Information for IUJ Students

Before you use IUJ Career Support services, please complete your registration on Career Access first.

There is a survey to ask your previous and future career.

User ID: Your IUJ email address before @
PW: IUJ user account password

However, some students are not able to register on it due to scholarship rules which have scholars return to their countries after graduation. For example, JICA scholars except ABE initiative and ADB scholars.

IUJ Career Support often shares job and internship information through emails.

Every IUJ student can subscribe. If you’re interested, please fill out the form below.

To make your resume included in the IUJ resume book, please confirm and understand the purpose of use, and start writing with the following format.

Deadlines for submitting resumes as below.

1st deadline: October 4th, Wednesday
2nd deadline: October 13th, Friday
Final deadline: October 20th, Friday

IUJ Resume Format (Word)

– Please send a draft to as Word document

Guide for IUJ Resume Book 2024

Job Hunting in Japan is very unique.

If you want to succeed, you should understand Japanese Job Hunting culture first.

The Guide Book authored by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) explains it in English, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.

JASSO Job Hunting Guide

Holding a business card is not a must during job hunting, but some job hunters prefer to have it to leave your personal information and contact when they talk with the recruiters.

The IUJ school shop helps to order a card with IUJ original format.

How to order:

1. Download the application form for each school and fill out the format correctly by PC, NOT by hand.

Application form for IR students: English / Japanese
Application form for IM students: English / Japanese
*Details are written in the format. Please check them carefully.

2. Print the application form after writing your information by PC and bring it to the IUJ school shop.

3. The image will arrive 3 business days later after you submit the data. Please visit the school shop and check the image.

4. After your proofreading, your business cards will be printed and delivered 3 business days later. Please visit the school shop again and pay 3,200 yen.

Business card images for each school. English and Japanese are printed on each side.

IUJ Career Support organizes several seminars to support job hunting in Japan.

All seminars are for free. The information will be shared by e-mails.

Please do not miss these opportunities!

  • September

    Career Guidance for IUJ Students

  • October

    Alumni Networking Event

  • November

    How to do Self-Analysis / How to tell your Strength and Weak point

  • November

    Almuni Net working Event Part 2

  • December

    How to write Japanese Resume

  • January

    Japanese Manner for Interview

  • February

    How to write Entry Sheet for application

  • March

    Japanese Interview Manner and Mock

  • June

    Tips for Job Hunting for the next job hunters

  • June

    Business manner in Japan for Fresh employees

IUJ students can participate in the internship program between early July and late September.

Students may work 8 hours a day during the summer school holidays if you have a work permit.

Please note that some students are not permitted to get paid due to the rules of their scholarship.

The Companies list of the students worked as an intern here.

Examples of Internship 2018-2022

After graduation, all students are not allowed to stay in Japan with a student residence status even if the expiration date remains.

Please change your residence status by yourself immediately.

Work Visa

If you get a job offer from a company, you will change to “Work” residence status or “Designated Activities” residence status to stay in Japan until your date of employment.

Please follow the company’s instruction and update your status.

Job Hunting Visa

If you continue job hunting in Japan after graduatioin, you need to change to “Designated Activities” residence status.

One of the required documents is a Recommendation Letter from IUJ, and following eligible students can apply for it.

  1. Active Job Hunter
  2. 2nd year student of 2-year program, student in 1-year program and 3rd year student of PhD program

IUJ issues a letter to IUJ active job hunters who meet the following conditions.

  1. Apply for 5 Japanese companies / organizations at least by the application deadline. You need to show that you have been working hard to find a job in a long period, not a short period. We don’t issue a recommendation letter if you apply for 5 companies in a same time.
  2. IUJ Career Support will have a meeting with the students who have not communicated with us frequently.

Please check the other required materials from the Japanese Immigration Bureau website.

Designated Activities for Job hunting

Application Deadline for Recommendation Letter

Students who expect to graduate in

June           May 31st

August       July 31st

Documents to be Submitted

  1. Application Form
  2. Job Hunting Records
  3. Emails as proof of the above records (Reply from company, Interview confirmation, Result Notice) by PDF or Photos

Procedure before applying for Job Hunting Visa

If your request for a recommendation letter is accepted by IUJ Career Support, please follow the procedure below.

  1. Update the address on your current residence card (Student status card)

After graduation, if you will stay in Minami Uonuma city, please go to the city office and update the address on your residence card after you move to the new apartment.

If you will leave Minami Uonuma city, please go to the city office before you leave Minami Uonuma city and complete the MOVE OUT procedure. You can do it 14 days before you will leave. Then please go to the city office in the city you move to and complete the MOVE IN procedure in 14 days after you move.

  1. Send the both sides of your residence cards to IUJ Career Support by email.


  1. IUJ Career Support will issue a recommendation letter and send it to your latest address by post.


Which Immigration Bureau or Immigration Branch office should you go?

With a recommendation letter and other required documents, you will go to the immigration offices by yourself. The immigration office you should go is decided by the address on your current residence card. You need to go to either a branch office in your residence area or Immigration bureau that branch office belongs to.

For example, if the address on your residence card is Niigata prefecture, you can apply for job hunting visa at either Niigata branch office or Tokyo Immigration bureaus.

Please keep it in mind that you need to go there again when you receive the new residence card after you pass the procedure.

Alumni Career Advisors Network; A-CAN

It is a group of IUJ alumni ready to answer your industry questions or offer advice. They are NOT to hand you a job/internship.
Please access to the following folder in our platform, and read “A-CAN Instrucations” before you contact to alumni.

iuj-home → CC&S → ★new → 5.A-CAN_Mentor Programs → A-CAN


IUJ’s Global Women’s / Men’s Mentor Network

These are subgroups of A-CAN designed to match current female students and with female alumni, and male students with male alumni for their academic and professional support. IUJ students can choose an alum to be their direct one-on-one mentor for academic and career advice and development.

iuj-home → CC&S → ★new → 5.A-CAN_Mentor Programs

Alumni-Students Mentor Program

Career Support Network for International Students in Japan


– Method of job hunting in Japan

– Preparation for the employment exams

–  Study for Business Japanese

–  Employment information for international student in Japan

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