A job fair at East China Normal University's Minhang campus yesterday aimed to precisely connect students majoring in 15 specialties across business, finance and management with employers and vacancies.
More than 1,000 vacancies were offered by 24 companies, attracting more than 500 aspirants from the university and beyond.
The event, the second of its kind organized by the faculty of business and management, match students and employers more efficiently.
“The companies we invite to the fair all offer jobs related to students’ majors,” said Gao Xiangdong, Party secretary of the faculty.
“Both companies and students were satisfied with the first event last year, when we attracted about 20 companies with 800 some jobs. This year, the event is much bigger with many more jobs on offer.”
Zhang Shisi, director of campus recruitment with Yihai Kerry, said she was attending for the second time, as they found it easy to fill in vacancies last year. She said direct cooperation between university departments had become the norm and her company had ties with several business or management schools in other universities.
Li, a master's student majoring in business administration, said he already had an offer from a local bank, but went to the fair to see if there were any better options.
“The bank has offered me 140,000 yuan (US$21,000) to 150,000 a year, but I came here seeking well-known companies that might offer higher salaries and better career opportunities,” he said.
A forum was also held at the university on Wednesday to explore cooperation between universities and business.
Dong Jun / SHINE
A job fair was held at the Minhang campus of East China Normal University for its students majoring in business, finance and management.