Tibetan graduate starts own design company

english.jsjyt.edu.cn| Updated: February 1, 2023 L M S

A Tibetan graduate from Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute, whose Chinese name is pronounced as Ji Jia, now owns two companies that have more than 20 employees.

Established in June 2022, the companies specialize in advertising design and have generated more than 500,000 yuan ($74,476) in revenue.

Ji graduated from the Art Design College of Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute in Yangzhou, East China's Jiangsu province in 2021. The college offers a series of courses and project-based learning aimed at improving students' innovation and entrepreneurial abilities, which Ji credits for helping him achieve his dream of starting his own company.

"Teachers at the enrollment and employment department also explained related polices for self-employed students like me. The college also helped us with things like company registration and taxation," said Ji.

Following his teacher's advice, Ji first set up a company in the institute's entrepreneurship park to take advertising design orders and then opened a subsidiary in his hometown – Guinan county in Northwest China's Gansu province – to make physical materials.

Ji's company is also offering internships to students from his alma mater. He also plans to spend part of his company's profits to conduct free training for the students.

Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute has been encouraging its students to start their own businesses, said Liu Jincun, Party secretary of the institute. The school won nine gold medals at the 8th China International College Students' "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in 2022.