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The Year of the Goat – wisdom, fortune & prosperity

Chinese-New-Year-Goat-2015Happy Chinese New Year!

According to the Chinese Zodiac Calendar 2015, The Year of the Goat, is going to be an excellent year for all of the Chinese zodiac signs.

The Goat is the eighth sign in Chinese astrology and the number “8” is considered to be a very lucky number. It symbolizes wisdom, fortune and prosperity. This year will be especially lucky and rewarding for people who are born in the Year of the Goat! So make the most of it predicts the Chinese Horoscope 2015!

Irrespective of whether you believe in astrology, we always encourage our students to make the most of themselves, so while celebrating Chinese New Year we thought we’d highlight work and study opportunities in China….

If you can get past the noise, the lack of organised queues, the complex social etiquette and the often mindboggling numbers, China offers a fascinating and fun experience for someone who is culturally open minded. Generally visitors find it is relatively safe with a lower crime rate than comparable Western cities. The main cities, Beijing and Shanghai, are used to foreign visitors and workers but in second and third tier cities you may be more of a novelty and find yourself forging your own path more.

Working or studying in China could be a smart career move for someone wanting to work in international industry or commerce. You could build a network of contacts and cultural awareness of one of the fastest growing economies in the world.

Internships or Teaching English are a great way to experience China because they are accessible to western visitors. According to Hutong School, a language school and internship provider based in Beijing, other ways of finding work in China such as via recruitment websites are much less likely to reap reward. Unless you have personal, family or business connections in China, the internship or English teaching are the most likely routes into working in China.

It is normal to find an internship through an agency with support offered ranging from finding the placement only, to including airport meet and greet, orientation, accommodation, emergency support if necessary, language training and even a full activity and cultural programme with other interns.

So for all you more adventurous students, let the Chinese New Year celebrations be the inspiration you need to start exploring the opportunities to experience China. UWS students can find some useful links on our Moodle site.  If you are not sure if it’s for you why not try our “Is Going Global Right for You” quiz on  click on “Global opportunities to broaden your horizons” on Moodle – you might surprise yourself!

 

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Millions of Worldwide Opportunities. Sorted!!

The Careers and Employability Service are delighted to offer access to GoinGlobal software, offering students at UWS the chance to explore career and employment resources internationally.  The system has more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as:  job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, CV writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more!

 

There are live vacancies, placements and internships advertised worldwide, and of course you can continue to access careers advice on campus to get tailored help or advice with your applications. There are also city and country guides giving detailed information from the cost of living and travel, to vacancy sources and local etiquette.  To use the system simply follow the link below, and create a personal account (this will need to be done when logged in on campus, but afterwards you will be able to access GoinGlobal online anywhere!)

 

The link to get started is: https://online.goinglobal.com/

 

Scottish Students Working Abroad

If you have any interest at all in working or studying abroad, or what an internship might be like, then take a look at this video: http://youtu.be/_UhjE1Di0-M

You will hear 3 Scottish students relate their feelings about their placements abroad and offer advice and encouragement to others contemplating taking up the challenge.

How to Get a Job in China Webinar

On Tuesday May 13th, 2014, 20:00 CEST, Hutong School will be organising an online seminar: “How to get a job in China?” Further details are below, but to take part you must register by 11th May at: http://www.hutong-school.com/webinar-how-get-job-china

Content:
• Tools and Channels to search for a job in China
• Salary Expectations
• Legal & Tax Implications
• Chinese corporate culture
• Accommodation

Time: Tuesday May 13th, 2014, 20:00 CEST
Duration: 1hour: online presentation + Q&A
Software: There is no special software required for the webinar, only a web browser and headset.
Registration: Please register by 11th May


About the organising entity: Hutong School

Hutong School was founded in 2005 in order to provide Western students, graduates and young professionals internships and Chinese language courses in China.  It is the only fully licensed Chinese language school under European management and is the school of choice for anyone who wants to study Chinese or find an internship in China.
In addition to being an exquisite language school, since its foundation, Hutong School also operates as an internship provider. In June 2012 Hutong School acquired
Internship Network Asia, and has now the biggest network of partner companies in Beijing and Shanghai.

For more information visit:http://www.hutong-school.com


About the lecturer: Ms. Laura Corazzi

Ms. LauraCorazzi, Economist and International Relations Manager of Hutong School, lived for almost 4 years in Beijing where she started as an intern in 2010. Before moving to Beijing she lived in Rome (where she studied) and London (where she received a certificate for higher education in contemporary dance). She recently relocated to Milan and is now in charge of Business Development and International Relations for Hutong School in Europe. 

China Employability Workshops – London & Manchester – October 2011

The British Council, operating in China as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy, will run a series of employability workshop in the UK from 22-23 October 2011.

The China Employability workshop will give Chinese students an insight into career opportunities available to them; help Chinese students to better understand employer’s needs as well as the current job market in China, and how to get ahead of the competition by enhancing their understanding of the job market.

HR executives from major employers in China have been invited to give an overview of the competitive job market in China, talk about various aspects of recruitment from the employer’s side and share job opportunities with Chinese students. Students will also have opportunities to raise questions they might have about job hunting and career development in China.

Companies attending

  • Microsoft
  • 58.com
  • Nokia Siemens Network
  • Nestle
  • Deloitte
  • Hay Group

London Session

Time: 14:00-16:30, October 22nd 2011, Saturday

Address: Lecture Hall, Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH

Manchester Session

Time: 14:00-16:30, October 23rd 2011, Sunday

Address: Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL

 

Workshop registration

The workshop is open to all Chinese students currently studying in the UK. Due to limited venue capacity, RSVP will be required. Interested students are required to choose one session from the itinerary and fill in the registration form online. Registration will be closed after capacity is met or the stated closing date, whichever comes first. Students who have registered successfully will receive a confirmation by email after the registration is closed.

Please visit below link for more event details or to sign up to attend this workshop:

http://my.educationuk.cn/event/getEvent.do?event_id=3380

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