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Testimonial:Yarinette Ero (Georgia, USA)

As a leading provider of internship placements, Get in2 China takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries.  Over the past five years we have placed more than 1,000 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai.

We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China.

This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China.

At Get in2 China, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to individuals who have successfully completed their internship placement in an effort to not only learn from their experience, but also to bolster our personal and professional relationships with former interns.

For our own benefit - and also for the benefit of all of you potential interns - we will begin to periodically post previous intern testimonials on our new blog and website.

The following testimonial is from Yarinette Ero, a digital media intern from Georgia, USA.


For reference:

GI2C = Get in2 China

YE = Yarinette Ero


Please respond to the following questions concerning your internship placement in Beijing, China:

GI2C: What industry did you choose for your internship? Why did you choose this industry?

YE: Marketing. I had taken some marketing courses in my university and I was interested in the way China does their marketing.

GI2C: What company did you intern with in China?  Please provide some details about your position.

YE: AdSage. The Chinese owned company does advertising, social media advertising, and SEM.

GI2C: What was the most challenging part about your time in China?

YE: The language barrier was the most challenging part about my experience. Even though I has some knowledge of basic communication skills.

GI2C: Did you participate in any of our language programs?  If so, did you find the program worthwhile?

YE: No.

GI2C: What was the biggest benefit of your internship placement, both personally and professionally?

YE: Personally I would have to say the culture. The day-to-day interaction with Chinese people really made me understand them better. Professionally, the biggest benefit with my internship was how the Chinese people do business.

GI2C: Did you face any intercultural obstacles (i.e. communication issues or misunderstandings) at the workplace during your internship?

YE: Yes. There were only a hand full of people that spoke and understood English. It was hard to communicate with everyone else.

GI2C: How would you rate the support provided by Get in2 China during your stay in Beijing?

YE: Good.

GI2C: Has your experience in China directly led to any career opportunities for you? If so, elaborate.

YE: Not yet.

GI2C: Give your impression of Beijing as a city.  How does it compare to your hometown?

YE: Beijing is a very busy city with lots of people. The people are friendly and the food is amazing.

GI2C: What, if anything, would you change about your internship experience with Get in2 China?

YE: Although I learned a lot from my home stay family, I would not select to do a home stay again.

GI2C: Would you recommend an internship placement through Get in2 China to any of your friends?

YE: Yes.

GI2C: Based on your experience, what does it take to succeed in an internship abroad? Which personality traits do you find most important for someone who is researching this opportunity to possess?

YE: In order to succeed in an internship abroad one has to have an open mind and be ready for anything. Easy-going personality really help and if a person wants to go to china to do an internship they must have lots of patience.

GGI2C: Thank you for your time Yari. Good luck as you continue to grow and learn!

Click here to read about Yari kicking-butt at a T'ai Chi class in Beijing, China.

Keep up with our new blog and website to see more testimonials posted in the coming weeks!
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