1-6 Sophia University Career options

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Sophia University Career options

1-6-1  Undergraduate career option trends

In AY2019, Sophia University was able to grasp the career path of graduates at a rate of 98.8%, 2.3% up from the preceding academic year. Companies have continued to be eager to recruit graduating students, and Sophia graduates with undergraduate degrees in both humanities and sciences have also been successful in job-seeking endeavors.

Faculties (Humanities): Faculties other than the Faculty of Science and Technology
Faculties (Sciences): Faculty of Science and Technology

1-6-2  Employment trends by industry by Faculty

On the whole, the number of graduates who found jobs has not drastically changed in many sectors. However, in “Finance,” after the number had trended downward for some years, it further severely decreased. On the other hand, the number has increased in “Telecommunications,” and the trend of the number in “Public service” has shifted from decrease to slight increase. By faculty, a high percentage of graduates of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics found jobs in “Finance”; graduates of the Faculty of Foreign Studies in “Manufacturing” and “Investigation and professional services”; graduates of the Faculty of Science and Technology and the Faculty of Humanities in “Telecommunications”; and graduates of the Faculty of Law in “Public service.”
Moreover, the service industry, medical and welfare services, electricity and gas services and other services are classified under “Other Industries.” The reason why many graduates of the Faculty of Human Sciences found jobs in “Other Industries” is that most graduates of the Department of Nursing take employment in the medical service sector.

1-6-3  Graduate career option trends

Just as employment with companies remains strong with undergraduate students, it also remains favorable with students completing graduate studies in the humanities and sciences. Please note, “Others” includes preparations for study abroad, for certification exams, continuation of job search activities, overseas travel and part-time jobs.

Graduate schools: Humanities (predoctoral and master’s programs other than Science and Technology)
Graduate schools: Sciences (predoctoral program in science and technology)

1-6-4  Successful candidates of National Public Employee Recruitment Examinations

No significant change can be observed in the overall number of successful examinees during the nine years from AY2011 to AY2019. Sophia University has produced successful Certified Nurse and Public Health Nurse examinees from AY2014, when the Department of Nursing was completed. Statistics for the national exams for Certified Midwives have been accumulated since AY2016, when its first group of enrollees completed the Course of Midwifery.

1-6-5  Employment in companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange

 Many students who were hired by private enterprises were employed by companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, with 30.6% of undergraduate students with humanities degrees and 46.8% of undergraduate students with science degrees. The ratio was high (68.5%) for graduate students with science degrees.

1-6-6  Satisfaction with career decisions

The level of satisfaction with career decisions is asked as an optional question on the career decision questionnaire. 88% of undergraduates and 89.7% of graduates responded that they were “satisfied” or “somewhat satisfied” with their career decision, indicating that a high level of satisfaction prevails among students regarding their career paths.