Francophile students take some time to consider their professional careers
Overview of AEFS
The Association of French-speaking students in Shanghai (AEFS), initiated by the Sino-French Association of Shanghai Jiaotong University is a student organization co-founded by students of Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, Shanghai International Studies University, and East China Normal University. It is opened to students from the other universities of Shanghai.
The AEFS aims at :
- Developing cooperation and exchanges between associations and French speaking organizations of the shanghainese universities.
- Developing links between French companies established in Shanghai and French speaking chinese students.
The AEFS forum
The AEFS forum is the flagship event organized annually by the Alliance. In 2015, the forum brought together over 200 Francophile students from many universities in Shanghai and tens of companies and institutions related to Sino-French exchanges.Through a series of workshops, conferences and round tables, conducted by representatives from the business or academic sectors, students are invited to think of their future career opportunities.
Each roundtable is intended to create a special bond between students and representatives of the academic and professional world by focusing the debate on issues in link their future : the assets of the French language on the job market, the career opportunities with French diplomas, the cultural differences between Chinese and French companies. Conferences summarize the debates, broaden the topics and provide new insights into the issues.
For its next edition, the forum will take place Friday, March 25, 2016 in Shanghai Jiaotong University (Xuhui campus).
The Forum is part of the official program of "la fête de la Francophonie 2016" organized by the Embassy of France in China and the General Consulate of France in Shanghai. The Forum is co-organized with the Campus France office in Shanghai and supported by the Club France alumni network in Shanghai.