2020/21 Careers and Employability Report

In the 2020/21 academic year, 82.2% of undergraduates entered graduate school for further study, among which 27.6% were admitted by top 10 universities, 57.8% by top 50 universities, and 82.3% entered top 100 universities. For some schools of Faculty of Science and Engineering (FoSE), such as Environmental Sciences, Statistics, and Aerospace Engineering, around 90% of the graduates were admitted into world top 50 universities.

The average monthly income for undergraduate students who worked directly after graduation is 10,323 RMB (before tax), which significantly exceeds the national average of 5,809 RMB. About 75% of them were employed by state-owned enterprises, government agencies, public institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and well-known Chinese and foreign enterprises. Among those hired by foreign and joint ventures, 79.1% go to Fortune 500 and leading enterprises in the industry, such as L'ORÉAL, Unilever, NetEase, and KPMG. In terms of location, 81.3% of them chose to work in first-tier cities and economically developed areas such as Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, and Guangdong.

For postgraduate students of Class 2020, 83.4% of them proceeded directly to work, while 5.5% sought further education and 1.6% decided to start up a business. For postgraduates who worked directly after graduation, about 90% go to state-owned enterprises, government agencies, public institutions, Fortune 500 companies or well-known Chinese and foreign enterprises, including Unilever, Schneider, Deloitte, Youngor Group, Bank of China, Hong Kong Chinese University as well as local taxation and education bureaus.  

The doctoral graduates are employed in diverse industries and especially favoured by colleges and universities. 75.0% of PhD graduates entered education industry, while 13.9% headed to work in state-owned, domestic and foreign enterprises as engineers and professional technicians. Another 11.1% went to overseas universities to conduct research work.

Mapping career plans is a crucial task for university students and even more so for international students who lack access to realtime information. The online career webinar clarified the approach I should take in planning my future career plan. It also provided detailed information on career planning, writing effective CV and networking strategies. The personal experiences shared by the presenters during the workshop were very impressive, practically helpful since it covers work experiences in Europe, USA, and China. I strongly recommend all students of all years to attend all the career workshops provided by University. The meeting gave me more confidence to face the future. I thank all the presenters and university staffs who organized this workshop.

- Seihyun KIM (Korea), Y3, BSc Hons Finance, Accounting and Management

According to the latest statistics, 21.9% of International and Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan graduates chose to stay in China for further education or employment whereas 78.1% chose to study and work overseas. Employers include renowned companies both globally and in China, such as PwC (UK), KPMG (Netherlands), and IBM (USA).

UNNC has been dedicated to providing students with comprehensive, professional and tailored-made guidance. Up to now, 570 renowned domestic and foreign enterprises have registered on the career system of the university, and have developed long-term cooperative links with UNNC. In addition, the Careers and Employability Service has held about 60 information sessions for enterprises and job fairs with about 900 positions, providing plenty of opportunities for graduates. For students who want to continue their studies, the university also provides systematic and comprehensive guidance, such as one-to-one guidance and alumni sharing sessions, to open up the path for students to apply for prestigious universities.   

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