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Info for Prospective Students
Please follow this link for services offered to Companies and Organizations interested in recruiting IUJ Students.
Services IUJ offer's IUJ Students in the Job and Internship hunt, and career development IUJ supports students with internship and job hunting before they even get to campus. With online chat and email advice, resume critiques, a full career workshops, Career Development classes, and 1-on-1 career coaching with the career counselor, IUJ provides proactive assistance. Prospective student wishing to learn more, after reading the information below, please contact the Career Counselor
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What jobs do IUJ graduates aim for? The IUJ Career Coach encourages each IUJ student to find their own professional goals, and plan to reach them by customizing their time at IUJ. Students need not limit themselves based on what other IUJ students have done. That said, each of our programs is focused on preparing a different kind of professional. Choosing your base program is important for your future. Please use this guide to find your match. In short, the following career areas are popular among our private (those not coming with prior employment sponsorship) students: MBA
Finance fields, investment banking, general banking, consulting (IT, Management) marketing, general business, trade relations, etc. etc. Ebiz
IT Consulting, general management, B2B business divisions, internet/webpage development firms, mobile industry, etc. etc. International Development/Economics
Development consulting, UN various offices, Finance/investment banking, IMF related work, general banking, government, international organizations mostly on development issues, etc. etc. Public Management
Governments and international organizations in leadership, management and project cycle management roles, UN various offices, Project evaluation and development planning project creation roles. International Relations/Peace Studies
PhDs, academics, research, university level teaching, journalism, diplomatic circles, politics, international organizations, UN various offices and volunteering programs, banking, general business, peace keeping missions, relief missions, election monitoring, etc. etc. What kinds of careers do successful alumni achieve?
IUJ Career Counseling and Services assist IUJ full-time* students in their job & internship search in the following ways:
Why Go-Between Assistance is Necessary The Japanese corporate culture is changing fast. However, many still have rigid recruiting policies and do not respond well to direct contact from MA and MBA holders. They prefer for the institution (IUJ) to introduce and recommend candidates. Most will insist on completing "Entry Forms" online along with their regular employment recruiting cycles. IUJ staff and faculty can help ease some of these practices to make them more open for IUJ students to penetrate. We ask our students NOT to contact Japanese companies in Japan directly, unless it is posted otherwise. When you do, the following can occur.
IUJ's Annual Resume Book Every year, IUJ publishes a Resume Book in October for those seeking an internship or career opportunity. Being in the Resume Book is one way CC&S assists students with the job or internship hunt. Deadlines for submissions are in early October. Workshops and information are provided before the deadlines. CC&S distributes the bi-lingual (English and Japanese) Resume Book to companies, organizations, Executive Search Firms and specific alumni mainly in Japan, but to some extent overseas as well. Resumes must be in our format for this book. First year students are listed in alphabetical order. Second year students are listed by their first-choice industry. Cross reference sections allows for other exposure. Students may also be listed on the ONLINE Resume Book, and you may choose your own format (in .doc versions) and are encouraged to update it regularly. Companies wishing to receive a resume book, please ask to be put on our mailing list. Send your name and email address to: email@example.com -- it is free of charge for companies. Executive Search firms need to pay a basic fee. See our updated online version of the Resume Book. The Resume Book is divided into two sections - those seeking jobs and those seeking internships. We provide an explanation of the book in Japanese and English. Also, we offer a cross-reference section based on the students' areas of interest, nationality, and academic program. Formatting is standardized to make information easy to find. This helps busy people quickly review what IUJ has to offer. To learn more, please see an Overview of Services for Companies and contact us for details.
Going on Exchange? Students planning to be away during the Fall Term on Exchange Programs are encouraged to submit updated resumes before they depart for the Summer Vacation if they want to be included in the Resume Book the year they graduate. If you are not in the Resume Book our ability to help you is greatly hampered.