Peking: Peking University recently held its 5th Career Day, attracting more than 1,500 student participants during the 4-hour event.
Launched in 2017 and held annually, PKU Career Day seeks to explore and fulfill the demands of students when they seek employment. Under the concepts of communication, connection, cooperation, creation and companion, PKU Career Day pools the University’s resources in key areas to better guide students in cultivating their values as well as career and life perspectives, while also planning their career development under the bigger umbrella of national development strategies.
This year’s Career Day hosted four activities – the “Career Carnival” (a large-scale exploration game), a section for internship guidance, the “Peer Guidance” for job search and the “Red, Green and Blue” open show which was an open consultation for employment in key sectors.
The “Career Carnival” consisted of 13 interactive games, which helped students discover more about their career interests, personalities, and also improve their professionalism in an entertaining manner. Students who passed various games also received a customized souvenir.
The “Red, Green and Blue” Open Show featured three key employment sectors: community employments, national defense and military, and international organizations. In addition to showcasing job-hunting strategies of these sectors, there was also one-to-one guidance provided for students seeking to pursue careers in the fields above.
In the section of internship guidance, representatives from 35 well-known enterprises at home and abroad were attended, including China Academy of Engineering Physics, Huawei, Meituan and CITIC Press. With nearly 500 internship opportunities offered at the event, students had the opportunity to directly communicate with representatives of these companies to gain a deeper understanding of the recruitment plan and the positions offered. Some of the companies even conducted interviews on the spot. The internships covered a wide range of industries such as technology, internet, finance and healthcare.
Many students also attended the “Peer Guidance” activity, where senior students aided their juniors in revising and improving their CVs while answering various questions that they might have for the job search process.