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Your Future Awaits. China as a 21st Century Career Destination.

The Global Careers Series is an initiative driven by five international colleges from within the University of London. United by a desire to support more of our students realize their dream of an international career, this series is another step towards your goal.

Event Description

This event is intended for students and recent graduates who wish to pursue a career in China. The event hopes to provide globally-minded students with a chance to:

  • Network and connect with like-minded individuals and industry professionals (drinks and canapes will be provided)
  • Appreciate why experience in China is such an incredible advantage for graduates in todays job market
  • Understand the challenges to working successfully in China, and how these can be overcome

During the event you will have a chance to hear from our distinguished speakers, then you will be provided with an opportunity to ask questions and engage with our panelists. 

Finally we will encourage you all to better understand and appreciate Chinese culture by providing you with an interactive introduction to Chinese business culture.


Students from all other universities:

Please register your attendance via Eventbrite: Book now.

Students from King's College London:

Please register your attendance on King's CareerConnect.


Panel & Speakers

The following individuals will form our event panel, where they will draw from their personal career history, offering you top tips on finding a job based in China.

Edward Holroyd Pearce - Director and Co-Founder of CRCC Asia

Edward read Oriental Studies (Chinese) at Trinity College, Cambridge and has a Masters of Science in International Management from the University of London (SOAS). He is fluent in Mandarin, having studied at Beijing University and also in Singapore. Edward initially held a position as an assistant manager at China Eastern Airlines before moving to an asset management company with over US$2Billion under management, where he specialized in investments into China.

Edward co-founded CRCC Asia in 2006 and has been heavily involved in various M&A projects, company due diligence and strategic analysis. He has been published in print and in media such as Businessweek, The Sunday Times and the BBC. Edward is a founding member of the China Advisers Network, a committee member of the China-Britain Youth Association and plays an active role in other China related societies in London and in San Francisco. He is also co-chair of the Young Icebreakers and has been responsible for running the Young Icebreakers Annual Dinner for the last two years. Edward is a trustee of the Karen Hilltribes Trust, providing water and sanitation to villages in North Thailand.

Sarah Jones - Business Director at Globalink Asia

Sarah completed her tertiary education through University of Surrey, in UK in Marketing, French and Spanish, before pursuing a career in recruitment. She has over 16 years professional recruitment and management experience, having worked across a number of industries, in varying global locations.

Whether Sarah is working on a recruitment campaign, presenting to industry heads, or training her teams, her passion for the recruitment industry is evident. Prior to her current role Sarah had overall management responsibility for North China for Hays plc where she managed multiple business units and doubled revenue. Sarah now sits in the Hays flagship office in the City of London working on developing business and people for Hays Asia.

Dr Sam Beatson - Teaching Fellow at the Lau China Institute

Dr Sam Beatson studied for his PhD under the economics and finance Professors of the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies (SCCS) at the University of Nottingham. He works with big datasets and empirical modelling in the financial markets and health fields and convenes two modules at the Lau China Institute, including Chinese business and corporate governance in a global context. Sam has been a visiting scholar to the University of Hong Kong School of Business, Faculty of Business & Economics in 2011, 2013, 2015 and 2016 where he carried out field work with practitioners of private equity, hedge fund and mutual fund investments and financial and corporate governance consulting.

He is an alumnus of St John's College, University of Hong Kong and was a guest lecturer to Sun Yat Sen Medical University in mainland China in April, 2016. Dr Beatson received his MSc in Chinese language, business and international relations from the University of Sheffield School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) in 2007.

He has previously run his own financial markets analytics and personal development businesses and has been a senior consulting economist for the NHS Executive, Department of Health and Marine Management Organisation in national resource allocation, statistical software training and economic planning projects, respectively. Sam is the chairman of the Smart Societies Institute and a Director in two companies. He is also the Civilian Committee Chairman of RAF Air Cadet Squadron 367.

Avi Nagel - China Business Advisor at the China-Britain Business Council

Avi is a China Business Adviser with the China Britain Business Council (CBBC), the leading organization assisting UK companies grow and develop their business in China. Originally from the US, he is a Mandarin speaker with four years of experiencing living in China. Having worked for a multi-national real estate company and then a Chinese investment management firm in Beijing, he understands the complexities of doing business in China and how Chinese investors look at investment opportunities. He worked for multiple years in real estate investment prior to moving to China and has a BA in Economics from Reed College.

Piers Wainwright - Student at King's College London

Piers first travelled to China in 2015 to complete an intensive summer study programme at Fudan University in Shanghai. Whilst there, Piers lived and studied alongside students from all corners of the world providing him with a truly global experience. In the summer of 2016, Piers travelled back to Shanghai to work as a financial research analyst intern for a Chinese financial information company based in Shanghai’s financial district.

His work included producing daily market reports covering the FX and commodity markets as well as producing in depth industry analysis reports on the global and Chinese farming and asset management industries which were distributed to managers and clients of the firm.  As a final year student at King’s College London and with hopes of entering in to the finance industry upon graduation, Piers’ experiences in China to date set him apart from many other students.

Piers’ international experiences demonstrate his willingness to expose himself to new cultures and challenges as well as providing him with a valuable skill set that will serve him well in the future. Piers hopes to draw from his unique experiences and reflect on his experiences of China so far.



Students from all other universities:

Please register your attendance via Eventbrite: Book now.

Students from King's College London:

Please register your attendance on King's CareerConnect.

event details

Tuesday 8th November 2016, Arrive from 6pm (Event to start at 6:30pm sharp)

B5 Auditorium, Franklin-Wilkins Building, Stamford Street, London, SE1 8WA.

Hosted by King's College London