Transferable Skills Seminar – PhD Career in Japan –

Event | September 16, 2016

Finished Sep 16 2016

This transferable skills seminar is targeted for international researchers (MC, DC, PD). 
Seminar will be conducted in English.

Career Consultant of Active Connector Inc. will give us insight into non-academic career in Japan and advise you on your next move.


・ The Japanese context for foreign employees
・ Season
・ Japan’s strengths and attractiveness for foreigners
・ R&D in private sector
・ Budget allocation
・ Thing beyond PhD title
・ Types of jobs (outlook)
・ Salary

【Job Hunting in Japan】

・ How and where to begin?
・ What to evaluate?
・ Networking
・ When to begin? (recruiting process)
・ Difficulties
・ Japanese language ability
・ Japanese cv preparation
・ Brief on visa
・ Some wrap-up

【Testimonies & Experiences】

・ Case study of PhD students : 3 Case studies of foreigners who are working for the private sector (How they did it, recommendations)

【About Active Connector】

・ Introducing AC
・ Positions in AC’s portfolio for PhD’s

■ Lecturer

Mr. Sebastian Heradia Career Consultant / Active Connector Inc. Active Connector is committed to creating meaningful career opportunities for international students in Japan. Their vision is to create a community in which everyone can enjoy working and living in a transcultural environment.

■ Place

Centennial Hall 1st Floor Conference Room

■ Seminar date

9/16/2016 (fri) 16:30-18:00

■ Eligible

Hokkaido University graduate students and postdocs whose native language is NOT Japanese.

■ Closing

9/16/2016 noon

■ Max participants


■ How to register

You must be registered in the Hi-System. If you are not, please register here.
*Hi-System details are found here.
Click here: and scroll to the bottom of the page and click “申し込む” to register.
If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail in three business days after registering, please contact I-HoP. 


Front Office for Human Resource Education and Development

International Human Resource Development Program ( I-HoP )

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