Hello, I am currently undertaking a joint honours BSc/BA (I get to choose) in Computer Science and Japanese at Oxford Brookes University in the UK and am on track for getting a 1st (the highest level of degree in UK). For various reasons, I am really interested in going to Japan after my 4th year to work as a programmer, preferably in a startup.
While in Japan in my year abroad I plan on going to as many technology networking events as time allows me, I want to really get my foot in the door. Also to add, my Japanese skill is at a level where I can get by. After my year abroad I plan on taking N2 or if I think I can pass N1. N1 is actually the real goal.
With this level of experience, my current assets and the position I will be in I assume it will be hard for me to get a job in Japan without any professional experience. Even so I would like to gauge just exactly how hard it will be, anything I can do from now until my 4th year to improve my chances and also any general tips (although I have read most topics on the web on this, haha).