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China Gateway to pave career paths for alumni and current students

The Ohio State China Gateway has built many partnerships with international corporations through the Global Internship Program and the American Universities’ China Association (AUCA). Thanks to the success of these partnerships, the China Gateway will collaborate with five American universities to create a shared career resources center in China. The center will provide opportunities to the university’s alumni and current students.

The China Gateway has also been involved in other career resource activities by actively assisting in the planning of two half-day career fairs in China. The first career fair took place in Shanghai on August 6 and attracted 70 of the top firms and over 1,100 Chinese professionals. The second fair in Beijing on August 13 had over 50 firms and 700 other attendees, 200 of which were Ohio State alumni and students. Several of the companies in attendance included J.P. Morgan, Apple, IBM, Abercrombie & Fitch, Ernst & Young, Bloomberg, Audi and Kantar Retail.

Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, and Tina Zhan, business manager of the China Gateway, were invited to speak at a conference panel prior to the career fair. You and Zhan stated the mutual benefit for Ohio State’s corporate partners and alumni in China. They discussed how Ohio State’s China Gateway works to bridge the gap between job searching and talent acquisition.

In addition to the career fair and professional panels during the program, a professional training session was offered. Yueyi Yang, senior human resources manager from LinkedIn - Beijing, spoke to job seekers about how they can prepare for the job market in China.

Alumni and students were pleased with the program and welcome additional career resource opportunities.

“I am very happy that this high-level career fair is held in my home country and that I can find the positions where an overseas background is needed,” said Yunhan Hu, an Ohio State junior accounting student from Hangzhou, China.

The corporations in attendance at the fair were also pleased with the outcome.

“Thank you Ohio State for giving us such a valuable opportunity to get to know great talents! It is always an unforgettable memory to share Abercrombie & Fitch to students. We are looking forward to the next cooperation,” said Leaf Ye, recruiter from Abercrombie & Fitch.