My name is Anastasia, I am 20 years old. I am currently studying Tourism in Russia and learning both English and Chinese languages. I became acquainted with your company 2 years ago when I was searching for opportunities of studying and working abroad. I am thrilled with what you do for young people and am looking for an internship!
Preferred Duration: 1 Month
1st choice: Travel and Tourism
2nd Choice: Hotel and Hospitality
3rd Choice: Events Management
English Level: Upper Intermediate
Chinese Level: Pre-Intermediate
Other Languages: Russian
I worked at the reception desk of the Institute where I study, served guests at the embassy and organized high-level conferences. Moreover, as part of a student team, I organised events of Russian Culture meals, graduation parties as well as created a restaurant project together with my teammates. I will participate in hosting the Sochi Winter Olympic Games in February 2014 with Jet Set Sports Company, the official hospitality supplier. After that, I want to gain work experience in China.
I am engaged with a multinational team of students from 160 countries. I would be able to use my experience for the benefit of my host company.
I truly believe international tourism in China is growing fast. Existing separately from the West for thousands of years, China developed its own unique culture that recently accepted globalization and led to the country becoming a popular tourist destination. UNWTO statistics proved this, in 2013 China became the #3 destination of international tourist arrivals.
That is why I find getting experience in China is so important. I am not only studying Chinese but I am also very interested in the culture, history and current events in China. I took a course of calligraphy and visited several exhibitions at a Chinese Cultural Center. I've come to understand how broad and enchanting the soul of the Middle Kingdom is and I want to work and study there.
My goals are to prove to myself that I am ready to work in another country with different traditions. Secondly, participating in the Getin2China program will allow me to broaden my experience in Hospitality and gain new skills in the Chinese language. The next is a chance to get new contacts in the professional sphere as well as with international expats. Finally, if I could travel in China for a while, I would be fortunate because I have never been to any foreign places before besides the former Soviet Union Republics.
To sum it up, I expect this internship to make me prosperous in the future. Success in a job means not only the level of salary but the excitement that I will gain from the job of my dream, an amicable working atmosphere, and great opportunities to develop and gain new experience. I have done many things while studying, but an internship program in China would be a key to my future inspiration. From my side I will try to do my best and be open-minded in any situation.
Can’t wait to start my internship in China!