Jobs and Career Paths

One of the common questions that is raised by students who want to study in Japan is, "What kind of career can one have after studying in Japan?". It is very common that you wonder - Will studying in Japan and getting a degree be an advantage when finding a job? Can I get a job in Japan or back in my own country? Does the knowledge of Japanese have an impact on finding a job after graduation? Can I work part-time while studying? Are there internship opportunities?

There are a number of former students who studied in Japan and who are having excellent and interesting careers in their home countries as well as in Japan. Let's listen to their experience and advice so that you can have a better idea of what could be envisaged and possible after your graduation from a school in Japan.

Experience and advice of former students

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Mr Valerie Kouakou

Côte d'Ivoire
Buisnessman
MBA, Kansei Gakuin University (Former MEXT scholarship student)

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Dr David N'dri

Côte d'Ivoire
Assistant Professor, International University of Grand Bassam
PhD, International University of Japan (Former Abe Initiative student)

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Mr Abdon Koko

Côte d'Ivoire
Programme Specialist and Analyst, Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development
MSc, Ritsumeikan University (Former Abe Initiative student)

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Dr Cheikh Sarr Gueye

Senegal
Embassy of Japan in Senegal
PhD, Kobe University
(Former MEXT scholarship student)

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Mr Papa Magatte Gueye

Senegal

Consultant
PhD, Meiji University
(Former MEXT scholarship student) 

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Mr Amadou Moctar Sarr

Senegal
Director, Dai Nippon Construction
PhD, Gifu University
(Former MEXT scholarship student)