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Brett’s China Internship in Property Investment

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1_20150323-134518_1.png I am from Gold Coast, the tourism capital of Australia.  It is quite different growing up in a place where people are always coming and going.  It is also different living in a city that is neither a business district, nor a surf town, but somewhere in between.  I am 35 years old and something interesting I’ve done so far in my life is that I have lived within a tribal village in Thailand for a number of weeks and also visited a number of similar villages during my 6 trips to Thailand.  Tribal food can be quite different.  Consequently, I have eaten monkey, locusts, bees, ants, goat, and nearly every part of the chicken. I am interning at a property investment company.  I studied International Business with a major in International Management so this internship is in line with my business background.  I chose international management because I am...
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Olli from Finland starts an internship in China

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1.jpeg  “I am 32 and from Kuopio, Finland. What is unique about my hometown? Well, a certain well-known figure, Santa Claus, is from Finland and we have a very strong sauna culture.  Something interesting I’ve done so far in life is make a documentary of Iceland. In terms of my educational background, I studied International business in both Finland and Australia. While in school, I wanted to work at an embassy but later on in my career, when I actually did, I didn’t like it.  I will be interning at a virtual currency, trade and commerce company.  Although I don’t know what kind of work I’ll be doing exactly, I hope to learn some transferrable skills and meet new people.  I chose China because this country seems to be a major hotspot. I randomly found Gi2C and was interested to learn more about this country that was rich in culture. I’m...
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Anna from Poland interns in China

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1_20150217-112715_1.jpg Originally, I am from Poland but I’ve lived for the last 8 years in Bristol, England.   Something interesting about my hometown is that we have a fortress, which is several times bigger than the Tower of London. I am 28 and used to work in a classified documents office. For my personal achievements, I hitchhiked 1200km in Poland and bungee jumped from 56 meters. I have a master’s degree in Sociology with a focus on social communication and market research. In Poland, a master’s degree is considered basic education. I am not very good at math and in my country it means that you will have great difficulty to find a good paying job, so I thought focusing on market research might increase my chances in the job market. I’m interning at a Chinese company which is building cryptocurrency platforms. (Bitcoin was the first cryptocurrency.) This company combines social...
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NOV
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My interior design internship in Beijing - Aishah

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002_20141120-101943_1.jpg Aishah started her interior design internship in Beijing this month and ironically comes to a country infamous for tea from a county infamous for the same. I am from a town called Harrogate; it is situated near Leeds and York in England. An interesting story about my town involves a nearby bridge, which has collapsed twice. It has been predicted that the third time it collapses, it will be the end of the world. Harrogate is located inside a county called Yorkshire, which is famous for its Yorkshire tea. I am 26 years old and I have flown an aeroplane a few times during my time at Air Cadets. I studied Interior Architectural Design and Applied Creative Design last year. I chose this area because I have always been slightly artistic and have always liked decorating and designing interior spaces. I am interning at an interior design company based in Beijing,...
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NOV
07
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China internship discussion with Naomi B.

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20141107-102750_1.jpg We love hearing personal stories from new interns about their background and why they chose to intern in China! Let’s see what Naomi has to say about her current one-month internship in Beijing. I am 22 and from Nottingham, England. An interesting fact about Nottingham is that it was home to the legend Robin Hood. I have just completed my studies to become a Barrister [lawyer] in the U.K. I undertook my LLB Law Degree at the University of Lincoln and I went on to study the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham Trent University. I have always been interested in helping others and I believe a career in the legal profession would enable me to do that. I like meeting new people and problem solving and these are all things the legal profession has given me the opportunity to do. I have just started my internship at a law...
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New China Intern Joel from Slough, England

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140804-075305_1.jpg Joel A. lives in Slough, England. He grew up in London, Accra (Ghana) and Slough, 3 different locations. However, he has spent the most of his time growing up in Slough. At a young 21 years of age, Joel has just completed a year's placement in one of the top multinational companies in the world, General Electric (GE). He is currently studying Accounting & Finance and his main influence to study this in this area came from his Dad, as he is a Charted Accountant. Joel says, “My Dad is so cool so I want to be like him.” Joel will be interning at a Private Equity Firm in Beijing. How does he feel about his new adventure? “I am a bit nervous as I do not know whether I will be thrown into the deep-end or not. However, I look forward to taking on new challenges, to improve my overall...
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Guest — Marcos Eliseu
Very informative and useful information. I will be joining China next year too and can't wait
Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:46
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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 Internship Experience: (John)

John has recently arrived in Beijing to begin his one-month internship. Let's learn more about him and his new adventure. "I was born in the Netherlands. In Leeuwarden to be specific, a small city in the north of the country. People there still have their own language. It is really tiny and since I am a career oriented city person, I am very happy that I don't live there anymore. I've lived in Amsterdam for the last 4 years now. I am 22 years old and obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Finance at the University of Amsterdam, during which I went on exchange to Hofstra University, NY for one semester. In July of this year I will have finished my MSc Business Economics. I will be interning at an investment bank in Beijing, where I will have the title of Financial Analyst Intern. I have taken several courses related to...
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Gi2C China Intern Testimonial: Matt Wills

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140418-062823_1.jpgAh, don't we all wish our hometowns were famous for beaches! Take a look at what new Gi2C intern, Matt Wills is looking forward to when he begins his internship in Beijing.   Tell us a little about your background. I was born in Australia, but grew up mostly in Auckland, New Zealand. It is a very multi-cultural city with a large Chinese population and is famous for its beaches and harbor. I'm currently 35 years old and studied Psychology and Philosophy at uni, and then later Graphic Design at an online college. What do you know about your internship? It will be in the design department of a Beijing-based company. So far, I don't know what I'll be doing exactly. I was not given a very clear list of duties and have had very little contact with the company itself. I was given some basic info from Gi2C but no details....
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MAR
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Alena Kozina’s Review on her internship with Gi2C Group

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002_20140331-074134_1.jpgAlena Kozina is a bit different from our typical first-time to China intern as she is beginning her internship already quite familiar with China. She will be interning in a Beijing company dealing with financial tools, stocks, and asset management. Alena is originally from Vladivostok, Russia and at the young age of 23, she already holds degrees from schools in Russia, Ireland and most recently a master’s degree from the prestigious Renmin University in Beijing, China. Alena is not sure what exactly she’ll be doing day to day at her new internship in Beijing but is looking forward to staying longer in China. She has spent the last 3 years studying in Beijing and putting that education into practice in China is the natural next step. “My family has been coming to China for years since I was a child. We really like the country, the culture and the food. After I finished my...
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