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Paths after Graduation

SFC Graduates (including GIGA graduates)

About 70% of students in the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies find employment in companies after graduation, while less than 20% go on to higher education, and 10% pursue other career paths. As for corporate placements, the Faculty of Policy Management has four industry categories that account for 80% of all graduates who find employment: Information and communications, Finance and Insurance, Manufacturing, and Consumer services. Whereas the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies tends to have three industry categories: Manufacturing, Information and communications, and Consumer services, which account for 60-70% of all graduates who find employment. Both faculties have also found the industries of Broadcasting and Advertising to be very popular.
In terms of higher education, while many students go on to the Graduate School of Media and Governance, others go on to other universities in Japan or to graduate schools overseas. The percentage of students entering the Graduate School of Media and Governance is high at approximately 10%, with an Early Admission Program also available.
Some graduates also become civil servants or teachers by obtaining teaching licenses. Many of our graduates are active in a wide range of fields, making the most of their individuality and talents, such as studying abroad, challenging difficult certification exams, and starting their own businesses.

Career Paths of SFC Students

Construction Shimizu Corporation
Manufacturing Keyence Corporation, Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, NEC Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Sony Group Corporation
Information and communications SoftBank Corp., Tata Consultancy Services Japan
Finance and Insurance MUFG Bank, Ltd., Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., Daiwa Securities Co. Ltd., Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Real Estate Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Professional Services PwC Consulting LLC, Accenture Japan Ltd, Hakuhodo Inc., BayCurrent Consulting, Inc., CyberAgent Inc.
Consumer Services Rakuten Group, Inc., Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

*Companies where at least 3 graduates of the Faculty of Policy Management and the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies have been employed

Advancement to Graduate School of SFC Students

Name of School Country Name of School Country Name of School Country
Columbia University USA Delft University of Technology Netherlands Keio University Japan
Cornell University USA Graduate Institute of Geneva Switzerland University of Tokyo Japan
Harvard University USA University of Zurich Switzerland Waseda University Japan
Pratt Institute USA Lund University Sweden Kyoto University Japan
Stanford University USA Institute for Advanced Architecture in Catalonia Spain Tsukuba University Japan
University of Southern California USA Technical University of Munich Germany Hitotsubashi University Japan
University of Alberta Canada Dresden University of Technology Germany Hokkaido University Japan
University of British Columbia Canada ESCP Business School France Nagoya University Japan
King's College London UK ESPOL, Lille Catholic University France Kyusyu University Japan
London School of Economics UK HEC Paris France Chiba University Japan
SOAS University of London UK Paris Diderot University (Paris 7) France Osaka University Japan
The University of Edinburgh UK Paris Nanterre University (Paris 10) France Tohoku University Japan
University College London UK Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Belgium And more...
University of Bath UK University of Lisbon (ISEG) Portugal
University of Essex UK The University of Melbourne Australia
University of Exeter UK University of Sydney Australia
University of Glasgow UK Seoul National University South Korea
University of Sheffield UK Nanyang Technological University Singapore
University of Warwick UK Beijing Foreign Studies University China
University of York UK Tsinghua University China
Mendrisio Academy of Architecture Italy Hong Kong University of Science and Technology China
University of Padua Italy The Chinese University of Hong Kong China

GIGA Graduates

  • About 50% took positions at companies in Japan.
  • About 6% took positions at foreign companies.
  • About 15 % took positions at universities in Japan.
  • About 6% took positions at universities in foreign countries.
  • The remaining 23% pursued other interests such as starting up a business.

Career Support & Information at SFC

The Career Services Section (CDP) assists students in matters related to job search and career development. Students can obtain information regarding employment opportunities, internships, company profiles, and alumni. The section also provides information through guidance seminars pertaining to internships and job searches.
International students who are interested in participating in these seminars are expected to possess a good command of the Japanese language as these seminars are invariably conducted in Japanese.
For more details, please refer to the Keio Student Website.

Information for International Students Seeking Job Opportunities

Alumni Network

Keio University has around 400,000 alumni. Keio's alumni are known for their sense of solidarity with the university, and many go on to join Mita-kai to befriend and interact with other Keio graduates. There are currently around 800 domestic and around 75 overseas Mita-kai. Keio University alumni gather around the world to participate in a variety of activities, including support for younger generations of Keio students.

Learn more: Official Keio Website.

Notable Alumni

Keio University boasts an impressive number of graduates who have made outstanding contributions to society, including:

  • 3 Former prime ministers of Japan: Junichiro Koizumi (2001-2006), Ryutaro Hashimoto (1996-1998), and Tsuyoshi Inukai (1931-1932)
  • 147 Olympians and Paralympians
  • 2 Astronauts: Chiaki Mukai, Akihiko Hoshide
  • Rei Kawakubo, founder of fashion label Comme des Garçons and Dover Street Market
  • Akio Toyoda, former CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation
  • Toshio Suzuki, former president of Studio Ghibli
  • Tarisa Watanagase, first female governor (former) of the Bank of Thailand
  • Kengo Kuma, architect
  • Fumihiko Maki, architect
  • Ted Nelson, an American pioneer of information technology, philosopher, and sociologist
  • Yohji Yamamoto, fashion designer
  • Sho Sakurai, singer, songwriter, rapper, actor, news anchor, host
  • Jun Murai, Internet Hall of Fame member and "father of the Internet in Japan"
  • Former CEO of Shiseido
  • Former CEO of SONY