卒業後の進路 | 尚美学園大学

Careers After Graduation

Career Center

Caring support provided in search of potential after graduation, by dedicated staff members

Career Center

Career Center. Notes on Career Center

This is the base of support for determining career paths and providing assistance for students’ employment. Advice is provided for each of the desired industries such as music and information, as well as government administration and sports, on what activities students should be engaged in to further their aspirations. An individual interview is conducted with all students who advance to the third year at the University, while the editing of résumés and simulated employment interviews are conducted on their behalf. Visits are made to businesses ranging in size from major corporations to local small to medium enterprises in a proactive manner, placing emphasis on tapping potential employers.

Career Support Program

Career Support Program. Notes on Career Center

Career-related lectures and internships that qualify as academic credit earning courses, as well as extra programs (extra-curricular programs) such as the Qualification Acquisition Strategies Program and Educational Programs, are provided by each department in every faculty, in addition to regular classes for the program of study. Systematic career improvement programs related to majors and programs of study are also available. A Career Path and Employment Seminar, which includes self-analysis and research on industries and companies, as well as strategies for written tests and interviews for recruitment, is provided for students to acquire practical knowledge and skills as a part of employment support offered to third-year students. Company introduction sessions are also given by guests invited from the personnel departments of business enterprises.

Company Introductions on Campus

Company introductions on campus. Notes on Career Center

Persons in charge of recruiting are invited from the businesses of respective industries (media, logistics, manufacturer, information and technology, apparels, and the like) to provide briefing on the environment that surrounds the industry and business categories, as well as the types of personnel they seek and their recruiting methods for all faculties. An increasing number of students have acquired unofficial acceptance from employer businesses by taking advantage of such opportunities. Individual briefing from multiple businesses is provided in a single briefing session.

Internships

Internships. Notes on Career Center

Internships are work experiences gained at real businesses. Students in their second or third year are eligible under the program. They are first given preliminary training and then given an opportunity to gain practical training for two weeks to a month during summer vacation. Dispatched destinations vary, ranging from private businesses to government institutions or musical organizations. Students who have completed the entire program are awarded academic credits for completing a regular course. Many students take part in the internship program each year and gain valuable experience.

Employment Activities

Process of Employment Activities. Shobi University

Recruiting Personnel from Companie

Many businesses recruited our students.
About 1,600 companies looked to our students for potential employees in the academic year 2015.

For students in the Faculty of Informatics for Arts

Manufacture, sales, and music class related offers
  • Roland Corporation
  • Yamaha Music Retailing Co., Ltd.
  • Sakuraigakki
  • Sound House Inc.
  • ...and more
Mass media-related offers
  • Nichion Inc.
  • ...and more
Orchestras
  • Respective philharmonic orchestras
Game-related offers
  • Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Dwango Co., Ltd.
  • SMDE Inc.
  • Game Studio Inc.
  • ...and more
Acoustics-related offers
  • Tokyo Onken Broadcasting Service Co., Ltd.
  • Shiki Theatre Company
  • SCI
  • Shimizu Oct Inc.
  • Noah Inc.
  • Sound Inn Studio Inc.
  • ...and more
Video productions and program production related offers
  • WOWOW Inc.
  • Newteles Co., Ltd.
  • NTV Technical Resources Inc.
  • Toei Company, Ltd.
  • Audio Visual Communications Ltd.
  • EH Inc.
  • ...and more
Lighting and staging related offers
  • Fuji Media Technology Inc.
  • Takarazuka Stage Co., Ltd.
  • Kyoritz Lighting Inc.
  • ...and more

