Charlotte Cansdell

Emma Johnson
23rd January 2013
Julia Gilmour
29th January 2013

My trip to Beijing with CRCC Asia was a truly exciting and rewarding experience. Having previously travelled extensively through Europe and Asia, the Joint Intensive Language and Internship program satiated my desire for travel and cultural exploration, whilst also providing me with the professional development that I wanted to help me begin my career.

The company that I was placed with was the perfect environment for me to develop professional skills that would be transferable into my future career. Working in this newly established business that focuses on promoting sustainable innovation, I was surrounded by like-minded and passionate young professionals, with whom I shared many interests. Due to the small size of the company, I was given numerous important tasks, making a decided contribution to the development of this business.

I also thoroughly enjoyed the social side of the program, with many cultural events and nights out in Beijing’s thriving social scene. I made great friends with fellow interns and CRCC staff members, and thoroughly enjoyed living life as a Beijing expat. The connections I made throughout my time in Beijing not only resulted in many new friends, but also a new job! I now work for CRCC in the newly opened Sydney office.