Tongji international students target jobs at Chinese companies
Updated: 2017-05-15


Overseas students from Tongji University pose for a group photo during their visit to the R&D division of ZTE, the Chinese telecommunications giant, on May 5. [Photo provided to]

International students from Tongji University took part in company visits to the offices of Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE and freight company Yangtze River Airlines Co on May 5.

The visits were designed to help more foreign scholars find work in China so that they can stay in the country after graduation.

Until recently, overseas graduates were required to also have years of work experience under their belts before being eligible for a Chinese work visa, but the Chinese government scrapped these requirements in 2017.

The move has triggered a scramble to secure a job, as international students seek to build a career in the country that has been their home for several years.

At ZTE's R&D division, the students from Tongji were introduced to a cluster of the company's latest products, including eye-catching new smart appliances and gadgets incorporating advanced 5G technology. The students raised many questions concerning the practical feasibility of the products in their home counties.


Staff members from ZTE, the telecommunications giant, show students from Tongji University the company's latest products on May 5. [Photo provided to]

The students went on to visit Yangtze River Airlines Co, learning more about the company's running and management, maintenance engineering, and flight services.

Captain Chang Yaw Ching had a nice talk with the students, helping them to delve more into the aviation industry and sharing with them several interesting stories from his career.

Career talks were held on the sidelines, where the students gained insights into the companies and the positions on offer, and expressed their appeals to continue living and working in China.


Overseas students from Tongji University delve into the aviation industry at Yangtze River Airlines Co on May 5 and pose for a group photo with two of the company's captains. [Photo provided to]

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