Chinese Graduate Profiles

The University of Adelaide has a wide network of successful alumni from China. A number of Chinese graduates have chosen to return home to China and some stay in Australia to pursue careers. 

All of our Chinese students are able to access career support from our dedicated team of career professionals and are able to utilise our powerful alumni network to make connections in the workplace. 

Find out more about the careers of our Chinese graduates and their advice for current Chinese students.

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  • Faculty of Arts

    Yiling

    Yiling Dong

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Media, 2012

    Master of Commerce and Master of Business Law, 2014 (Shanghai)

    Employment:
    Reporter, Pengpai News

    Advice for current students:
    “Be prepared for a very different working culture. And also, work experience is very important. There are a lot of things that are not taught or you cannot learn from studying at Uni. Finally, take the advices given by the lovely career advisors!! They are very true!"

  • Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

    Alice Chang

    Alice Chang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Engineering (Civil & Environmental), 2017 

    Employment:
    Graduate Site Engineer, Lend Lease Sydney

    Advice for current students:
    “Firstly, opportunities do not come in the ways you expect them to, so be open-minded. Secondly, do not slack off at any time, even after you get your job.”

    Qi

    Qi Chen

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Computer Graphics, 2013

    Employment:
    Product Manager - The Hub, MessageMedia (Melbourne)

    Advice for current students:
    “Don't be afraid to try new things. It is okay if your first job doesn't fit you. Try to find what you actually love in your first ten years of career and get better at it!"

     

    Yidi Chen

    Yidi Chen

    Academic Program:
    Master of Landscape Architecture, 2018

    Employment:
    Graduate Landscape Architect, Group GSA (Sydney)

    Advice for current students:

    “Trying to gain more working experience and practice English as much as possible before you graduate. Utilising all the services at Career Services as much as you can. Be positive, be friendly, be confident and be smiling.”

    Dawei

    Dawei Deng

    Academic Program:
    Master of Computing and Innovation, 2012

    Employment:
    Concept & Information Architecture, Plan.Net Pulse GmbH (Serviceplan Group) (Germany)

    Advice for current students:
    “Stay positive, and don’t give up. Always try to learn new skills which might lead you to a new job."

     

    Ran

    Ran Ding

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Computer Science, 2012

    Employment:
    Senior Staff Software Engineer, Atlassian (California)

    Advice for current students:
    “Always challenge yourself, try to push the boundaries of your comfort zone even for a small assignment. There is a Chinese saying: a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." 

     

    Rui

    Rui (Rachel) Feng

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Computer Science, 2011

    Employment:
    Senior Analyst Product Analytics, Commonwealth Bank

    Advice for current students:
    “A pass for a subject is not enough. A good transcript increases the chance of finding your first job even a casual job at University."

     

    Zhihao Jiang

    Zhihao Jiang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Engineering (Civil & Structural) (1st Class Honours), 2015 

    Employment:
    Civil/Structural Engineer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

    Advice for current students:
    Be proactive in job hunting campaign. Trust yourself and know your personal strengths and industry needs. Cherish every networking opportunity and try everything possible to land your first job. Meanwhile keeping a sound academic record will also help to receive interview opportunity from your dream companies.

    Alan Lei

    Alan Lei

    Academic Program:
    Master of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honour), 2016

    Employment:
    Traffic Congestion Reduction Engineer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

    Advice for current students:
    To be integrated into Australian society, you will have to understand their culture, their habits. However, keep in mind the fact that you are not born in Australian, so it is ok to be different, in fact, most of organisations encourage multi-culture workplace, so don’t be afraid to be a foreigner, be confident to show off our cultural uniqueness. Experience is very important, try to do some voluntary jobs to start off, don’t pick on jobs, even there is only a tiny bit connection to your qualification, take it, you will need this experience later on to find the right role for you.

    Mingxuan

    Mingxuan Li

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Computer Science, 2012

    Employment:
    Senior Software Engineer - :86 400 (Sydney)

    Advice for current students:
    “Resilience. Always keep update with latest technology, adopt strategies, cope with stress, learn to communicate and deal with clients.”

