To celebrate the Chinese New Year we would like to share details of some forthcoming career events with you for both Chinese students in the UK and Chinese alumni returning home to China.
1) Networking & Recruitment Evening for China / Chinese students,
The Careers Service will be holding a networking evening for up to 100 Chinese students at the Careers Service in February, 2013. This event will enable Chinese students (& Chinese language speakers) to meet with representatives of local organisations and recruiters who are interested in your experience of China and /or Chinese language fluency or have services available. Up to 20 organisations will be attending to share information about their opportunities, their services or to discuss their organisations. Not all firms will be hiring. Please register for a place at the event on Careerslink (event ID number:1409) www.manchester.ac.uk/careerslink
Organisations attending to date include: The China Britain Business Council, MIDAS, Mandarin Consultant, Manchester City Council, Aughton Ainsworth, AMR International, The Chinese Students Scholars Association, Manchester International College.
On the night: This is a formal networking event so the dress code is smart (business dress) and attendees are asked to bring copies of their CV with them. Please note, this is likely to be a popular event – so unfortunately we cannot guarantee your place if you arrive late. (Last year over 30% of students who signed up, did not show up on the night)
2) Careeer Development Workshops / Job Fairs across China for Chinese alumni – Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu
The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy/Consulate-General in China (aka The British Council), provides a range of support services to UK alumni (Chinese students/graduates who have studied or are studying in the UK) in China.
As a kick-off event to a series of career development activities in 2013, they will run ‘Career Development Workshops and Job Fairs’ in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu in March. These workshops aim to help UK alumni to better understand the job market in China and support them in their job hunting. Recruitment fairs will also be held in conjunction and participating organisations are listed on the sites below.
To find out more about the events:
If you would like to participate you will need to register for the event in advance at www.alumniuk.org.cn. Unless registered, students will not be permitted to take part.
Should you have any questions, please contact: Email: email@example.com Weibo: @留英校友会AlumniUK
3) What else is coming up? Also take a look on Careerslink at:
“Getting a Professional Job in the UK /China for Chinese students” presented by Mandarin Consultant on Tues 26th February, 2013 – 1pm – 3pm (See Careerslink event ID number: 1408 to sign up for a place)
“Communicating with others and presenting yourself effectively – for international students” – presented by Sam Illingworth, a drama specialist, on Wed. 27th February, 2013 – 2.15-4.15pm (See Careerslink event ID mumber: 1410 to sign up for a place)
Amanda Conway is the Head of International Career Development at The University of Manchester. Amanda has been a career consultant at the University for over 15 years and also has a background in retail management and HR, psychometric testing and personality profiling.