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China Sourcing Initiative (CSI)

For overseas Bachelor and Master graduates from the United States or Canada who are interested in relocating back to Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau.


Relocate back and start your career journey with us

CSI is part of our graduate programme designed for overseas students in the United States and Canada who aspire to join us for full-time Associate positions in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau.

Without the need to travel back to Mainland China or Hong Kong during COVID-19, we will be providing support to facilitate the online assessment and virtual interview process for your 2021/2022 application.

Both Bachelor and Master students who graduate from universities in the United States or Canada between August 2020 and August 2022 are welcome to apply. Eligibility to work in Mainland China and Macau without a working visa is required. PwC will provide Hong Kong working visa sponsorship for selected Associates.


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Evaluate whether companies are reporting information that investors and others can rely on.

Help organisations grow faster and work smarter, from strategy to implementation.

Make the big deals happen and work across the deal’s life cycle.

Anticipate and respond to the risks that clients are vulnerable to every single day.

Help clients understand tax rules, maximise tax efficiency, and manage tax risks.

Integrate business into the “Integrated ESG Platform” to provide service on end-to-end ESG journey.

Help organisations grow faster and transform in the digitisation era from strategy to implementation.

Develop One Firm mindset, leadership and innovation skills.

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Application journey

August - October 2021

This is your opportunity to tell us first-hand why you’d like to be a game changer. The application form will ask about your personal details, academic, and professional background.

Please submit the online application and complete the game-based assessment as part of our application process. Apply now!

August - October 2021

As part of the application, you are required to complete a two-step online assessment within 48 hours upon receiving the invitation. The assessment includes a game-based assessment and video interview, both of which are short and easy to follow. They can be accessed via direct website log in or after downloading the relevant APPs.

In order to better prepare yourself for the assessment, we suggest you follow below tips:

  1. Read the invitation carefully, and complete the assessment under guidance within 48 hours.
  2. Ensure not to be disturbed during your completion of the tasks.
  3. Get prepared for your mobile/computer with stable internet connection before the assessment.
  4. If computer is used for access, please use Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari as your browser to take the assessment.
  5. It is important to relax yourself and be authentic!   

September - October 2021

On-campus or virtual information sessions

CSI will host a series of information sessions on campus or virtually, Please refer to the CSI information session schedule

Off-campus activities

In addition to on-campus activities, PwC will host a series of online activities, including our signature event PwC Day. Students will get the opportunity to better understand PwC and interact with our representatives from various teams.

October - December 2021

There will be two rounds of virtual interviews. Selected candidates will get the opportunity to meet our experienced staff and partners who are based in Mainland China or Hong Kong. You will gain a better understanding of what it’s like working in our offices in mainland China and Hong Kong.

December 2021 - January 2022

Congratulations! If you have reached this stage, it means you have been officially invited to join the firm and begin your PwC journey. Offer letters will be sent out to successful candidates between December 2021 and January 2022.

Around August - October 2022 (Exact date depends on the 2022 CPA Exam Schedule) 

The beginning of your journey with PwC Mainland China or Hong Kong as an Associate.


Frequently asked questions

Q1: What is the difference between CSI and the Graduate Programme in Mainland China and Hong Kong? Can I apply to both programmes at the same time?

CSI is part of our campus recruitment programme, designed for overseas students in the United States and Canada who would like to join us for full-time Associate positions in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau. Without the need to travel, students can apply for opportunities through the CSI Programme while they are physically overseas. CSI will provide support to facilitate the online assessments and virtual interviews for your 2021/2022 application.

The Graduate Programme is for the applicants who can make themselves physically available to attend the in-person interviews at our PwC offices in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau.

You can only choose one ­of the two programmes (i.e. CSI or Graduate Programme) based on your physical availability for the interview process.

Q2: What is the latest expected graduation date that the CSI will accept?

We are currently recruiting for our Fall 2022 intake class.  We will accept resumes from postgraduates and undergraduates who will graduate between August 2020 to August 2022. The expected working commencement date will be from August to October 2022. If you have applied to a position before the start of the 2021 campus recruitment period, please do submit your application again to ensure your application with the most updated resume has been received.

Q3: I am not a resident in HK or Macau, can I still apply for a position there?

PwC Hong Kong firm will sponsor a Hong Kong working visa if an offer is extended to any candidates who require visa sponsorship. Exceptions apply to Hong Kong and Macau Core Assurance, i.e. the firm cannot sponsor visa applications for candidates who apply for Hong Kong and Macau Core Assurance.

Q4: Can new employees admitted through the CSI programme work or receive training in the U.S. or Canada?

Training will be provided by the firm in PwC Mainland China/Hong Kong/Macau. New employees will start their career life in their located office in Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau office, but not in the U.S. or Canada.

Q5: Is there a credit hour requirement to apply for positions at PwC Mainland China, Hong Kong or Macau?

We do not have a credit requirement as there is no credit hour requirement for CICPA nor HKICPA. Students of all major backgrounds are welcome regardless of their majors. However, we prefer candidates with accounting, finance, business-related, data science, and STEM backgrounds.

If you would like to know more about Campus Recruitment, follow PwC’s Campus Recruitment’s official WeChat account now!

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Recruitment team

China Sourcing Initiative, PwC China

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