     

    Tong Liang

    Tong Liang

    Academic Program:
    Ph.D in Civil Engineering - Ongoing

    Master of Structural Engineering, 2012

    Employment:
    Project Manager - Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

    Advice for current students:
    “Attend industry workshops and Career Expos. You can join into the relevant organisations or look for help from the Uni Career Services. Take the Engineers Australia for example, which is the organisation for engineers, by attending the seminars held by it, you are able to obtain the up-to-date information about your industry and know more professionals.”

     

    Zhibin Liao

    Zhibin Liao

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Computer Science (honours), 2013

    Ph.D in Computer Science 2017

    Employment:
    Research Fellow, Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)

    Advice for current students:
    “When you decide to do something, don't do it 50%, or 95%, try to finish it in 100% -- this includes your university study”

    Joy Liu

    Joy Liu

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil & Structural), 2018

    Employment:
    Graduate Structural Engineer, WSP Adelaide

    Advice for current students:

    “ 1. Volunteering is a great way to develop teamwork and communication skills, practise English, and expand network. 

      2. Studying the courses well in university is important, as it helps you to build a solid understanding of the fundamental principles that will be used in your job if you pursue a profession relevant to your field of study.

      3. Joining the professional organisations in your industry as a student member, for example, Engineers Australia if you are studying engineering. Attending events held by these organisations and networking with professionals will help you to gain valuable industry insights. It can also assist with determining your career pathways.

      4. Utilise the Career Services on campus. There are many useful workshops and programs that can help you develop job hunting skills. The Career Access Mentoring Program is a great program that can help you gain industry insights and expand your professional network.”

     

    Yu Mu

    Yu Mu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Computer Science, 2012

    Employment:
    Reporting Analyst, Corelogic AU (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Improve your English language skills; Networking with people in the industry and get advice from them (get info from Career Service). Try your best to get the permanent resident if you want to find work experience in SA. Write the good tailored resumes and cover letters for the jobs they really want and send out good universal resumes for the other jobs (get advice from Career Service). Practise interview skills (get advice from Career Service).”

     

    Wenlang Su

    Wenlang Su

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Electrical & Electronics, 2016

    Employment:
    Product Manager, 39Jiankangwang

    Advice for current students:
    “You must figure out what kind of jobs you would like to do when still on campus. Try to find out the duty and content of the job by searching on job website or some vertical forums of this job. Once you clear your objectives, analyse what you lack of or what needs to be improved. Try your best to find all the good resources (websites or books) to study, and make yourself to have the ability to be competent for the job.”

     

    Hongyi Sun

    Hongyi Sun

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering (Honours), 2019

    Employment:
    Software Development Engineer, Lucid Consulting Australia

    Advice for current students:
    “In recruiting students fresh out of University, most employers value your experiences (could be either industry-related or volunteering) and your soft-skills (e.g. communication, team work abilities, time management and initiative to learn new things) over GPA. This is not saying academic results are not important, they are important to showcase your dedication and learning abilities, but not the only attribute employers value.”

     

    Yuan Tian

    Yuan Tian

    Academic Program:
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),Geochemistry - Chemical Engineering, 2013

    Employment:
    Geochemist, Golder

    Advice for current students:
    “Stay "hungry", stay "smart". Be strong and speak out bravely.”

     

    Dao Xiang

    Dao Xiang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Computer Science, 2008 

    Employment:
    Software Developer, REA Group, Melbourne (Melbourne)

    Advice for current students:
    “Get to know what programming languages and tools companies use to build software. Local tech meet-ups is a good way to get such information. Don’t stress too much about your residency status, you can get a job without a PR. Find a part-time job to support your life and gain work experience, but don’t sacrifice your study for that. Instead, take the time to work on some side projects or open source projects, your work will get paid off.”

     

    Molly Xu

    Molly Xu

    Academic Program:
    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD),Structural Engineering, 2015 

    Employment:
    Structural Engineer, WSP

    Advice for current students:
    “You might not have work experinece and excellent English skills, however, you need to identify what else in your background that can demonstrate your own strength to stand out from others. One thing all job winners have in common is they always have depth knowledge and confident about their strengths, so I strongly recommend you to keep boosting your abilities towards your own specialities. Thus when job opportunity show up, you are always at an advanctage and competitive situation.”

