Nov 15, 2022

China Gateway helps students navigate career opportunities in China

This summer, the China Gateway hosted a virtual event series in partnership with the American Universities’ China Association to support students learning about industry development trends and career opportunities in China. The series attracted 85 Buckeyes from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering and Fisher College of Business.

The summer virtual career events in China took place from July to October, which included a virtual career fair, career skill workshops and employer recruitment talks. Forty international and local employers joined the virtual career fair on August 16 representing a wide range of industries including manufacturing, tech, finance, pharmaceutical, consulting and education. The career events helped students navigate and prepare for the China job market, interact with employers and gain exposure to career opportunities.

At Ohio State, there are currently over 3,000 Chinese students including undergraduate, graduate and professional students. While many of them may hope to stay in the U.S. after graduation to gain work experience, visa and work authorization policies may have become hurdles. As a result of their studies abroad, returning graduates find themselves without a robust professional network and out of step on the current job market trends.