Discussion with Curt McDivitt

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (CT)
Event Type
Educational Programming
Modern and Classical Languages and Literature

How to Get a Job with a Chinese Company

Speaker: Curt McDivitt

Wednesday, April 14, 7 PM

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88158937181

Meeting ID: 881 5893 7181


China is the world's second largest economy, and Chinese companies offer many employment opportunities in the US and elsewhere. How can you get a job with a Chinese company? Mr. McDivitt will talk about his journey from majoring in the humanities to working for the Chinese company Fuyao, the world's largest automotive glass supplier. He will share insights about Chinese company culture, working in China vs. working in America, and how taking language classes in college came in handy!


Fuyao's factory in Dayton, Ohio, is chronicled in the Netflix documentary American Factory, in which Mr. McDivitt appears. This film examines America through the eyes of Chinese workers and managers coming to work at a factory in the rust belt. NPR's Money Planet says American Factory is a must watch because it is "the view we never get" about "how China feels about working with America." "One of the most interesting [films] to come along in a while," Money Planet concludes. Though not required, why not watch this movie before attending the talk?

For those without a Netflix subscription, we have permission from Netflix to stream this documentary for members of our university.


Monday, 4/12, 7 PM: Screen American Factory (110 minutes). Stay for the epilogue American Factory: A Conversation with the Obamas (10 minutes)


Wednesday, 4/14, 7 PM: Attend the talk How to Get a Job with a Chinese Company

The same link works for both the screening and the talk.

Please direct questions to Professor Kevin Tsai tsai@southalabama.edu, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature. 

This event is made possible by a generous Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language grant from the US Department of Education.

American Factory: How to Get a Job with a Chinese Company

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