What can I do with...

...a chinese degree?

Don’t know what to do with your Chinese degree? This downright handy little tool will help you explore your options. 


Right, so we’ve established there are plenty of career options for students of Chinese. Now, you might want to start exploring the various job sectors open to you. We’ve listed some of them below; you can click on the links to find out more: 


Your head might be crammed full of useful (and some not-so-useful) information, but here are some of the skills that your Chinese degree might help you develop:

Attention to Detail

You can spot a needle in a haystack. Sometimes you can even spot a specific needle in a massive stack of needles. You’re just that sharp.

Communication (Oral)

All mouth, no trousers? Nope, but you can speak to people in a calm, concise and engaging manner.

Communication (Written)

You may not be a romantic poet, but you can write in a professional, succinct and appealing fashion.

Critical Thinking

When you’re presented with a problem or idea, you have the ability to think about it from a critical perspective. You’re not afraid to share your opinion.

Cultural Awareness

Chief amongst your skills is an understanding of other cultures and how they function in a multicultural world.


You don’t need somebody holding your hand the entire time. You can work on your own, use your initiative and keep yourself motivated.

Language Skills

You will have (hopefully) the ability to speak, read and write in another language – more likely two, if you have studied a combined language degree.


You’re a shepherd, not a sheep. You can lead from the front and take charge when decisions need to be made.


Articulate, methodical and composed, your negotiation skills are top-notch. You could even give Barry Obama a run for his money.

Objective Thinking

You can think objectively and approach problems and situations with an open mind.


Like a pig sniffing for truffles, you have the ability to get your head down and find exactly what you’re looking for: useful information.


You’re not an angry loner. Far from it! You have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

Time Management

You may not have ‘Bernard’s Watch’, but you can manage your time effectively and meet deadlines without any last minute stress.


Still stuck for inspiration? Check out some of the different roles you could secure with your Chinese degree…

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