NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORMARK PATTERSON
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORJULIAN MALINS Q.C.
MC ALUMNI INAUGURAL NETWORKING DRINKS
Friday 10th March 2017 saw the inaugural networking drinks for our MC Alumni Network, a group of Mandarin Consulting’s candidates who have successfully found a job or have previously completed an internship or work placement.
Meeting up in a buzzing restaurant in London, we were joined by previous candidates now working in a variety of roles in differing industries in the UK in companies such as Accenture, BDO and PwC, amongst others. This was a great opportunity for our alumni to share experiences, network with like-minded professionals and make new friends.
The MC Alumni Network has been set up to organise events throughout the year to allow members to meet and benefit from a growing group of young Chinese professionals at the forefront of business in the UK.
When asked during the drinks to summarise their experience of Mandarin Consulting’s Career Coaching Programme, Dora, currently working at PTS Consulting, said “I have gained the knowledge of not only how to apply for jobs professionally, but also how to navigate myself correctly; my personal coach teaches me a lot which cannot be learnt from school, for instance professional business report analysis.” Another MC Alumni Network member, Emily, start work at PwC in April 2017, said “I joined the Career Coaching Programme after I tried and failed several times in job hunting, then I realised that I needed coaching from local professionals to better understand the job market and Western culture. In the programme, I got very practical advice on applications and interviews and learned great insights about Western culture from my coach; and most importantly, my dream offer from PwC!”
The MC Alumni Steering Committee is composed of the founding members of the Network who are organising the next event in April. This will be a cultural activity in London to continue members of the MC Alumni Network’s cultural learning and development.
To hear from some of our Mandarin Consulting Alumni, please click here.
For further information about the MC Alumni Network, please contact Sandy Lennox at firstname.lastname@example.org.