Careers in China

On behalf of LSE Careers and Imperial College Careers Service, welcome to Careers in China – our careers programme for current students and recent graduates planning to return to China and looking for employment in an international or Chinese company. 

A large portion of the programme is our flagship Careers in China events series, which usually happens during Winter Term. Featuring LSE alumni and employer representatives from a range of sectors, our Careers in China events give you the opportunity to hear more about different sectors, ask questions, and discover where your career in China could take you. Employers attending the events usually include those offering internships and graduate schemes, as well as those hosting recruitment panels and providing sector insights.

Led by the partnership of the London School of Economics and Political Science and Imperial College London, the main Careers in China events programme is held in collaboration with the University of Cambridge, Kings College London and University College London and Queen Mary University of London.   

What's on: Browse and book Careers in China events for LSE students

This year’s Careers in China events will primarily take place during Winter Term, with a series of employer presentations during Autumn Term.

Once events are published, you'll be able to browse what’s on and book your place on the events in the feed below:

Want to see all the details in one place? You can view and book all Careers in China events here on CareerHub.

Organisations: Check out which organisations are attending this year’s events

Details of the attending organisations will be added here closer to the time of the events.

Prepare: Browse our top tips for making the most of the events

Joining our Careers in China events? Make the most of your time by following the tips below...

  1. Do your research
    Research employers online before events – look at the company’s website and social media to learn about the business, it’s culture and values, roles available and the recruitment process. Employers will expect you to have done a little research in advance; it will enable you to ask intelligent questions during the event Q&As and help you decide if you want to work for the organisation. 
  2. Know what's on offer
    The majority of employers are recruiting for full-time graduate positions that start in the autumn, but some will be recruiting interns for the summer and others might have roles with immediate start dates.
  3. Ask questions (You can now submit your questions to employers ahead of the events...)
    Organisations won't be holding formal interviews during these events. However, asking questions is a good way to get noticed by an employer if you do decide to follow-up with them after the event or make an application to the company.
  4. Take notes
    Keep a notepad next to you and write down any new information you learn about organisations and sectors; you can use this information to enhance your job applications and interviews. Keep a note of peoples' names for future networking and of application deadlines to ensure you apply on time!
  5. Update your CV
    Your CV will often be your first opportunity to make an impression with an employer and will frequently be used to make a very quick decision about your potential suitability for their organisation and role. Use our information on CVs, cover letters and application forms, CareerSet or book a one-to-one appointment to get your CV ready.
  6. Follow up after the events
    - Connect with employers on LinkedIn and follow them on social media.
    - Thank the organisations for their time and re-state your interest.
    - Apply! Check the requirements and recruitment cycle - if it's rolling, don't wait for the closing date as all roles may be full by then.
    - Check your emails, including your spam folder! You don't want to miss out because of a lost message.

Online tools, resources, and job opportunities

Check out other LSE Careers resources relevant to working in China

Found our Careers in China programme insightful and wondering what's next? Or waiting for next year's events?

Here are some related LSE Careers resources you might like to check out:

Talk to one of our careers consultants

Get confidential one-to-one guidance from one of our professional and dedicated team of careers consultants.

Our consultants can help with:

  • careers advice and planning;
  • CV, cover letter and application form feedback;
  • practice interviews;
  • specialist careers support for disabled students and PhD students.

Read about different types of careers appointments online

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Gain new skills at our career skills workshops

Throughout the year we provide a range of events to equip you with the skills to succeed including:

  • CV, cover letter and application workshops;
  • mock assessment centres;
  • sector insights;
  • seminars on case studies and psychometric tests.

Browse all of our events on CareerHub

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