Moise Marcel Amouofo is heading to China to do an internship because he believes it’ll no doubt benefit his career.
“China is essentially the future in my opinion. It is the fastest growing economy in the world, and it is predicted that it will overtake the USA as the economic superpower within the next 30 years. Thus I am convinced that an internship in China is ideal and will contribute to a more successful career in the long term,” says Moise.
“Also I have always wanted to experience the unique culture of China and visit many of its historical buildings.”
Moise Marcel Amouofo
The 21-year-old from London recently completed a law degree and will do his China internship program at Chance & Bridge Partners LLP, a boutique commercial law firm located in Beijing.
“I expect to be fairly involved in the day-to-day activity of the law firm. Parts of my duties include drafting legal documents and undertaking research – and a lot more.”
Like many who intern in China, Moise has his sites on returning to the home job market, and he has expectations of what his internship will do for him.
“I am passionate about working in a commercial law firm. I hope that through the internship I will gain greater insight into what it is like to work in a commercial law firm. I hope that be exposed to the different field of commercial law such as private estate, corporate law and private equity. I hope that a successful internship will enable me to obtain a training contract in London.”
Although Moise has never been to China, he has some sense of what it might be like.
“I have been told that the inhabitants of China are generally quite welcoming; also it is cheaper in China than in London, so it would be a good place for shopping.”
Currently, he’s busy preparing for the big move by putting the finishing touches on obtaining his visa (we at Getin2China will help you with this process) and studying some Mandarin.
“I believe that it will be extremely difficult to grasp. Given that it is a completely different language with a different alphabet means that I will need to be fully dedicated in order to have some sort of success.”
Moise adds that he chose Gi2C to find his placement because of the company’s reputation and because it came highly recommended.
Some of our interns tell us that family and friends are often shocked at their choice of China to do an internship given how the United States and Europe were premier destinations in the past.
Moise’s family was caught off guard too.
“My family was very surprised at the choice of country,” says Moise, “but very supportive nonetheless. They are very much of the same view that an internship in China is an incredible opportunity to develop and to boost my chances of success in the legal industry.”