Five-Year Ph.D Program in Sustainable Development at Hiroshima University

The Taoyaka Program is a graduate program in Japan that focuses on cultural, social, and technological innovations for achieving sustainable solutions in both developed and developing worlds. The Ph.D program provides support for research across a variety of fields – arts and humanities, social science, economics, policy, engineering, sociology, science and other related fields – to create a network of exceptional and motivated global scholars interested in developing multidisciplinary approaches to solving issues facing disadvantaged societies and regions. Program participants receive full-tuition support, housing, and a monthly living stipend over the 5-year program length. 


Applicants can have a broad range of academic background but must have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree or 16 years of valid school education outside of Japan.

They are looking for the following students:

  • Students who want to acquire cross-disciplinary knowledge and techniques to contribute to social development
  • Students who have an interest in the cultures and issues in disadvantaged regions and have a strong desire to contribute to the development of such regions
  • Students who want to act as leaders active in regions and on the global stage
  • Students equipped with outstanding enthusiasm, ability to take action, sense of responsibility and people skills

Program enrollment occurs two times per year, in April and October. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to carefully read the goals and features of the program, expectations of applicants, and submit on time all required documentation and files.

For more information, click here.

Applicants do not need to be Japanese speakers. 

Liberal Arts Career Services Update for Week of March 2 – March 8

Liberal Arts Career Services – helping liberal arts students go “Beyond the Tower!”

To apply for these opportunities or learn more about these events, check out your BTT Gateway account.

Don’t have an account? Register with LACS to access opportunities and to learn about our events, services and resources.


Spring 2014 Communication Job and Internship Fair –  The Communication Job and Internship Fair is open to students of all majors. Typically, 70-100 employers attend these events to meet, recruit, and interview students and alumni for job and internship opportunities. The fairs also offer the opportunity to network with representatives from various employers. Explore event information and employers attending here.

When: Wednesday, March 5, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Darrell K. Royal Stadium, Eighth Floor – The Club

APPLICATION DEADLINES for the week of March 2:

Explore BTT Gateway for details and to apply. If in the list below you see a JOB ID, search the BTT Gateway [Jobs/Internships] tab; if you see a SCHEDULE ID, search the [Interview Schedules/Qualified Schedules] tab. The following are just a sample of the many jobs and internships you will find in BTT Gateway.

  • 3/5 – Software Advice, Insides Sales: Software Analyst,  BTT Gateway ID 8076
  • 3/6 – Captain Marketing, Sales Consultant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8006
  • 3/7 – Partnership for Public Service, Public Service Fellows Program,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8086
  • 3/7 – Students for a New American Politics PAC, 2014 Organizing Fellowship,  BTT Gateway ID 6408
  • 3/7- Denver Public Schools, Denver Teach Today,  BTT Gateway Job ID 7449
  • 3/7– YES Prep Public Schools, 2014-2015 Teacher Roles,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8042
  • 3/8 – UT Information Technology Services, Help Desk Consultant,  BTT Gateway Job ID 8041
  • 3/8 – Front Steps Keep Austin Housed, AmeriCorps Member,  BTT Gateway Job ID  80

EVENTS for the week of March 2:

Details available under “Career Events” in BTT Gateway or the LACS online calendar.

  • 3/3 – The Bridging Disciplines Programs presents “Stages of Entrepreneurship”, 12-1:30pm SAC 2.302
  • 3/5 – Communication Career and Internship Fair, Darrel K. Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, The Club 8th Floor, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


The first resume you upload to BTT Gateway will be reviewed by a member of LACS for grammar, format, marketing and relevance to help you highlight your experience in a professional format. Please allow up to two business days for the review process, during which you will not be able to submit the resume for jobs or internships in BTT Gateway. If your resume is not approved, we will provide feedback to help you craft a stronger resume. Once your first resume is approved, all subsequent resume uploads will be automatically approved and you will have immediate access to the resume for BTT Gateway applications. Due to the review process, we recommend you upload your resume well in advance of any upcoming deadlines.

Review the LACS Resume Guidelines to learn the criteria for resume approval.

Intrax Global Internships in Asia – Call for Applicants

Intrax (International Training & Exchange) is seeking applicants for our Global Internship program in Tokyo, Japan, and Beijing & Shanghai, China. I’m hoping to get the word out to the students in your East Asian Studies program and share these opportunities across your campus.

Intrax has already worked with a number of University of Texas-Austin students individually over the years, and I’m excited about the chance to promote this particular opportunity to develop Japanese and Chinese language + cultural skills to your students.

Intrax Global Internships are 8-week immersive professional experiences with a carefully matched host companies. Students can choose from the following functional areas depending on their area of interest and expertise:

·         Advertising

·         Marketing

·         Business Operations

·         Communications

·         Design

·         Entrepreneurship

·         Finance

·         Human Resources

Like study abroad (but without the homework), Intrax focuses on helping students build solid cross-cultural and language skills while engaged in real-world work experience. Intrax program fees provide students with high-quality housing accommodations, full orientation + cultural skills training, insurance, and round-the-clock staff support. Additional information can be found on our website:

I’d be eager to discuss these opportunities further and determine any opportunity to share the program with your East Asian Studies students. Please contact me via email ( or phone (917.717.0788) if you’re interested in speaking further. Thanks so much for your time, and I hope to meet you the next time I’m on campus!


Lucas Bierlein || Director, University Programs

Intrax Global Internships

299 Broadway, Suite 1520
New York, NY 10007

Desk: 347.380.8704

Mobile: 917.717.0788

Fax: 347.380.8704



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