     

    Jason Zheng

    Jason Zheng

    Academic Program:
    Master of Engineering (civil and structural), 2015 

    Employment:
    Structural Engineer, Mott MacDonald

    Advice for current students:
    “Networking is the key to find a job in Australia, especially in Adelaide. Employers are always giving priority to the people they know, or the people referred from the ones they know. So do not miss a chance to go to any industry related events or seminars and chat to those who might help you in the future career.”

     

  • Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

    Jianjun Xiang

    Jianjun Xiang

    Academic Program:
    PhD in Medicine, 2014 

    Employment:
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Discipline of Public Health, the University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “It is important to strengthen your expertise and meanwhile improve your emotional intelligence. Keep a close eye on where your field is headed and don't keep your head buried in the sand. Chance always favours the prepared mind.”

     

    Ben Zhu

    Ben Zhu

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Psycological Science, 2011 

    Employment:
    Co-founder, ddStudy

    Advice for current students:
    “Don’t aim too high, grab whatever you can have, and start from the bottom, because it is the best place to grow. Down to earth, don’t be like everyone else, start building up your resume now by doing part time work or internship if you wish to work in Australia; act now and find some work opportunities before graduation, if you wish to work in China.”

     

  • Faculty of Professions

    Renbin Cai

    Renbin Cai

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2012

    Employment:
    Senior Consultant, ShineWing Australia (Brisbane)

    Advice for current students:
    "Study hard at Uni and love what you study. Meanwhile, it is also important to improve social skills and make every effort to build relationship with locals."

     

    Baochen Chen

    Baochen Chen

    Academic Program:
    Master of Commerce(Marketing), 2015

    Employment:
    Sales Coordinator, Stamford Hotel

    Advice for current students:
    "Practicing English as much as you can. Attending career related events as many as you can. Think pro-actively rather than re-actively."

     

    Jennie Chen

    Jennie Chen

    Academic Program:
    Master of Wine Business, 2017

    Employment:
    Wines Export Assistant, Knappstein Wines

    Advice for current students:
    “Meet as many industry people as you can and tell everyone you are looking for work experience and ask for recommendation; Get professional training on resume writing, cover letter writing and interview skills.”

     

    Joanna Chen

    Joanna Chen

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting), 2011

    Employment:
    Internal Auditor, City of Port Adelaide Enfield

    Advice for current students:
    "Build your professional network,it is as important as building your professional knowledge and skills.

    Do some volunteering work if it is too hard to find a paid job to obtain experience. Even if the work is irrelevant to your major, it helps developing soft skills and shows your commitment to the community."

     

    Katy Chen

    Katy Chen

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting), 2012

    Employment:
    International Admissions Support Officer, The University of South Australia

    Advice for current students:
    A well-preparation for an interview is a corner stone for your future jobs in Australia. Two important questions you need to know are: what they are looking for; and what qualities and abilities that you have got. It is useful to sort these out and match them up. A rich experience in activities of any kind is highly appreciated, as those who tend to be versatile in multiple tasks are more preferable to employers in the current dynamic work environment."

     

    Helene

    Wanyang Chen

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), 2015

    Employment:
    Social Media Coordinator - RMIT University

    Advice for current students:
    "Being an international student surely has some challenges, such as language problems and networking troubles. But it is really important to be oriented and to use every opportunity to make progress, try to build your own brand and turn the disadvantages to advantages. You may be Chinese accented, but you are also bilingual; you may need to strengthen your understanding of Australian culture, but you can also be an expert in Chinese culture and able to work in intercultural organisations, it’s your call! Just as the life you have today is influenced by the decisions you made years ago, so too the decisions you make today will determine your life in the years to come. Make the right decisions now, take initiative, be proactive, and success will knock your door in near future!"

     

    Yang

    Alex Cui

    Academic Program:
    Master of Applied Project Management, 2017

    Employment:
    Project Supervisor, Nilsen Group (South Australia)

    Advice for current students:
    "Always be prepared for unpredictable challenges, you won’t know your limit unless you challenge yourself to the very end, always get your chin up!"

     

    Wendy

    Wendy Dong

    Academic Program:
    Master of Finance and Business Economics, 2013

    Employment:
    Graduate Accountant, Garmin Australia and New Zealand (Sydney)

    Advice for current students:
    “Everyone will be equipped with essential professional knowledge after graduated, but what makes a real difference is work experience in your field, and the soft skills such as communication skills. Being able to communicate effectively in English, both written and speaking, is essential for those who wish to get a job in Australia and a plus for those who would like to work in China. You should try your best to get some work experience during holidays. It would be the best if it is in Australia, if not, try to get one with a reputable company in China, it will make your resume stand out."

