Career CenterWaseda University

For Current Students

Using Our Services

Road 1: Guidebook on Job-Hunting

The Career Center issues a WASEDA Job Guidebook (Japanese) to all students seeking employment. It covers all the major job-hunting practices. A simplified version in English is also available to our English-speaking students. If you are one of the many new career seekers, do grab hold of one. A “Design Your Future” Handbook (Japanese) is also distributed to all freshmen, and students who are interested to learn more about the facilities in WASEDA University. A simplified English version is also available upon request.

Road 2: Register Career Options & Update Graduation Record

Once you begin your job-hunting exercise, please register your Career Options on MyWASEDA. Bound by the Employment Stability regulations, all job-hunting students are required to complete the above-mentioned document. Failing to do so, some recruitment notices may fail to reach you.

Road 3: E-Newsletter for International Students

Available in Japanese and English, this service aims to provide our international students and bilingual career seekers with information and schedules of recruitment exercises, internships, development workshops and career fairs. It is issued twice a month (excluding summer and winter recesses). If you are interested, please email us at: career@list.waseda.jp with your name and student ID number. Please indicate clearly in the topic, “Subscription to E-Newsletter for International Students”. All messages will be directed to your Waseda email account.

In addition, the Career Center also provides “Career Center Kawaraban (E-Newsletter in Japanese) to all job-hunting WASEDA University students. You are encouraged to subscribe to the service as well.

Road 4: Events organized by the Career Center

The Career Center organizes many recruitment talks and seminars for our students. In March, about 500 companies will be invited to take part in our recruitment talks on campus. More recruitment talks are expected to take place between June – July, and October ^ November. Career advisory service, guidance, seminars, and career talks are also being arranged specifically for international students. Most of the events are conducted in Japanese, but you will find guidance and seminars in English as well. Should you miss those events, you can view some of them on the “Course N@vi”.

Road 5: Visit Us at the WASEDA University Career Center

There are many reference materials available at the Career Center. Do pay us a visit!

  • Brochures and guidebooks of corporations and organisations
  • Borrowing and browsing of useful reference books on industries and types of professions
  • Audio-Visual service of events
  • Distribution of handouts and notices of joint career fairs and recruitment-drive talks

Road 6: Obtaining Recruitment Notices

Career Compass

A large number of corporations will send their recruitment-drive notices to WASEDA University. Simply search by using the “Career Compass” on MyWASEDA. International students can also access a list of companies that are actively looking for foreign graduates.  Please click this link for details.

Businesses that do not clearly indicate “International Student Recruitment” may also recruit international graduates. Corporations are looking for talented and competent persons regardless of their nationality. Most companies do not make a clear distinction between “Japanese” and “International Students”.

Notice Boards for International Students

Visit us at the Career Center, and you will find information on talks and seminars for international students.

Overseas Recruitment and Internships

If you wish to search internship and recruitment information in English, please access MyWaseda→Student Affairs→Career Resources and please click this link for the detailed procedures.  Career Resources include recruitment information of global companies in the world.  Please have a look!

Road 7: Career Path Determination Report (Shinro Hokoku)

Once you have accepted an employment (job) offer, or plan to further your studies, or remain undecided even upon graduation, please update your graduation record on MyWASEDA before you graduate. To learn more about the updating process, please refer to the Career Compass (Career Path Determination Report).

Full-time students who have received official job offers, the Career Center would also greatly appreciate if you could share your job-hunting experiences when you update your graduation records. We may also invite you to join us in some of our seminars, to speak directly with new job-seekers.

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