Carey Students Cultivate Career Prospects on China Employer Trek
A group of 15 full-time Carey Business School MBA and MS students spent seven days visiting eight international companies in Beijing and Shanghai last month as part of a school-sponsored employer trek.
The trek, organized by the Pan-Asian Career Association (PACA) club at Carey in association with Carey's Career Development Office, was formed to expose Carey students to opportunities in the Chinese job market.
The students, many of whom are Chinese nationals, met with representatives from several prestigious employers, including Bloomberg, the Walt Disney Corporation, KPMG, General Electric, and Novartis. The students said visiting employers as Johns Hopkins University students opened several doors and opportunities that could lead to future employment.
“When you say you are from Johns Hopkins University, their eyes open,” said Ching-Lun Fang, a Global MBA student from Taiwan. “It’s a great opportunity to travel under the Johns Hopkins umbrella.”
They also attended two alumni events where they networked with Carey graduates and gained valuable insight about careers in China.
Many of the students who participated were international students hailing from different parts of mainland China, Taiwan, and other Asian countries. This was the first international employer trek at Carey. Previous treks have visited Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Washington D.C., Houston, and Chicago.
For more on the trek, visit Carey the Torch, the Career Development Office's blog. Wendy Chen, a second-year Global MBA student, shares her experiences.