Over 30 students from The University of Queensland (UQ) got a firsthand insight into working in Asia at a panel event hosted by TIQ and ANZCham in Taipei this month.

They were among 200 students from UQ completing an international winter program at Soochow University as part of their studies in business, finance, marketing, computer science, cultural studies and tourism.

TIQ Taiwan Business Development Manager Sabrina Li said the event, which featured presentations by the Australian business community in Taipei, was a huge success.

‘Taiwan is the gateway between the West and Asia, so to see so many up-and-coming young professionals from Queensland who are interested in learning about opportunities here is truly fantastic,’ Ms Lin said.

‘Our panel of professionals was incredibly diverse – from those starting their own business in Taiwan through to others working for massive multinational corporations like ANZ Bank – which was very insightful for the students.’

Ms Lin said the students found cultural tips from presenters especially useful.

‘The students learnt a great deal, including how to gain employment in Asia, résumé tips and about overcoming culture shock, which is one of the biggest challenges while working and living overseas.

‘Following the presentations, students had the opportunity to network with the panellists.

‘The chance to talk one-on-one with professionals in a casual fashion was invaluable for the students, as it gave them the opportunity to ask questions and engage in a way they wouldn’t ordinarily be able to.’

The Soochow University International Winter Session ran from 30 December 2019 to 19 January 2020 in Taipei.

As part of the program, TIQ hosted the panel event with ANZCham on 10 January at the Australian Office Taipei, part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Taiwan and other Asian nations are identified as priority export markets in the Queensland Trade and Investment Strategy 2017–2022.

If you’re interested in exporting your product to the Taiwanese market, connect with TIQ Taiwan today.