Sophia University

Campus Life Career Center

Career Center


The Sophia Career Center supports students' job-seeking activities and helps them to explore career opportunities.

Location: 1st Floor, Building 2 (Next to the Catholic Center)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00-16:30 (Lunch hour 11:30-12:30)
During the lunch hour the Career Center remains open to students, however staff are unavailable.

Information for Students
Sophia University Job Search Guide for International Students (JP-EN Version)

This booklet will introduce you to the general details of job hunting in Japan.

  • Individual consultation
    The career center offers various kinds of counseling on job search. Our staff offer professional advice through individual consultation (40 minutes) by appointment, and simple inquiries may be made at the service desk. Individual counseling is available in Japanese and English. Please make an appointment in advance.

  • Registering your career plans
    We ask that all students register their career plans during their third or fourth year. Students wishing to proceed to graduate school or choosing to not seek employment after graduation are also asked to register. (Graduate students may register anytime)

    Please register on Loyola through the "Career Center" section "Enter your career plans" link. You may also register in-person at the career center.

  • Registering your decided post-graduation career options
    We ask that upcoming graduates let the career center know of their plans post-graduation when they have decided (If you have accepted a job offer, accepted to graduate school, etc.) This can be done through the "Career Center" section "Enter your career options" link in Loyola.

    In addition, we also ask for students’ cooperation in filling out a job hunting report which will be used as reference in providing up to date information for future graduates.
    *Please note students that do not register their career options will be contacted by the Career Center.

  • Career Education Programs
    Sophia University provides numerous educational programs for students looking to explore their future careers. In addition to credit courses aimed at a variety of academic level students, students that are looking to get hands-on experience may sign up and participate in internships or join alumni events to speak directly with alumni.

  • Career Support Programs
    The Career Center organizes over 350 programs with over 30,000 participants yearly. Presenters range from company HR representatives to alumni working in a variety of professional areas. Programs are held during lunch-time or after class and cover various topics such as: company research, resume writing, interviewing, job hunting skills, and test preparation. In addition there are specially tailored programs for STEM students, nursing students, international students, and students who will graduate with study-abroad experience.

    Check Loyola or the Career Center System for details on upcoming programs.
    Career Center System(Japanese Only)

  • Internships
    Internship information is available online through Loyola, the Career Center System, and at the Career Center on the “Internship” bulletin board.

  • Support for students with disabilities
    The Career Center provides support to students with visible and non-visible disabilities. Specialized staff are available for private consultation, job information and event information is also available and updated periodically.

  • Visa
    Visa Information for after Graduation

  • For more information, please check the bulletin board at the entrance of the Career Center, Loyola, and the Career Center System. (Japanese Language)

International Students Paths after Graduation

Information for Alumni

Information for Employers

A. On-Campus Career Fairs
On-Campus career fairs are held from time to time. Please contact us for information.

B. Job Offers & Internships
Full-Time job and internship offers may be submitted in person or sent via email.

*Please consult with the Center for Student Affairs (TEL: 03-3238-3525) regarding part-time job offers.

For in person submissions, we ask that you make an appointment beforehand. The Career Center office hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00-11:30 and 12:30-16:30.

Career Center
Sophia University
Building 2, 1st Floor
7-1, Kioi-Cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
TEL:03-3238-3581 FAX:03-3238-3585