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Peking University holds an online lecture to help international students find jobs

MAY . 13 2020
Peking University, May 13, 2020: An online sharing session of employment policies for international students was held by the Office of International Relations of Peking University on May 4, the 122nd anniversary of Peking University and China’s Youth Day. Jia Jinghua from the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange of Ministry of Education, PKU’s Israeli alumnus Galor Razzvi and Malaysian alumna Aarthee Salvaraja shared their experience on employment and interpreted relevant policies.

Galor Razzvi studied at the PKU School of International Studies from 2014 to 2018 and majored in International Politics. He is the founder of YChina, a platform aimed at introducing China to the world by making a series of short videos with high click-through rate. He shared three tips for international students who want to start their career in China: First, a right direction. Job hunters have to consider how to position themselves and understand what values they want to convey through their jobs. Second, steadfast attention. Job hunters have to stick to their careers with steadfast dedication. Third, focus on the future. international students have to work as a “bridge” that facilitates China’s communication with the rest of the world.

Galor Razzvi

Aarthee Salvaraja studied at the PKU School of Economics from 2014 to 2018 and majored in International Economics and Trade. She got employed in Bytedance, responsible for operating TikTok Malaysia. Based on her own experience, she shared another three tips: First, learn how to deal with anxiety and try to find effective ways to solve problems. Second, try to be confident. Being an international student can help bring various perspectives and thinking patterns. Third, sending more résumés may lead to positive outcomes. She also shared her tips of emotional management. As a rookie, one should be adapted to the fast-pace Chinese working environment as quick as possible and learn as much as possible without being afraid of making mistakes. She also recommended three books including Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey and Energize Your Workplace by Jane Dutton.

Aarthee Salvaraja

Jia Jinghua interpreted the employment policies of international students who want to start their careers in China. He also said that according to a questionnaire, over 70% of the respondents were intended to stay in China and those who did stay in China and were employed accounted for 83.22%. Moreover, international students who started their business took up 16.78%. Then he further introduced laws and regulations of internships and China’s talent introduction programs.

Jia Jinghua

During the Q&A session, international students proposed their questions and got detailed answers. At the end, the organizer shared materials about policies of employment and entrepreneurship.

Peking University has been attaching great importance to the employment of international students. The University offers career coaching services and job vacancies through different approaches in a bid to help more international students secure their jobs. 

Written by: Liu Zhenwei
Edited by: Wei Yunqi
Source: PKU News (