Virtual Career Fair connects 300 Columbia Engineering students to prominent Chinese companies

January 12, 2021

From January 6 to 7, Columbia Engineering Graduate Career Placement and Columbia Global Centers | Beijing jointly hosted a virtual career fair, bringing together over 306 students and alumni and 22 prominent China-based companies eager for their talent.

These companies clustered around a variety of industries including financial engineering, investment, bioengineering, artificial intelligence, internet technology, business analytics, and consulting. Several of them were founded or are led by Columbia Engineering alumni.

The virtual fair allowed students and alumni to explore full-time, internship, and summer opportunities and establish direct connections with employers and industry leaders.


Feedback from students:

For a student who is one year away from graduation, taking advantage of this career fair, I know better about where I am now, and what I should do next to achieve my goal. - Shibo Zhao SEAS '22

The virtual career fair is a great platform for the students and employers. I received many promising career opportunities and information from the attending companies. - Jingchen Hu SEAS ’21

I want to thank Columbia Engineering and the Beijing Global Center for connecting us with so many excellent companies under this COVID-19 period. It did bring us the latest career options as students are looking for summer internships or spring positions. I have successfully connected with employers through the WeChat groups created for the virtual fair. - Yuyang He SEAS ’22


Feedback from companies:

The virtual career fair is tremendously helpful for Abelian. In fact, I graduated from SEAS a couple of years ago, and I am always eager to recruit SEAS alumni. More than 15 students have already sent in their resumes. Zhao JIN SEAS '13, Abelian Technologies

The event was far beyond our expectations. Columbia Engineering students and alumni are very enthusiastic. Many of them have added my on WeChat and inquired about the details and application. Thank you for organizing this successful event! - Merico

Columbia Engineering students have remarkable background experiences. They are the exact talents that Wind Information is looking for. - Wind Information