EMBA and Postgraduate Careers Manager Peter Sewell was invited to attend the 2019 Global University Career Development (China) Conference (GUCDC) last week in Beijing and Qingdao China, which provided an opportunity to meet employers and recruiters from Chinese companies and to network with professional careers, alumni and placement staff from a diverse range of some 40 universities from around the world, including Imperial College, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool and Nottingham Universities from the UK. The objective was to improve understanding of the Chinese graduate recruitment market and to forge direct links with graduate recruiters in China to support returning Chinese students in their efforts to secure high quality employment opportunities.
Lockin China - Global University China Career Union (GUCCU) is an agency whose purpose is to work with universities around the world that have large cohorts of Chinese students to help them secure employment opportunities in China through careers fairs, vacancy information and helping the university’s international careers and placement services to better understand the Chinese employment market.
The award for ‘Professional Service Collaboration’ is in recognition of the efforts the LUMS Careers Team are making at Lancaster University to forge direct links with employers in China and create events and activities to support our Chinese returning graduates to secure employment in China.
Peter Sewell said: “This week was outstanding opportunity to meet graduate recruiters in China who are actively seeking to employ ‘Talents’ educated at international universities. It was great to speak with them and learn about their recruitment and selection processes, which often differ significantly from those in the UK. The event also offered the chance to link with them face-to-face, to get to know them and to be able to tell them about the exciting things that our students and staff are achieving here at Lancaster. In particular, our new Health Innovation Campus and our highly ranked programmes in the Management School generated significant interest”
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