A recent report by the business lobby London First and the professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found that International students in London contribute net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy.
There are many ways you can organise work experience in China. These include internships through CRCC Asia, language teaching (particularly if English is your first language). Websites to check out for language teaching posts include www.worldteach.org and email@example.com. If you are looking ahead to 2015, look at the British Council at www.britishcouncil.org/china-education-generationuk.htm and speak to your department about academic exchanges.
Many students in the UK are from international backgrounds. For example, 60% of postgraduate students in higher education are from non EU countries (source: AGCAS). In the current job market there is considerable power in being a ‘global graduate’. It’s a VERY important point to build on if you are an international student and relevant to all students, since the qualities that come with being a ‘global graduate’ are sought by MANY employers across MANY sectors.
GradLink has now launched a Go-CV! facility. Go to: www.gradlinkuk.com to find out more about how this can help you build your CV and submit it to employers.
Singapore is now ranked the 4th largest financial centre in the world (with London, New York and Hong Kong in the top 3). With its active economy and an unemployment rate of only 2%, it’s not surprising that it’s a job market that’s continuing to interest students from around the world.