For students in the Faculty of Policy Management

Manufacturers
  • Mikimoto Jewelry Mfg. Co., Ltd.
  • Sato Foods Industries Co., Ltd.
  • Pigeon Corporation
  • Ito En, Ltd.
  • ...and more
Finance-related offers
  • SMBC Center Service Co., Ltd.
  • SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
  • The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company Limited
  • ...and more
Service industry-related offers
  • Canon Electronics Technology Inc.
  • Uniqlo Co., Ltd.
  • Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Limited
  • Five Foxes Co., Ltd.
  • Matsumoto Kiyoshi Co., Ltd.
  • Meiji Kinenkan
  • ...and more
Securities-related offers
  • Sogo Security Services Co., Ltd. (ALSOK)
  • SECOM Japan
  • ...and more
Automotive related offers
  • Nissan Prince Saitama Hambai K.K.
  • Netz Toyota Saitama K.K.
  • Red Baron Co., Ltd.
  • ...and more
Real estate and construction related offers
  • Leopalace 21 Corporation
  • Sanko Construction Co., Ltd.
  • ...and more
Trading and wholesale related offers
  • East Japan Railway Trading Co., Ltd.
  • Sundelica Co., Ltd.
  • Misawa Homes Chugoku Co., Ltd.
  • ...and more
Mass media-related offers
  • The Chunichi Shimbun
  • The Yomiuri Shimbun
  • Sports Nippon Newspapers
  • ...and more
Travel-related offers
  • JR Tokai Tours Inc.
  • Tobu Top Tours Co., Ltd.
  • ...and more
Transportation related offers
  • Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
  • East Japan Railway Company
  • West Japan Railway Company
  • ...and more

Employment Recruiting Records

Faculty of Informatics for Arts, Department of Music Expression

Mass media Shanghai Television (China) / Regional television stations (China)
Entertainment, acoustics, video, and staging PROMAX Inc. / NTV Entertainment (Korea)
Information and communication business KSG Company Limited / Internet CircuSign
Manufacturing and wholesale business Sky Solar Japan K.K. / PSP Corporation
Educational institutions Shobi University / Harbin Private Piano School (China) / Kyungbok University (Korea) / Soongsil University (Korea)
Advanced studies Shobi University Graduate School / Musashino Academia Musicae Graduate School (Doctorate Program) / Sungkyunkwan University Graduate School (Korea)

Faculty of Informatics for Arts, Department of Information Expression

Mass media and advertisement Cable Television (Korea) / Dalian Television (China) /HANKANG CO., LTD / Shanghai Media Group Television Station / Tsuchiya Co., Ltd.
Entertainment, acoustic, video, and staging Audio Visual Communications Ltd. / Cyclo Image / J&K Corporation Co., Ltd. / SWAVE E&T / Zushio Inc. / Imagica Digitalscape Co., Ltd. / Japan Artvideo Service Collaborative / Freepit Co., Ltd. / Entertainment productions
Information and communication business Whizkid Inc. / Y.K. Triple / Y.K. Digital Kid / TechnoBlood Inc. / Cave Interactive Co., Ltd. / Corecolors Co., Ltd. / Hishiki Co., Ltd. / IMX Inc. / Software Research Associates Inc. / Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. / Koei Tecmo Holdings Co., Ltd. / LIG Inc.
Manufacturing business Sunchalaine Co., Ltd./ Towa Screw Co., Ltd.
Real estate Mercato Co., Ltd.
Service industry K.K. Ramla / Yoshikazu
Retail Nojima Corporation / Tommy Hills Inc.
Academic advancement Shobi University Graduate School / Tokyo University of the Arts Graduate School / Mejiro University Graduate School

Faculty of Policy Management

Manufacturing business K.K. Total Pack/ K.K. M-1 / Keian Corporation / Waki Woodwork Co., Ltd. / Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., Ltd. / K.K. Sonoko / SSDenshi Co., Ltd. / Ohtsuka Poly-Tech Co., Ltd. / Original K.K.
Trading and wholesale business Nakamura Auto Parts Co., Ltd. / Nichiro Fur Co., Ltd. / IDOM Inc. (Gulliver International) / Tokai Denpun Co., Ltd. / Azumaneji Co., Ltd. / IBM Corporation Dalian / Toshinpack Co., Ltd. / Pytopharma Co., Ltd.
Retailing business Tokyu Corporation / Mindwind Inc. / Hayakawa Co., Ltd. / Welcia Yakkyoku Co., Ltd. / Mandarake Inc. / Samantha Thavasa Japan Limited / Hayakawa Co. / Sundrug Co., Ltd. / Haruyama Co., Ltd. / Kojima Co., Ltd.
Information and communication business Transcosmos Inc. / CIJ Next Co., Ltd. / Optima Co., Ltd. / Legend Applications Inc. / ISFnet Care Inc. / DMM.com Overpride Co., Ltd. / Lead Off Net Co., Ltd.
Transportation business World Supply Co., Ltd. / LIG Shutoken Logistics Co., Ltd.
Beverage and food industry Green House Co., Ltd. / K.K. Togen / Monteroza Co., Ltd. / Create Restaurants Holdings Inc. / K.K. Diamond Dining
Travel and personnel K.K. Yutabi / K.K. Bunkyo Center / Touzai Corp. / Mitsui Fudosan Hotel Management Co., Ltd. / Access Lead Co., Ltd. / K.K. Agekke / Kamori Kanko Co., Ltd. / Nihon Bunka Ryoko K.K.
Real Estate K.K. Gojo Estate / K.K. Nikkei Holdings / Relo Group Inc.
Construction K.K. Taisei Kogo / Namiki Co., Ltd.
Finance and insurance business Newton Financial Consulting Inc. / Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Medical care Sanshikai Medical Corporation
Educational institutions KCP International Japanese Language School / Meros Language School / K.K. Creative Staff / Coach Academy
Academic advancement Shobi University Graduate School / Nihon University Graduate School / University of Tsukuba Graduate School / Kobe University Graduate School / Waseda University Graduate School


