To offer access to:

  • support,
  • guidance, and
  • feedback

that many Western candidates receive by virtue of geography alone.

Level the playing field in international admissions.

—ZHISHIQ co-founders, 2012

Andy Daum, CPO/ coFounder
Bill Lu, CTO/ coFounder
Raymond Huang, CEO/ coFounder
Andy DaumBill LuRay Huang
CPO/ coFounderCTO/ coFounderCEO/ coFounder



We recruit and train outstanding individuals who are passionate about providing ethically-minded, high-impact support to Chinese students. These people have formed our advisor team. We connect our clients to advisors via our custom-built online collaboration platform. The team delivers a set of standardized services focused on supporting clients in a quick turnaround exercise in refining self-expression and promoting self-discovery on the page.


Since 2012, ZHISHIQ has run workshops and events in universities across China to communicate the tenets of persuasive writing for competitive applications contexts. We promote the admissions process to candidates as a meaningful, enriching, and vital opportunity to craft their personal pitch. We aspire to make a contribution to our clients’ progress that extends beyond admission.


ZHISHIQ is the largest overseas admissions platform in China, with over 200,000 study abroad candidates using some aspect of our online resources or services in 2017 alone. Since 2012, our advisor team has helped Chinese students and professionals tackle unfamiliar Western procedures for competitive admissions at US, UK and Australian universities.


Each member of our advisor team has a passionate interest in his or her clients and helping each of them tell their compelling story of achievement and make a case for admission.

My own experiences have helped to shape my view that the unusual, high-stakes challenges of competitive applications (whether for educational or professional opportunities) offer incredible scope for personal growth. Thorough engagement has had a dramatic impact on not only my performance, but my self-esteem and—crucially—my outward confidence: The immeasurably important conviction that I have earned a right to the opportunity I’ve obtained.

Our goal is to help each of our clients derive these lifelong benefits from his or her application process. If you feel as passionately about these goals as myself and the other members of our team, then… What are you waiting for! Read the requirements below and if you feel you qualify, please don’t hesitate to apply.

Basic requirements
  • MS Word knowledge
  • Attention-to-detail
  • Good-natured professionalism
  • Strict adherence to deadlines
  • Native English speaker
  • Strong academic and/ or professional background
Before you apply

Our editing-advising products are standardized; this is an essential aspect of the platform. Whatever your level of experience, willingness to learn our services is important.

We certainly welcome a colorful breadth of individuals, who are able to inject their own brand of personal flair into their advisor-client relationships. We have a positive team of conscientious people who we expect to engage with each other, our staff, and our clients in a positive and professional manner.

Although serving 1000s of clients requires compliance with certain standardized approaches, our best advisors are those who see ZHISHIQ as a personal branding opportunity. We welcome positivity, zeal, and enthusiasm in addition to the key background points and attention-to-detail skills noted in the basic requirements.


We suggest reading the material on this site and some of our advisors’ profiles before you apply. We really look forward to hearing from you.

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    If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Andy (andy@zhishiq.com). It would be a pleasure to hear from you.