Why intern in China? Our Gi2C interns come from all around the world and explain what motivated them to move to the Middle Kingdom. Read about what they did to prepare for the move and what type of company they did their internship at to get ideas for beginning your own internship opportunity in China.

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Jared, a former U.S. Marine Now Interning in China

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002_20140617-042701_1.jpg Jared, a former U.S. Marine, shares insight into his background and why he's moving to China to do his internship. "I am from a small town in Eastern Washington in the USA. Although other places in the country do the same, we are unique because we grow wheat, which has been marketed to the entire world. Its primary use is for noodles, I believe. I am in my mid-thirties, and I would say I’ve had many interesting experiences. One that’s worth sharing is when I went skydiving, a dozen years ago. I had to sign a bunch of forms and releases that said the company was not responsible, no matter what happened. I went tandem with an instructor, and we jumped from 15,000 ft. We lost 10,000 feet of altitude in 70 seconds (the worst part was the initial drop), then another 5-10 minutes for the remaining 5,000 feet. The...
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Hary Brun’s Shanghai Internship Experience

Hary Bruns recently finished up his Shanghai internship with Gi2C Group and talked with us during an exit interview of his experience. Hi Hary, we're excited to hear how your time in China went! Let's jump right in. What were your job responsibilities during your internship? I was in charge of the marketing and sales procedures for the German market. I established business relations to new customers. I communicated with existing customers as well and monitored their orders. What surprised you about your work? I actually had no surprise about my work as I knew that once you are in a sales and marketing department, you are mostly expected to deal with customers, making sales and all of any possible related duties. Overall, what did you learn during your internship? I learned to adapt myself to the local culture. I needed to understand how different people think and act based on their own...
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Anton Auerbach’s Internship in Shanghai

b2ap3_thumbnail_Tony-Duffo.jpg Anton was born in Frankfurt, Germany, but now lives in Naperville, Illinois in the United States. He's 21 and no stranger to adventure. Anton backpacked and rode a camel through the Gobi Desert this spring and also worked a summer in Germany. 

Anton is a Finance and Peace Studies double major. He told us, "I chose Finance because I thought it was the most applicable to my career goals and I chose Peace Studies in order to study about micro-finance, economic development and poverty reduction, which are some of my passions." 
 Having just arrived in Shanghai, Anton will begin his internship in the Private Equity and Hospitality industries where he will be working on various tasks which include financial analysis, marketing, strategic development as well as anything else the team gives him. Anton hopes to learn more about the hospitality industry from an investment side as well as gain...
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Alena Kozina’s Internship Program Review

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140609-051521_1.jpg Alena Kozina has finished her 3-month internship in Beijing and recently gave us some insight into her experience. Due to the fact that she was the only foreigner in her company, she didn't have very many responsibilities in the first two months of her Beijing internship. There will always a learning curve from both sides as it takes time to truly understand different cultures and working styles. How much time it will take to work out a good communication style is different for each company and intern. Alena was surprised that almost no one in the company spoke English. Many Chinese companies hire foreigners with the hope of changing their business language over to English but this is a slow and sometimes painful process. One big difference Alena noticed about Chinese culture was the fact that her colleagues did not directly communicate with her. They wouldn’t get right to the point...
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Gi2C China Intern's Story: Pierre-Joseph Pastorelli

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140521-044959_1.jpg "I am 24 years old and grew up in Villers-Perwin, Belgium. Arthur Grumiaux (a famous violinist) was born in my city. I studied Public Relations at HELHa in Fleurus and will be interning in Shanghai. From what I've heard, my job will be to build up a large network here with high level company managers and establish good relationships with entrepreneurs in the local communities. I will understand the filtration industry more and know how to help with improving the quality of air and water. I chose China to do my internship because China is one of the most powerful countries in the world. The Chinese people are at the center of the business world today. So it's the perfect place to do an internship abroad. I travel a lot so I wasn't afraid to start a new adventure in a new place. My family didn't believe me when I...
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