Students start graduating from the Department of Music Business Development and the Department of Performing Arts in 2019, since these departments were established in April 2015.

Messages from Graduates

WONG XIAOTHONG. A Message from a Graduate

Country of origin: Singapore
Name: Wong Xiaothong
School of graduation: Major in Music Media Program in the Department of Music Expression, Faculty of Informatics for Arts; graduated March 2014.
Graduate Program of Music Composition, Department of Music Expression, Graduate Program of Informatics for Arts, Graduate School of Shobi University; graduated March 2016.
Employer: PSP Corporation

Please tell us about your employer and what you do at work.

I am currently working in an IT company that deals with medical software and systems.

Please tell us about your current life style.

I'm working five days a week from 9:30 to 18:00 mostly, and have my weekends off.

On my off-days, I would meet up with musicians and people who might be able to collaborate with my concert and music production efforts. On some days, we would be making music together, or we would be at some concert where I am involved in production.

Is what you studied at Shobi University helping you with what
you do at work today?

I had to take courses that had absolutely nothing to do with music, so as to fulfill my credits requirements.

The courses that teaches psychology, politics, and marketing prepared me for society and work-life greatly.

Such basic knowledge turns out to be quite useful during conversations with people at work, be it the co-workers or our clients.

How did you pass your time for four years at the University?

I mostly had lunch with my friends at the lounge or cafeteria. It was easy for us to find each other during lunchtime without having to contact each other beforehand, because there are only a few places we can have lunch, and it's also easy to meet new friends around those areas.

I never had to skip a minute of class for my part-time job, mostly thanks to the scholarship assistance provided by the university. I had plenty of time to work part-time outside school hours, sometimes being early mornings, or from the evening on weekdays, and both days on the weekend.

Since foreign students can only legally work up to 28 hours per week, I had quite a lot of free time to go to concerts, and even produce my own music events, and still have time to hang out with my friends around Tokyo.

What did you do to seek employment?

I looked for companies that are actively hiring foreigners. These companies usually writes specifically in their introduction profiles that they are hiring foreigners eagerly. Then, from among these companies, I selectively applied for those which have businesses in my home country (Singapore), or region (South-east Asia). These companies are not looking for people who can speak multiple languages, these companies are looking to hire people who are familiar with the geography and culture of the areas that host their offices overseas. Finally, I would apply for companies which are involved in fields I am interested in.

What is the secret to being accepted for employment?

Firstly, I never gave up, although I failed several tests and interviews.

Secondly, I talked to friends, and the staff at the International Exchange Center about anything and everything when I felt stressed.

Lastly, I made sure I balanced out my time for part-time work, shuukatsu, and school, by organizing my schedule efficiently.

What is your memory of your life as a university student?

There is the Shobi Festival held every year, interesting events and food, and not mentioning the fireworks display at the finale. Other than that, I really enjoyed the mini concerts the music students would perform during lunchtime at the cafeteria.

What are your aspirations for the future?

I hope I can really put what I studied at Shobi to good use, especially my music skills, from now on.

I am relieved to say that I have acquired enough knowledge to be independent at music and concert productions.

Please give a word or two to junior students

Living in a foreign country is never easy, but it's also full of fun, and great (or weird) experiences that will enrich us for life. Learning to be independent means we're alone most of the time, but being alone means we would treasure every friend we meet along the way. And these friends usually treasure yourself the same way. I met the truest of friends at Shobi, and they're still my best friends even though we're in different countries now.

MA YUANYUAN. A Message from a Graduate

Country of origin: China
Name: Ma Yuanyuan (馬 圓圓)
Completed program of study: Department of Policy Management, Faculty of Policy Management; graduated March 2011.
Employer: Excel Inc.

