Laura | Alumni Story

Laura Intern Influencer

Laura took part in the CRCC Asia Internship Program in Shanghai back in 2013. She was in charge of customer acquisition across Europe as well as product development for BestODM, an American firm specialized in sourcing with an office in China.


At the time of her internship, Laura was studying International Management in Dortmund. We asked her why she decided to do an internship in China:

“I wanted to work in trade. Today it is vital in that field to have work experience abroad. China plays such a big role in the economy and today’s global trade, it was for sure the best place to go to.”


Laura is convinced that her experience in China was a big plus on her CV, which made her stand out when looking for jobs after graduation.

 “My first job after my studies was in Merchandising, but I have now moved to the sourcing department of a big company. It was great and helpful to be able to show employers I had worked in China.”


Laura says her highlight of the trip however is not just the internship itself:

“The whole program is great. All the activities, the trips and seminars made the experience more enriching.”


She also became good friends with the other interns:

  “I am still in contact with many of then !”


Her tips for future interns ?

“Go for it! You can only learn from it.”


(Interview by Justine Olivier)

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