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Wish list: Applying from Vietnam to win a free China Internship!

Applying from Vietnam for an internship in China
My name is Trung. I graduated from a university in Vietnam majoring in Industrial Arts and am currently studying Economics and Management in Italy.  A program that is supposed to be able to change someone's life must have a very profound impact on that person  both mentally and physically. With a fast-track China internship program , we will be all directed into a newer and brighter way of achieving our career targets in the world’s fastest growing economy and hottest job market. China will offer me with a great place to develop my competences working with many international people in the world. Time never waits for me if I hesitate. I began to realize China has what the society is in need of, a flow of money and also a good place for expatriates. I ask myself why China when other countries also can be good place to go to....
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Statistics and Data on Employment in China

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According to China's ministry of labor, the total population of China is 1.45 billion. The labor force is about 785 million as of the end of 2011. At that time, China’s workforce hit 764.2 million people, with 359.14 million employed in urban and 405 million in rural China. The number of migrant workers (people who temporarily live and work outside of their hometown) was 252.78 million, an increase of 10.55 million from 2010. The unemployment rate in urban China stood at 4.1 percent which is about 9.2 million people. The Ministry of Labor employment to increase by an average 3.2% per annum until 2015. Approximately 1.6 million foreigners are employed in China . Of those, foreigners teachers account for 82% with average salaries of 16,500 yuan per month. Average salaries for professional foreigners is 52,000 yuan per month.
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China Internship Update: Joost van Opstal

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How do you feel about being in China?  Very excited! I have experienced that people here are very open and friendly, and there is a huge willingness to help one another. Also, the culture is amazing, in some places it is like you have stepped back in time, while in other places it feels like you are suddenly in the future. All and all, a great diversity. What one cultural difference stands out to you in particular about China? The superstitions. People really think about what how they act and how certain things might affect the future. I can see that it has a large influence on the daily life of Chinese locals. What are your initial impressions of Beijing? Great city, great willingness to help one another and a city of opportunities. How does Beijing compare to your hometown?  Well, my hometown is a small village in the Netherlands with 12,000 inhabitants. So for...
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Three things to know about Beijing before you arrive

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Beijing is a vast cosmopolitan city constantly reinventing itself. For the short-term traveler or the long-term resident, the city is one that never grows tired. If you plan on doing an internship in Beijing , China’s capital, below are three things you should know before you arrive.  Hutongs . Located in the center of the city, or what is widely considered old Beijing, are charming lanes and alleyways known as hutongs . There used to be more than present, but the vast majority were wiped away in the name of development. But don’t fret. More than enough remain for you to explore as an intern in China . After having visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the city’s major temples, the hutongs remain. Because they cover a vast area of Beijing, you’ll likely only scratch the surface during your time in China . You’ll never grow...
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Gi2C & Santa Claus bring a Merry Christmas to Chinese Orphans

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While billions of people around the world celebrated Christmas by opening presents and eating good food with family,  Gi2C's interns  also had an enjoyable Christmas day by spreading holiday cheer to 100 Chinese orphans in ShunYi District of Beijing.  Interns and employees from Lewin International invited Santa Claus (a Gi2C manager ) from the North Pole to fly in and join the fun. Santa spent time chatting with each of the kids and asked their names, where they were from and whether they had been "naughty or nice". If they gave him the right answer (which they all did), Santa rewarded them with chocolates and gifts such as kites and games. Most of the kids had never met a real live Santa Claus before and they had endless questions about how the reindeer can fly, where does Santa park his sled, and what subway line goes to the North Pole!   Gi2C 's interns played basketball with the...
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What are the average wages and expenses in China?


Did You Know... Consumer Prices in United States are 42.97% higher than in China Consumer Prices Including Rent in United States are 45.30% higher than in China Rent Prices in United States are 50.86% higher than in China Restaurant Prices in United States are 88.00% higher than in China Groceries Prices in United States are 43.13% higher than in China Check out the average  China wages  you could be making and start saving on expenses today with an internship in China !
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Wish List: Applying from Philippines to Win a Free China Internship!

Nobhe Grace applied for China internship
Our graduation song is entitled “Going beyond borders”. I really love listening to it and I already feel the emotion when we will sing it heartily this March 2014. I will really give my best shot on realizing it. One way to go beyond my borders is to live abroad.  I was excited to find the Gi2C China internship program because getting into China will open and widen the doors of opportunities. Through this program, I can gain and earn valuable and important knowledge about my dream job which will help me to become a world-class employee by first having an impressive resume for my future employers. Having this experience will teach me many lessons in life that would help me someday in my future jobs. This might sound odd but realizing it could be my greatest achievement on earth. This is gonna be an awesome experience, a life changing...
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Wish List: Applying from Pakistan to Win a Free China Internship!

