Naga student hired by Taiwan based Foxconn under tripartite cooperation project

Guwahati: My ability to speak Mandarin has come in handy during company’s interviews: Arentsungla Kichu

BY | Saturday, 8 June, 2024

Arentsungla Kichu, a Naga student from Mokokchung, and an alumna of Assam Don Bosco University, has been hired by Taiwan-based company, Foxconn, the world’s biggest electronic components producer headquartered in Taipei, and a leading supplier for Apple iPhones.

Earlier this year, Foxconn signed Memorandum of Understanding with four Indian universities including ADBU with the support of Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC), aiming to deepen industry-academia-government ties, increase employment prospects for Indian students, and respond to talent demand required for the company’s development in India.

Under the project, Foxconn will sponsor relevant subsidies for Mandarin teaching and learning. Moreover, the company will give priority consideration for employment opportunities to Mandarin learners of the above institutions.

Arentsungla Kichu is the first Mandarin learner hired by the company under the tripartite cooperation project signed between Foxconn, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Center (TECC) and the University.

Kuei-Mi LI, the teacher in charge of Taiwan Education Center at Assam Don Bosco University, informed that Kichu started her Mandarin learning adventure in 2020 as soon as the Mandarin program was launched at ADBU. In 2022, Kichu was awarded the Huayu (Mandarin) enrichment scholarship from Taiwan’s Ministry of Education and spent six months studying Mandarin in Taiwan, having firsthand exposure to Taiwan’s language, culture, and lifestyle and was amazed by the experience.

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LI further said that Kichu received prompt interview invitation from Foxconn, and after multiple rounds of interviews and tests, she finally received the offer letter and will start a promising professional life with the company soon.

Talking about her experiences, Arentsungla Kichu said, “I was seeking for a job that would allow me to use my Mandarin skills while also give me the opportunity to learn more. Even though the interview process was time-consuming, I learned something new from each one and got better for the following round. I sincerely appreciate Kuei-Mi, my Mandarin instructor, who inspired and supported me all through the interview process. I was overwhelmed with joy and felt accomplished when I finally received the offer letter.

I’m very thrilled to be working with Foxconn and intend to make a significant impact in the years to come. I believe that working for one of the world’s top company like Foxconn will help me expand my knowledge and skill set, which will be very beneficial for my future professional endeavors. The value of learning Mandarin and all of its advantages are evident. My ability to speak Mandarin has come in handy during the company’s interviews. I wouldn’t have received this job opportunity if it weren’t for the language. Mandarin proficiency can lead to a variety of career prospects.”

Dr Liu Young-Way, Foxconn’s Chairman & CEO, was conferred the Padma Bhushan this year, India’s 3rd-highest civilian honour.

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