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Abstract

This study focuses on how recent female graduates navigate organization assimilation at their entry-level positions in China. This group of people could encounter more hardships when building up their careers, given that the workplace is full of gender biases in general. By interviewing five young women, who possess an entry-level position and graduated recently from university, the study attempts to uncover how young female professionals understand issues such as inflated expectations for the workplace, interactions with supervisors and colleagues, and work/life balance. In the analysis, the dilemmas they often face could be categorized into three dimensions: lack of professional skills in career planning, the threat of maternity on derailing their careers, and mentoring as an undeveloped area in China.

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