Foreign Graduates to Enter Shenzhen Work Force After Graduation
Foreigners that graduated from a local university are considering looking for jobs or to start their own businesses in a Chinese city such as Shenzhen. One Italian student said that since he graduated from Shenzhen Graduate School of Peking University, he plans to set up his own business and if it does not pan out he will look for a job then.
He said that Shenzhen is a great city and there is a lot of opportunity compared to Italy it is almost impossible to set up a small business since there is not enough support from the government. But he said that finding a job in Shenzhen would be a challenge if you were planning to enter in a high level position it will be easier to find an entry level position instead.
Around 20 foreign students coming from nine countries graduated from PKUSZ this year, with half of the graduates planning to open up their own business in Shenzhen in retail or distribution while others are planning to work in sales and business development. Those who prefer opening their own business said that they find it hard to look for work in the city due to the language barriers and difference in work ethic.
Others like working in Shenzhen because of the new things they had to learn, and relate it with their work. Some like the environment and culture due to the challenge part. Chinese students are very talented and create a lot of competition since they have more access to information and they are competitive. But still foreigners still has advantage in terms of foreign languages and international experience.