Summer Networking Event at PWCC Connects Chinese Students and Alumni

Summer Networking Event at PWCC Connects Chinese Students and Alumni

Chinese students and Penn alumni gathered in downtown Beijing at Penn Wharton China Center for a summer networking event on August 1. More than 75 students and alumni who graduated between 1995 to 2018 got together for a night of learning and sharing. Attendees mingled with former school mates, future business partners, current undergraduate and postgraduate students, and incoming students.

Keynote speaker Prof. Boon Thau Loo, Associate Dean of the Master’s and Professional Programs at Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, talked about the increasing prevalence of Chinese students at Penn Engineering as well as the employment opportunities that Penn students are finding in China.

In addition to overseeing all 17 master’s programs, Loo is also a professor in the Computer and Information Science (CIS) Department at Penn. He shared a few of the latest admissions statistics from Penn Engineering — half of the incoming master’s students come from China and the number of new applicants for the masters programs increased overall by 25 percent in 2018. In addition, he referenced an in-school survey of Penn graduates revealing China now ranks fifth as the most promising employment market.

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