Inspiring, developing and supporting young Chinese people to reach their potential
Arete is a pioneering talent management organisation which provides bespoke personal development advice, mentorship and training to Chinese students and graduates. We identify, nurture, connect and springboard young talent into the best education and promising professional career paths building a supportive global community of like-minded individuals along the way.
Royal Seal of Approval
Arete member, Cheng Ding, was recognised by The Duke of Cambridge and the British Council for his outstanding contribution to co-operation between the UK and China in the field of innovation in the education sector.
Helping our students develop
We work with Chinese students, in parallel with their academic studies, to help them develop the soft-skills, competences and extra-curricular experiences necessary to be competitive candidates for leading global universities and organisations and help them present these to admissions officers and graduate recruiters.
INTERNSHIPS & WORK PLACEMENTS
We match Chinese students to international companies and organisations to provide mutually beneficial work experience and placements: For students, the opportunity to experience, learn from and contribute to an international work environment and for companies to experience our students' knowledge, skills and understanding of the Chinese market.
TRAINING & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Our online and offline training courses prepare Chinese students for effective integration into international professional environments. Courses focus on communications, professional skills and cross-cultural understanding.
What's happening across our community
TRAINING STUDENTS FOR JOBS THAT DON'T EVEN EXIST YET!
Michael Corcoran, Arete Head of Professional Development, speaks to the Arete community in Liverpool, UK, about how to prepare for the 21st-century workplace.
ENTREPRENURSHIP IN CHINA: SERVICE WITH A SMILE
Arete students in Ningbo were treated to a fascinating talk from Rachel Zhang, Founder and Managing Director of Vanmax Oral Care, on the opportunities relating to imports of foreign products arising from the growth of China's domestic market.
ARETE LAUNCHPAD: 2018/19 ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The theme of this year's annual conference for new students and parents was Fire Your Imagination. Guest speaker, Chen Chen, Managing Director of CAS, flew from London to Ningbo to inspire students with her meteoric rise to leader of a UK Board room.
ARETE STUDENTS RECEIVE OFFERS FROM WORLD CLASS UNIVERSITIES
It's been another bumper year for Arete students applying for postgraduate study at some of the world's best universities and business schools.
ARETE STUDENTS' PERFECT PITCH IN PERU
Arete students performed "better than the students from Harvard Business School" in a management consultancy project according to the Co-Founders and Directors of Disfruta, recognised by Forbes as two of the top 30 entrepreneurs in Latin America.
LONDON BUSINESS SCHOOL SUNDOWNERS COMES TO CHINA
Arete was delighted to host Aram Karakashian, Senior Global Recruitment Manager for London Business School, at the Arete Ningbo Campus to talk to our students about the admissions process at LBS and what they need to do to maximise their chances of receiving an offer.
PR GURU, ARTIST REPRESENTATIVE & FRIEND TO THE STARS VISITS NINGBO
Oli Goss, Founder of Olley Goss PR Agency, East Fortune Lifestyles and general confidante to some of the biggest western celebrities visits Ningbo to talk to Arete students about the art, fashion and lifestyle industry.
WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT
Jenny Zhang from The Hay Group Shanghai office calls into the Arete Ningbo Campus to offer some advice to students on the skills and competencies leading organisations are looking for in their graduates.
ARETE'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2017/18
Nearly 750 students and parents attended Arete's Annual Conference in the Ballroom of the New Century Hotel in Ningbo, China, to listen to Arete members discuss graduate skills and the international labour market.
SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE: MICROSOFT INTERACTIVE DESIGNER SHARES WITH STUDENTS
Niu Muqing, an Interactive Designer at Microsoft's Headquarters in Seattle, talks to Arete's Jason Shi about the importance of interactive design to effective digital communication.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HIT MOVIE PEGASUS TALKS TO JASON SHI ABOUT CHINA'S FILM INDUSTRY
Tian Hanzong, Assistant Director on the Chinese hit movie Pegasus (飞驰人生) starring Teng Shen and Directed by Han Han, talks to Arete's Jason Shi about working at the top of the second largest film market in the world.
INSTITUTIONAL INVESTING IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Will Wang, Managing Director of Bertelsmann Asia Investments, came to talk to Arete students about the investment banking industry in China and how to secure funding for entrepreneurs and start-ups.
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