Alumni & friends

Bath holds inaugural careers fair in Shanghai

Wed Sep 30 14:33:00 BST 2015

Shanghai Careers FairWe hosted our first international careers fair at the Fairmont Peace Hotel in Shanghai, China, earlier this month. The event was delivered with our GW4 partners: the Universities of Exeter, Bristol and Cardiff.

It proved hugely popular, with over 400 graduates in attendance, as well as 20 multi-national graduate recruiters, including Abercrombie and Fitch, Apple, EY, HSBC, IBM, Unilever and many more. It is hoped a larger event can be organised in 2016, and an additional event in Beijing could be piloted to meet the obvious demand.

Tracey Wells, Head of Careers Advisory Service, said, “As a pilot event, the careers fair in Shanghai exceeded all our expectations. It was great to work with GW4 careers colleagues to provide such a worthwhile event for our students and recent graduates, and I’m sure we can build on this success for the future.”

Nick Lesser, Senior Director, Talent Acquisition Greater China for The Nielsen Company, said, “ We found the GW4 Shanghai careers fair to be of great benefit. The combination of four high-quality universities at one event meant that we met many excellent potential candidates, and we are looking forward to continuing and furthering our collaboration in future.”

Richard King, Senior Managing Director, North & Eastern China for Michael Page, said, “ Congratulations on such a successful event. It was a great opportunity to meet so many recent returnee Chinese graduates alongside a group of high quality corporate employers.”

Graduates or students wanting to learn more about the Careers support available them should visit the Careers Service website www.bath.ac.uk/careers