Misbah applied for China internship program with Gi2C
Every experience and opportunity opens the gate to success and wider perspectives in a person’s life. I believe China internship programs will do the same. Internships are absolutely informative and a building block for a professional career. An internship program in one of the fastest growing economies in the world would be an absolutely brilliant experience. It is a great platform to showcase talents, positive attributes, learn from our surroundings and enhance our capabilities. With my positive attitude, I believe this China internship program will give me a opportunity to learn from the people of China . There is always room for improvement and thus I strongly believe by the end of this internship program I will be even stronger and will have better skills than before. With my dynamic personality I will be able to take full advantage of this program. Being the president of different societies in my...
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Wish list: Applying from America to Win a Free China Internship!

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“So, what do you do?” If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that, I might be as rich as Bill Gates. For the past few years, my response has been the same: “I am a full-time student.” Not a very exciting response, is it? Now more than ever, there is a pressure for the younger generation to go to an accredited university to receive a higher education. But what happens after we graduate? This is the question that can be difficult for us to answer, especially with how hard it is for us to claim the job of our dreams – or any job for that matter. It is like the question we were asked in kindergarten: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer then was a veterinarian. I have always had a love for animals, so I read every book...
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Wish list: Applying from Spain to Win a Free China Internship!

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Can an internship in China change your future career? Here's Isabel's answer: Well, it’s like winning a lottery ticket, isn’t it? The impact of an internship nowadays on a curriculum vitae is probably as important as having had some experience in the field you want to work. Three, six or nine months of internship in a company can really make a difference on your future career. And of course, economic factors have an impotant role in this situation, the current financial recession has favoured the existence of a ‘gap’ between academic and professional lives. So by offering internships in one of the countries with one of the most prosperous and powerful economies, you are filling that ‘gap’ that the vast majority of people currently find after finishing their studies. To be honest, I’m not looking for a job after the internship , my priority at the moment is to try something...
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Wish list: Applying from the Philippines to win a free china internship!

Sandra a prospect intern in China with Gi2C
An internship can change your life and affect your career. Choices, a simple yet powerful word that can make ordinary things great… one word, yet life changing. It can transform life according to what you desire. If we sum up everything, life is all about choices. My name is Sandra and I choose to change my life.   As I look back, I can still see the scholar student of Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology who was striving hard enough to finish her college degree that can create her own first door to success. She has a lot of hopes and dreams in life. She enjoys helping and loves adventure. She will always be that optimistic woman under a dark cloud. She has a very proud mother and a very supportive social worker father. No matter how difficult life can be, she chose to accept the scholarship and managed...
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China Intern Update: Mike Watson

China Intern Update: Mike Watson
Now that Mike's been in China for a few weeks, it's about time to check in to see how he's doing during his internship in a Company. Is China exactly as he imagined, completely opposite or somewhere in between? Read below to find out more about what life in China is like with Gi2C . How do you feel about being in China ?  "Good. There's so many places to visit and so much to do in Shanghai . I've not even begun to explore it, yet alone the various different sites and cities outside of it. I'm also learning plenty of skills at work that will be relevant for the future." What is one cultural difference that stands out to you in particular about China ? "The great emphasis on food: there are restaurants and kiosks dotted all over the city and none have really disappointed so far. Also how quick and busy everything...
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China Intern Testimonial: Hira Iqbal

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Twenty-four year old Hira  hails from Mississauga, Canada and graduated from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology majoring in Business Administration, Human Resources. She will be interning at a Shanghai electronic technology company and in charge of maintaining  good  relations  with  customers,  working  with  the  team  to  develop  new  markets, negotiating pricing with customers, etc. Hira hopes this Shanghai   internship will give her solid work experience by working in the real world as well as provide her with professional references and networking contacts. In China, it's all about the contacts and guanxi!Hira was drawn to do an internship in China after reading about China's booming economy and the opportunities available in China . Some people say that China is one of the few places hiring in today's tough economic environment. Hira also has some family members who do business in China which allowed her to better understand what living...
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China Internship Testimonial: Mike Watson

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Our next recently arrived intern is Mike Watson from Glasgow, UK. He’s 26 and has both a bachelors and masters in computing. He will be interning in Shanghai with a company that specializes in strategic communication research. Mike, what sort of things will you be responsible for at your internship in China ? “A variety of things from Help-desk support and maintenance to researching new and upcoming technologies as well as possibly assisting a global IT team on different projects.” Mike told us he’s looking forward to the opportunity to learn from an international company that has a wealth of experience working with a number of different industries. However, learning new skills at work is only part of the experience as the Shanghai internship also offers a chance to explore a completely different culture and experience the traditional and deep historic roots of China as well as explore it's position as...
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China Intern Update: Natalia Rastorgueva

