CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN CHINA
Serving as a hub for the Columbia community abroad and at home, the Beijing Center is committed to equipping the university students with global experience and local opportunities, helping them fulfill individual potential, and assisting with their career development. Our career development program connects with schools, departments, as well as local partners, to help students and alumni explore a diverse range of career options and build a meaningful network in China. We host virtual career fairs, industry insights series, and a bi-weekly job column throughout the year to assist students in obtaining a full-time job or internship via our partner networks and gain insights on the current job market and the skills needed to succeed.
STUDENT CAREER DEVELOPMENT
The Beijing Center puts the career development of our students and recent graduates as one of our priorities. We are dedicated to directly connecting students and recent graduates from the Columbia University community with local employers.
Over the past academic year, we have brought 65 local employers—in finance, technology, education, healthcare, and other industries—to connect with students from Columbia Engineering (SEAS), School of Professional Studies (SPS), Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), Columbia Business School (CBS), and the Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).
Virtual Career Fairs in Numbers
Spring 2021 Quantitative Finance Virtual China Career Fair
Mar. 26, 2021
I want to extend my great appreciation to you for coordinating such an incredible career fair, which helped me quickly navigate the local labor markets, and connect to employers directly. You guys helped me a lot in my job search. I look forward to seeing more career events like this in the future. —— Allison Yan SPS’22
The virtual career fair is a great platform for students and employers. There were many promising career opportunities, and loads of information from the attending companies. —— Jingchen HU SEAS '21
For a student who is a year away from graduation, this career fair gave me a clearer vision of where I stand now and what I should do next to achieve my goal. —— Shibo ZHAO SEAS '22
The virtual career fair was tremendously helpful to Abelian. I graduated from SEAS a couple of years ago, and I am always eager to recruit SEAS alumni. More than 15 students have submitted their resumes. —— Zhao JIN SEAS '13, Abelian Technologies
The event went far beyond our expectations. Columbia Engineering students and alumni are very enthusiastic. Many of them have added me on WeChat to find out more about jobs and how to apply. Thank you, the Beijing Center, for organizing this successful event! —— Merico
We always appreciate Columbia students’ intelligence and achievements. And thank you again for your great support for this event! I had a great time talking with over 30 talented students from Columbia Engineering in the ByteDance group session, which genuinely helps with our campus recruitment. —— ByteDance
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing is a truly Pro partner in helping us continuously recruit talents. Our campus recruitment team hopes to move the partnership to the next level by trying to co-design a Tencent-Columbia Internship Initiative for all the Columbia students and alumni in the future. —— Tencent
Fall 2021 SPS Virtual China Career Fair
Sep. 15, 2021
Fall 2021 SEAS Virtual China Career Fair
Oct. 12, 2021
It is a wonderful partnership and we appreciate everything that you provide seen and unseen. We couldn't achieve this level of success without your expertise. —— SPS Career Design Lab
Thank you so much, the Beijing Center team, for putting this together and recruiting the employers. My students told me that they were really excited with the lineup. —— Izabela Rutkowski, Associate Director, Graduate Career Development at M.A. Program in Mathematics of Finance
Thank you again for making this career fair an incredible success! Your team makes these events look so easy to pull off and I know how much work goes into them. —— Columbia Engineering Graduate Career Placement Center