Australia China Alumni Association members met up in Shenzen and Guangzhou recently.
Australia China Alumni Association members met up in Shenzen and Guangzhou recently.

Career cocktails for Chinese alumni

The Australia China Alumni Association (ACAA) is helping Australian universities’ alumni find job opportunities in China.

On August 16, ACAA and AustCham South China are hosting Career Cocktails at the W Guangzhou Hotel for job-seekers and companies to network.  The Australian Consul-General, Dominic Trindade, will speak at the event and the Australian Ambassador to China, HE Frances Adamson, is the ACAA’s patron.

Organiser Iris Huang says that, “the attendees will be categorised by industry, which will maximise the potential for alumni and industry participants to meet relevant individuals.

“We encourage Macquarie graduates to join our organisation and come to Career Cocktails. We are in the process of confirming company availabilities and I believe it will be a great opportunity for graduates to broaden their career connections. We also encourage alumni to send us resumes in advance to do career matching.”

The event is part of the dynamic Association’s calendar for Australian alumni in South China, Beijing and Shanghai. Macquarie is a gold sponsor of the Association, whose newsletter includes selected job listings in China.

Australia China Alumni Association members network regularly at events in South China, Beijing and Shanghai.

Events are either for one university’s alumni or like Career Cocktails, open to all Australian universities’ alumni. In June, The Macquarie Graduate School of Managment (MGSM) hosted casual drinks at the Aria Bar, China World Hotel, Beijing. Tsinghua University School of Continuing Education (Beijing campus) and Macquarie University’s Applied Finance Centre also hosted a gala dinner and ceremony at the Beijing Asia Hotel to celebrate the Centre’s tenth anniversary.

Meanwhile, in Shenzen and Guangzhou, more than 60 alumni from 17 Australian universities, including Macquarie, attended a social night at Australian owned bar chain, McCawley’s, to “relive their Aussie memories,” and watch Australia play in the FIFA World Cup.

“Alumni joined together in cheering for the Australian team,” says Iris. “It was a social event and alumni all had a great time, knowing new friends who share similar experiences.“


Join the Australia China Alumni Association  to attend Career Cocktails and events in Shanghai, Beijing and South China.

The Macquarie Graduate School of Management offers the coveted MBA ranked among the top 100 MBA programs.

The Macquarie Applied Finance Centre offers the Master of Applied Finance in Beijing, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.