Knowledge and Career Development

The Foundation is developing programs that deepen knowledge and understanding of China, connect knowledge to action, and provide guidance to help young people in China-related careers.

The inaugural China Careers Summit (CCS), was held May 30 – June 1, 2018 in partnership with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at the Elliott School for International Affairs at the George Washington University. The CCS convened 98 American college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with China studies backgrounds for a program of lectures, discussions, site visits, and networking designed to introduce them to a broad array of careers in which their skills and China knowledge are in demand. Participants heard from over 60 China experts and potential employers from the private sector, government, media, think tank, nonprofit, and other communities and participated in job-related skills training sessions. This successful first program will be the template for additional China Career Summits.

Work is also under way on new programs:

  • Professional mentorship
  • Training by experienced practitioners in real-life, business and diplomatic problem-solving
  • Multi-generational, interdisciplinary project to uncover and analyze linguistic, cultural, behavioral and other obstacles to U.S.-China understanding.
  • Leadership training for student-led China-focused organizations on American campuses

In addition, the Foundation uses its social media and other publishing resources to showcase the experiences and advice of:

  • US-China Strong Student Ambassadors
  • Young Professionals
  • China Experts

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