鹿児島国際大学

IUK focuses on approaches to improve student employability

IUK encourages students who are going to enter the university

Warm-up study (preparations to enter university)

IUK offers "Warm-up study" is a pre-study program aiming to help students who have passed the Admission Office entrance exams and entranced by recommendation to hit the ground running by the time they start classes. Warm up study enables students to spend a fruitful time prior to the entrance ceremony and improves their basic academic ability for studying at university.


Change in the common education courses

Regardless of what faculty and department a student belongs to, all students can take common education courses. To enhance their way of thinking and to provide the necessary skills for learning at university so students can become viable working members in society.


Omnibus lectures for learning and reflecting on one's own life and working style

The purpose of omnibus lectures “regional regeneration” is to provide a forum for people who live in local area and come from various fields to give speeches and encourage students on how to think about their own life and working style. Students attending these lectures can openly discuss with the visiting lecturers. The students plan and manage the symposiums, which in turn helps them to organize their own lives.


Project to encourage student abilities by developing their career

Domestic Internship Program

Our students intern at various companies such as banking institutions, retailers, trading companies, hotels, and presses as well as public institutions such as HelloWork, job security offices, and agriculture development centers during 3 to 14 days. Accepting companies offer diverse training such as lectures, business manners, visiting sales offices, and receptions.

Carry a company president's attache case and experience top management working styles for 3 days

This tie-up program with a banking institution allows our students to accompany presidents and other executives of small and medium-sized enterprises in the local area. Students visit branch offices and customers, experience accounting, tour processing plants and other various jobs. It is a good opportunity for our students to see business at the forefront and witness an entrepreneurs's lifestyle with their own eyes.


Overseas Internship Program

The overseas internship programs in China, Korea and Taiwan aim to develop the capabilities necessary for international understanding and language ability of students. This program provides opportunites for students to become cosmopolitans in various fields. Students study languages abroad during the first week and intern in work places such as hotels, factories, overseas Japanese companies, cafes and Japanese language school for another week.


Objective appraisal of study activities and contents

Web career portfolio

The web career portfolio is a visual representation of students' abilities, skills, capabilities and experiences. This career portfolio provides students with a convenient place to keep a record of their personal development while in university. It is linked up with courses such as "Omnibus lectures", "Field Work"and "Internship".


Main function of Web career portfolio

  • The portfolio aims to objectively measure student competency (employability) and obtain exact quantitative figures.
  • Writing and recording each student's purpose, activity process, result, and recommended future subjects.
  • Recording the study history of the kind of courses a student takes
  • Accumulate student's record information
  • Check sheet of PDCA "Recording for 1 week"
  • (Utilized at seminars for new students)