Career Counseling

Please feel free to ask anything you would like to know about careers. We will respond to all of your queries and questions. How should I fill in the entry sheet? What are the jobs that fit my field of expertise? What should I do to become a researcher? We will respond to your needs. So, don't hesitate. Just visit us.

Under what circumstances can I use this service?

  • What is a normal schedule for finding employment?
  • What are the characteristics of recruitment in science and engineering?
  • What is the effective way of filling in the entry sheet?
  • What is the trick to successful interviews?
  • I got a number of job offers, but I can't decide which to accept.
  • I haven't received any job offers.
  • I can't decide which way to proceed.
  • What should I do to get a job in my field/in an unrelated field?
  • Can women get jobs as researchers? Etc.

Introduction to the Career Advisors

Every week, each of our four career advisors spends a day on duty at the Ookayama Campus and the Suzukakedai Campus. An appointment system is used to enable them to talk things through with you carefully. Advisors provide you with information regarding employment, respond to fundamental questions about employment, give advice on how to do various things, and offer employment counseling.

Name of Advisor Day on Duty
Advisor's Message to Students

〔Days on Duty〕
Suzukakedai: Tuesday

I joined a consulting firm specializing in human resource management and development (HRM and HRD) after earning my master's degree in psychology. I designed and delivered human resource development programs for various types of employees, including new employees, those in middle management, corporate leaders, engineers, sales representatives, and those working in customer satisfaction. I also worked with clients on HRM issues. For the past ten years, I have been doing work related to career counseling at universities. At Tokyo Tech, I have been a career consultant since 2010 and I have also been teaching career design courses to master's students. Through my experience and knowledge of corporate human resource management as well as through stories of what past Tokyo Tech students are doing today and how they got there, I will help answer questions and resolve issues you may have about building your careers. Let's work together to make a career plan that lets you take control of your future.

Naoko Kasai
* Available in English

〔Days on Duty〕
Suzukakedai: Wednesday

After working in various Japanese companies, foreign investment banks (American, British, Australian), and having established an HR training and development company, joined the Tokyo Institute of Technology.
During the investment banking era, I belonged to a Corporate Access department, connecting Japanese and foreign-owned companies and investors, and participating in more than 200 top company meetings a year.
So, from the perspective of industry analysis, management strategy and human resources strategy, I gained the ability to understand enterprises from a number of viewpoints, and to estimate corporate value from the characteristics of the management and employees.
I had experience dealing with many kinds of multidisciplinary consultations (research, education, private, career etc.) with international students belonging to the Academy for global leadership program, within Tokyo Tech at both Masters and Doctorate levels.
Graduated from Lancaster University in the UK, majoring in management organization theory (master's degree). My decisions for employment are not only based on career development, but also a real process of choosing one`s way of living.
For Tokyo Tech students, let us try and think together of what kinds of future designs are appropriate.

Yuko Minami

〔Days on Duty〕
Ookayama: Monday

After obtaining a bachelor's degree in the humanities, I was employed by a railroad company. I was involved in external PR, restructuring and rebranding of hotels, and promoting CSR for the entire organization through the president's office. While working at this company, I came across the term Human Capital, which led me first to get a counselling qualification and later to change careers. I worked as a career counsellor and also gave lectures at the Labor Bureau, universities, and colleges of technology. In addition, I investigated the employment problems of youths for my master's degree thesis.

Searching for a job is not just about getting a job. It also means searching for the place where you will be spending a substantial part of your lives. It's a big commitment and huge investment for your futures, so it's important that you get it right. I am here to help you make the best decisions for yourselves and get you on the right career paths. Please come see me anytime you have a question or wish to talk about your future careers.

Eri Fujimori

〔Days on Duty〕
Suzukakedai: Monday

After obtaining an economics degree, I joined an insurance company where I was part of the first generation of women to get a career track position at the company. Over the next 16 years, I held positions in asset management, damage investigation, and related enterprises. I worked at various places, including the head office, local sales offices, and affiliated companies, and struggled to maintain balance between work that also involved transfers and relocations, and marriage and family life. I then worked with students in the humanities and social sciences as a career advisor at my alma mater for seven years. My work there involved meeting and giving advice to around 400 students each year, supporting various student groups that get together to talk about career planning, and planning and organizing career support events.

Tokyo Tech students are invaluable assets to society and many are known to become leaders in the world of science and technology. I hope to draw on my experience to aid these students to achieve their desired career paths that not only make full use of their expertise, but also their strengths and maturity.

Opening Hours (Appointments Required)

Ookayama Campus
Four times a week (Mondays,Tuesdays Wednesdays & Fridays)
3F Tokyo Tech Front


Suzukakedai Campus
Four times a week (Mondays Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays)
2F(212R) R3 buiidging


Counseling sessions begin on the hour (from 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00)
Counseling begins at 11:00 and ends at 16:45 (excl. 13:00-14:00)
After 17:00 are reserved for appointments made on the same day.
(more information will follow the bottom of the page)

Counseling Appointments (In principle, by appointment only)From October, the Career Counseling Appointment System has been modified.

The Appointment System will be transferred to the Tokyo Tech Portal

Tokyo Tech Portal → Login → Web system for S&F → Menu → Career Counseling

[1] Making an appointment

Career Counseling Appointment System → Select campus → Select day → Select start time → Input appointment details → Book appointment
・You can schedule an appointment from 40 days to 30 minutes before the counseling session. However, counseling sessions after 17:00 are reserved for appointments made on the same day. Same-day appointments can be made from noon (afternoon) to 30 minutes before the counseling start time.
You can only book one appointment at a time.
You will be able to make another appointment after your previous counseling session has finished.To make changes to your appointment, please edit your online registration card for career advice.

[2] Counseling session duration

・Each counseling session lasts a maximum of 45 minutes. 
 Counseling sessions begin at 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00. (excl. 13:00-14:00)
・15 minutes only for same-day appointments. If you need a longer counseling session, please  make an appointment at least a day in advance. 
 Counseling sessions for appointments made on the same day begin at 17:00, 17:20, and   17:40. 
*Generally, the last timeslot is 17:40, but this can be extended during some academic periods. Please check the calendar page.

[3] Appointment confirmation

When your appointment is booked, a confirmation email will be sent to you. You can always check your appointment details on the calendar page.

[4] Canceling an appointment

You have until 8 a.m. on the day of your visit to cancel your appointment using the system. After 8 a.m., you can cancel or make any changes to your appointment via email ( or by calling (8:30 a.m.~) the Support Planning Group of the Student Support Division (03 (5734) 3012). After your cancellation or changes have been completed, you will receive a confirmation via email.
Warning: Please notify always about your cancellation, as the lack of it will cause inconvenience to the other students and career advisors. Cancellation without notice or failing to show up will result in your being disallowed from making another appointment for 7 days.

* If you need urgent career counseling without an appointment:

As a general rule, counseling requires an appointment. However, if there are open slots on that day, you can go directly to the career advisors room. You can have a counseling session if the career advisors have no other appointments.

* We will no longer accept appointments via email, only through the Tokyo Tech portal system.

≪Contact information≫
Support Planning Group, Student Support Division
Email (enquiries only) :    Tel: 03(5734)3012