Career Seminars for International Students/留学生のためのキャリアセミナー


FY2023 Career Seminar Series for International Students

Event report

The "FY2023 Career Seminar Series for International Students," organized by the Center for International Education and Exchange (CIEE), in collaboration with the Career Center (all seminars) and the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences (4th and 5th seminars), was held as follows:

Held: November 2023 - February 2024 (9 seminars in total)

Languages used: English for 5 seminars, Japanese for 4 seminars

Format: Online for 5 sessions, In-person for 4 sessions

Target Audience: International students of Osaka University

Total Participants: 176 international students

* For details of each seminar, please see here.

  • 2023-12-15 Simple Job Search strategies for PhDs
  • 2023-12-21 Etiquette for job interviews & group discussion preparation
  • 2024-01-26 Job interview practice session

Past CIEE career seminars for international students

Free External Events Information

Here you can find information on free career strategy seminars/job fairs (in English) for international students organized by Japanese public organizations and nonprofit consortia.

If you are interested, please sign up through the respective event's webpage.

For similar events in Japanese, please see here.

For events (Japanese only) organized by Osaka University Career Center, please see here.

June 2024

International Student Job & School Fair2024

Date & time:2024-06-28(Fri.)12:00~16:00, 2024-06-29(Sat.)10:00~16:00

Organizer:Foreigner Comprehensive Support World Executive Committee

Open to:Foreign students(scheduled to graduate from September 9, 2024 to March 3, 2026)

Pre-registration:bring your invitation ticket or pre-register to attend

Basic understanding of job hunting in Japan for international Ph.D students (online)

Date & time:2024-06-26(Wed.)15:00~16:30

Organizer:Center for Advanced Human Resource Education and Development, Hokkaido University

Open to:Graduate students(MC,DC) and postdoctoral(PD)


Pre-registration:Required. Please sign up by 17:00, 2024-06-10.

Lecturer:Mr. Tomonori FUKASAWA(President/Emerging Technologies Corporation Doctoral Consultant / Hokkaido University)
- Typical Japanese employment habit and HR development policy.
- Unique hiring system in Japan : New graduate and mid-career recruitment
- Job-hunting process for Ph.D. students in Japan : timeline and procedures

Past external job-hunting events

Career Talk 2023

Date & Time: June 17th (Sat) 10:00 to 11:30
Place : Google Meet (The meeting link will automatically appear on the
registration completion screen.)
Language : English
Target : Osaka University students only

The number of participants was 21 international students at Osaka University. Three alumni shared their experiences on job hunting in Japan with the participants followed by active Q&A period. It was a good opportunity to learn about a job hunting system in Japan.

JAPANESE Osaka University

Center for International Education and Exchange

Intercultural Collaboration Hall, Osaka University
1-1 Yamada, Suita, Osaka 565-0871 Japan