2015 Adam Smith Business School Career Seminars in Beijing and Shanghai

2015 Adam Smith Business School Career Seminars in Beijing and Shanghai

After the huge success of the inaugural Adam Smith Business School Career Seminars in 2014, we returned to China at the end of April this year to host the second series. The events brought over 250 alumni together in Beijing and Shanghai on 28 and 30 April. As last year, our most recent alumni received first hand advice from specially invited guests regarding navigating their early careers.  More experienced alumni enjoyed the reunion with the University and fellow alumni.

Miss Yao Zhang (MSc 2012, International Banking and Finance) talked about her views on working in different roles within a foreign bank.  This presentation helped those interested in working in banks match their personal interests, strengths and ambitions with the practicalities of what each role entails. Miss Jiao Shi (MSc 2004, Management with Enterprise and Business Growth) shared her career path and offered valuable suggestions to alumni in the early stages of their career.

Attendees also had the honour of hearing from two other notable alumni, Mr Marco Gasparroni (Regional Director of Exprivia, China) and Mr Lawrence Jin (Audit Partner, Deloitte, Shanghai). Mr Gasparroni discussed ‘Strategic patterns for competing in the digital age’ and Mr Jin reflected on his post-Glasgow career path.

The University’s Vice Principal (Internationalisation), Professor Jim Conroy, and the Head of the Adam Smith Business School, Professor Jim Love, also attended this event.

They awarded the first ever ‘Certificates of Appreciation’ to our wonderful Alumni Association Board members in Beijing and Shanghai as a way to thank them for their excellent work.

If you are interested in becoming a future event speaker for the University, we would love to hear from you via Business-alumni@glasgow.ac.uk.

All event photos can be found at the ASBS Flickr account:  www.flickr.com/photos/adamsmithbusinessschool/