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Career Support Seminar and Consultation

1 International Student Support Room

We provide career support services for international students who are planning to find a job in Japan after graduation.  
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1) Career support guidance and seminars
*For seminars/guidances/workshops conducted in Japanese, please see https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/inbound/ja/life-career-sc.html in Japanese.

NEW!■Global Career Seminar "Get to know FAST RETAILING (UNIQLO, GU, etc)" (Updated 2024/2/15)
You can get specific information about FAST RETAILING: the world's No.3 apparel company that globally operates UNIQLO, GU and other brands. It will be including company explanation, Q&A Session, and the relationship between the recruitment course and professionalism. You can also talk with people working at FAST RETAILING in a round-table discussion style.
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese and English. Slides and Q&A session are also available in English and Japanese.
-Date/Time: February 27 (Tue), 2023 11:00-12:00
-Place: Multi-purpose Room 1, Center for Global Education (GlobE), Hongo Campus
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students who wish to learn about the business of FAST RETAILING (UNIQLO, GU, etc.), its future development, and working there (regardless of nationality, Faculty/College/Graduate School, and year) *Short-term study abroad students are also welcome to attend.
-How to Apply: Here
-Inquiries: International Student Support Room (Hongo) <career.issr[at-mark]gmail.com >

NEW!■Sony Group Company Info & Job Info Session for UTokyo International Students (Updated 2024/2/6)
Sony Group has a very wide range of business domains, collaboration within the group is one of their strengths. During this zoom seminar/info session, they will introduce Sony Group, as well as answer questions on open roles, schedules, etc. This time they will focus on the Q&A session. You can talk with the staff working at the company in a round-table discussion style.
*University Account is necessary to attend.
-Date/Time: February 28 (Wed), 2023
14:00-15:00 Japanese session (company presentation & Q&A)
15:00-16:00 English session (company presentation & Q&A)
*You may come/leave anytime during the session.
*You may join either or both in English and Japanese sessions.
-Place: Zoom meeting room (Link TBA)
-Eligibility: UTokyo students who are interested in Sony Group business, future development, and working for Sony Group. (Both international and local students are welcome. All courses/years.)
-How to Apply:Here
-Inquiries: International Student Support Room (Hongo)  <career.issr[at-mark]gmail.com >

2) Career Advising/Consultation for International Students

Planning to work in Japan? Got started on your job-hunting?
Don’t know what you want to do after graduation?
You are welcome to visit the International Student Support Room for consultation and guidance.

2  Other resources on campus
*Career Support Office
https://www.careersupport.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
*Faculty/Graduate School’s Career Support Section
https://www.careersupport.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/about/window

3 Past Events
*For past seminars conducted in Japanese, please check 「3 これまでの就職セミナー・ガイダンス」 at https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/adm/inbound/ja/life-career-sc.html

■UTokyo Career Seminar -CREATE YOUR OWN CAREER TOOLKIT- 
Hints and Tips on clarifying your future career or next job.
*understanding self
*improving communication
*connecting with others
■Who is this workshop for?: For students who have not yet had time to think about the first steps involved in clarifying their future career or finding their first job.
■Requirements: This is not a webinar. It is an online interactive workshop and so it is expected that all participants will actively take part in group discussions and have their video cameras on during the workshop.
*This seminar will be conducted in English.
-Date/Time: February 9 (Fri), 2023 15:30-17:30
-Place: Zoom meeting room (Link TBA)
-Lecturer: Anna Pinsky (Specialist in organizational development and a qualified executive coach with over 20 years of experience working in international organizations in Japan)
-Eligibility: UTokyo members who have a university account.
-Flyer: Here

■Global Career Seminar "Get to know Apple Japan"
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese. (Q & A session available in English.)
-Date/Time: February 7 (Wed), 2023 14:00-15:30
-Place:Hongo Campus
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students

■UTokyo Global Career Fair "Link to the world-Exploring your Career Path with Global Companies-" Day 2
Get to know a foreign-affiliated company and people working there - Think about your career plan. All UTokyo students (International students and Japanese students) who have experiences to study abroad and/or who wish to work overseas, work in the global environment, etc.
★Let’s talk with the companies and get to know them.
Chance to meet the companies developing their businesses in Japan/Leading/Major foreign-affiliated companies will directly introduce their technology and research/Design your career for working in global companies- Working in Japan? Going overseas?/Think about your career plan-How do you spend your time in university?
★A variety of foreign-affiliated businesses will attend.
-Date: January 24 (Wed), 2023 13:15-16:30 (Reception starts at 12:45)
-Place: Student Plaza, Center for Global Education (GlobE) (Hongo Campus)
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students
-Companies: 10 companies from 3 countries (China, Germany, and USA) will attend. 
Anker Japan (China), Bristol Myers Squibb (USA), Hewlett Packard Japan (USA), Infineon Technologies Japan (Germany), IQVIA Japan Group(USA), Micron Memory Japan (USA), Moody’s Japan (USA), Pfizer Japan (USA), SICK (Germany), Texas Instruments Japan (USA) *Alphabetical order.
-Languages: Japanese and English (Language used at each booth varies.)
-Flyer: Here
-Organized by The University of Tokyo (Career Support Office/International Student Support Room)