     

    Lei

    Lei Feng

    Academic Program:
    Master of Commerce, 2012

    Employment:
    Overseas Recruitment Project Director, 51job

    Advice for current students:
    “Always be willing to learn a new skill to increase your personal effective, a talent with all-round development are more competitive. Moreover, get a part-time job or internship while in university. If necessary, get help from career centre in university, they are enthusiastic and professional. And most importantly: “Do what you love, love what you do.”

     

    Maxine Feng

    Maxine Feng

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2018 

    Employment:
    Management Trainee, Reckitt Benckiser

    Advice for current students:
    “I highly recommend overseas students attend some career courses before they find a job in Australia and China. UofA Career Services contributes to Chinese students' employability. They provide different courses like communication skill, resume writing, mock interview, etc, which help develop your employable skills. What I learned from the program and services help me find a good job opportunity during graduate recruitment in China. Nowadays Chinese graduate job market is highly competitive so I suggest you should fully take good advantage of the sources they provide and ask any questions and practise for many times. At the end of the day, I believe you will build your personality and stand out on the interview session. ”

     

    Shang Gao

    Shang Gao

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2013

    Employment:
    Banking Consultant,  ANZ (Melbourne)

    Advice for current students:
    “Set yourself a direction in a desired industry and spend some time in finding what you are really good at. Then go into that industry and refine your skills, make it as your signature. This will carry your career in a long long way and truly make you stand out.”

    May

    May Gu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2010

    Employment:
    Partner, Australia Chinese Law Firm (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Following your heart, working toward your dream and you will become the person you want to be."

     

    Yang

    Yang Gu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Commerce, 2012

    Employment:
    Corporate Account Manager, China Construction Bank Tianjin Branch (Tianjin)

    Advice for current students:
    “If you are thinking about to apply jobs in China, you need to prepare the job application at least one semester before graduation, and do not miss the campus recruiting period each year.”

     

    Lei

    Lei Han

    Academic Program:
    Master of Property, 2017

    Employment:
    Senior Manager, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) (Shanghai)

    Advice for current students:
    “I would advise Chinese students to get work experience (internship, part-time or voluntary experience) associated with their programs while studying, as both Chinese and Australian employers require candidates’ recent and relevant work experience. In addition, using career services provided by our university is an accessible and effective way to get exposure to potential employers, so visiting their website regularly and participating workshops held by them frequently!"

     

    Heidi

    Heidi Hu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2016

    Employment:
    Finance Analyst - Major Projects, Downer Group

    Advice for current students:
    “Stay "foolish", "hungry", "patient", "modest", "resilient", "flexible", "energetic", "passionate" to learn and grow all the time while you feel you are still smart and young.”

     

    River Hu

    River Hu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Wine Business, 2016 

    Employment:
    Wine Regulatory Advisor, Wine Adelaide

    Advice for current students:
    “Be active on the things that you are passionate about, then find your own way to pursue your interest. Respect others, Be yourself.”

     

    Gangfeng

    Gangfeng Huang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2011

    Employment:
    Relationship Manager, ANZ Bank (Melbourne)

    Advice for current students:
    “The graduates of Adelaide Uni are the most completive and popular on the market, who obtain strong professional knowledge and practical skills for their careers. Meanwhile, I suggest they could deepen their knowledge of their own field to get the certificates such as CPA, ACCA, and CFA for business school students, which will be the unbeatable key to success.”

     

    Han

    Han Jiang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Business Law, 2012

    Master of Commerce (Marketing), 2012 

    Employment:
    LeanFox Mentor-China, Linfox Logistics (Jinan)

    Advice for current students:
    “Do some volunteering works for Uni to gain some useful working and communication skills. Study hard.”

     

    Shan

    Shan Li

    Academic Program:
    Ph.D in Finance, 2014

    Employment:
    Assistant Professor, Xiamen University(Xiamen)

    Advice for current students:
    “Networking is increasingly important at present, especially in a foreign country. In particular, English is crucial for job hunting. Prepare yourself at every point so that when opportunities present, you can seize them more easily. Finally, good luck and enjoy your time in Australia!”

