DHU 'convoys' job-seeking foreign graduates
Updated: 2017-05-15

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An overseas student from Donghua University chats with a company interviewer at the school's first job fair for foreign graduates on April 25. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

Donghua University (DHU) opened the first job fair targeting overseas students on April 25.

With the aim of forging closer ties between overseas students and Chinese companies, the event attracted some 400 students seeking 150 internships and other positions in fields like aviation, machinery, fashion design, foreign trade, IT and language translation.

Fifty companies, including the leading HNA Group and China Hi-Tech Group, contributed to the posts.

Besides involving themselves in the job hunting atmosphere, the students were eager to voice their ideas. Cristian Noe De La Torre Esparza, a Mexican student, said "I hope to do my bit for China's rapid development and global cooperation in textiles. I've come to China for years of cultivation."

A career development center for DHU overseas students was unveiled the same day. It will support them with lectures and counseling.

The job fair was a response to China's ever-welcoming attitude toward job-seeking foreign graduates. In January the country dropped the work experience requirement for foreign students, especially those pursuing higher education degrees.

A school with long-standing foreign ties, DHU has focused on admitting more outstanding overseas students in recent years. A total of 4,774 students from 138 countries and regions chose to study at DHU in 2016.

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Overseas students from Donghua University attend the school's first job fair for foreign graduates on April 25. [Photo provided to study-shanghai.org]

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