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From Los Angeles to Beijing: Launching Your Career in China

The Zhongwen Club and the USC Career Planning & Placement Center presents an event on opportunities in China.

January 26, 2010 6:00pm to 9:30pm

The Zhongwen Club and the USC Career Planning & Placement Center bring you “From Los Angeles to Beijing: Launching Your Career in China” on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 from 6:00-9:30 PM at Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240.  This exciting event will teach you how to find a job in China, give you an understanding of the Chinese job market, and provide insight into living and working abroad.  Our top multinational firm’s recruiter and leading professionals from diverse fields will draw from their personal experience to give you the tools you need to go from Los Angeles to Beijing and most importantly, answer the question:  Is China the right place to launch your career?

6:00-6:15  PM Welcome and Opening Remarks
6:15-7:00  PM The Chinese Dream:  Finding a Job in China
7:00-7:10  PM Networking and Refreshment Break
7:10-7:55  PM Snapshot of the East:  the Chinese Job Market
7:55-8:50  PM The China Experience:  Living and Working Abroad
8:50-9:00  PM Closing Remarks
9:00-9:30  PM Networking Mixer

6:00-6:15 PM   Welcome and Opening Remarks    
Cleopatra Wise, The Zhongwen Club, President 

6:15-7:00 PM   The Chinese Dream:  Finding a Job in China
As the job market in the US continues to stagnate, many recent graduates are finding their American Dream … in China. Yet, however ripe with opportunity the “Far East” may seem, finding a job in China is no easy feat. From Marshall graduates to International Relations majors, China could be the place to launch your career, but where do you start? Our recruiter, from one of the top multinational firms, will provide you with the knowledge you need to find and land your ideal job in China.

7:00-7:10 PM   Networking and Refreshment Break
7:10-7:55 PM   Snapshot of the East:  the Chinese job market
Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing are just a few cities that Americans are looking to in their job search, but which city has the opportunities that are right for you?  Our renowned expert will give you an in-depth look at the Chinese job market. What industries have the most opportunities for Americans? What cities have the most demand? And how can you find your niche in the complex Chinese job market?

7:55-8:50 PM   The China Experience: Living and Working Abroad  Living and working as a "foreigner" has its challenges and making the move from Los Angeles to China is daunting to say the least. How do you integrate yourself into Chinese culture? What difficulties does the Chinese work environment pose? And how do you know if China is the right place for your career? Our panel of professionals from diverse industries will give you insight into their personal experiences living and working in China, helping you make the decision of a lifetime.  Moderator: 
Elizabeth Williams, Office of Overseas Studies, Advisor
8:50-9:00 PM   Closing Remarks
Angela Lee, The Zhongwen Club, Vice President 

9:00-9:30 PM    Networking Mixer