Doing field work: Hujiang EdTech’s CCtalk works with Harvard Business School

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The team of students from Harvard Business School takes a picture with CCtalk President Kong Wei (third left) after the program’s completion

CCtalk, a subsidiary company of Hujiang EdTech, has become a FIELD Global Immersion Partner for Harvard Business School.

Harvard’s FIELD (Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development) Method is a year-long course for Harvard students to travel among 157 Partners spread across 13 countries. Combined, they will host more than 930 first-year students over the course of a year. The program is meant to strengthen students’ leadership skills and give them experience operating effectively in different cultures and business contexts.

CCtalk President Kong Wei (right) is presented with the Certificate of Appreciation for participating the HBS MBA FIELD Global Immersion

“We are extremely grateful to Hujiang EdTech and all the FIELD Global Partner organizations for all they do on behalf of our students,” said FIELD faculty head Professor Juan Alcacer. “The students benefit immeasurably from this experience and we hope the partner organizations do as well.”

After months of remote collaboration, CCtalk had the pleasure of hosting a six-student team in Shanghai for a week.

Arnold Fu, founder, chairman and CEO of Hujiang EdTech

“We are pleased to be working with Harvard Business School to provide students with a real-world learning experience in China,” said Arnold Fu, Hujiang EdTech founder, chairman and CEO. “It is a fruitful and meaningful journey. We feel certain that the students were able to gather insights here that they would never be able to glean from a classroom discussion alone.”

Hujiang EdTech prides itself in being one of China’s leading education and technology companies. 170 million users enjoy its diverse set of interactive online products geared towards a high-quality learning experience.

The students they hosted were tasked with finding ways for CCtalk to provide better services for their newly-registered iTeachers, the independent teachers that work with Hujiang EdTech. They conducted field research with consumers, interviewed Shanghai locals, and pitched ideas to their leadership team. The week ended with the students presenting their final solutions to Hujiang EdTech representatives.

The students deliver their solutions during the final presentation at Hujiang EdTech

“I’m grateful that CCtalk is chosen to be part of this program,” shared Kong Wei, CCtalk’s president, “which shows online learning is now widely recognized by the public. It’s a new beginning for us that we are able to gain professional views and solutions from both inside and outside to make the platform more user-friendly and enhance our capability of incubation of new and young iTeachers.”