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Natalia has now arrived to start her Beijing internship and wanted to let us know that she's doing well but the weather is very cold and windy! However, it's not as cold Russia (her hometown) so she's not too bothered by it. She's having trouble understanding Chinese people but is enjoying the food and trying new delicacies every day. One thing she was surprised to learn was that very few Chinese people are able to speak English, a lot less than she imagined anyhow. She said the people in the shops, in telephone companies, in banks... they don't understand any English at all and she doesn't speak Chinese or can read street signs or bus information so it's been a little difficult!  "The  Chinese language is very difficult to learn so I was hoping that most Chinese people could speak a little English just like we can speak some English in...
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China Internship Testimonial: Bradley Coushman

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Bradley Coushman hails from “fantastic” San Francisco, CA, USA. “It’s home to Facebook, Twitter, Google, Apple, IBM, Intel, Chevron, Visa, and Virgin America”, he told us making it a fantastic place to be from indeed! Bradley is 29 and studied Fashion Design/Business for his bachelors and is studying Luxury Brand Management for his masters. For his internship program in China , he will be working with a marketing and events team to organize PR and trade shows. Bradley hopes to get a lot out of his time in China and is “looking forward to getting an international business perspective, and diversify my work experience. I hope to create good professional contacts around the world to help facilitate growth for myself, my career, and my peers.” We were curious, why did Bradley choose China? “I decided to take an internship in China for a few reasons. China is one of the fastest growing economies...
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China Internship Testimonial: Joost van Opstal

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We recently interviewed Joost a few days before his arrival in China and look forward to hearing an update from him now that he's arrived! Joost, please tell us a bit about yourself. I am from Breda, Netherlands .  I am 27 years old.  I majored in International Tourism Management. Which company will you be interning at?  I'll be interning at a five star hotel in Beijing . What do you know so far about the kind of work you’ll be doing? I'll most likely be working in different departments within Rooms Division like Front Office and Guest Services, ensuring guests have a care free and memorable stay! What are you hoping to get out of your internship ? I'm actually taking a step back by conducting this internship. I worked as a Guest Service Manager in the Netherlands, but due to the crisis in Europe there are few spaces...
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Intern Update: Andrea De Grazia

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Andrea has arrived in the Middle Kingdom for his  internship in Beijing !   “I feel fantastic being in  China ,  and I have been experiencing very good feelings about the first experiences I am facing and about the new places I am exploring.     “ Also being surrounded by people belonging to different countries and with different background is another positive aspect of this city .”   Amid the concrete and cultural jungle that is  Beijing , the one thing that stands out for Andrea is commercial. If there’s one thing about Beijingers, they work – and they work a lot.   “The cultural difference that caught my attention the most is the number of hours that most of the shops and supermarket are open. In fact, being available to enter in many different shops at night or during non working days is not an exceptional fact for...
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Wish List: Applying from Puerto Rico to win a free China internship!

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My name is Jean. I’m 20 years old, and currently majoring in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico. I’m a native speaker of English and Spanish, and I’m currently studying Chinese and Japanese. As a current student of Psychology, my professional sights are set on the path of an Industrial Psychologist. Utilizing the knowledge I have attained through academic as well as professional experience, I hope to help an organization in the development and achievement of the company goals, its security, as well as the efficiency and well-being of the company’s workforce. Having worked with companies such as Johnson & Johnson and other firms has given me insight as to how successful organizations operate, their ideology and methodology, as well as their needs. Furthermore, through the participation in various internships around the world, my personal and professional capabilities will greatly increase. The international knowledge of workforce policy and views, as...
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China Internship Testimonial: Andrea De Grazia

Andrea De Grazia and his internship in Beijing
Doing an  internship in Beijing  for Andrea De Grazia was a no brainer. "I believe  China  is the right place in order to start an international career in the financial sector." Andrea will do his internship at Montpelier Group , an international wealth management and and offshore tax planner with offices around Asia. He says he chose  China  because it's the world's fastest developing major economy. The world's top multinational firms have a significant presence here, another alluring factor. "I know that my responsibilities will be learning the trading activities of the company and participating in its corporate activities," says Andrea of Forex. The 24-year-old from Reggio Calabria, Italy, who holds degrees from schools in Milan and the UK, plans on making the most of his  China internship program . "I hope to get experience in the wealth management field in order to enhance my knowledge and skills and to start...
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