NCCU Bridging International Students to Taiwanese Labor Market
Date : 2019-04-26 Department : 國合處By Office of International Cooperation (OIC)
In celebration of NCCU Career Month, the office of the International Affairs (OIC) of the National Chengchi University had conducted a series of job hunting preparatory courses and career fairs for international students from March to April of 2019.
The first event was a four-week Resume Writing and Job Interview Workshop that was conducted every Friday of the month of March. It was facilitated by Ms. Julie Lin, a proven senior Human Resource management professional.
The series of workshop was aimed to equip students with basic knowledge on how to write their resume effectively and stand out from the rest of the crowd as well as the appropriate answers and techniques in acing a job interview.
Aside from the usual lecture, the students were asked to submit their resumes and invited them to a mock interview which proved to be very helpful because Ms. Lin provided feedbacks to students. These feedbacks encouraged them to improve their resume and be less nervous during an interview. “It really prepared me, it gave me the opportunity to experience a real life interview,” said Danielle Weekes, 2nd year IMBA student.
Along with the workshop was series of career fair inside and outside of NCCU. The first fare was the One on One Employment Meeting for Global Talents by Contact Taiwan which was held in March 15 at the Taipei International Convention Center. Around six NCCU graduate students came to the event, one of whom is Tonito Nguyen, 2nd year IMBA student who was very positive about the opportunity. “I think it is very good because four companies called me back for an interview,” said Tonito.
The second career fare was during the celebration of NCCU Career month wherein almost 27 out of over 100 companies were accepting foreign students to work in their company. “The career fare was a wonderful array of exciting choices for my future,” said Zach Hollo, 2nd year IMPIS student.
Lastly, was the 2019 Career Talk & Employment Meeting for International Students held in the afternoon of April 12 at the NCCU General Building. The event was in partnership with Contact Taiwan with an aim to introduce career opportunities to international students and overseas Chinese students in NCCU. “I came to the event because I want to see the interview process and get used to the job environment in Taiwan,” said by Dani Nguyen, 1st year IMPIS student.
Senior Investment Executive Officer of the Department of Investment Service Mr. Heintz Jin opened the ceremony by emphasizing the need of talent in Taiwan. “The new South bound policy includes 18 countries. That means that the business in Taiwan need a lot of talent in the service, manufacturing and new technology,” said Jin.
The welcome remarks was followed by the NCCU Vice President for International Cooperation, Dr. To Hai Liou speech wherein he wished students goodluck in their job hunting. “” Taiwan Experience is most precious one. We really hope you get your own match!,” said Liu.
Overall, 110 students from inside and outside NCCU were educated in the lecture of Dr. Po Kuan Wu/ Dr. Wu Kuan Po about the Prospects of Foreign Students in Taiwan and students got to know and were interviewed by nine leading Taiwanese Companies namely; KPMG, Dimerco, Taishin Holdings Co, Lion Travel Service, Luxasia, Taiwan Hon Chuan Enterprise, PANJIT International, Excelsior Medical and Chenbro.
“Luxasia is very international and NCCU is a bridge in finding potential candidates,” said Ms. Sharon, Luxasia’s Talent and Excitement Director.
The 2019 Career Talk & Employment Meeting for International Students ended with a lottery distributing over 25 prizes.
Preparation is key in looking for an employment. NCCU understood this principle by providing students platforms for future employment.