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China Placement Program endorsed by Australian Consulate, Shanghai

24 Jan 2018

China Industry Placement Program

The Business School’s “immensely valuable”China Industry Placement Program (IPP) has been endorsed by The Australian Consulate General, Shanghai.

The Consulate General, Mr Graeme Meehan, who recently hosted a reception for students enrolled in the Business School’s China IPP and Shanghai Business Immersion Program, has also encouraged the students to become “business leaders who promote Australia-China relations”.

The China Placement Program provides students with a unique opportunity to work with corporate partners in Shanghai, Beijing or Hong Kong for six weeks during the summer vacation period. The work is credited towards a Business School degree.

“The program gives students the immensely valuable opportunity to apply their knowledge and allows them a better understanding of the Chinese market, which is the second largest economy in the world,” said the Business School’s Dr Kaiying Ji.

“There has been increased popularity in areas such as artificial intelligence, big data, digital marketing and social media marketing, entrepreneurship and start-ups, private equity and venture capital, and therefore, increased demands for talents in those areas,” said Dr Ji.

The China IPP is supported by corporate partners and leading multinationals, including PwC, Henkel, and Blackmores.“Placement with Blackmores Shanghai has improved my marketing and sales skills for real- life practice,” said Business School student Junming Tang. “China is developing so rapidly, having the network and knowledge of the Chinese market will help me prepare for future challenges.”

“The China IPP not only provided me with an opportunity to put what I have learned at school into practice, it also gave me a chance to see a different picture of the world,” said Business School Student Sherry (Qiyue) Dong.

“Having practical experience in China allowed me to see the working environment, including the culture and the business manners there,” Sherry added. “Together with the internship I took in Australia, I have a better understanding of both countries and it has helped me to make decisions about which one is more suitable for me.”

The reception at the Australian Consulate was attended by students, industry professionals and University of Sydney representatives from the Suzhou campus.

“The reception was a fantastic experience,” said Sherry. “It gave us a good opportunity to socialise and talk with excellent people to gain some valuable ideas.”