Online Talk: Reaching my career goals - architect Jing Wu answers your questions!
|22 June 2021
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
|Who is it for:
|Alumni, Current University students, Post 16
For our second talk with a specific career focus, we are welcoming Mr Jing Wu, who has ample experience in the architectural and engineering industry in Europe and Asia. He will share his personal journey of career choices, successes and setbacks before answering any questions you may have on cultural differences, industry standards and how to make the most of networking opportunities. So, if you are an international student who is looking to take the Graduate route and gain some work experience upon graduation, Jing’s experience of following a career path that was not always as smooth as previously anticipated is not to be missed. Rather than ‘lecturing’ you as a career coach, Jing will instead be using this talk to interact with you and answer any questions you may have. Bring along your questions for Jing to answer!
About the speaker:
Jing is an Architect registered both in the UK (since 2003) and China (since 2004). His extensive experience includes residential, commercial, office, healthcare and hospitality projects across China and the EU. He passed the Chinese registration exams in 1998, before returning to higher education as a mature student in the UK. By this time he had worked in the BDI MoC (China Institute of Architectural Design Group) for 5 years. During these formative years of his career, Jing built up his professional experience in China and has led residential buildings from inception through to completion. Jing has a long-standing interest in sustainability and a proactive approach to the integration of design and management. His company Pro-form Architects in Manchester was founded in 2006 and helped to extend his portfolio even further, drawing on his UK knowledge base and resources, and building on his experiences of practicing in China. He moved to the UK fully in 2014, bringing experience and knowledge together as a consultancy service to both Chinese and UK clients.
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