■Job Fair for UTokyo International Students(Company Information Seminar) I・II
A chance to obtain detailed information on campus regarding what companies are looking for prospective employees. Companies actively recruiting UTokyo International students will join. (Many have previously employed UTokyo students.)
*This event will be conducted in Japanese. (English available at some companies' booths.)
-Companies that are looking to actively recruit international students will participate.
-Compared to off-campus events, you can talk in smaller groups and receive more detailed information.
-There are several companies that have employed international students from UTokyo so far. 
-Some companies may accommodate international students who participate in the fair in the selection process. (Language requirements, tests, etc.)
-Dates:
*1st Session January 22 (Mon) , 2023 14:00-16:05(Reception starts at 13:45)
*2nd Session January 23 (Tue) , 2023 14:00-16:05(Reception starts at 13:45)
-Place: Student Plaza, Center for Global Education (GlobE) (Hongo Campus)
-Applicable Students: UTokyo undergraduate/graduate international students who plan to graduate or complete their studies in September 2024 or April 2025. (Research Students are also welcome.)
*1st Session January 22 (Mon) : FUJITSU, Lion, Renesas Electronics Corporation, EX Research Institute Ltd., Accenture Japan Ltd., National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Cygames, Panasonic Connect Co., Ltd., Shiseido
*2nd Session January 23 (Tue) : Sony Group Corporation, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., AGC Inc., Kozo Keikaku Engineering Inc., teamLab, Rakuten Group, Inc., Tata Consultancy Services Japan, ABeam Consulting Ltd.
-Flyer: Here
-Inquiries: ISSR (Hongo Campus) < career.issr[at-mark]gmail.com >
-Organized by International Student Support Room (ISSR), Center for Global Education (GlobE) and Career Support Office 

■Career Development Symposium for International Students "Working in Japan- Open Discussion with HR staff from Japanese Companies"
Ask directly to the HR personnel your questions, concerns, and issues when thinking about finding a job in Japan, and make use of them for your future job hunting and career planning.
More than 20 personnel from major excellent companies in fields such as electronics manufacturers, chemical companies, IT companies, consulting firms, and integrated service companies will participate in this event.
You will have a chance to prepare for what you cannot usually ask a corporate recruiter: points to be considered for an interview, choosing suitable companies, changes in the workstyle in Japan, and concerns about working in Japan! This is also a good opportunity to practice for group discussions.
*This symposium will be conducted in Japanese. However, if you are not comfortable with your Japanese language skills, we will make a group for discussion in English.
-Program
I Group Workshop "Future careers, working in Japan-meeting and talking with HR"
II Keynote Speech "Human Resources, Employment System and Job Interviews in Japan" 
III Discussion "What do you want to know about Japanese companies and working in Japan?"
-Date/Time:November 16 (Thu), 2023 16:00-19:30
-Place:GlobE (Center for Global Education), Faculty of Science Bldg. 1 [East], Hongo Campus
-Map:https://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/campusmap/cam01_00_44_j.html
-Who to attend:UTokyo students. Those who engage in job hunting/who have worries about working in Japan/who have not yet decided what to do after graduation.
-Flyer: Here

■UTokyo Global Career Fair "Link to the world-Exploring your Career Path with Global Companies-"
Get to know a foreign-affiliated company and people working there - Think about your career plan. All UTokyo students (International students and Japanese students) who have experiences to study abroad and/or who wish to work overseas, work in the global environment, etc.
★Let’s talk with the companies and get to know them.
Chance to meet the companies developing their businesses in Japan/Leading/Major foreign-affiliated companies will directly introduce their technology and research/Design your career for working in global companies- Working in Japan? Going overseas?/Think about your career plan-How do you spend your time in university?
★A variety of foreign-affiliated businesses will attend.
-Date: October 24 (Tue), 2023 13:15-16:00
-Companies: 9 companies from 4 countries  (China, Germany, UK, and USA) will attend.
Apple (USA), Cambridge Consultants (UK), CES CHUUDEN (China), Hewlett Packard Japan, G.K. (USA), Hisense Japan Corporation (China), IBM Japan, Ltd. (USA), MGI Tech (China), Micron Memory Japan (USA), SICK K.K. (Germany),  
-Place: On Zoom (Links will be announced later.)
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students
-Languages: Japanese and English (Language used at each booth varies.)
-Flyer: Here
-Organized by The University of Tokyo (Career Support Office/International Student Support Room)

