Background Arianne Dumayas firmly believes that Japan is a land of opportunities if you are open to explore different possibilities. With this outlook, she was able to finish her studies and secure an academic position in Japan. Arianne is originally from the Philippines and came to Japan as a MEXT Scholar in 2008. She currently … Continue reading Scholars to scholars: In conversation with Arianne Dumayas
(日本語版は下記） MEXT Scholars Association Birthday Bash★ MEXT Scholars Association (MSA) turns two this year! Come join us at the birthday bash (cum annual general meeting), and reconnect with a driven and diverse community of alumni and current scholars! What’s special this year? • A “From Scholars to Scholars” seminar, at which you get to hear … Continue reading MEXT Scholars Association Birthday Bash★
As international students in Japan, questions such as ‘What are the options I have once I graduate?’ lurk in the mind of almost every scholar. As the country goes through the process of internationalization, the importance of answering these questions are increasing day by day. MEXT Scholars Association understands the gravity of this situation and … Continue reading From Scholars to Scholars in Kansai
On the 17th of June 2018, MSA held its fourth 'From Scholars To Scholars' speakers series, where we bring together current students with OBOG alumni, who have made for themselves a career here in Japan. This time it was held at the prestigious University of Tokyo, and for the first time we managed to invite … Continue reading From Scholars To Scholars IV
We thank everyone for being a part of the event and turning it into a great success. There was an amazing turnout of more than 130 people from all around the world. There were many charismatic speakers in the event. Stéphane Emmanuel Fouché shared the journey of his career in Japan, and one of his tricks to … Continue reading Career Design Studio: Pitch Yourself Boot Camp
We thank everyone for being a part of the event and turning it into a great success (despite the heavy rain). We have had an amazing turn out of MEXT scholars and alumni. A quick snap of the event: Alba told her amazing story of how she moved from biotechnology to entrepreneurship and what she … Continue reading Deloitte Tohmatsu Venture Support x MSA: Find your mission workshop
SUMMARY Your post-graduation plans will depend heavily on the following: What career you want What you can offer to potential employers What kind of opportunities you get to know as a student But in any case, overconfidence is a big no-no Starting to look for opportunities early also really helps A list of companies where … Continue reading What job opportunities do I have after I graduate?
SUMMARY Be aware of the fact that the job hunting cycle is entirely different from most other countries in the world. More specifically, job-hunting can start as early as the summer two years before you graduate if you graduate in spring. The situation for students graduating in autumn is more complex. The typical Japanese job-hunting … Continue reading Job hunting in Japan as an international student
SUMMARY Be aware that in Japan, “internship” can mean short work experiences of say a week or less Long-term internships are available if you know where to look Benefits include growing your networking, getting to “know” how it is to work in Japan and sometimes pay too If you are planning to do so it … Continue reading How do I get an internship in Japan?
Slush is a student-driven non-profit movement, originally founded in Finland, to change attitudes towards entrepreneurship. Slush connects startups and tech talent with top-tier international investors, executives, and media. In 2016, Slush brought together over 17,500 attendees from over 120 countries for the two-day event in Helsinki. Facilitating meetings between startups and investors is at the … Continue reading Slush – MSA Collaboration