Chinese Careers Certificate

Chinese Careers Certificate

Chinese Careers Certificate

Stand out from the crowd

China sends significantly more students to the UK than any other nation, with 106,530 students from China enrolled at University in 2017/18.1

We know that extra careers provision would be beneficial to support Chinese students' career planning and job searching in China, and are excited to introduce our new Chinese Careers Certificate.

The certificate consists of a series of workshops designed specifically for Chinese students returning to their native country, and is designed to reward students efforts for their attendance and to help increase their employability outcomes.

What does this involve?

This academic year all Chinese students will have the opportunity to gain a careers certificate and a Lancaster University LinkedIn badge by attending just four careers workshops. These include:

  • How to Create a Winning CV

    In this workshop students will learn how to structure and format a quality CV to compete effectively for jobs and stand out from the crowd.

  • How to Create a Winning Cover Letter

    In this workshop students will learn how to structure and format a quality Cover Letter, demonstrating their passion and ability to do a specific job. Students will be given a job description and specification to analyse how this should be translated into a cover letter. This is necessary to compete effectively for jobs and stand out from the crowd and increase the chance of securing an interview.

  • Successful Job Searching in China

    This workshop is designed for students who want to find work in China after completing their course. The session will focus on industry trends, how to identify companies, job search tools and making speculative applications. Labour market information will also be included.

  • Confidence Building for Interviews

    This workshop will focus on confidence building in interviews. Students will learn how to articulate their SOFT skills/experience and will give students the opportunity to practice their interpersonal and communication skills.

    This session will comprise of collaborative activities including team building exercises and problem solving and participating in a mock interview.

As part of the process students are required to submit a CV and Cover Letter and will receive constructive feedback.

Each workshop, publicised on TARGETconnect, will run twice in the Michaelmas term to give students the opportunity to attend all four workshops.

Obtaining this Careers certificate will contribute 20 points towards the Lancaster Award.

For further enquiries, visit Careers in The Base, or email careers@lancaster.ac.uk