Career Development Series: Company visit to Guan Sheng Yuan Group and Alumni Mixer
As part of the China Centre career development series, this company visit was organized by the University of Manchester China Centre and Shanghai Overseas Returned Scholars Association University of Manchester Alumni Association. Ms. Sherry Fu, China Centre director led the visit.
Mr. Xiaoxian Zhen, Manager in charge of innovation cooperation at the GSY Park first introduced the development and culture of the company.
Then, the site tour began with a visit to its incubation zone where a few selected start-ups got to use the office space for free. Two start-ups based at the GSY Group, Mingxiao Circle, which strives to promote and raise awareness of traditional Chinese culture, and Dijie Technology, which aims to invent and create products that is user-friendly, time-efficient and economically feasible, introduced themselves to the students and alumni group.
Conversations revolved around how to sustainably develop start-ups especially when funds are getting more and more difficult to acquire. With a strong business background, students and alumni applied knowledge learned in class to real life challenges the start-ups face.