China Careers Summit 2021
Recap and Highlights
The China Careers Summit, held on October 6-7th, 2021, was a two-day interactive virtual event for university students interested in China-related careers. The Summit introduced students to a broad array of careers in government, media, think tanks, nonprofits and the private sector, in which Chinese language skills and China expertise are essential.
Let's watch the highlights now.
Covering China: International Media & Journalism Careers
Alyssa MacDonald, the Managing Editor at Bloomberg News, and Mary Kay Magistad, Associate Director of Center on US-China Relations at Asia Society, join together to discuss career development of China-focused journalism. The session is moderated by Jonathan Landreth, a freelance journalist and former Managing Editor of ChinaFile at the Asia Society.
Corporate China & Building Bridges Between East and West
A group of business leaders from cross-border companies, including Amb. Craig Allen, President of US-China Business Council, Joel Backaler, Managing Director of FrontierView, Alan Way, Executive Director of Remy Cointreau USA and Jonathan Woetzel, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company (China), shares insights and stories of personal career pathways and advice for American students who are interested in doing global business. This session is monitored by John L. Holden, Senior Director for China of McLarty Associates.
Leveraging Chinese in Your Career
Arieh Smith, known as XiaoMa on the Internet, and Morgan Jones, Director of Community Engagement at The World School, join together to discuss leveraging Chinese language skills for career opportunities, development, and advancement. The session is moderated by Cleopatra Wise, Director of China Learning Initiatives at Asia Society.
Insights and Challenges of Digital Marketing in China
Lauren Hallanan, Senior Manager of China Strategy at Salesforce, joins a conversation with Jonathan Landreth, a freelance journalist about understanding China’s marketing landscape. Lauren is the co-author of the Amazon bestselling book Digital China: Working with Bloggers, Influencers, and KOLs, and a contributing writer at Forbes and Jing Daily.
What are Policy Institutes and Think Tanks Looking For?
Robert Daly, the Director at Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; Bradley Jardine, a Political Analyst; and Prof. Kerry Brown, an Associate Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Programme of Chatham House, join together to share insights and discuss the qualities that a candidate will need for policy institutes and think tanks careers. This session is monitored by Emily Jin, a Research Assistant at Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Building Bridges Between China and the World With Art
Tune in to Alison Friedman’s China journey and her insights into the China Art scene. Alison is a recognized international performing arts executive, artistic director and producer with more than 15 years of experience working across Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.
The Fast-Growing Expat Entrepreneur Community & Start-Ups in China
Tune in to a conversation between Madeleine U, StartUp Grind Beijing Chapter’s co-director, and Nayyir Shareef, CEO of Blixel, about expat entrepreneurs in China as part of Asia Society's China Careers Summit.
Women Entrepreneurs & Tech Start-Ups in China
Tune in to a conversation between Serena Dang, Head of North America at She Loves Tech, and James Flannagan, COO of Armadilla Tech, to discuss women-led start-ups in China at the China Careers Summit.
What Does Sustainable Fashion Look Like in China?
Tune in to a conversation between Christina Dean, founder of Redress, and Cleopatra Wise, Director of China Learning Initiatives, on sustainable fashion in China as part of the China Careers Summit.
Hollywood Producer Jason Lin on Asian Film Production
Jason Lin, noted film producer and executive discusses why he started Story Arch Pictures, a production company aimed at developing and producing mainstream, cross-cultural, and socially relevant films and TV series for global audiences with Chinosity podcast host, Rob Chen.
Earning a Degree in China
Minh Hoa Piron and Kaligaeva Ekaterin, students at Tsinghua University; and Clifford Champion, CTO of Storyland Studios, and an MBA candidate at Peking University Guanghua School of Management, join together to share their experience of earning a higher education degree in China. This session is moderated by Sarah Deng, who leads Chinosity, a media project on Gen-Z China founded by Asia Society.
Career Opportunities in Education & EdTech
Bob Davis, CEO of Mandarin Matrix, Sonya Porcher, an international teacher, and Christopher Livaccari, the head of school at Presidio Knolls School, discuss their careers in Education & EdTech that focuses on China. This session is monitored by Neelam Chowdhary, the director of the Center for Global Education at the Asia Society.
How to Kickstart Your Policy Career
Jieun Baek, a fellow at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, Michael Laha, a fellow at Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS), and Nathan Levine, China advisor at Asia Society Policy Institute, share their policy career development experience at the China Careers Summit.
Building a Non-Profit Career that Focuses on China
Leslie Wolf-Creutzfeldt, the executive director of the China-U.S. Women’s Foundation; Hannah Price, program manager of China Power Project; and Sheldon Xie, the China Country director of the Clinton Foundation, discuss their careers at China-focused non-profits. This session is moderated by Heather Singmaster, the director of CTE and GCEN at Asia Society's Center for Global Education.
BIPOC in China— Navigating Misconceptions, Community, and Your Career
Jamel Mims (aka MC Tingbudong) a multimedia artist and a former China Fulbright Fellow, Olivia Nadine, the founder of BlackExpo, and Elsa Alvarado, a Schwarzman Scholar, join together to share insight on their experiences as Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) living and working in China. This session is moderated by Cleopatra Wise, the director of China Learning Initiatives at the Center for Global Education.