If there’s one thing Tom James learned during his month-long internship in Beijing in August, it was using his initiative to perform well.
“Once I had understood this, I did much better work. And my coworkers were very quiet, which seemed like they weren't interested in me, but when they saw my work, they congratulated me well.”
Tom finished up his China internship program at the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, where he created marking plans for 2014 and built a new and improved company website, among other things.
But there were challenges.
“To start with, understanding their business model when most information on the Internet about them was written in Chinese. This was vital to creating the marketing plan. But a lot of browsing and piecing together information helped me overcome this.”
His time in Beijing, however, was anything but.
“It was amazing,” Tom says of Beijing....