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  1. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Most Hong Kong university students would consider working in China, survey shows

    Posted Jun 04th 2013, 03:35pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Despite a growing cultural rift between Hong Kongers and their mainland counterparts, most local university students would consider working on the mainland, a recent survey has found. The survey, conducted by the Hong Kong United Youth Association-affiliated Student Exchange Network, polled 695 students across the city’s eight universities and found 85 ...

  2. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Women postgraduates land jobs easier if pregnancy is out of the way

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:38am by Vanessa Piao

    ... universities that agreed to be interviewed for a survey said it was not uncommon to have between 30 to 60 such students each year in total across all programmes. "Many students are having children ... about a dozen student mothers when the state first allowed university students to have children. We now have more than 40 every year," said the head of the family planning office ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Hong Kong university students more keen on getting jobs on mainland

    Posted Mar 30th 2013, 07:54pm by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com A biennial survey shows slightly more university students would like to work in China- although the numbers of those who do remains low due to greater competition from other expats. Hong Kong Human Resources Exchange Centre interviewed 500 university students over the past two months on the telephone. It found 65 per cent of them have worked in China ...

  4. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Foreign education no guarantee of success in China job market

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 04:01am by Andrea Chen

    ... over their mainland peers, he says. "Top Chinese universities like Tsinghua and Peking University have many more alumni on the mainland," he says. The surge of Chinese students going ... 450,000 Chinese students studied abroad, paying full tuition, 12 per cent more than the previous year, Xinhua has reported. China has overtaken India and Canada as the largest source of foreign ...

  5. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    In tight times, jobseekers turn to stability and security of civil service

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:11pm by He Huifeng

    ... graduates," Li said. "About half of applicants attend training courses for the exams for lower-level positions, and that translates into about four million students each year, and that's ... of his students secured a junior officer post in Shenzhen's market supervision administration bureau in Luohu last year and earns about 7,000 yuan a month, more than double the city's ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EMPLOYMENT

    Academics as 'worse off' as drug dealers: report

    Posted Dec 10th 2013, 12:37pm by Kevin Rafferty

    ... that “the probability that you might get shot in academia is relatively small”, unless you mark student papers very harshly. But his research suggests that there is an increasing “dualisation” ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - EMPLOYMENT

    Tough times for business graduates

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... as he released results of the survey on the career development of 3,500 graduates. "This is the worst time since the financial crisis for bank jobs," he said, adding that students ... But retail, nursing and advertising were seeing growth. Thousand Lim, a third-year student of the university's business programme, said getting into investment banks should not be the sole path ...

  8. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    Graduates find path to a good future starts with humble manual labour

    Posted Sep 07th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Yan

    ... at industries that require manual work." This year seven million students graduated from colleges and universities across the country, the highest number in the mainland's history and about ... said. Tony Wang, an employee at a financial firm in Shanghai who graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics last year, said university students were aware of the difficulty ...

  9. Business - Companies - EMPLOYMENT

    Graduates favour Western companies for best jobs

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com In a list of the top 50 firms selected by nearly 150,000 university students, only three companies were based in Asia Graduates favour Western companies ... company rather than an Asian one, a global survey has found. Among the 50 most attractive employers selected by a total of 144,097 business and engineering students from 12 countries, including ...

  10. News - China - EMPLOYMENT

    In China, connections still beat know-how for job-hungry youths

    Posted Oct 25th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... counterparts three years after graduation. By then, rural students made 23,380 yuan (HK$28,600) a year, compared with 26,635 yuan for urban students. Similarly, the study by the Hunan party school's Population Research Institute found only eight of the 68 students who qualified as low-income managed to reach a new social status. Meanwhile, all students who were the children of public ...




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