Alumni & friends

China Connect 2013

Sun Mar 17 14:02:00 GMT 2013

Shanghai ConnectChina Connect events see alumni share job hunt expertise
17 and 20 March

China Connect – parallel employability and networking seminars held in Beijing and Shanghai – brought together over 120 alumni to pool expertise on China’s job market.

Alumni in existing networks and new graduates who have returned to China upon completion of their degree got together in an informal setting, where those hunting for a job could learn from those who have already gone through the process. Take a look at the photos.

In Beijing on 17 March, and in Shanghai on 20 March, industry experts and experienced employers from within the alumni networks presented to the audience on a series of topics, and then formed a panel for a Q&A discussion. After the discussions, there was time for networking.

Current Bath students and alumni across China were able to follow the panel Q&A on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, and put their own questions to the speakers. The advice given on the night will also contribute to a bank of resources available to final year students venturing into the career market in China.

The events were organised by the Alumni Relations team in conjunction with the Beijing and Shanghai Alumni Chapter Committees, and were hosted by Caroline Baldwin, Careers and Professional Development Advisor in the School of Management.

Caroline said: “The speakers were great and alumni seemed really engaged and keen to make the most of the panel and networking opportunities. Both evenings were a resounding success, and it was brilliant to have been able to facilitate a dialogue between recent graduates and experienced alumni. Particularly in China, where the job market is so competitive and making the right connections is so important, harnessing the network of Bath alumni living locally can have a big impact.

“China Connect – the first programme of its kind for Bath alumni overseas – also provided an ideal sounding board for ideas about what would be helpful to returning students whilst they are still at Bath. I am confident that what we have achieved in March will be a platform upon which we can build.”

Get involved

All alumni and current students

For Chinese nationals and expats in China – University of Bath Alumni Community in China LinkedIn group.

Beijing

Find out more about the Beijing Alumni Chapter and connect with Bath alumni on Weibo. Get in touch with the Chapter by emailing beijingchapter@bath.edu or beijingchapter.bath@yahoo.cn.

Shanghai

Find out more about the Shanghai Alumni Chapter and connect with Bath alumni on Weibo. Get in touch with the Chapter by emailing shanghaichapter@bath.edu.