Kunming University Auctions Top Students
Kunming University in China’s Yunnan Province has taken an innovative approach to increasing graduate employment prospects, offering up its top 65 graduates to prospective employers via online auction. Hosted by online sales platform Taobao, each student’s profile includes desired position, salary expectations, and an assessment by the university. Prospective employers enter salary offers as bids for the right to interview candidates. After eligible companies are verified by the university’s employment office, graduates are left decide which company’s offer to accept.