School of International Liberal StudiesWaseda University


Career Support

SILS Career Support

SILS students have access to a range of post-graduate career support (job hunting, graduate school guidance etc.) through the university’s Career Center.

SILS students spend their 4 years at Waseda not only improving their foreign language skills, but also honing their leadership skills, networking skills, negotiation skills, and survival skills, which are all highly valued in global businesses all over the world and can be used to open the doors of a truly global career. While some SILS graduates choose to delve into further research of topics of their interest in universities both inside and outside of Japan, others search for work in Japanese or foreign companies; many different gates open up at the end of their undergraduate years. The Waseda University Career Center and SILS Global Network Center offer each student full support throughout the four year curriculum, whether it’s a general career seminar or guidance, career lectures or internships, or in-depth individual counseling sessions.

Waseda University Career Center

The career support provided by Waseda University Career Center (3F, Student Union Building 30) is open to students from the whole university. Various events are held and career counseling is available.
The supportive activities include the guidance counseling with professional staffs, the company seminars which are participated by about 500 companies/organizations and other yearly events and seminars. Please make good use of these events.

Please refer to Waseda University Career Center Homepage for more information.

SILS Global Network Center (GNC)

SILS Global Network Center (GNC) provides the latest information for SILS student’s needs about faculty independent career support, employment in Japanese company for foreign students, employment in enterprise or international organization with global development and etc.
Moreover, GNC provides the SILS company guidance by companies or organizations which have recruited SILS graduates. These activities are only in SILS.

Please refer to GNC Homepage for more information.

Services by (GNC)

GNC offers those services below.

No Services Contents – Memo
1 Career Seminar and Lecture GNC offers various career events from your first days as a student at Waseda.
For details, please see the GNC website.
2 SILS Company Guidance GNC invites companies expanding business globally every year exclusively for SILS students. For details, please see the GNC website.
3 SILS Student Career Supporter 4th year SILS students who have completed their job hunting are available as advisors for current students. In addition to career advices, they can also give tips on study abroad and student life in general. Don’t miss this great opportunity to get information from your seniors!

For Employers

The School of International Studies was opened in April 2004 and is Waseda University’s 11th faculty. Since roughly 30% of SILS students are overseas students, and because classes and lectures are conducted in English, the faculty has a very international flair. Students who have Japanese as mother tongue are required to study abroad for a year.

Since the faculty is still new we offer interested companies as well as organizations to visit the faculty to get to know it better. Every year many companies come and hold information sessions for SILS students. We also develop internship programs with various companies exclusively for SILS students.

If you have any interest in the above activities, please contact us.([email protected])

Information for School Recommendation

Intramural Selection Recommendation System (for Graduate schools)

It is possible to enter Waseda University’s Graduate Schools through intramural selection recommendation.
Application period, number of successful applicants and application procedures depend on each department, so please prepare accordingly. Please refer to the International Admissions Office Website for details.

Job application through recommendation

There are generally two job hunting procedures: Either through regular entry or entry through school recommendation.
Regular entry, as the name indicates, is when students apply individually to each company and is the most common method for job application in Japan. On the other hand, job application through school recommendation is when a formal university recommendation letter with the dean’s seal accompanies the application. Until now, this recommendation system has mainly applied to Science and Technology students.

Job information

SILS Global Network Center offers a wide variety of career support programs and information especially tailored to the needs of SILS students. Whether you are a foreign student looking to find a job in Japan, or a regular student looking for a job at multinational companies and international institutions, the GNC might have something for you.
GNC holds information sessions with companies and organizations which SILS graduates have successfully entered, as well as giving students a chance to meet up with students who have been admitted to some of the world’s top universities.
For details, please see the GNC website.

Career Options

Career Options

Graduate employment and education status of academic year 2018 graduates

For statistics regarding all schools, please refer to the Career Center HP

Employment Further studies/

Study Abroad

75.9% 8.9% 15.1%


Professional Services 18.1%
Manufacturing 16.7%
Information Technology 16.0%
Commerce 13.5%
Finance 10.9%
Mass Communication 7.7%
Travel & Transportation 5.3%
Civil Servant 3.0%
Non-Profit Organization 1.6%
Real Estate & Construction 1.2%
Energy 0.7%
Teacher 0.7%
Education 0.7%
Others 3.9%


Ranking Companies Number
1 MUFG Bank, Ltd. 10
2 Accenture Japan Ltd 8
2 Japan Airlines Co., Ltd. 8
4 Rakuten, Inc. 7
5 Mizuho Financial Group 6
6 Goldman Sachs Japan 5
6 Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation 5
6 MITSUI & CO., LTD. 5
9 ITOCHU Corporation 4
9 Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting 4
9 SoftBank Corp. 4
9 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. 4
9 IBM Japan 4
9 Nippon Television Network Corporation 4
9 Panasonic Corporation 4
9 Recruit Co., Ltd. 4


