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Networking in Shanghai, China

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SmartIntern China Internships is the expert on career development in China. SmartIntern has been providing students and recent graduates with customized internships in China since 2013. Listen to the full narration at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moWAHZCDjHo

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Networking in Shanghai, China

  1. 1. MOVINGTO CHINA Preparing for Life in Shanghai - Part II - Networking
  2. 2. WHY SHOULD I BUILD A NETWORK IN SHANGHAI? • Moving to China can be intimidating • Many people fail to plan strategically for their career in China • Will make for an easier transition to China • The people in Shanghai are internationally-minded and ambitious, and will be with you for the rest of your career
  3. 3. NETWORKING • Shanghai is a city where networking and building relationships is necessary • In Shanghai, a lot of the best job opportunities aren’t advertised • Value increases exponentially with each person you add to your network
  4. 4. • Live with roommates when you arrive in Shanghai • It’s the easiest way to join a group of people from day-one • If your roommates have been in Shanghai for 6+ months, they likely already have an extensive group of people • Your roommates will likely be working in various industries • When searching for a room, seek one with a diverse crowd NETWORKING (CONT.)
  5. 5. • meetup.com/cities/cn/shanghai/ • internations.org/shanghai-expats • fcclub.com • couchsurfing.org/n/places/shanghai-shanghai-china • shanghaiexpat.com • shanghai.beanonline.org • Get in touch with your country’s chamber of commerce NETWORKING RESOURCES
  6. 6. NEXT STEPS • Find us at SmartInternChina.com • Sign up for our newsletter (smartinternchina.com/ newsletter), and subscribe here for all of our video updates >

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