Well-planned and carefully-designed support system considering each student’s life plan
Determining a career path is neither a culmination nor a goal of university student life. It is a new start as a member of society. The Career Center is committed to helping students recognize the meaning of ‘working in society’ and build up their future plan using the knowledge and interests obtained at Doshisha University as a foundation for their endeavors. We encourage all students to make their own independent career choices with a proactive approach to the future.
Doshisha starts promoting students’ awareness of career development from the first year.
In order to cultivate comprehensive career awareness among students, Doshisha provides ‘career discovery’ seminars during the first and second years in an effort to encourage students to start thinking about their post-study ambitions, in conjunction with career formation support programs in the form of regular classes. Various types of internship programs are also offered to students across all faculties to provide an opportunity to develop future career plans through the accumulation of work experience in a real business environment. The programs include a one-day internship targeted at first- and second-year students and a regular program named ‘career formation and internship’ for mainly third-year students. All of the programs are designed to help support students’ career development throughout their time at Doshisha University.
Students can use Doshisha’s job-related database, located online for easy access.
Recently, the amount of information related to job searching has dramatically increased. To provide accurate and timely information to students, our university is implementing various support activities through the effective use of information systems, which include collecting the very latest information about companies and organizations of interest. Students can gain free access to corporate information at the job resources room, while at the open-access rooms on the Imadegawa and Kyotanabe campuses students can access resources such as Nikkei Telecom 21. Of particular interest to students will be the career support system called ‘e-career’. Adopted in 2009, this is Doshisha’s latest web initiative, developed by the Career Center. The system provides a wide range of information, including employment opportunities and tests, accounts of job hunting experiences of Doshisha graduates, and employment survey results. It also encompasses software that endeavors to match individual students with employers according to their respective needs and desires. The career support system serves as a versatile and highly useful tool for students’ job searching activities. Around 20,000 companies provide data for e-career, together with about 5,900 recruitment companies. The system is located online and so can be accessed at any time.