     

    Wen

    Wen Li

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2016


    Employment:
    Associate, Department of Risk and Assurance, PwC (Beijing)

    Advice for current students:
    “What you have learned will never be useless. Be nice to everyone you meet and work as hard as you can on any position.”

     

    Yewei

    Yewei Li

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Accounting, 2015

    Employment:
    Production Coordinator, Australia Auscess Wine Group (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Start to seek a job from the first day in Uni. The earlier you start, the more chance you get. I regret that I only started from the last year at University. If I started earlier, I would have a more clear vision of what I want. It never hurts to learn more.”

     

    Beiou Liu

    Beiou Liu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Marketing, 2014

    Employment:
    Sales Manager, Power Boost (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “English speaking skill is essential to your career as an overseas student.”

     

    Lexie Liu

    Lexie Liu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2018 

    Employment:
    Business Manager - International Marketing (Greater China and North East Asia), Study Adelaide

    Advice for current students:
    “If you want to secure a job in Australia after graduation and you know what job you would like to do to kick start your career in a certain industry, my advice would be: 

    • try to find industry-relevant internships and try volunteering for certain events/organisations that you are interested in to gradually build up your local connections while helping you to develop your networking skills. 
    • setting up a LinkedIn profile that looks professional is essential as you would want to connect with people you meet in a professional setting. 
    • English language proficiency is important but more importantly, familiarising yourself with the local culture, i.e. sports, arts, history, etc. will provide you will some extra edge. ”

     

    Qi Liu

    Qi Liu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2012

    Employment:
    Assistant Accountant, City of Burnside (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Find out what you want and work hard for it.”

     

    Xiaochun Liu

    Xiaochun Liu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Applied Economics, 2004

    Employment:
    Student Services Officer in ESOS Compliance, International Student Centre at the University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “I spent my six years of university life without really thinking what I would like to do after completing my studies. I chose both my undergraduate and postgraduate programs for fantasy and not for career purposes. I took it for granted that I should spend my early twenties studying without thinking into the future. Now looking back, I often wish I could have been had my future career path planned while studying at university.”

     

    Yifu Liu

    Yifu Liu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2012

    Employment:
    Denior Data Assurance Analyst, PricewaterhouseCoopers(PwC Melbourne)

    Advice for current students:
    “Never give up and go beyond your limits.”

     

    Lu Lu

    Lu Lu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2013

    Employment:
    Student Finance Officer, Student Finance, Student Services and Administration, the University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Experience is the absolute top priority. Interpersonal skills are just as important as your technical skills. Don’t be afraid to ask. I am a firm believer that you don’t get if you don’t ask. Build your professional network as soon as possible and make sure you catch up with key contacts regularly to maintain a good relationship. Always BE YOURSELF! Don’t try to be someone different. Keep the confidence inside you and present a fun and unique personality to your potential employers. Work hard and opportunities will come and find you. In the meantime, don’t forget to have fun and enjoy the journey.”

     

    Evan Lyu

    Evan Lyu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2016

    Employment:
    Risk & Assurance Graduate Officer, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI)

    Advice for current students:
    “I have a very simple formula for you: Getting a Job = Well Rounded = High GPA + Advanced English skills + Good Communication skills + Teamwork Spirit + Volunteering Activities + Internship Experience. It sounds easy, but it takes time and incredible hard work to be there. If you are experiencing a failure, just be resilient, admit your inadequacy and try your best to improve it. Job hunting is an exhausting but fascinating game, and the key to this game is actually your perseverance.”

     

    Xing Meng

    Xing Meng

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commence(Accounting), 2011

    Employment:
    Senior Project Officer, Department for Health and Wellbeing SA

    Advice for current students:
    “Work hard, stay positive, be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people. Never give up.”

     

    Vanessa Ou

    Vanessa Ou

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2013

    Employment:
    Assistant Accountant, WPP AUNZ (Sydney)

    Advice for current students:
    “-- Never ever doubt yourself because you are capable of so much more than you think!
    -- Stay focused. Work hard and work smart to get what you really want in life.
    -- Push yourself out of your comfort zone and socialise with people from all backgrounds.
    -- Interpersonal and communication skills are as important as technical skills for landing a job in Australia.”

