EVENT INVITATION: July 19, 2018 – Building Your Career: Expats & Returnees in the China Job Market

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Project Pengyou is pleased to partner with The Beijing Center for Chinese Studies to cohost the Beijing Center’s Internship Showcase!

The event will bring together the U.S.-China exchange community, highlighting the efforts of student interns and their host organizations. Each participating intern will create a poster to display and have the chance to share the great work that they are doing.

Following the internship showcase, there will be a panel discussion including speakers from a variety of fields, experiences, and professions (read more about the speakers below). This will be an excellent opportunity for students, interns, and job seekers to learn from those who have build their own career in China across a variety of industries. Don’t miss this chance to connect with other young professionals and students – possibly even future colleagues and mentors.

Finally, after the panel discussion, there will be a networking reception. We encourage all young pengyous to join us at the Beijing Center’s beautiful library for an evening that is sure to be fun, educational and productive!



Date: July 19, 2018


  1. Internship Showcase: 6:00-7:15pm
  2. Panel Event “Expats and Returnees inthe China Job Market”: 7:30-9:00pm.

Discussion Topics:

  • Implications of “China will be a major exchange hub for global talent flow by 2022.” By The 2018 Global Talent Mobility and Wealth Management Report
  • What are the reasons behind the talent demand shift in China?
  • Challenges faced from HR perspective
  • Identify new opportunities for expatriates and what it takes to succeed in China.

Location: The Beijing Center, 4th Floor Ningyuan Bldg of UIBE (University of International Business and Economics), No. 10 Huixin East Street, Beijing,Chaoyang District 100029


  • Individual Ticket includes entry to event – 60RMB
    • Student Ticket includes entry to event – 35RMB
  • Individual Ticket with Dinner includes entry to event and three tacos from Palms LA – 95RMB
    • Student Ticket with Dinner includes entry to event and three tacos from Palms LA – 70RMB

Students, please bring ID to the event for verification purposes. 


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Catering for this event courtesy of the delicious LA Palms!


Maggie Fu is the Leader of the Client Relations Management Team at Beijing United Family Hospital (BJU). With 17 years of experience in the international healthcare industry, Maggie has represented BJU in various areas including customer services, patient relations, charity organization management, marketing and sales. She’s worked with Fortune 500 companies, embassies, chambers, international NGOs and schools. Also, she once managed five charity programs and worked with more than 200 volunteers during her experience with United Foundaton for China’s Health. For more information on Maggie, see LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-fu-025baa40/

James Lalonde is the CEO of yoli, serial entrepreneur, investor, start-up mentor, best-selling book author, public speaker and and WeChat columnist. In 2016 he co-founded yoli, a WeChat-based, 1-1 language learning platform that matches teachers and students in real time and at any time, just like Uber. He is also a co-founder, investor and board member of Yodo1, a leading independent mobile phone gaming platform in China. For more information on James, see LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/in/jameslalonde

Demi Meng is a venture investor and entrepreneur in VR/AR/MR arena and now the Co-Founder of iVReal Mixed Reality and Venture Partner in New Frontier Investments. Demi was the first supervisor and manager of the $18Bn Virtual Reality Venture Capital Alliance (“VRVCA”) at HTC Vive. She was previously a technology equity researcher at Oppenheimer & Co. and a venture investor at Westbound Capital in New York. She once worked at Financial Consulting Dept. at Accenture Beijing, US family office foundation–SunBridge Capital Management and IFC (World Bank Group) South Africa Project. She holds an Master’s degree of Telecommunications Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and an MBA degree from Georgetown University. She also holds the Vice President position of Georgetown University Alumni Association Beijing Chapter.

Peter Zysk is a data-driven strategist who co-leads Brunswick Insight’s Asia practice, which provides opinion research and analytics for business-critical decisions. Peter helps clients build better communications programs that are grounded in data and insight. He advises leading Chinese and Asian companies on their international expansion strategies and works with multinational companies to strengthen their positioning in Asia. Before joining Brunswick’s Beijing team, Peter spent four years in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office where he helped to build the opinion research practice in the U.S.


A big thank you to our sponsor for this event, The University of California Education Abroad Programs, as well as our Media Partners, Beehive (a student initiative at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, follow their official account on wechat: BeHive) and JingJobs!

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The Beijing Center (TBC) is a center of higher education in Mainland China committed to fostering mutual understanding between China and other cultures through cultural exchange, education and research. What makes us unique is our placement in a long and storied tradition of Jesuit education, one that teaches us that true cultural engagement starts first with friendship. TBC offers immersive semester, year-long and summer programs that bring on average 100 students to China per year, with over 1,500+ alumni. TBC brings another 300+ students per year to China through its short-term programs division ChinaContact. In addition, TBC maintains a research library with over 25,000 volumes in English, including rare books and maps, and hosts conferences, guest lectures and seminars. 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of The Beijing Center in China and we look forward to the next 20 years of TBC developing and continuing our mission of inter-cultural educational exchange and friendship in China.

Project Pengyou (“Pengyou” means friend in Mandarin Chinese) is a flagship initiative of the Golden Bridges Foundation that fosters U.S.-China youth leadership. Project Pengyou’s mission is to empower and mobilize a rising generation of U.S.-China bridgebuilders to bring about a world that embraces diverse cultures and shared humanity. Conceived in 2011 as a public-private partnership with the State Department to build a global community of Americans with firsthand China experience, Project Pengyou has since trained over 200 youth leaders and launched over 80 Project Pengyou campus chapters across the United States to empower young Americans and Chinese to serve as active U.S.-China bridge-builders. Backed by funding from the Ford Foundation, Project Pengyou chapters organize events and national U.S.-China youth campaigns, with a growing footprint in coastal and interior states, including New York, California, Kentucky, and Iowa. In addition, Project Pengyou maintains a dynamic online resource hub with over 7,000 members, and hundreds of China related jobs, events and exchange programs.


Scan the QR code below to register, and please contact nihao@projectpengyou.org if you have any questions!

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