The entrance to Tsinghua University in Beijing, Nov. 18, 2021. Photo:  SCMP/Simon Song
The entrance to Tsinghua University in Beijing, Nov. 18, 2021. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China’s smartest students are ditching finance for tech, and prefer state jobs over the private sector

  • At Tsinghua, only 12.2 per cent of graduates landed jobs in banking, securities and insurance in 2021, compared with 22 per cent who opted for IT and software
  • Students from the top schools are also less willing to study abroad or join the private sector

The entrance to Tsinghua University in Beijing, Nov. 18, 2021. Photo:  SCMP/Simon Song
The entrance to Tsinghua University in Beijing, Nov. 18, 2021. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song
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