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Business Activities
Career Development Support

Creating an environment to support students in their study and growth

University co-ops are the students’ partner from admission until employment. University co-ops support efforts to nurture the students’ growth by providing various courses and opportunities to experience, tailored to each university’s needs, which enable the students to learn skills needed in college life.


Promoting Student
Emotional Intelligence
(Hirosaki University Co-op)

Vision Navigation Seminar (Ryukoku University Co-op)

Wide support, ranging from various courses until graduation
Career Support

University co-ops offer an opportunity to think about college life from admission until graduation, by holding what we called “vision navigation seminars,” to help students live their college life purposefully.

Computer course (Nihon Fukushi University Co-op)

Excellent services even for beginners
Computer-related Services

University co-ops offer various services to ensure that students can use their PCs free from anxiety for four years. University co-ops provide computer courses for beginners, cooperate with computer makers, and setting special counters to deal with purchase using university budget.

2015 PC Conference in University of Toyama

Supporting Research on Learning through Computers

We hold academic conference on learning through computers with CIEC (Community for Innovation of Education and learning through Computers and communication networks). This annual conference serves as a place for exchange and learning of education and research using computers.

*As of December 2015, 87 organizations and 814 individuals have joined CIEC.

Consultation meeting on foreign language study program

Internship program at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, US

Cross-cultural tour to Sydney, Australia

English classes are held before departure. We hold these classes at 60 university co-ops with 8,700 students.

Providing thematic learning and experience
Foreign Language Study Program and Overseas Internship Program

University co-ops hold language trainings, homestay programs abroad, thematic trips, and overseas internship programs, which provide opportunity for students to learn about environment, welfare, history, peace and many other issues. We encourage students to get experience abroad as it will benefit their career.

Job hunting supplementary school and consultation corner (Kagoshima University Co-op)

Relieving worries about job hunting through courses and seminars
Job Hunting Assistance

University co-ops support enthusiastic students through various courses and seminars. Senior students who are experienced in job hunting offer advice from their own experiences to junior students. University co-ops also hold seminars such as Job Hunting Supplementary School to make students think about work and know the various industries. University co-ops also hold joint briefing sessions where various companies deliver presentations.

Support for High School Students and Freshmen

University co-ops offer advice on preparation of admission and college life through orientation sessions by senior students

Open Campus and Advice on Life as Freshmen

Fukui University Co-op

Consultation on housing for students and orientation session for admission preparation (Keio University Co-op)

In open campus, students offer free drinks and written messages of support for high school students and give advice on college life. Senior students also give advice for new students who live alone on housing, goods, furniture and home electronics based on their own experience.

Orientation Sessions for Parents Before Admission

Briefing for admission preparation for students admitted by recommendation and their parents (Iwate University Co-op)

Briefing for admission preparation (Shinshu University Co-op)

University co-ops hold orientation sessions for students with admission by recommendation, students with early admission and parents of students. Senior students, faculty members and co-op staff provide guidance on various things regarding preparation of college life, including living alone, textbooks, teaching materials and computers.

Staff’s Voice

We offer our best support to ensure students who take the courses will pass as desired.

We feel the significance of facing the importance phase of the life, which is the decision where a student will work for the next 40 years. We committedly support students to help them continue their study until the end, and also carry out character test preparation course for civil servant qualification test, which is important to determine whether a person will pass the test.

(Atsuo Imai, person in charge of Civil Servant Qualification Test Prep Course, Hiroshima University Co-op)

Member’s Voice

University co-op provides satisfactory support and study methods for civil servant qualification test.

I chose a course offered by co-op because of its straight-ahead study methods and the high pass rate. Supports are available from course instructors, students who have passed the test, and of course, co-op staff. I learned that various events and supports ensure that if a student works hard, passing the test is possible.

(Yuhi Serizawa, Hiroshima University)

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