The GradConnection Returnee Report

Find out what international employers really think and how to
engage with them through our research.

About the Report

The aim of the Returnee Report is to collect a snapshot each year on how employers in Asia perceive international students to provide institutions with tangible data. The report provides insight into the hiring preferences of returnee students and uncovers the employability prospects for international students from universities based in Australia, the UK and the USA.

The Returnee Report is conducted by research from GradConnection between August and September each year. The sample set consists of the largest employers in China and Hong Kong participating across a number of industry sectors. The report is conducted via an online survey by way of multiple choice and free text questions

Key Points

  • Find out what makes employers want to engage with your university.
  • Understand how employers perceive your country and institution.
  • Hundreds of employers of international students complete the survey each year.
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Some of the key findings the report highlights are:

Integrate thousands of jobs for international students

Returnee students from the United States and United Kingdom universities were highly targeted by employers above any other country.

Target Students

55% of employers have over 100 vacancies available.

Students discover employers

19% of employers don't target universities because either they don't have a contact at the university, or they don't know how to make contact.

Integrate thousands of jobs for international students

Over 50% of employers don't target universities because they don't know the international student / returnee numbers at that university.

Integrate thousands of jobs for international students

86% of employers would consider targeting universities if they knew that they had a large number of relevant international / returnee students.

Integrate thousands of jobs for international students

57% of employers reference successful past hiring as their most important attribute for targeting a university in the future.

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For a full copy of the report please contact us to request your copy.