yokossi from MIT as part of ASE’s ongoing Career-Building International Chats series. During the discussion, students received technical help and general advice on research projects that they are working on. The guest discussed his motivations for working on research papers and ways to identify interesting research topics with promising results. At the end of the conversation, Dr. Yokossi advised ASE students to never give up and always remember why they are doing what they are doing. He added that the training at ASE will be very useful for some graduates to do high-impact research and for others to hold jobs where they can lead, manage and provide value to the continent.