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Academic Career Support Center

Academic Career Support Center (ACSC)

The ACSC provides support to undergraduate students considering future study at the graduate level. The ACSC’s consulting team has worked with a variety of AIU students who have subsequently gone on to academic and professional programs both within Japan and overseas. All ACSC services are available to AIU students at no charge.

About our support

  1. The ACSC provides both one-to-one and group-based consultations to help students clarify their academic career goals and graduate education needs.
  2. The ACSC also sponsors events aimed at enhancing students’ understanding and interest in various careers requiring advanced degrees.

Using the ACSC

The ACSC keeps a stock of graduate school prospectuses from universities within Japan and overseas. Anyone who desires can visit and consult them. AIU students also have access to the ACSC’s Digital Library, an online resource available on AIMS, the University’s course management system.

Workshops and Coffee Hours

Each semester, the ACSC organizes a number of workshops and coffee hours to support students who seek advanced degrees in a wide-array of disciplines or career areas.

coffee hours

ACSC Coffee Hours provide students with opportunities to hear about the graduate student experiences of their professors and learn about different professional fields.

Guest Speakers

The ACSC also invites guest speakers who have expert knowledge and experience in areas of high interest to students. Some guest speakers will focus on specific sectors (e.g. international co-operation and development, accounting etc.) and some will focus on more generic issues in the field of postgraduate career development. Representatives from graduate schools both within Japan and abroad also visit campus to make students aware of specific programs.

Hours of availability

The Coordinator is available for consultations both by appointment as well as during set office hours. Consult the ALAC ATOMS page for specific hours of operation.

Samples of Recent Alumini’s Graduate Schools Destinations:

  • University of Oxford (U.K.)
  • London School of Economics and Political Science (U.K.)
  • School of Oriental and African Research, University of London (U.K.)
  • Goldsmith College, University of London (U.K.)
  • Nottingham University (U.K.)
  • University of Sussex (U.K.)
  • University of Essex (U.K.)
  • Science Po., Paris (France)
  • Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences(The Netherland)
  • University of Lund (Sweden)
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • Georgetown University (U.S.)
  • Australia National University (Australia)
  • University of Hong Kong(China)
  • Seoul National University (Korea)
  • National Taiwan University (Taiwan)
  • University of Tokyo
  • Kyoto University
  • Hitotsubashi University
  • University of Tsukuba
  • Osaka University
  • Waseda University
  • Akita International University


ALAC Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5815