TIUʼs Career Development Support
All E-Track students have open access to English assistance at the Career Center. One-on-one consultation is available with specialists in career support for international students who are searching for a job in Japan.
The Career Center is a great source for all the information you will need about choosing the right path to start your career off on the right foot. Some services are outlined below.
Career guidance is offered to all E-Track students in sessions held at the start of each semester by TIUʼs career advisers during the orientation period. During this mandatory career guidance session, students are given an overview of the Japanese job market and how to prepare. Of course, further guidance is always offered at the Career Center.
E-Track Courses for Career Development
Career Experience Practicum
This 2-credit project-based-learning class was carried out with a major Japanese logistics company in 2017 and with a major Japanese motor company in 2018 and 2019. Students worked with mentors from the cooperating company to solve current issues facing their respective industries. The company in the spotlight will change from year to year. This class is dedicated to delivering students with relevant workplace experience to give a sense of the careers that could await them after graduation.
Internships are valuable opportunities for students to gain real-life work experience while enrolled at TIU, providing a deeper insight into life in a professional environment. They also allow for a firm grasp of the skills and knowledge that need to be acquired during student life in order to uncover true career aspirations. Employers look favorably upon applicants fresh out of university with internship experience, which gives our E-Track students a head start in the job hunt. TIU can also offer credits through some internships.
Lectures and seminars from career counselors cover a wide range of topics that will greatly aid your job search, such as:
- “Q & A with Former International Students Working in Japan”
- “Self-Analysis: Discover your Strengths to Ace the Interview”
- “Company Research: Letʼs Find the Right Company for Me”
- “Introduction to the University Graduate Program at MUFG Jakarta Branch”
Company Information Sessions in English
A major part of the Japanese job hunt is researching companies and attending company information sessions. To facilitate effective company research, TIU periodically invites companies to give on-campus information sessions. At these information sessions, students have the chance to see a presentation about the company and to ask company representatives questions about the companyʼs hiring process. In the past, companies in industries ranging from finance to manufacturing have given information sessions in English at TIU.
Events in Japanese
In addition to career support aimed at E-Track students in English, TIU holds many on-campus career support events in Japanese that are open to all TIU students. E-Track students are encouraged to proactively participate in these events as well.
In the past, career events in Japanese have included:
- Shukatsu Festival
A job fair in the early spring with over 100 companies.
- Joint Company Information Sessions
Mini job fairs usually held monthly during spring semester with around a dozen companies per session.
- Job Hunt Seminars
Seminars about the job hunt, such as common mistakes to avoid on a Japanese resume, are held several times per year by outside career experts.
- Internship Information Sessions
Information sessions and one-on-one information booths held several times each semester by internship experts and internship program representatives.
Internships - Opportunities for Actual Experience
Internships are an extremely beneficial stepping-stone to the career of your dreams. Studying in our E-Track Program not only gives you direct access to the largest job market in Japan, but it also allows you to benefit from the many opportunities at companies partnering with TIU. Take your university experience to the next level through this unique opportunity.
What are some specifics on internships?
- Spring / Summer
- Approximately 6 weeks ＊Conditions vary depending on companies.
- Tokyo and the surrounding areas
- Job Types
- Event Planning, Web Design, Sales, Market Research, or Customer Support
- Company Types
- Real Estate, Trading, Human Resources, Manufacturing, Social Media, or NPOs
My internship has instilled a new way of thinking in me
Shinab from Nepal
My internship was with Room to Read; an NGO that focuses on children's educational programs. This experience was a challenge because of its emphasis on taking responsibility and the necessity to adapt to a wide range of tasks.
However, these challenges have helped me vividly anticipate what kind of skills I need to improve upon before graduation. The future is now, and my internship has instilled a new way of thinking in me regarding how I can transform my weaknesses into strengths, and envision myself as a role model for generations to come.
It made me more eager to contribute to the company's culture
Rutendo from Zimbabwe
I had the opportunity to be an intern at a great company and I enjoyed every new piece of knowledge I acquired. To my surprise, within a few weeks, there was a company highly interested in my profile and wanted me to come in for an interview. My interview went well as one of the career counselors helped me with the preparation. Surprisingly, this company didn't have any English speakers at the time and I was going to be the first one! Though, this was not a setback for me - it only made me more eager to contribute to the company's culture as I learned. Japanese language is very important if you want to work in Japan. The TIU Career Support staff will help you move one step closer to your dream career. Work hard, always smile, and enjoy the experience!