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University of Sydney Centre in China’s Employability Support Webinars

May 27, 2020
This webinar will provide insights on:

• How the 2020 GDP growth slowdown in China affects graduates entering the job market this summer;
• What the 2020 Q1 Employment Market Index Report and the University Graduating Students’ Employability Report presents;
• What the government’s supporting policies and measures are recent graduates should be aware of when starting their careers.

Please find details as below:

Webinar Theme:

Understanding 2020 China Employment Climate and Policies


Ms. Mary Boyd
Director, Economist Corporate Network Shanghai
The Economist Group

Mary Boyd is responsible for program development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programs. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit Report Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China.

Mr. Orca Liu
International Business Manager, Campus & International Business Unit

Orca has more than 5 years’ experience in overseas recruitment organization, overseas RPO and overseas headhunting. He has led many large-scale overseas school recruitment activities for industries such as real estate, aviation, banking, government agencies etc., withholding deep insights in the needs for overseas recruitment from enterprise. With his rich experience for industry engagement, he has met with students studying in different countries at more than 200 recruitment coaching sessions and was elected as ” Excellent Career Trainer” and “Gold Interviewer” at Zhaopin.com. Orca holds a master’s degree from University of Lincoln majoring in international business management.

Ms. Sherry XIA
Director, One-Stop Service Centre & Graduate Vocational Counsel Centre
Suzhou Industrial Park Human Resources Management Service Centre

Sherry has been served as the Director of the Graduate Vocational Counsel Centre for more than 10 years, holding rich management and practical experience for graduate employment coaching and guidance. She and her team build a communication platform and bridge between universities and employers in Suzhou Industrial Park, playing a key role in the talent recruitment for Suzhou Industrial Park by improving talent supply/demand matching mechanism, expanding focused employment market, publicizing targeted employment service information and promoting employment service reform.


10:00-10:20Mary Boyd

China’s Challenge: Employment prospects in a recession

(In English)

After decades of record-setting growth, China’s GDP is forecast to shrink to a mere 1% expansion in 2020. What will this mean for graduates entering the job market this summer? How is China’s government boosting economic prospects for university graduates, and how can graduates leverage new opportunities?
10:20-10:40Mr. Orca Liu

(In Chinese)

Interpretation on 2020 University Graduates Employability Report and 2020 Q1 CIER Employment Index Report; and Sharing on tips for job-seeking after returning.
10:40-11:00Ms. Sherry XIA

(In Chinese)

Introduction on Suzhou Profile, SIP Industrial Development & Talent demands; Suzhou (SIP) Talent Policy interpretation; Suzhou (SIP) supporting measures for talents living in Suzhou; Special measures to support industries/business and talents amid COVID-19
11:00-11:10Q&A Session 



Event Details

  • When:

    10.00am - 11.30pm

  • Contact:

    The University of Sydney Centre in China