     

    Alice Qi

    Min Qi

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting, 2017 

    Employment:
    Assistant Accountant, Ryderwear Adelaide

    Advice for current students:
    “Step out of the comfort zone. Be brave to network with people with a different background. Be open-minded. .”

    Wanjun Qiu

    Wanjun Qiu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2015

    Employment:
    Credit Analyst, Westpac

    Advice for current students:
    “All the experience you have gained is good experience.”

     

    Shuai Shao

    Shuai Shao

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce(Accounting), 2009

    Employment:
    Deputy Manager, International Business Division of QIJI Trade Group, Qing Dao (Qing Dao)

    Advice for current students:
    “Look out for opportunities and don't be shy to ask for help from people when necessary.”

     

    Katie Shi

    Katie Shi

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), 2014 

    Employment:
    Senior Analyst, Tax Services, Deloitte Australia

    Advice for current students:
    Start to plan your future career as early as possible. Equip yourself with strong academic records and excellent interpersonal skills. Build up your self-confidence and remember to be yourself. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself.

     

    Sherrie Tang

    Sherrie Tang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2018 

    Employment:
    International Recruitment Officer, University of Adelaide

    Advice for current students:
    “First thing first, I would encourage all Chinese students to step outside of their comfort zone to communicate with and learn about Australian culture. It's never easy but essential for a newcomer to improve language skill and adapt into local life. Also, maximize opportunities to socialize in different occasions, both social and professional, since Australia is a place that networking matters for job hunting. ”

     

    Ling Wang

    Ling Wang

    Academic Program:
    Masters of Applied Project Management, 2014

    Employment:
    Project Engineer, Jones Lang LaSale(JLL) (Beijing)

    Advice for current students:
    “No matter where do you want to find a job, either in China or Australia, preparing relevant work experience is encouraged given the condition that you have mastered knowledge from the class.”

     

    Olivia Wang

    Olivia Wang

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Finance (International), 2013

    Employment:
    Senior Associate, PwC (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Good English skill is essential. It will make a difference. Be confident and have faith in yourself. Anything is possible.”

     

    Sophia Wang

    Sophia Wang

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce, 2016

    Employment:
    Accountant, P&Y Partners Chartered Accountant

    Advice for current students:
    “-- There are many ways to get there (find a job), not just one method
    -- If you are good at study, get good grades; if you are a social person, go network; if you like to get some experience, do volunteer
    -- English is very important in order to stay here
    -- You will find a job eventually, don't stop trying and enjoy the process.”

     

    Taiji Wang

    Taiji Wang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Business Research, 2012

    Bachelor of Accounting, 2011

    Employment:
    Data Specialist Auditor, CITIC Pacific Mining (Perth)

    Advice for current students:
    “Be brave to speak out, embrace the culture, and study hard.”

     

    Xiao Wang

    Xiao Wang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Applied Project Management,2012
    Bachelor of Computer Science, 2010

    Employment:
    Project Consultant / Lead Generator, Magnetic Alliance

    Advice for current students:
    “Do or do not. There is no try.”

    Xun Wang

    Xun (Angela) Wang

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a Bachelor of Laws, 2010

    Employment:
    Senior Associate, Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
    Co-Director , Australia China Young Professional Initiative (SA)
    Strategic Adviser, Australia China Business Council(SA).

    Advice for current students:
    “Strong academic records are important but your social and communication skills will assist you to kick start your career. Do not be afraid to ask and always be prepared.”

     

    Yikai Wang

    Yikai Wang

    Academic Program:
    Masters of Global Food and Agriculture Business, 2012
    Professional Certificate in International Trade Program, 2012

    Employment:
    Co-founder, Dong-Sheng Link technology Co., Ltd (Beijing)

    Advice for current students:
    “Be flexible, if you want to survive in the ocean of career; try to make yourself as adaptive as possible. Be brave to try, no opportunity is right there ready for you to collect. It always painful at the beginning due to lack of experience, being upset is also quite common as well, same as the feeling of desperation. But struggling is somehow better than been knocked out at this point. By struggling hard, you can also grow really fast, and it is the procedure when you really get to learn how to be flexible.”

