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Greetings from the China Gateway Director
Dear colleagues and friends,
Since the beginning of 2017, excitement has been growing in all areas of our mission at the China Gateway. In this newsletter, we will brief you on our work over the past semester, including the visit of representatives from the James Cancer Hospital, development of our alumni and parents network, recruitment efforts for professional schools and career development for students.
We have also created a social media presence to ensure timely updates about Ohio State in China. Please click here to like us on Facebook.   
Thank you for your constant support. In alignment with our mission, we will continue to make Buckeye connections a reality.  
Phoebe You
Ohio State James Cancer Hospital Explores China Market
In March, Ronnie Campo, MD, associate executive director of Destination Medicine at the Ohio State James Cancer Hospital decided to explore the China market for international collaborations after experiencing an increase in the number of inquiries from Chinese patients seeking healthcare at the James.
During the three-week trip to China, Campo visited Shanghai, Qingdao, Beijing and Hangzhou to walk through six public and private hospitals, including Fudan Cancer Hospital, Qingdao Municipal Hospital, Beijing Shijitan Hospital, Shanghai Delta Hospital and Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital. He also met with officials at the Commercial Service Offices at the U.S. consulate and embassy to gain a better understanding of China's healthcare market.
At Fudan Cancer Hospital, Campo shared the James' strength in cancer research as well as advanced techniques performed by the hospital's top-notch physicians, such as lymph node transplant surgery for patients with cancer-related Lymphedema.
The OSUCCC - James is a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of 21 leading cancer centers that develops clinical practice guidelines to improve the quality of care. The cancer center offers the largest number of clinical trials in the United States at its state-of-the-art facility. The Destination Medicine office offers comprehensive services to international patients.
Fisher Partnership Provides Students with In-Country Career Opportunities
The China Gateway has been working closely with the International Student Innovation Team of the Office of Career Management at Fisher College of Business to assist Ohio State students and alumni in exploring career opportunities in China.
Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, hosted information sessions for students during her visit to Columbus in February. During the session, You provided background on the current job market in China and gave advice on the best strategies to help students prepare for career opportunities in China. She also shared various resources that students could utilize at the China Gateway.
Jeffrey Rice, executive director of the Office of Career Management at the Fisher College of Business, traveled to Shanghai, Beijing and Suzhou to meet with corporate partners and attend career conferences. Tina Zhan, senior business manager at the China Gateway, attended the MBA Career Service and Employer Alliance Asian Conference and shared insights on how the China Gateway works with students for career development and with corporate partners for recruitment efforts.
Moritz College of Law Visits China
Jennifer Magro Algarotti, international and graduate affairs fellow at the Moritz College of Law, traveled to Shanghai and Beijing March 2 - 6 to engage with alumni and recruit new students. During the visit, she hosted receptions for alumni and prospective students in both cities. She also explored partnership opportunities for a master of law (LLM) program, student and faculty exchanges, and presented information sessions for prospective students at Beijing foreign Studies University, University of International Business and Economics, East China Normal University and Tongji University.
The China Gateway facilitated Algarotti's visit to China, which was her second since November 2016.
AUCA Conference Held in Shanghai
On March 8, American University's China Association (AUCA) held its semi-annual conference in Shanghai near the China Gateway office. Key representatives from 15+ universities exchanged ideas on how to move their offices in China forward.
The conference covered the following topics:
  • How and in what ways universities support their China Office
  • China office programs and inter-office collaboration
  • Inter-collegiate cooperation with China
  • Student recruitment: Chinese market, strategies and practices
  • Career development projects
  • China representatives' professional advancement
  • China office's role in promoting Chinese students' "issues"
  • The impact of Trump administration on international students

Details of the meeting minutes can be found here.

