Type C: Enterprise & NPOs Co-create Project

Type C: Enterprise & NPOs Co-create Project

Enterprise and NPOs Co-create projects are projects that APU students work with companies, NPOs, or APU. APU receives offers from companies and nonprofit organizations that would like to do projects in collaboration with APU students. Among those offers, the University will select projects that can apply students' ideas effectively and will help students develop. The University then extends those offers to interested students.
Students will work in collaboration with a company or an NPO. However, students will apply for this project voluntarily which means that students are required to plan and implement the events autonomously. Additionally, students will have training and feedback sessions and are required to make public presentations.

AY2022 <APU × Beppu Onsen SUGINOI Hotel Powered by ORIX Real Estate>
Practical Learning Project: Learn, think, and create with professionals Multi-Cultural Festival in SUGINOI Hotel Promotion Project

We’re looking for students interested in working with Suginoi Hotel staff to plan and implement an event that will showcase cultures from countries around the world. The event will be held at Suginoi Hotel during AY2022 Fall Semester Quarter Break.

Students selected for this project will spend the upcoming Spring Semester learning about professional event planning/implementation through weekly lectures and discussions at Suginoi Hotel. Project members will then be broken up into smaller groups to begin drafting event proposals while receiving instruction and advice from professionals before presenting their event ideas in front of Suginoi Hotel and ORIX Hotel Management Corporation executives this summer. Project members will spend the beginning of Fall Semester working together on preparations for the event selected by the executives and actually implement the event at Suginoi Hotel at the end of November during Quarter Break.

This is a business project that allows students to work together with hospitality professionals on an entertainment event for hotel guests from the initial planning stages until the very end. If you’re interested in fully immersing yourself in this unique learning experience or are confident in your ability to work well on a tight schedule, then this project is for you! Please apply if you want to reap the benefits and growth this experience is sure to inspire!

Please note that all lectures and communication with Suginoi Hotel will be conducted in Japanese. Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese, understand the lecture content and materials, and be able to respond in Japanese on the spot.
Individual applications are accepted, however, it is also possible to apply as a group of 4.

Project information session (ZOOM): April 6 (Wed), 14:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Application deadline: April 11 (Mon), 12:00 Noon (Japan Standard Time)
Notice of screening results/interview information: April 13 (Wed), around 10:00
Interviews:April 15 (Fri), 10:00~15:00 (APU campus)

Refer to the application guidelines and application forms (Groups / Indivisuals) for further details.

★Here is the information session Video and Documents.

AY 2021 Project: Student Voices Project
AY2021 Educational Video Production Project for APU Students

As a project organized by the Student Office, the "Educational Video Production Project for APU Students" was implemented to enrich the lives of APU students. This project aims to foster interactive human relationships through various social contribution activities conducted by students using the concept of service-learning and helps students improve their citizenship and social skills and their problem-solving and practical teamwork skills.
"Smoking Manners at APU" and " Basic Manners of Living Environment" were themes that each team decided on their own. The students created educational videos on their smartphones from students' perspectives and aimed at students. Most of the participating students had no previous experience making videos. However, thanks to Douga-tec, who gave advice and held workshops on basic techniques, they could create their videos in a short period of time. Douga-tec was established by an APU alumni who is also involved in making educational video content. Please click the links below to view the videos from each team.

Smoking Manners at APU
Basic Manners of Living Environment

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