Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) and Sophia University will jointly hold an English-only career fair on Wednesday, June 6 at Sophia University. A university career fair held entirely in English, including Q&A sessions, is quite rare in Japan. Since it enables international students who are not confident in their Japanese skills to attend, the event will present new opportunities for both companies and students to meet and learn about each other.

As globalization of the world economy advances, students with high English-language capabilities as well as experience in and adaptability toward multi-cultural environments are highly sought after by industry leaders. Developed in that context, this join career fair invites corporations that are active in hiring such “global talent” and is expected to draw internationally-minded students from both universities and beyond, creating valuable match-making opportunities for businesses and students.

As one of the selected 13 universities of the internationalization project (Global 30) pursued by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Sophia University enjoys a high ratio of international students and has a long history of conducting English-based degree programs. At TUJ, all classes are taught in English and 60% of the undergraduate student body is non-Japanese. Both institutions are committed to supporting job placements of foreign nationals and Japanese students with global career aspirations, and therefore have worked together to organize this event.

Sophia-TUJ Joint Career Fair in ENGLISH
This event is for international, Japanese and exchange students with at least business-level English who are expected to graduate before March 2013 (eligible for October 2012-April 2013 entry). Students from universities other than Sophia and TUJ are also welcome.

June, 6, 2012
9th Floor, Central Library of Sophia University (7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku)


13:30 – 14:00
Seminar: Tips for making the most out of the career fair
14:10 – 14:40
Quick company introductions
14:45 – 17:40
Company information sessions
17:50 – 19:30
Individual interviews (at the companies’ discretion.)

Expected participating companies:
Apple, Bloomberg, HRnet One, MAX, Rauten, Softbank, Sato Holdings, Zensho, and more.

Students can attend free of charge and no reservation is necessary. Non-Sophia, non-TUJ students are requested to bring a print-out of a flyer which is downloadable from the Sophia website.

For General Inquiries from Students
Career Center, Sophia University
03-3238-3581 (9:30-17:00 except 11:30-12:30, Mon-Fri)