I have always had an interest in Asia and the potential of China in particular, which has fuelled my desire for international work experience. Upon my search for such an experience, I stumbled upon CRCC Asia and proceeded to research the student testimonials. It was not until I took the plunge and experienced it myself did I realise how much the testimonials understated the potential for personal and professional growth through the program.
The opportunity for professional growth through networking events and the placement are endless and I have made invaluable contacts from around the world. My placement is great, the small workplace is a mix of cultures and everyone is working hard on the release of a new iPhone game (Panarchy Fling, download it, it’s free!).
The program also allows you the freedom to explore independently while also providing numerous social and charity events. Just last weekend I went on the ‘Dragon Trip’, which takes you west of Shanghai to see another magnificent side of China; Hangzhou and Moganshan. The weekend coming up is a charity event where I have elected to help out an orphanage where I can, which I am quite excited about.
Every night there is a drink or food special on, with so much to see and do there is never a dull moment in this vibrant city.
In addition the CRCC Asia staff made it easy to get acquainted with the most populous city in the world with a thorough induction and welcome pack. I would certainly recommend the program to any person wishing to step out of their comfort zone and be inspired by the magnitude of such a metropolis.