Ten final-year business and commerce students from the University of Newcastle spent a month in China recently as part of their degree’s Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements.
Three students spent time in Shanghai while the other seven travelled to Beijing.
A social dinner in each city on July 19 connected students with local alumni and the University’s global alumni network.
The dinner was an opportunity for the students to gain a broad perspective of what it is like to live and work in China by hearing first-hand experiences from local alumni.
Shanghai WIL placement student, Kieran Dixon said it was great to learn how each graduate went from graduating in Newcastle to working in one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the world.
“Hearing the career path and development of others is always insightful,” he said.
University of Newcastle Beijing Alumni Coordinator, Weina Chen, said the alumni were happy to get together and ‘give back’ to the University by sharing their experiences with the students.