Employment Report for Class of 2020 of SME Undergraduates Released
Despite the unexpected pandemic and ever-growing complex international situation, the current SME undergraduates still harvested a high employment rate and outperformed most domestic universities with the acceptance rate of world-renowned universities, employee salaries, and etc. Till March 5, the overall employment situation of the 361 SMEers (the third batch) presents the following highlights: The SME overall placement rate is 95.29%; 71.47% of graduates pursue further studies, while 23.55% of graduates enter workplace. Others choose to start their own business; or seek or apply for further studies currently.
--70.16% of students who pursue graduate school are admitted to the master/Ph.D. programs of QS Ranking top50/ US News top 50 universities*, 10.66 % higher than 2019 SME graduates.
--Among all employed students, 64.7% worked in Fortune Global 500 companies / China top 500 companies / listed or multinational enterprises**. Entry-level average annual salary is ¥149,000, up 3.96% from a year earlier.
* According to the QS/US News World University Rankings 2021.
** Based on the Fortune Global 500 and China 500 rankings 2020.
--65.89% of graduates enter transdisciplinary programs in the graduate schools.
--Graduates are even more open-minded to enter various industries but not limited to finance, consulting industries like typical business school students do. Nearly 30% of the graduates are employed in emerging or Internet / Hi-tech industries. The proportion of education & training, advertising & media also rise.
Under the special international situation, the international placement level still keeps high
--88.76 % of graduates study abroad. The US remains the most popular choice for studying abroad （39.53%）, followed by the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
--74.12% of graduates work in the Greater Bay Area of all employed students, 64% of them stay in Shenzhen.
Activities of SME Career Development Center (Year 2019-2020)
Career planning and one on one counselling
SME CDC provided career planning and one on one counselling 2100 times for students, 30 minutes per person on average, helping them clarify their career planning and explore their potentials. The satisfaction rate of counselling reached as high as 95.21%.
Internships and job support
CDC provided 1100 + full-time jobs and 1000 + internship opportunities for the students who do not have access to such opportunities and feel anxious. Through corporate talks, industrial lectures, experience sharing, enterprise visits, vocational qualification certificate lectures, employer visits and other diversified forms, CDC empowered students in an all-round way. At the same time, there are more activities such as the annual SEM Career Exploration Month, Career Buddy Program and the Career Mentorship Program to help students achieve their career aspirations. A total of about 80 activities were held, in which 3500 times started to explore their career choices.
CDC is willing to be the strong support for the students on their way to further studies. A number of outstanding activities lied a foundation for further studies in an all-round way, such as lectures on application for master and Ph.D. programs, experience sharing of applying for postgraduate studies, theme salon on further studies planning, preparation and guidance courses on GMAT/GRE/IELTS/TOEFL, interview and essay workshops on further studies documents, etc. Annual SME Graduate Study Month, and Graduate Application 101 further helped students to explore the journey of graduate studies, and nearly 50 activities were held 6800 times for students to find their ideal universities, and harvest their favorite offers.
Professional Competency Development Activities
About 130 vocational ability training activities （COMPASS）and Toastmaster Speech Club provided guidance courses and activities covering five categories of career planning, job preparation, graduate study preparation, leadership, and workplace ability for nearly 4500 students. Students satisfaction reached 93.5%. Students are empowered to become dazzling new stars in the workplace.
Career Mentorship Program
CDC built a bridge between 40 + industry elites, excellent off-campus career mentors and 150 students. In addition to leading students to explore the industry and providing consultation, CDC also held six high-quality industry sharing activities for the students. During the exchange of thinking and experience, students had broadened their horizons and kept pace with the era.