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Career Services

After Graduation

At Doshisha we understand the importance of getting the right job after graduation. Our Global MBA helps our graduates stand out from the crowd, and our career advisor and careers center provides strong support and resources to help them achieve their career goals.

Where do our graduates work?

Our graduates have successfully found positions with a range of companies both in Japan and internationally. Whether you are looking to work in Japan or abroad, for a Japanese or international company, our Global MBA will help you achieve your career goals.
(Data reflects employer information at the point of graduation from students who graduated from 2011-2016)
  • HMC Investment Securities
  • ITOCHU Corporation
  • Business Development Asia LLC
  • K.K arczone
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation
  • Dynaox Group, Inc.
  • Qatar National Bank Group
  • Bogo CNS Co. Ltd.
  • EXEDY Corporation
  • Murni Machinery
  • Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation
  • Howa Textile Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Responsys
  • Ishida Corporation of America
  • Konica Minolta Business Technologies Inc.
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Robert Walters
  • Dell Inc. Japan

  • KYOCERA Corporation
  • e3Learning
  • Hitachi Capital Corporation
  • Yamada Electric Ind. Co., Ltd.
  • Kyoto Bank
  • MTG Co. Ltd
  • HORIBA Techno Service
  • Omi Brotherhood
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Qatar Gas
  • NTT Data
  • Toshiba
  • Mitsubishi FUSO
  • H. Ikeuchi & Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Ventures
  • Yamaha Motor Co Ltd
  • INTEGRATTO INC.
  • Ebara Corporation
  • Pasona Inc.

Helping you find the job you want

Our career center provides resources, information, and advice on employment opportunities, job fairs, and the job-hunting process to help you explore and realize your career goals. We regularly invite external speakers to provide seminars for MBA students and coordinate with the university for on-site recruitment events.

Our career services include:
  • Career assessment and planning
  • Resume and cover letter writing assistance
  • Job interview coaching
  • One-on-one career consultation
  • Up-to-date job listings
  • E-Career web portal
  • Career fairs, recruiting events, and workshops
  • Contact list of recent graduates

DBS Career Seminar
Examples of career seminars at Doshisha Business School
  • John Beck, Managing Director of Hult Labs, President of the North Star, Leadership Group, Senior Research Fellow at the Annenberg Center for the Digital Future
"The 8 Great Goods: Running a business (and your life) with purpose"
  • Paul Dupuis, Director of West Japan, Wall Street Associates
"The power of the MBA (History, Value and Career)"

Internships

Internships offer students a chance to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to the real world, to experience business practices first-hand, and to expand their network of business connections. They also give students and companies a chance to get to know each other, and can lead to employment opportunities after graduation.

Many Global MBA students do internships during their time in our program, either in Japan or overseas. Among the business areas they have worked in are market entry research, business development, data analysis, diversity management, and corporate communications. Students may also use an internship as part of the research for their master thesis or research project report.
Company Visit: Nikon
Student Internship Experience
Embassy of Sweden in TokyoDaniel Jacobson, Sweden
Embassy of Sweden, Tokyo
As an intern at the Swedish Embassy, I’m charged with helping the business consultants on their projects, including doing market analysis, attending events, joining business meetings with clients, etc. On a broader scale, the task is to help Swedish businesses reach out with their products, services, and ideas in Japan and help SMEs to grow globally. Vice versa, the job also includes attracting Japanese direct investments to Sweden, e.g. new establishments, capital investments, or business cooperation within R&D projects.
Experiencing Japanese business culture in real life is quite different than in a classroom, and working and networking directly with top management of companies and organizations has opened many new doors and opportunities for me.

Doshisha University Career Services

For students interested in working in Japan or for a Japanese company overseas, the Global MBA provides practical training and advice on job hunting in Japan, access to Japanese language classes offered by the university’s Center for Language and Culture, and the chance (for those with sufficient Japanese ability) to take a number of classes in our sister Japanese MBA Program.

Among the career services offered by our Careers Center are several that are specifically for job-hunting in Japan:

E-Career Web Portal
The E-Career website helps students explore and become familiar with the job search and selection process in Japan. It is also a valuable resource for career information on upcoming seminars, events, and workshops; job listings; alumni contact information; and internship opportunities.

Company Information Sessions
Each year, Doshisha invites over 100 companies to our campus for career fairs and information sessions. These give students a chance to explore job opportunities and industries they may not have considered before.

Job Listings
Career Center receives over 3,000 job listings each year from companies all over Japan. This list is constantly updated and offers job opportunities in a wide variety of industries.

Japanese firms recruiting international students

With a shrinking domestic market, the strong yen, and a generation of young Japanese that tends to look more inward than abroad, Japanese companies are sharply increasing their recruitment of non-Japanese as they expand their global operations. What these companies seek in their non-Japanese recruits are language ability, an understanding of Japanese business practices, strong drive, and the communication skills and perspective that come from experience in a multi-cultural environment. Many are also making efforts to shift their corporate culture from the closed style of the past—with rigid labor practices and reliance on Japanese-speaking staff—to a more open, international style that welcomes diversity, new ideas, and fresh perspectives on how to do business.

Recent news articles:
  • 'Top companies move to hire more foreign employees' Source: The Japan Times, May 1, 2016
  • ‘Government pledges to help foreign students find jobs in Japan’ Source: The Japan Times, May 28, 2015
  • ‘Japan Seeks Edge With Global Talent’. Source: The New York Times, August 24, 2014

Hear from our Global MBA alumni

Careers (Alumni)Jean-Felix Gerard, France (Class of 2015)
Toshiba
I earned an extremely valuable multicultural experience in the Global MBA thanks to all the people from all over the world who I got to be with during my studies. Doshisha gave me access to the deeper levels of Kyoto and Japanese culture and I got a much deeper understanding of business thanks to Professors. I would also like to thank the career advisors whose support helped me land a job in a Japanese multinational company. Meeting such a variety of passionate people is what made this experience unforgettable for me, and will continue to make it valuable for the rest of my career.

Careers (Alumni)Sarita Worravitudomsuk, Thailand (Class of 2014)
Rakuten
Two years studying at Doshisha was filled with unique learning experiences. Not only a challenging curriculum, I was also exposed to brilliant and highly motivated faculty members and friends from over 30 countries. The open-minded and supportive environment at DBS allowed me to build lasting bonds between classmates from diverse professional backgrounds. Through group assignments and various case studies, I was able to develop a global vision for business and this prepared me to work in an increasingly diverse workplace. I also enjoyed the opportunity to live in Kyoto, where I could explore Japanese wisdom and unique businesses in Japan.
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