China Careers Summit at George Washington University

The US-China Strong Foundation, in cooperation with the Sigur Center for Asian Studies in the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University (GW), will be inviting 125 college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with China studies backgrounds to join us on the campus of the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. for the inaugural China Careers Summit from May 30 through June 1, 2018.

The CCS will provide students practical guidance and information about the vast range of China-related jobs available to those with China expertise. Through a series of talks, panels, and site visits, successful applicants will learn about career options from knowledgeable professionals in business, government, think tanks, media, education, and more.

The CCS will be hosted on the GW’s main campus in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of Washington, D.C. where CCS attendees will also be housed. Participants will arrive for an evening mixer on May 30, 2018 and depart the morning of June 2, 2018.


–College Junior, Senior, or Graduate Student
–Demonstrated interest in China/Chinese language, exemplified by academic coursework, extracurricular/professional
experience, and/or study abroad experience in China
–US Citizen or Permanent Resident

The China Careers Summit is designed to ensure a fruitful and illuminating experience for participants; assembling a cohort of talented, qualified individuals representing a variety of backgrounds is key to this. We consider applicants’ academic background on China, study abroad experience, work/internship/college club experience, references, and reasons for wanting to attend the CCS. We have an Equal Opportunity policy and look for quality and diversity in applicants.

Completed applications must be submitted by Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Candidates will be notified of their status, including whether or not they have been waitlisted, by April 27, 2018. If selected, the candidate is to notify us of their intention to either accept or decline the invitation by no later than Tuesday, May 1, 2018 11:59 PM EST. Waitlisted candidates will be notified of their application status by May 4th. Participants will be asked to provide a non-refundable registration fee of $150 when notifying us of their intention to attend by May 1, 2018.

If you have any questions, please contact the US-China Strong Foundation at

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