A job fair for finance and economics-related employment, held by Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Renmin University of China, attracted numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students from both universities seeking information about internships and employment opportunities.
The fair brought together 27 companies focused on finance, economics, information technology, software design, language training, engineering, manufacturing and asset development industries. Among these firms, financial institutions made up a large proportion and included The Bank of East Asia Ltd., Tebon Securities and Zheshang Securities.
Kun Qin, a Year One XJTLU student studying BSc Actuarial Science, came to the job fair to look for an internship. She talked about her extensive internship and part-time work experience saying she hoped she could accumulate experience across different industries and enrich her university life.
Xiaoli Yang, a postgraduate student in finance at XJTLU, said of the fair: “It offers us a great opportunity to communicate with HR personnel face-to-face. Through talking with them I’ve cleared up my confusion about my career path and I now know their recruitment requirements.”
The Bank of East Asia Limited has cooperated with XJTLU many times, offering internship programmes for students. Qingqing Shen, HR Manager at BEA, noted that XJTLU students’ English language abilities give them the advantage and said she was impressed by their ‘work capabilities’.
“XJTLU students’ communicative competency and resilience really make them stand out,” she said.
Ruijuan Fei, HR manger at Tebon Securities, also complimented the performance of XJTLU students on internships and gave some advice on career planning: “A qualification certificate is the entry requirement for students who want to work in the securities industries and I hope students give importance to gaining this.”
Zhulin Han, a career officer from the Student Admissions and Career Development office at XJTLU, said the event was important because it gave recent graduates the opportunity to communicate with employers and find internships or jobs, while students in Years One and Two could find out more about the different types of companies, their job positions and recruitment requirements.