     

    Junjie Wei

    Junjie (Jessica) Wei

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2014


    Employment:
    Auditor, Galpins Accountants, Auditors &Business Consultants (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “If you tend to find a job back in China (especially in big cities):
    -- Apparently, competition in China is quite fierce, but do hold the positive attitude.
    -- Do not expect a pretty high salary from employer if you are fresh.
    -- Be clear about what kind of industry and field you would like to have a go.
    -- Be modest & humble.
    -- Practice priority setting & time management skills.
    -- Learn to handle pressure & adapt to changes.
    -- Maintain a good relationship with your team. Any of them shall be your great guide & support.
    -- Do some reasonable social (i.e. join some clubs) & learn more about your career.
    -- Set a target once you have a clear career plan and fight for it.
    -- Set up a good reputation, but it does not mean to be nice all the time. Understand your baseline & say "No" whenever it is necessary.
    -- Communicate with your boss frequently and always try to fulfil his/her target. Do not be afraid of speak out your concerns regarding your work and workload.
    -- Never stop studying & keep reflecting on yourself.”

     

    Emma Xie

    Emma Xie

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2015 

    Employment:
    Accountant, Deloitte (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “-- Keep a "Can-do"attitude so that nothing can stand in your way.
    -- Be well-rounded so that you can enjoy team working.
    -- Develop your unique selling point and just be yourself.”

     

    Ting Xiong

    Ting Xiong

    Academic Program:
    Master of Wine Business, 2017

    Employment:
    Brand Manager, ABM (China)

    Advice for current students:
    “There are a few different things in finding a job in China and in Australia.  If you are planning to find a job in a country that does not speak your first language. Language is the priority skill to improve. Also, fitting into local culture helps understand domestic market. Communication skills are important in all workplace. Language and domestic culture are two important tools to help you better communicate with others. No matter in which country, seeking the intern job that related to your major when you are studying at the university. It is better to get a legal paid job. I ain't talking about the salary, it is more about building self-confident in your career. Always prepared for job interviews when having no much work experience. Just try anything.  ”

     

    Yi Xu

    Yi Xu

    Academic Program:
    Master Global Food and Agriculture Business, 2013 

    Employment:
    Marketing and Customer Insights Associate, Convenience Store Business Channel, Metro Cash& Carry (China) (Shanghai)

    Advice for current students:
    “Visit China during the semester break to cope with the fast change in China and explore work opportunities. Polish and Practice your English skills specifically in writing and speaking .”

     

    Kai Yan

    Kai Yan

    Academic Program:
    Master of Applied Project Management (Project Systems), 2018

    Employment:
    Marketing Management Trainee, Geely Auto Group

    Advice for current students:

    • "While studying, study hard and master what you are required in your major;
    • Attend events hosted by the university or related organizations, build your social connections as early as you can; prepare your card, leave it to the new people you meet in the events;
    • Prepare your CV early and keep sending to suitable employers;
    • Make appointments and come to Career Service, talk to the officers, it will help a lot;
    • Just have a little FAITH!
    • GOOD LUCK!"
    Sonia Yin

    Sonia Yin

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), 2016 

    Employment:
    Auditor, Auditor-General's Department SA

    Advice for current students:
    “The most important step for an international student studying overseas is not to make a decision of whether to work in Australia or in China or anywhere in the world, but to start to plan and prepare early for future career. Be attentive to opportunities and resources available to you and make the most use of them. Network only becomes crucial if you can already demonstrate the desired qualities of a valuable employer. Until then I would encourage to invest more time in yourself to gain more exposure of different environments, advance continuous learning and always reflect on the progress.”

     

    Jia You

    Jia You

    Academic Program:
    Master of Applied Finance, 2010

    Employment:
    Project Officer - China, Department of State Development SA

    Advice for current students:
    “No matter whether you already have a job or are looking for a job, keep improving yourself and expand your horizons, and go out and find opportunities.”

     

    Qiumu Yu

    Qiumu Yu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2013

    Employment:
    Assistant Station Manager, China Southern Airlines(Adelaide Office)

    Advice for current students:
    “No matter how good you were as a student or not that good in school, you will be a blank paper without anything when you get into your first job. Just open your mind and get ready for a new study journey. Try to be a positive communicator which will help you improve as fast as you can. Most importantly, be patient to yourself, and believe that all good things will get close to you as long as you keep doing the right things.”

