On December 3rd, DISCO Inc., a major recruitment support company, released a survey result of the most attractive companies in Japan for university students currently studying overseas that have already graduated or will graduate between September 2018 and August 2020.
According to the results, the most popular corporations for those students are all foreign-affiliated ones: Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu tops the ranking, and PwC comes second place, followed by Amazon, Procter & Gamble, Goldman Sachs Group, Google and McKinsey & Company.
As for Japanese companies, Mitsubishi Corporation comes eighth position and All Nippon Airways (ANA) sits in ninth place.
Interestingly, the timing of when individuals started considering a particular company as a possible future employer differed, depending on the industry and the business model of each company. Nearly half the students began regarding the top two companies, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and PwC, as potential employers once starting the job hunting process. On the other hand, over 60% began taking Amazon into consideration after studying abroad.
When asked about an ideal working style, more than 70% appeared to be interested in promoting their career and making their name in the industry, with only 34% answering that they are not interested in these kinds of things. The results indicate that many students that study abroad develop a tendency to be ambitious and eager to improve their skills and career.