The Hopkins-Nanjing Center recently held its annual Career Day in Shanghai. Read on for student Nanfei Yan's impressions of the day!
Last Friday was the annual HNC Career Day, undoubtedly one of the most exciting events at the Center. Career Day starts off with a keynote speaker luncheon, followed by a dozen panels covering a dozen industries, ending with a dinner reception for all the participants.
|Career Day Luncheon|
|Keynote Speech at Career Day|
In the US, entrepreneurship has become synonymous with the tech start-ups of Silicon Valley. Where is entrepreneurship flourishing in China? What is unique about the start-up landscape in China? The panelists stated that compared to the US, start-ups require more starting capital and undergo a more extensive approval process in China. After the initial hardships, the entrepreneurs agreed that the Chinese market had a higher potential for massive profits once the business got going. Given that the panel only consisted of foreign entrepreneurs, it is worth noting that all four of their businesses revolved around the bridging of foreign and domestic businesses. For example, one company connected foreigners with jobs in 2nd tier Chinese cities; another was a law firm that specialized in advising foreigners on entering the Chinese market.
|Students Interacting with Law Panelists|