Major Companies and Organizations for New Graduates Obtaining Employment(academic year 2018 SILS graduates)

(updated on 2019/07/18)

ABeam Consulting Ltd.
Accenture Japan Ltd Japan Co., Ltd.
Avex Inc.
Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting LLC
Deloitte Tohmatsu Financial Advisory LLC
en-japan inc.
Ernst & Young Tax Co.
Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC
EY Advisory & Consulting Co., Ltd.
Fujita Kanko Inc.
Hays Specialist Recruitment Japan K.K.
Hoshino Resorts Inc.
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Mandarin Oriental Tokyo K.K.
ManpowerGroup Co., Ltd.
Morgan Stanley Japan Group Co., Ltd.
Nishimura & Asahi.
Oriental Land Co., Ltd.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Aarata LLC
PwC Consulting LLC
PwC Tax Japan
Recruit Career Co., Ltd.
Recruit Co., Ltd.
Weathernews Inc.

Adidas Japan K.K.
Bridgestone Corporation
Calbee, Inc.
Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Daikin Industries, Ltd.
Fujifilm Corporation
GlaxoSmithKline K.K.
Hitachi, Ltd.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
IBM Japan Ltd
IHI Corporation
JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
KOSÉ Corporation
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation
NEC Corporation
Nisshin Flour Milling Inc.
Olympus Corporation
OMRON Corporation
Panasonic Corporation
Sharp Corporation
Shiseido Company, Limited
Sony Corporation
Toto Ltd.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Unilever Japan K.K.

Cisco Systems G.K.
CyberAgent, Inc.
Google Japan LLC
Leverages Co., Ltd.
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.
NTT Communications Corporation
NTT DATA Corporation
Rakuten, Inc.
SoftBank Corp.
Yahoo Japan Corporation

British American Tobacco Japan, Ltd.
Christian Dior K.K.
Dyson Ltd
IKEA Japan K.K.
ITOCHU Corporation
Johnson & Johnson K.K.
Marubeni Corporation
MISUMI Group Inc.
Mitsubishi Corporation
Nike Japan, Inc.
NITORI Co., Ltd.
Parfums Christian Dior Japan K.K.
Philip Morris Japan Limited
Takashimaya Co.,Ltd.
Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd.
AIG Japan Holdings KK
Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd.
Goldman Sachs Securities Co., Ltd.
Japan Bank for International Cooperation
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Pictet Asset Management(Japan)Ltd.
SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Societe Generale Securities Co., Ltd
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (China) Ltd
The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited
The Nomura Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd Japan Branch

Hakuhodo Incorporated
Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Kyodo News
Nikkei Inc.
Nippon Television Network Corporation
TV TOKYO Corporation

Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Keio Corporation
Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd.
Kyushu Railway Company
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Club Tourism International Inc.

Aichi Prefectural Government Staff
Government Official (Clerical Position)
Government Official (Regular Position)
Hyogo Prefectural Government Staff
Japan Self-Defense Forces (Executive Candidate)
Ministry of Defense Specialist Personnel (Language and International Relations)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Specialist Personnel
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Air Traffic Controller)
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Staff (Type 1)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Officer

Eiken Foundation of Japan
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.

Electric Power Development Co.,Ltd.
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.

Kagoshima Prefecture, Public School Teacher
Waseda University

Major Graduate Schools for Further Schooling(academic year 2018 SILS graduates)

(updated on 2019/07/18)

Australia University of Melbourne
China Shanghai Jiao Tong University
China Tsinghua University
Italy University of Bologna
Netherlands University of Amsterdam
South Korea Yonsei University
Switzerland University of Geneva
UK Goldsmiths, University of London
UK King’s College London
UK Lancaster University
UK London School of Economics and Political Science
UK University College London
UK University of Cambridge
UK University of Oxford
US Harvard University
US Stanford University
US University of Colombia
US University of Pittsburgh
US University of South California



Keio University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
University of Tokyo
Waseda University


What’s an Internship?

An internship is designed to help you plan your future career path by allowing you to experience a job and improve your knowledge of a particular field while you are still in school. A student may be given up to 4 elective credits for graduation by doing internships. Generally, internships are unpaid.
Presently, there are 2 types of internships available at Waseda University. Please select the one that is the most ideal for achieving your goals.

Two types of Internship

  1. Internships through the Waseda University Career Center
    The Internship Desk is located within the Waseda University Career Center and handles internship programs for the entire university.
    In addition, the Waseda University Career Center is in charge of credit accreditation for internships developed by students. When you develop the internship on your own, you might be able to earn credits through that internship. Please check the homepage of the Career Center for details.
  2. SILS Internship Program
    In the SILS Internship Program, the credits is awarded as elective course credits.  The number of credits is decided depending on the working hours. These credits will be listed on the academic transcript. Your grade is based on an overall evaluation of submitted materials and an evaluation done by the internship host organization. A maximum of 2 credits can be awarded for a single internship.

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