Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Alumni Spotlight: Jonathon Day

Alumni from the Hopkins-Nanjing Center can be found all over the world!  We recently checked in with Jonathon Day, a 2013 certificate graduate, on how HNC has helped him with his current position in Australia:

"Being able to talk about and discuss Chinese history and politics in the Chinese language, while also understanding Chinese views on such topics was an important factor that led me to secure my current position as Relationship Manager at the Shenzhen Economic and Trade Representative Office (SETRO) in Sydney, Australia. On a daily basis, I’m working at the forefront of China’s economic engagement with Australia, whether in trade or investment. Just last week I returned from a business trip to three Australian cities, where our office hosted and facilitated high level meetings between a Chinese company and key Australian stakeholders from government, education through to private enterprise. I used my cross cultural communication and relationship skills learned at HNC to help break down barriers and improve trust between the two sides."

Jonathon Day, HNC Certificate '13
Relationship Manager
Shenzhen Economic and Trade Representative Office
Sydney, Australia