Taobao, China’s magical online marketplace where you can buy everything from space trips to fashion models (well, almost everything) has once again taken online shopping to another level. Now, users have the option of “buying” college grads.
Well, kind of.
Kunming University in Yunnan province just launched its own “graduates shop”, where 65 of its most outstanding students are put on display for future employers.
As competition between fresh college graduates grows more intense, leaders at the school have turned to politely prostituting their students to help them get hired.
“It’s a new challenge for us, but the school has the responsibility to help the students with their jobs,” said the school’s president, surnamed He.
Each graduate is pictured on the site along with their information. Companies that show interest can pay a 1,000-yuan deposit, and the university will help set up interviews between them. The deposit is then returned within a week, according to NetEase News.
President He indicated that the school is working on a number of creative initiatives to help grads search for jobs.
by Maggie Wong