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After studying abroad at Peking University in Beijing last summer, I was eager to return to China and applied to CRCC online. It’s now been two weeks since I left my internship in Shanghai and I’m still missing it so much. It really was one of those unforgettable summers – I gained valuable work experience, life skills, funny anecdotes and new friends across the world.

I’m now entering my third year at University and I’d love to return to work in Shanghai or study for a masters in Chinese. My CRCC internship really whet my appetite for working abroad, and I can’t wait to graduate and start my next adventure! Thanks to the CRCC Team!

Mi nombre es Pablo y he participado en el programa de prácticas de CRCC Asia en Beijing, en el área de business, durante un mes.

A su vez, la organización está muy atenta y dispuesta a ayudar antes y durante el programa. Por todo ello, agradezco a CRCC Asia el haberme otorgado una de las becas que ofrecen, gracias a la cual he podido vivir esta experiencia única e inolvidable, tanto a nivel personal como profesional. Indudablemente, la recomiendo a todo el mundo.

Federico viene da Supino, in provincia di Frosinone e ad agosto 2015 è partito per un internship di 2 mesi a Shanghai nel settore del Business. L’esperienza di uno stage all’estero con il China Internship Program di CRCC Asia è stata molto positiva per lui e ha apprezzato molto l’organizzazione da parte di CRCC Asia. La cosa che lo ha colpito di più del programma sono state le persone: avendo sempre partecipato ai meeting dove la maggior parte delle persone erano cinesi, è rimasto colpito dalla loro calma e del loro modo di spiegare i risultati finanziari, totalmente diverso dal nostro. Dal punto di vista lavorativo inoltre si è trovato subito a suo agio sia con i colleghi che con la supervisor, con i quali si tiene ancora in contatto. Crede che questa esperienza a livello lavorativo gli sia servita ed è certo di aver migliorato le sue skills; dal punto di vista formativo, inoltre, è stato molto positivo in quanto ha anche messo in pratica ciò che ha imparato all’Università.

I chose to do an internship in Beijing with CRCC Asia as a free elective through my university and I have not been disappointed. I was given interesting tasks at work, regularly socialised with my co-workers & other interns and did a great deal of sightseeing in the month that I was there. The time absolutely flew past, I was always busy experiencing something new which ultimately contributed to my new appreciation of world culture.

Doing an internship with CRCC Asia is a great stepping stone to enter the workforce in a foreign city. It is made relatively easy for you by the fact that your visa, sim & business cards and accommodation are all organised for you which means you spend less time doing the tedious essentials and more time exploring personal points of interest. If you want to experience a new city in a foreign culture half way around the world and gain some industry relevant skills along the way, then this is the internship for you.

The main motivation for wanting to work in China is because of the future potential of China. China is the world’s second largest economy and the scholarship gave me the opportunity to experience and understand in more depth Chinese business culture. This insider knowledge will make me stand out to future employers. Many companies look favourably on internships, and the fact that I undertook an internship in Beijing, China shows that I have a global outlook.

This experience has been invaluable for the future. It has only made me more certain in my choice to work abroad once I graduate. An internship in China has also made me realise the opportunities that are present in China. Gaining exposure to the range of start-ups, and seeing first-hand the rapid development of many SMEs in Beijing has shown me the potential for entrepreneurs and careers in Beijing. This experience also showed me the necessity of independence and self-driven motivation.

I got more out of my Internship in Shanghai experience than I had imagined. I have realised how crucial culture exchange is in your own personal development as well as on an educational level. I now feel the desire to travel to areas I would never even have thought of going.

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