Tahnoon grew up in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. Along with China, this Middle Eastern country has also developed a great deal in a short period of time. Tahnoon told us, “The country was changing so fast that it felt like it was growing up with me.” In only 22 years, Tahnoon has learned English, Bengali, and Hindi along with “slightly broken French and a bit of Arabic”. He studied Business and Economics in London since his friends and brother were also there.
So what brought him to China? Tahnoon chose China because “China is leading the world in terms of finance and has recently overtaken the U.S. as the world’s largest economy (in terms of PPP). Experience from China would be invaluable for the start of any career. Also, China is a beautiful country, I hear.” He learned a little bit about China ahead of time from other friends who had studied in the country.
In order to get set up in China, Tahnoon chose Gi2C to help him find a job. “Getting work in China usually requires one to know Mandarin or Cantonese. Gi2C offers services for people who do not know the language and the company has also been reviewed really well by quite a few people.” He is using this internship to build a strong foundation for his future career and is hoping to gain experience and become a valuable asset to the financial division of the company. His internship tasks will be focused on finding and evaluating investment opportunities that benefit China.
His family wasn’t surprised at his decision to head east. Tahnoon noted “I’ve always had a passion for travelling and working in different countries so they were fine with it. Not going to miss much about home, except the food and family obviously.”
In today’s ever-changing environment, the more experience you have working abroad and with multicultural teams, the more successful you will be. There’s no doubt that China is one of the hottest international job markets at the moment. If you’re not sure how to make your way over to this exciting country on your own, Gi2C is here to help. Whether you’re interested in the finance industry like Tahnoon or any number of other industries, you can be sure that work experience in China will look great on your CV. For more information on how to intern in China, visit our website or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.