■UTokyo Career Seminar -Key Skills for Career Success-2023
Building your online presence and expanding your network to maximize career opportunities.
In this seminar, you will learn how to; build your personal brand on online and offline; be unique and stand out from the crowd in Japan and around the world; craft your personal story so that hiring managers know your value; and reach out to working professionals.
*This seminar will be conducted in English.
-Date/Time: October 3 (Tue) 16:30-18:00
-Place: Zoom meeting room (Link TBA)
-Eligibility: UTokyo members who have a university account.
-Flyer: Here

■UTokyo Career Seminar "Listen to International Alumni - Sharing Job-hunting Experiences & Exchange Meet-up I】
We will listen to experiences and advice from senior international students who have found jobs in Japan and have an exchange meet-up with students who currently engage in job-hunting activities.
Topics will be; how should I choose a company?/how should I choose a job while considering my research field?/what is their recommended approach to obtaining information?/what should I pay attention for doing job hunting in Japan?/what they want to share with you through their experiences, etc.
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese (partly in English). Q&A and group discussions in English are also available.
-Date/Time:September 12 (Tue), 2023  15:00-16:30
-Place:GlobE (Center for Global Education), Faculty of Science Bldg. 1 [East], Hongo Campus
-Eligibility:International students who have a plan to find a job in Japan
-In cooperation with UTokyo international students who have received a NAITEI from international e-commerce company/Major electrical and IT manufacturer R&D positions/Major chemical manufacturer technical positions/Major food and cosmetics manufacturer R&D positions, and others. (Tentative)
-Flyer: Here

■UTokyo Career Seminar for International Students【Listen to International Alumni - Thinking about finding a job and career in Japan - I】
This seminar is an opportunity to think about your career while listening to the experiences of international alumni who have worked for both Japanese and foreign affiliated companies in Japan.
■Considering company choices for new graduates-Working for a Japanese manufacturer as you are! ■Job change to a foreign-affiliated company - what's the difference? What I valued. ■How do you make your own career? How do you wish to develop your career? ■Job-hunting-what should you think about? How good is your Japanese?
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese and English.
-Date/Time:July 19 (Wed) , 202316:00-17:30, 2023
-Place:Online (Zoom) 
-Speaker:Alumni from the Graduate School of Engineering (Raised overseas, currently working as a sales manager at a foreign-affiliated company after working for a Japanese manufacturing company)
-Eligibility:International students who are thinking about finding a job in Japan and students who want to work in a global community.

■Global Career seminar- Get to know Career Opportunity in Daikin’s Europe R&D Center (Belgium) 
This seminar will give you specific information about global career opportunity at Daikin Europe, including explanation about Daikin as a company, the R&D center, Q & A sessions, and opportunities for young graduates. Senior employees & managers working in the R&D center of Daikin Europe will directly discuss with you.
*About the Company “Daikin Europe N.V.” 
Daikin Europe, located in Belgium, is the European Regional Headquarter of Daikin Group, the worlds’ leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification and refrigeration technology for residential, commercial and industrial purposes.
*This seminar will be conducted in English. (English, Japanese are available in Q & A session.)
-Date/Time: May 22 (Mon) , 202317:00-18:30
-Place: Zoom meeting room (Link TBA)
-Eligibility: UTokyo Master’s degree or higher in engineering, for example in mechanical engineering, electromechanics, thermodynamics, energy systems, electronics, ICT or similar. (Both international students and Japanese students are welcome.)
-Contents: Specific information about global career opportunity at Daikin Europe, company descriptions, Q & A sessions, and the relationship between recruitment positions and expertise. Senior foreign employees working in Belgium will directly discuss with you. 

■Sony Group Company Info & Job Info Session for UTokyo International Students
Sony Group has a very wide range of business domains, collaboration within the group is one of our strengths. During this zoom seminar/info session, we will introduce Sony Group, as well as answer questions on open roles, schedules, etc. This time we will focus on the Q&A session. You can talk with the staff working at the company in a round-table discussion style.
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese and English. Slides and Q&A session are also available in English and Japanese.
*University Account is necessary to attend.
-Date/Time: February 27 (Mon) , 2023 15:00-17:00
-Place: Zoom meeting room (Link TBA)
-Eligibility: UTokyo students who are interested in Sony Group business, future development, and working for Sony Group. (Both international students and Japanese students are welcome. All courses/years.)

■Career Seminar for UTokyo Students "Listen to the experiences of alumni and get to know the company - Fujitsu"
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese. English available for presentation slides and Q&A session.
-Date/Time:February 15 (Wed), 2023 16:00-17:30
-Place:Online (Zoom)
-Eligibility:All UTokyo students who wish to learn about Fujitsu's business, its future development, and working there.

