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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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Day trip from Beijing

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140318-103032_1.jpgIn a previous post here, we talked about three short-haul trips from Beijing. However, there are quite a few more possibilities and today we’ll be talking about how to get to another great location when you have a free weekend. As an intern in Beijing, you will most likely want to not only explore the city but also other cool places in the near vicinity. Shidu Located about 80km to the SW of Beijing, Shidu literally means “tenth crossing” because you need to cross the Juma River ten times in order to get to the town. The best time to visit is between March and October. What to do in Shidu? Bamboo rafting down the river is a very fun and relaxing activity in Shidu. The cost is RMB 30 for one hour. Bungee jumping is also available for around RMB 200. If you’re going with a group of friends or...
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JAN
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Intern Testimonial: Frezy Roache

Intern Testimonial: Frezy RoacheI live in the beautiful and tropical city of Gold Coast in Australia. I am 34 years if age. I studied Interior Design from Academy of Design School in Gold Coast. I am interning at a decoration design firm for interior design in Beijing. I am hoping to get international experience in learning about global interior design and gain solid experience by working in the real world as well as have some professional references and networking contacts. China is one of the biggest economic powers in the world and it offers a variety of opportunity... for one's career especially. China will help me in gaining the best experience in the Interior Design Industry. I found Getin2China on Carreerone.com.au. I think learning Mandarin will be a big help for me while doing my internship in Beijing. I know it's gonna be a bit challenging but it's going to be essential to learn especially since I only speak English and my...
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JAN
03
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China Internship Update: Joost van Opstal

JoostHow 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 one...
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JAN
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Gi2C & Santa Claus bring a Merry Christmas to Chinese Orphans

Orphans1While 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 boys and skipped rope with the...
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DEC
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China Intern Update: Natalia Rastorgueva

Screen shot 2013-11-30 at 12.51.57 PM 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 Russia...
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DEC
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China Internship Testimonial: Bradley Coushman

Bradley Coushman - Gi2C InternBradley 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 in...
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DEC
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China Internship Testimonial: Joost van Opstal

JoostWe 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 left for personal growth...
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DEC
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Intern Update: Andrea De Grazia

Andrea De Grazia's internship in Beijing with Getin2ChinaAndrea 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 Chinese people, but it is definitely for me.”   For...
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DEC
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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 a career in this sector.  At the same time...
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China Internship Testimonial: Natalia Rastorgueva

Screen shot 2013-11-30 at 12.51.57 PMInternships in China are suitable for people from all countries and of all ages. Natalia Rastorgueva, age 31, decided to leave her job at a bank in Moscow, Russia to begin a new adventure in China. Her family was very surprised that she had chosen China for her internship. The common question she was asked was “Why do you want go to China of all places?” Natalia hopes her internship experience will be so successful that it will be clear to her friends and family that going to China was a good decision. Natalia has two degrees in Law and Management and chose Getin2China because her friend recommended it to her. We're glad to hear that people are having a good experience in China and telling their friends about us! Natalia told Gi2C that "I hope my internship will give me good experience working in a multinational team. I'd like to...
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Intern Update: Eloise Grimes

Eloise Grimes' internship in Beijing with Getin2ChinaEloise Grimes has arrived in Beijing and she’s both “excited” and “nervous.” “I have a mixture of feelings at the moment: I'm excited about being in a new city and starting my internship, yet at the same time I'm nervous for the exact same reasons.” Eloise will do her China internship program at Beijing Europe-China Trade Centre International Advisory Co. (ECTC) in public relations. Although she’s got a mixed bag of feelings, she isn’t alone. “I felt happy and relieved though when I met my flat mates and other interns at the Gi2C orientation, as there is a group of us who are experiencing this new adventure together.” Having previously visited Beijing during a semester abroad in Hong Kong, Eloise knows what to expect – somewhat – but there were still some surprises. “It's busy than I remember, and when it comes to travel on public transport and food, Beijing can be...
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JUN
20
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Intern Testimonial: Moise Marcel Amouofo

Moise Marcel Amouofo Moise Marcel Amouofo is heading to China to do an internship because he believes it’ll no doubt benefit his career. “China is essentially the future in my opinion. It is the fastest growing economy in the world, and it is predicted that it will overtake the USA as the economic superpower within the next 30 years. Thus I am convinced that an internship in China is ideal and will contribute to a more successful career in the long term,” says Moise. “Also I have always wanted to experience the unique culture of China and visit many of its historical buildings.” Moise Marcel Amouofo The 21-year-old from London recently completed a law degree and will do his China internship program at Chance & Bridge Partners LLP, a boutique commercial law firm located in Beijing. “I expect to be fairly involved in the day-to-day activity of the law firm. Parts of my duties include drafting legal...
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Intern Testimonial: Siobhan Rehman

For Siobhan Rehman, her dream has finally come true. “I've always wanted to come to China, so I'm glad it’s finally happened,” said the 21-year-old from Milton Keynes, UK, who recently arrived for her internship in Beijing. “I’ve settled in really quickly, and I'm excited to get started with things! I've seen a few tourist attractions already and have made all my friends at home jealous, so it’s already a worthwhile trip!” Siobhan, who just finished her second year of her BSc in Economics, Politics and International Relations, will do her China internship program as an English teacher at the New Power School in Beijing for the summer. Siobhan at the Get in2 China office in Beijing “I'll be mostly tutoring adult learners one on one, which will be good for my Mandarin Chinese language lessons, so I can see learning a foreign language from both perspectives,” said Siobhan, who will study...
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Intern Testimonial: Ilyas Morrison

Ilyas MorrisonHe may only be 19 years old, but Ilyas Morrison’s internship in China is full of tasks seemingly reserved for folks much older in years. "I have been given a lot of responsibility and definitely felt apart of the company within the first week,” he says. One major responsibility during his China internship program at BG Capital in Beijing includes, “finding a client an injection of capital, whether that be from bank loan, venture capitalists or merger/acquisition.” The London-native, who’s studying engineering and business finance at University College London, says he’s also learning those all-important soft skills, particularly when it comes to composing himself for shareholders presentations and social events. “China is the second largest economic powerhouse in the world and predicted to overtake the U.S in just several years, experience here in the business industry will be undoubtedly helpful and extremely relevant,” Ilyas says when asked why he chose BG Capital to do an internship in China. He...
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DEC
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Local China News Sites

getin2china3dlogo_LASTONEAt Gi2C, we want you to get the most out of your internship and stay in the Middle Kingdom. We encourage you to learn the language - even if only the basics – through our Mandarin Chinese program, and we arrange a number of social, cultural and business events to help build upon your experience and strengthen your ties to China. Knowledge is power. And the more you know about China, the better. Below, we've listed some of the top English-language local news media covering China. Many of these sites also have French, Spanish, Russian and other language sections. Regardless of your opinion of Chinese state-run media, local news sources are an excellent way to understand China from a Chinese perspective. Chinese people follow news in their country closely, and you'll certainly impress your colleagues if you can site some of the major news stories coming out of Beijing, Shanghai and...
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