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Dim job prospects for returning graduates

12-13-2010 10:37 BJT

More Chinese university graduates returning from overseas are finding their degrees do not guarantee them a dream job or salary. But as Zhao Youlong reports, dim employment prospects are not stemming the flow of Chinese students wanting to study abroad.
 
Wang Meng is a college senior majoring in Biological Sciences. Today, she came to consult an intermediary for studying abroad because she’d rather do that than look for work at home after graduating.
 
She said, "I only have a bachelor’s degree, and it’s very hard for students in my major to get a job here. There are better facilities and faculties at universities overseas, so I hope that studying abroad can help me find a job after graduation.”
 
Statistics show the number of students choosing to study outside the country in 2010 increased by more than thirty percent compared to 2009 figures. And besides many students’ belief that studying abroad is an effective way to upgrade skills, another reason is the new policies launched by western universities.

But does studying abroad necessarily guarantee a bright future? Andy Chiu is a recent undergrad of still hasn’t graduated yet, hasn’t received his degree.  So he can’t be a recent undergrad.  Do you mean a recent graduate?  Or do you mean a current undergrad?  If the second, it’s enough to say “an undergrad”. ]  an American university.  To him and his classmates, finding a job is by no means an easy task.
 
Experts remind those who want to pursue higher education overseas to pick their majors carefully. Studying abroad should not be used as a refuge from reality.
 
Tian said, “The best suggestion that I can provide to those students is that they should make a career plan before studying aboard, and think about the major that they are going to study, and what it would benefit them in their career.”
 
Reporter said, “If students have a clear picture of their career plan before studying abroad, then their overseas experiences will be more beneficial. If they don’t, then studying abroad may lead to the same dilemma when it comes to finding a job after graduation and it could also be a waste of money and time. So the key point is choose wisely.

Editor:James |Source: CNTV

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