Ohio State China Gateway Director Phoebe You and Senior Business Manager Tina Zhan attended the conference.
Ohio State and University of Michigan Unite to Hike in Beijing Mountains
In late March, the Beijing Buckeye Alumni Association went on a 4km hike with a group of University of Michigan alumni in the mountains located on the outskirts of Beijing. Two teams cherished a remarkably amicable journey together. Beijing Club President Tony Feng said, "This event rewrote history and maybe we can consider planning events with that state up north again. They ain't so bad!"
Spring is a good season for outdoor activities and new initiatives. TheBeijing Buckeye Alumni Association held its official launch ceremony on April 22 with key alumni and Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, delivering opening remarks. The newly elected advisory board and the board of governors all were present for this special occasion.
The Shanghai Alumni Association was founded in August 2016 and the board members have been actively engaging in event planning and resource sharing. So far Shanghai has organized a group trip to the Shanghai Museum and led a networking event with the alumni association of Pennsylvania State University.
The Alumni Club of Hong Kong has had a long-standing relationship with the China Gateway and organized a Buckeye mix-and-mingle Chinese dinner in early April.  
This year the China Gateway has served as a liaison for all Buckeye alumni clubs. The office acts as a resource hub to provide guidance on how Ohio State alumni can best promote Ohio State through the Chinese alumni network. 
Recruiting Top Students in Shanghai, Jinan and Suzhou
In support of the undergraduate recruitment efforts, the China Gateway staff and alumni traveled to Shanghai, Jinan and Suzhou to present Ohio State to interested students and their parents.
Representatives participated in the college fairs at Concordia International School Shanghai, Shanghai United International School Gubei Campus, and Suzhou Singapore International School.
The president of the Beijing Alumni Club, Tony Feng, represented Ohio State at the Jinan Foreign Language School Spring Fair in Shandong Province and attracted more than 100 students and parents to attend.
The China Gateway staff also held an information session at Shixi High School in Shanghai and spoke with the students at Shanghai Star-River Bilingual School.
China Gateway Co-Hosts Career Open Day with AUCA
After the success of hosting a well-attended career fair last August, the Ohio State China Gateway collaborated with seven American universities to coordinate a Career Open Day with a focus on the business and finance fields.

The Career Open Day was held in Shanghai on January 6 and attracted around 30 top firms and 300 Chinese young professionals. Companies in attendance included PwC, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Citibank, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, DBS Bank and Bloomberg.
Prior to the career fair, guest speakers from Standard Chartered, JD Finance and Bloomberg shared the benefits of educational experiences abroad and insights on the financial market in China. Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway, discussed the role of the China Gateway and how it supports bridging the gap between job-seekers and talent acquisition.
Both current students and alumni voiced their appreciation for the event and the chance to meet people in the industry.
"I will be graduating in May, and this event is extremely helpful for me to prepare for the job market in China. I really hope that in the future I will be able to hear more from the guest speaker and see more HRs," said Eric Yu, a recent graduate from Ohio State.
The corporations were also gratetful for the opportunity to be introduced to students and company representatives .
Buckeye Parents Gather at China Gateway
In celebration of the Year of the Rooster, the China Gateway organized a year-end event for Chinese parents to gather and exchange ideas in the office of scarlet, gray, and China red.  
"We appreciate your continuous support and we hope to provide better services to your children's education at Ohio State in the USA," said Phoebe You, director of the China Gateway.
Jianbo Guo, the parent of a third-year transfer student majoring in architecture, said, "If we would have known about the China Gateway earlier, we wouldn't have struggled with choosing a university at all!"
Ming Zhou, the parent of a second-year student majoring in mathematics, praised Ohio State: "The RPAC greatly changed my son's lifestyle. He is more willing to work out now. We are so pleased with his change."
This event created an open space for parents to communicate with each other and the China Gateway staff. Most parents said their students were having a great experience at Ohio State, and they benefited greatly from the pre-departure orientation (PDO) hosted by the university. Some indicated it was helpful to have information in advance about maintaining immigration status, searching for jobs and transferring majors.
When it comes to education, parents' voices matter in a student's choice of college and career development. Attendees expressed their gratitude for the event and were interested in attending similar events in the future.  
This event was created to reflect the China Gateway's New Year's resolution: to continue providing support for Chinese parents and their students at Ohio State.
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