China Career Ready Programme

The Business School understands the unique challenges that Chinese students face when applying for jobs in the UK and back home in China, so our Employability and Careers Consultants will help you to gain the skills needed to succeed in both recruitment environments. During the Autumn Term we run a variety of employability sessions for undergraduate and postgraduate students, such as ‘Professional English for the Workplace’ and ‘Understanding the differences between UK and Chinese CVs’.

The Business School also has a dedicated Employer Engagement Officer who works directly with Chinese graduate employers, to ensure we are giving the best support possible in order for students to succeed once they graduate from Exeter. In addition, Chinese students have access to bespoke online resources and support through the Business School WeChat group.

Further information

If you are a student from another country wishing to access careers support then please check the events section of Handshake to find relevant sessions.

You can also access a wealth of information about finding jobs abroad via the University of Exeter Global Employability Webpage.

Pauline Zhang

Global Employer Engagement Officer

Pauline is an experienced education professional, providing support and educational advice to international students for the last 14 years. With a deep cultural understanding of both Asia and the UK, she’s uniquely positioned to improve Business School students’ employability in East Asia and in the UK. Skilled in business development, communication and relationship building, she’s looking forward to helping Exeter’s students launch their careers.

Siyao Zhang

Course: MSc Human Resources Management

Graduate job: PwC, HR Function Transformation, London

Advice for current students: Start early! Make sure you know exactly the type of role you would like so your preparation can be tailored and focused. Use as much of the University’s careers support as possible; sign-up to receive the weekly e-bulletin, attend employer events, make connections with recruiters and mention their names at your interview!

The China Career Ready Programme offers six core employability sessions to help Chinese students plan for their career plus additional webinars and other activities.

Employer Engagement in China

The University of Exeter Business School is one of only a handful of UK institutions to have an Employer Engagement Officer, a Mandarin speaker who works directly with Chinese employers and recruiters to ensure our students benefit from an enhanced level of support when looking for graduate opportunities.

The University of Exeter’s Global Employability webpage provides useful resources to help with finding a job in China.