■Job Fair for UTokyo International Students(Company Information Seminar) I・II
A chance to obtain detailed information on campus regarding what companies are looking for prospective employees. Companies actively recruiting UTokyo International students will join. (Many have previously employed UTokyo students.)
*This event will be conducted in Japanese. (English available at some companies' booths.)
-Companies that are looking to actively recruit international students will participate.
-Compared to off-campus events, you can talk in smaller groups and receive more detailed information.
-There are several companies that have employed international students from UTokyo so far.
-Some companies may accommodate international students who participate in the fair in the selection process. (Language requirements, tests, etc.)
-Dates:
*1st Session January 17 (Tue), 2023 13:15-16:00(Reception Starts at 13:00)
*2nd Session January 18 (Wed) , 2023 13:15-16:00(Reception Starts at 13:00)
-Place: On Zoom
-Applicable Students: UTokyo Undergraduate/Graduate International Students who plan to graduate or complete their studies in September 2023 or April 2024. (Research Students are also welcome.)
*1st Session Jan 17 (Tue) : National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology(AIST), Sony Group, Daikin Industries, IBM Japan, Panasonic Connect,  Lion, Rakuten Group, Renesas Electronics Corporation, 
*2nd Session Jan 18 (Wed) : Accenture, EX Research Institute,Kao, Kozo Keikaku Engineering, teamLab, Japan Tata Consultancy Services, FUJITSU, Mitsui &Co.,Ltd.
-Flyer: Here
-Content: 
★Introduction of all exhibiting companies: Before each company's individual presentation, all exhibiting companies will give a presentation. 
★Individual presentation: Explanation of each company. You will receive a detailed explanation of the job opportunities.
-Inquiries: ISSR (Hongo Campus)
-Co-organized by Career Support Office

◆teamLab Internship & Job Info Session for International Students
teamLab is a collective, interdisciplinary creative group that brings together specialists from various fields of practice in the information society such as; programmers, engineers, mathematicians, designers, CG animators and architects. teamLab's company introduction, Q&A session, and the internship opportunities will be presented online (Zoom).
*This seminar will be conducted in Japanese and English. (Slides and Q&A session are available in Japanese and English.)
-Date/Time: November 21 (Mon) , 2022 17:00-18:30
-Place: Zoom meeting room (Link TBA)
-Eligibility: UTokyo students who are interested in teamLab's business, future development, and working for teamLab. (Both international students and Japanese students are welcome. All courses/years.)

◆UTokyo Global Career Fair "Link to the world-Exploring your Career Path with Global Companies-"
Get to know a foreign-affiliated company and people working there- Think about your career plan. All UTokyo students (International students and Japanese students) who have experiences to study abroad and/or who wish to work overseas, work in the global environment, etc.
★Let’s talk with the companies and get to know them.
Chance to meet the companies developing their businesses in Japan/Leading/Major foreign-affiliated companies will directly introduce their technology and research/Design your career for working in global companies- Working in Japan? Going overseas?/Think about your career plan-How do you spend your time in university?
★A variety of foreign-affiliated businesses will attend over 2 days.
-From 10 countries/regions including North America, Europe, and Asia
-Date: October 25 (Tue)・26 (Wed) , 2022 13:15-16:00
-Companies: 18 companies will attend. 
*Oct.25: Amazon Japan G. K. / Amazon Web Services Japan G. K.(USA) Anker Japan Co., Ltd.(China), BASF Japan Ltd.(Germany), Cambridge Consultants(England) Hisense Japan Corporation(China), Microsoft Japan(USA), SICK K.K.(Germany)
*Oct.26: Advantech Japan Co., Ltd.(Taiwan), Atlas Copco(Sweden), B&R K.K.(Austria) CES CHUUDEN (Japan/China), Dell Technologies(USA), Hewlett Packard Japan, G.K.(USA), IBM Japan, Ltd.(USA), Syrius Japan K.K.(China), Wise Finance Solutions Asia Pacific Co.,ltd (Rumania)
-Place: On Zoom (Links will be announced later.)
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students
-Languages: Japanese and English (Language used at each booth varies.)
-Flyer: Here (Japanese & English)

◆Open Career Seminar for International Students "Connecting to Opportunities through LinkedIn"
In this seminar, we will discuss Hints and Tips on clarifying your future career, How to use LinkedIn, Best practices for a complete LinkedIn profile, How to reach out to alumni network, and find opportunities through LinkedIn.
-Date/Time: please attend either of the sessions. Content of each session is the same.
(1) Japanese: June 21 (Tue), 2022 17:00-18:15 (2) English: June 22 (Wed), 2022 17:00-18:15
-Eligibility: All UTokyo students
-Place: On Zoom (Link will be announced later.)
-Organized by UTokyo (Career Support Office/International Student Support Room)