In December 2015 we launched our first mentorship program as part of our ongoing collaboration with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Beijing office, known as the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center (CTC).
This program, co-managed by Carnegie-Tsinghua and YCW Beijing, has paired up thirteen of our Young China Watchers with thirteen interns from Carnegie-Tsinghua’s prestigious Global Intern Program based in Beijing. The mentorship program is designed to complement the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center’s year-long internship and lasts the duration of the 2015/2016 academic year.
Our objective is to give our thriving community the opportunity to share their insights from navigating the China-related job market with the next generation of young China watchers. Through the program, interns and their mentors have had many opportunities to develop new friendships and to attend events such as a private dinner with former US Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy.
Paul Haenle, Director of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center and a member of YCW’s Board of Advisors, strongly believes in the importance of providing the next generation of China thought-leaders with opportunities to build meaningful relationships with their peers in the early stages of their careers. No two organizations in Beijing are better positioned to bring together engaged young leaders in the Beijing policy, academic, and business communities than CTC and YCW.
We are very excited to be working together with Carnegie, and our mentors have really enjoyed giving back to the community. We look forward to rolling out similar opportunities with our partners across the global YCW network.