Please tell us about your employer and what you do at work.

I do sales in the Sales Engineering Group at Excel Inc. What I do at work is sales of maintenance aspect of sales that is conducted when a new coating facility is designed and installed, as well as after installation.

What we do here can be described as:

  • Proposing more efficient facilities to customers;
  • Proposing customer modification of existing facilities to improve efficiency;
  • Conducting advance surveys and maintenance work to prevent facility accidents and proposing to customers aspects of maintenance that should be implemented.

Please tell us about your current life style.

I feel that the work is a bit too busy at the moment, but I am enjoying a fulfilling life each day.

I got together with my wife from Vietnam and entered an international marriage three years ago, and our child is now one and a half years old. We are a lot more compatible with each other than expected. We lead a peaceful life every day. (Laughing)

Is what you studied at Shobi University helping you with what
you do at work today?

It is not usual to start talking about work with your customer from the very start when you meet a customer on sales calls. In most instances, we start our conversations with different kinds of chitchat. When I managed to click with my customers, I knew that what I gained at the University helped. I recommend junior students that they should engage in a broad study while at the University, even if they cannot manage to study all the details of all the courses they take.

How did you pass your time for four years at the University?

I had an ordinary life at the University and did a variety of part-time work.

I have so many memories of having fun with friends I made at the University and also being at my part-time jobs during my days off.

What did you do to seek employment?

I had the feeling that because I had done so many things on a part-time basis while at the University, I would be able to utilize my experiences and find employment quite quickly, and so I was not very pro-active about my employment activities.

I was quite stressed out when I could not find employment right after graduation. (Crying)

What is the secret to being accepted for employment?

I think it would be better to consult instructors at the University early and gain a lot of information.

What is your memory of your life as a university student?

All my memories are about fulfilling, happy times. I did not study that seriously.

If I had a chance to go back to the University, I would certainly take it seriously. (Laughing)

What are your aspirations for the future?

I am currently applying for naturalization.

I work hard each and every day to make sure that we can live in Japan as a family without any inconvenience.

Please give a word or two to junior students

Please do not waste the opportunity you have to study at the University, and study properly.

ZHANG  ZHENGJUN. A Message from a Graduate

“How One Reflects on Experiences and Makes Adjustments While Accumulating Practical Experience”

Country of origin: China
Name: Zhang Zhengjun (张 峥峻)
Completed program of study: Major in the Graduate Program of Policy and Administration, Department of Policy Management at Shobi University Graduate School, Graduated March 2016
Employer: Shanghai Polarizing Plate Division, Nitto Denko Corporation
Quality Assurance Department, Customer Service Section
Associate in charge of products intended for Japan Display Inc.


As I was born and raised in Shanghai, China, through high school, I thought about returning home for work, because I wanted to work for my people back home. I was very apprehensive about the fact that how I went about seeking employment differed from what my friends who were in and around Shanghai did. I made pro-active efforts in looking for work, through searches on local employment sites there, as well as by participating in an internship opportunity in Shanghai.

Such activities did not result in successful employment, and there were instances where I could not get through the screening process. I felt let down a number of times, but each time that happened, my friends around me, as well as my predecessors and my parents, all lent me their ears. There were occasions where it was difficult for me to talk with my friends about the situation I was in, so I went over to the Career Center, where they listened to me and motivated me to go on.

So what I did to get employment was jot down all the interactions that occurred each time I went through an interview, so that I could re-examine aspects of the interview that I felt did not go sufficiently well or questions I could not respond to well. I utilized the multiple perspectives and problem-solving ability I gained at the University to gradually improve my interviews. I feel that the accumulation of such efforts eventually led me to success in finding employment.

I believe there is this lonely image about looking for employment, faced with so much competition. Talking with friends makes it possible to give each other pointers on things that one might not realize on one’s own and provide an opportunity to exchange information. I used to remain constantly in touch with friends I made at company introductions and internships, so that we could encourage and motivate each other. Knowing you have friends makes it possible to brush things off and keep on going even when you are faced with hard times.

Gaining employment is not the goal, but that is only the beginning. I hope you participate in company introductions provided by the businesses of various industries, seek out what interests you, and then properly discern the future prospects of the occupation you have selected. Find a company in an industry you would like to work in for dozens of years to come.

In closing, I would like to wish Shobi University greater progress and prosperity for the future from bottom of my heart.