     

    Tao Yu

    Tao Yu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2016

    Employment:
    Producer, 57 Films

    Advice for current students:
    “You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.”

     

    Xufeng Yu

    Xufeng Yu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Finance, 2011

    Employment:
    Operation and Compliance Manager, Zijing Rural Commercial Bank of Jiangsu (Nanjing)

    Advice for current students:
    “Study hard on your major and practice your language skills, and never lose your connections with both Australia and China.”

     

    Yuan Yuan

    Yuan Yuan

    Academic Program:
    Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business. 2012

    Employment:
    Export Manager, Wines by Geoff Hardy (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Get prepared; be confident and passionate”

     

    Hangyu Zhang

    Hangyu Zhang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2012 

    Employment:
    Auditor, Dezan Shira & Associates Shanghai Branch (Shanghai)

    Advice for current students:
    “It is very important to show solid English skills during the interview as well as the experience gained during the study in Australia. Employers are always interested in candidates with their own thoughts about their career and future objective.”

     

    Lingyue Zhang

    Lingyue Zhang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Accounting and Marketing, 2014 

    Employment:
    Employability Administration Officer, Faculty of the Professions, the University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Get involved in different kinds of extracurricular activities such as volunteer and internship, and don’t start preparing for job hunting in the last semester, get ready earlier.”

     

    Peiliang Zhang

    Peiliang Zhang

    Academic Program:
    Master of Corporate Finance and Business Economics, 2015 

    Employment:
    Assistant Revenue Officer, the University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Don’t be misled by the rumour. Try your best to understand the Australian Culture and find out what area needs to be improved. If you choose go back to China, plan early and start to look at the opportunities in Career Hub.” 

     

    Wenyu Zhou

    Wenyu Zhou

    Academic Program:
    Master in Global Food and Agricultural Business, 2013

    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), 2008

    Employment:
    Graduate in Regional and Agribusiness Banking, Commonwealth Bank of Australia. (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Today’s job market has become increasingly competitive globally. It’s really important to differentiate yourself among the crowd. Perfect academic transcripts and relevant extracurricular activities that can demonstrate leadership quality would definitely help you to get through the door.”

     

    Bingru Zhu

    Bingru Zhu

    Academic Program:
    Master of Commerce, 2013 

    Employment:
    Academic Coordinator, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (Shanghai)

    Advice for current students:
    “Prepare your CV and personal statement perfectly. Improve yourself in various areas for your future career path.”

     

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    Xin Li

    Academic Program:
    Ph.D (Natural Resources Management) - Ongoing
    Bachelor of Sciences (Hon), 2009 

    Employment:
    Faculty HSW Coordinator, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, the University of Adelaide (Adelaide)

    Advice for current students:
    “Keep looking, never give up and build useful working relationships with your lecturers and fellow students. Always save a network for career.”

     

    Steve Liu

    Steve Liu

    Academic Program:
    Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science, 2017

    Employment:
    Project Officer, Confucius Institute, The University of Adelaide

    Advice for current students:
    “The University has certainly prepared us well, however, in job hunting - the first battle awaits after graduation. It is not only about the knowledge we learnt, but also who we have become. The way we think, express, act and collaborate with others, all counts. There are many ways to win this battle, to me, cognition (or cognitive upgrade) is the 'weapon' I chose, which shaped me into who I am today - a better person and capable of challenging the battles ahead.”

     

    Zhengyu Wen

    Zhengyu Wen

    Academic Program:
    Ph.D in agriculture and natural resources, 2016


    Employment:
    Post-doctoral Research Associate, The University of Sydney (Sydney)

    Advice for current students:
    “I strongly recommend Chinese students to participate in social activities in Australia.I’m talking about multinational or Australian events where everyone speaks English. The reason for that is, basing on experience of my own and people around me, there is still a huge language barrier between most of the Chinese students and English-speaking communities. Chinese community is very big in Australia, big enough to be self-sustaining, which means you can live or study in Australia even without a good English skill. But when you graduate, when you place yourself on the "waiting for employments" shelf -- a good communication skill, which enables you to impress your future employer within a few minutes, could be as critical as -- or even more important -- than your GPA.”