Shenzhen Product & Tech Recruiting Forum

Shenzhen Recruiting Forum

The University of Chicago and the University of Southern California presents the Shenzhen Product & Tech Recruiting Forum this winter in Shenzhen, China!

This innovative and exciting event offers a unique opportunity for students from top-tier colleges and universities to engage and network with leading companies in the tech industry. Students from across the nation who share a passion for tech will come together for the forum, where they will compete in teams in a product hack-a-thon, connect with each other, and network extensively with sponsor firms and employers.

The Product Hack-a-Thon | December 18-19, 2018

To best highlight students' skills and initiative, students will be participating in a product hack-a-thon.  Students will be placed in teams of four or five and will receive the product development challenge on December 18th.  Students will showcase their skills in product design, coding, marketing, negotiations, teamwork, and communication.  On December 19th, teams will pitch their concept to a panel of judges comprised of employers from participating organizations.


Schedule of Events (Subject to Change)

Tuesday, December 18

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Hack-a-Thon Opening Ceremony
3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Visit Huaqiang Bei Market (Electronics Market)
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Product Research & Development Session

Wednesday, December 19

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Final Product Build Session
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Working Lunch
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Presentation of Product to Judging Panel
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Networking Cocktail Hour & Award Ceremony


Have any questions about the Forum, the employers, or the application process? We would be happy to schedule a phone call! To discuss, please e-mail with any questions and we will get back to you shortly.