Topic: Career Development
Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: Registration from 6:00pm
Price: Free (Members) | 100 RMB (Non-Members)
Venue: The Crib
Address: 2/F, The Crib, 1 Gongti Bei Lu, East Chunxiu Lu / Gongti Xilu
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About the Speakers:
China Alumni Engagement Manager
Australian Embassy Beijing
Tash Jamieson is an international relations enthusiast currently working at the Australian Embassy in Beijing as the China Alumni Engagement Manager. Tash leads the Australian Governments alumni engagement strategy in China, and is in charge of developing relationships with alumni themselves, Australian universities, Chinese and Australian youth organisations, New Colombo Plan students and those involved in Australian Studies. She previously worked in Beijing at the Australia China Chamber of Commerce and was a Delegate at the 2016 Australia China Youth Dialogue.
After graduating from a BA in International Studies from RMIT in 2011, Tash completed a Masters in International Relations at Tsinghua University. Whilst completing her thesis on refugee policy and geopolitics, Tash received a scholarship from the Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network and UNHRC to undertake studies in Thailand on refugees and statelessness, and interned at the UNDP in Beijing.
She is an advocate for women’s leadership and empowerment through education, and has been on the organising committee of the Beijing Mentor Walks since 2014 and supports the Beijing Women’s Network.
In her spare time, Tash performs as part of Beijing’s thriving music scene and teaches spinning at GuCycle.
Patrick Rosevear 罗思文
Beachheads Network Manager
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Patrick hails from Wellington, New Zealand, where he studied high school at Wellington College and completed a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Victoria University of Wellington. A typical New Zealander, Patrick grew up surfing the wild south coast of Wellington and playing rugby and guitar in his spare time. After graduating and being admitted to the bar as a New Zealand barrister and solicitor in 2012, Patrick felt a calling, as so many young New Zealanders do, to spread his wings and fly away from the peace and natural beauty of New Zealand to experience new things, meet new people and experience new cultures. This longing for adventure led Patrick to Shanghai at the end of 2012 where he spent a year pursuing a men’s fashion venture and learning Chinese. The experience of learning Chinese and about new cultures fascinated Patrick and has spurred a deep passion for integrating language learning and the adventure of living abroad in both his professional and personal life.
Patrick gained a scholarship to study Chinese at Beijing Language & Culture University in 2014. During his study, he began co-hosting/hosting on Chinese television, filming over 200 episodes of talk shows, travel show and documentary content on CCTV, Tianjin TV and Beijing TV. In 2016 Patrick joined the trade arm of the New Zealand embassy (New Zealand Trade & Enterprise) where he assists New Zealand companies exporting to the China market.
Nick Van Leeuwen
Head of Sales, Beijing
Classic Fine Foods
Nick works for Classic Fine Foods, an import and export company under Metro Group as the head of the Beijing sales team. Arriving in Beijing over 6 years ago as a language student, Nick started his own company, Australian Natural Wine Co to import organic family-made wines across China. He has since followed a career path centred around Australia’s growing food and beverage industry.