Serving as ambassadors for Illinois throughout China, the Shanghai Office is dedicated to developing and strengthening corporate and university partnerships to elevate the presence and reputation of Illinois in the Greater China region.
In 2016-17, the Shanghai Office co-hosted three career fairs, two in Shanghai and one in Beijing, which attracted more than 329 Illinois students and alumni with different backgrounds. Students and alumni in attendance had the opportunity to interact with any of the 125 highly sought-after companies in attendance.
The Office also co-hosted three career development events with local alumni associations. Two of these career development events were aimed at connecting successful alumni and industry leaders with recent graduates and the third one was for young alumni to share their career experiences. The three events in total attracted 80 on-site participants and 970 views online via live stream.
Foreseeing an increase in the number of graduates who will return to the Chinese job market, the Shanghai Office will continue to enhance our presence and promote our services among the current Chinese students at Illinois, and prepare them for career opportunities upon their return.