Former exchange student Jijing Chen has been busy since her days at Skidmore in 2006. She completed her Ph.D. at Peking University in Beijing, China in 2007 and now works as a lecturer in the School of Journalism at Renmin University of China, also in Beijing. She teaches courses on the history of journalism and "journalistic English".
Jijing is also temporarily working in the International Relations department of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG). She is the general manager of the information desk of the Olympic Family. She works in the lobby of Beijing Hotel, helping officers from the International Olympic Committees (IOC), the National Olympic Committees (NOC), or the International Federations to visit co-host cities.