21 Sep Improve Your Marketing Skills: Internship Opportunities in Tokyo
POV: You’re a young professional in high school or college looking for an exciting new opportunity to further your career and gain valuable experience. You’ve narrowed down your search and your topic, looking to focus on a Marketing Internship in the beautiful Tokyo, Japan. You’ve come to the right place (and conclusion). Absolute Internship, known for our renowned transformative programs, offers a Tokyo based marketing internship that can provide future marketers with a unique experience to gain real world insights while immersing themselves in one of the most exciting cities on the globe.
What Even Is Marketing?
But what is marketing? And what could a marketing internship entail? We define it best as,
“the broad spectrum of actions related to promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising”. Whether you’re tasked with enticing consumers to purchase one product over another, nurturing relationships with existing customers, or otherwise communicating with potential leads to understand their needs and wants, marketing offers exciting and dynamic career prospects.
Absolute Internship offers fabulous marketing internships in exciting locations that will jumpstart your career and allow you to uncover more of yourself in a new and exciting place. In this article we will set you up with an understanding of exactly what to expect with a marketing internship in Tokyo.
Tokyo is the epicenter of both innovation and tradition, creating an inspiring backdrop for those in the marketing field. The futuristic tech available in Tokyo such as massive high resolution screens, as well as the attention to trends and innovative digital tools makes the city a great one to explore what is available to you as a marketer. With over 14 million people, Tokyo has a vast consumer market ready to test new marketing ideas on. Tokyo is also a wonderful place for a marketing internship as its consumerism allows you to really study and learn how to successfully market products to a group of willing consumers. At the end of the day, Tokyo remains a massive global business hub, making it the perfect place to witness the impact of your career, in real time.
Absolute Internship Perks and Benefits
Absolute Internship values the cultural experience gained with a marketing internship in Tokyo almost as much as it values the work experience gained. To start, Absolute Internship’s global opportunities match interns with a guaranteed internship, meaning once you arrive, there will already be an internship opportunity ready for you- no need to find one yourself! Absolute Internship communicates with hundreds of employers throughout Tokyo in order to search out and find the best places in the city. These internships aren’t just run of the mill, humdrum, office experiences. No getting coffee here! Instead, we ensure our interns find themselves in an environment where meaningful work is occurring. We ensure that your marketing internship in Tokyo is one where you’ll be able to grow both personally and professionally in a safe environment.
In addition to being set up with a trusted internship spot, interns are encouraged to further develop their budding career skills by attending workshops and company visits put on by Absolute Internship for you while you intern in Tokyo. These experiences will help equip you with fundamental knowledge and skills in areas like branding, job search, strategy, resume creation, and so much more. Additionally, Absolute Internship plans the Career Speaker Series, where CEOs, Executives, and Industry Professionals come in after work hours and talk about how they landed where they are. Specifically, they’ll dive into their exact path to reach their spot in their career while adding in tips and tricks they’ve utilized in their journey. This is an excellent time for interns to ask their questions and get some answers.
As for where you’ll stay, Absolute Internship has that covered too. In order to truly maximize your learning, you’ll stay right in the heart of it all, in a student residence building complete with laundry on site, a cinema room, and rooftop terrace and beautiful suites you will share with another intern. You’ll be extremely comfortable, but don’t worry, we don’t expect you’ll be home very often as you’ll be out exploring the beauty that is Tokyo.
Don’t forget, all your working and learning will leave you needing some time for exploration and play! We have several planned outings to help you learn more about the city around you. We will embark on a day trip to Kamakura during your internship in Tokyo. Kamakura is a seaside Japanese city that acts as a resort town to many Japanese locals. You’ll be greeted with beautiful Buddhist Zen temples and Shinto shrines, as well as the Great Buddha, a large roughly 13m high bronze statue that is ancient, and is still standing after the city’s 15th century tsunami. We will also head to Yokohama, a fascinating city that actually contains a large Chinatown. It’s known most for its beautiful Sankei-en Garden, a botanical park containing preserved Japanese residences from various eras. We will also embark on a weekend trip to both Kyoto, the once capital of Japan known for its imperial palaces, as well as a trip to Mount Fuji. This active volcano is the country’s tallest peak and the hike up it is considered sacred in Japanese culture. With so many amazing opportunities, Absolute Internship makes sure you are doing much more than simply working!
Absolute Internship has an alumni base of over 4,000 students (or former students) from around the world. Not only will you be joining a group of people who can be eventual connections in your career, but you’ll be meeting international connections in real life while completing your marketing internship in Tokyo. The benefits you’ll receive both professionally and personally will mark this time as a hugely transformative time in your career, and Absolute Internship is excited to support you as you undergo this process. A marketing internship in Tokyo will allow you to jump immediately into the heart of the marketing world, showing you how to truly capture a client’s attention. What could you possibly be waiting for? Tokyo is calling…