Oliver W.

Education Consultant
Happy to mentor
Happy to be contacted

About me

Oliver W.
Language and Linguistic Science
English Language & Linguistics
Undergraduate
Derwent
2012
United Kingdom

My employment

Education Consultant
Venture Education
China
Education
Small business (0-49 employees)
2013

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A day in the life of a Education Consultant in China

Briefly describe the organisation you work for

They empower UK education in China

What do you do?

Run a environmental education project from Beijing with international schools, supported by Eden Project International. I design curriculum and teach students in a tutoring centre.

Reflecting upon your past employment and education, what led you to your current career choice?

Doing a CELTA, understanding more about China, surveying good companies to work for

Is your current job sector different from what you thought you would enter when you graduated?

Yes and no, my first job was in teaching, I then switched to running programs and facilitate business operations in China, before heading back into teaching.

Describe your most memorable day at work

Running a one-day field trip for a school of 80+ students that i'd designed.

Are there any challenges associated with your job?

Getting a working visa in China was a challenge at first, renewing it is not such a problem.

What’s your work environment and culture like?

International, innovative, flexible, quality, empathetic

What extracurricular activities did you undertake at university and what transferable skills did you develop through these?

College Rugby President, I learned organisational skills and procuring sponsorship and

What would you like to do next with your career?

Work in an international school and get my teaching qualifications

What top tips do you have for York students preparing for today’s job market and life after graduation?

Expand your horizon.

What topics from students are you happy to answer questions on?

Setting up in China, teaching in a foreign country

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