International student employability is a constant issue amongst universities. As student numbers grow pressure on careers services will continue to build. A key issue to this is not having the capacity to deal with the volume.
The aim of the summit is to provide universities real connections with employers of international students. Through our research we've found that employers won't target overseas Universities as they either don't know who to contact or they don't know where to find the information on the students to assess how relevant that may be. However with this information over 80% of employers would consider an overseas university as our 2016 Returnee Survey has shown -
Join Career and Employability professionals from around the globe and meet key employers in China and Hong Kong.
Reasons why you need to attend:
- The United States, United Kingdom and Australia Universities were highly targeted above any other country.
- 55% of employers have over 100 vacancies available.
- 19% of employers don't target universities because either they don't have a contact, or know how to make contact.
- Over 50% of employers don't target universities because they don't know the international student/returnee numbers at that university.
- 86% of respondents would consider targeting universities if they knew they had a large number of relevant international/returnee students.
- 57% of respondents most important attribute for targeting a university is if they have successfully hired from there before.