Career Development Courses

At APU, we offer co-curricular courses to help students planning and choosing their career (Career Design I-Ⅲ), and to improve their Japanese skills indispensable for finding a job in Japan (Career Japanese I-Ⅱ).


List of courses available in AY 2015

Career Design
Career Design Ⅰ

Outline: 1st year.
With a focus on designing a unique and individual lifestyle, students work towards planning a life plan and consider how they intend to express themselves through their chosen career. This course teaches students how to gain a greater understanding and a wider perspective of themselves including their interests, values, personality, strengths and feeling towards change, and how to reflect this understanding in their future career and lifestyle.

Career Design Ⅱ

Outline: 2nd year.
By exploring the concept of life-career, students learn the skills they need to pursue, rewarding career choices and a meaningful way of life. This course also aims to help students gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, intended career/job and their psychology.

Career Design Ⅲ

Outline: 3rd year.
Listening to different lecturers in every session, students are expected to be able to learn about corporation from various perspectives. Students will also learn to analyze a company not by its name/brand but by the job contents, potential and competency leading to a right decision for their career, as well as to gain deeper understanding on a particular industry and corporation.


Career Japanese
Career Japanese Ⅰ

Aiming at students who wish to seek for a job in Japan, this course offers knowledge on job hunting and equips students with necessary Japanese skills for composing a proper resume. Furthermore, while learning how to conduct self-assessment and company research, students are also expected to observe a job that suits to their skills and competency.

Career Japanese Ⅱ

This course aims at students who have completed the Career Japanese I. Based on the result of self-assessment and company research done in the previous level, students will write the 'motivation for applying,' involving in a group work to ponder about a view of a career. Moreover, they will also be given a case study and encouraged to create their own turning point for job hunting. In addition, through hands-on practice, students will be equipped with communication skills, business manner, using of honorific form and many more.



Please contact the Academic Office for course registration details.

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