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Gi2C Business Event Review: The Beijing Professionals

b2ap3_thumbnail_collageTBPE.jpg On July 23, The Beijing Professionals hosted its business networking event at Manning Center. This event brought together many supporters including Gi2C Group, organization funders and staff for an exciting evening with a wonderful view of Lianma River. It was a great chance to network with young professionals, exchange contacts and interact with likeminded people passionate about their careers and interested in becoming the “next generation” that will make a difference.
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Gi2C Business Event: Gi2C Interns In China to Receive a Lecture by EIBENS Consulting

b2ap3_thumbnail_Pablo-LIAA.jpg Pablo Recio Gracia, Managing Director, EIBENS Beijing Consulting On Thursday, May 28th, Gi2C Group and EIBENS Beijing Consulting will welcome current foreign interns in China to join a business lecture at Gi2C HQ. The Gi2C guest speaker this upcoming Thursday will be Pablo Recio Gracia, an expert in the Food & Beverage industry, with a special focus on consulting for imports, distribution processes and trade barriers.  Pablo's background: A Bachelor in Business from the University of Granada and a Masters in Quality Management and Business Internationalization Pablo has been living and working in China since 2005, and in his career, he has successfully supervised more than 50 interns. His experience includes working for public agencies including ICEX (Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade) and Extenda (Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia) as well as private companies such as GoldMillenium Group. Currently, he is Managing Director of a new enterprise called EIBENS Beijing Consulting. Pablo will be sharing his professional expertise and personal experiences....
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Amy From Australia Interns in the Real Estate and Investment Industry

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1_20150209-082829_1.png I am from Adelaide, South Australia. Adelaide is a small city in Australia and is renowned as: ‘The Festival City’ for the many festivals and events that are held there and ‘The City of Churches’ for the large array of old, new and in between churches to celebrate the multicultural society.  I am 25 and have just spent 6.5 weeks backpacking throughout Europe and the UK. My highlight was visiting Reykjavik, Iceland which allowed me the chance to ride a five gaited Icelandic purebred horse (also my first time on a horse), climb ice glaciers and experience one of the most spectacular places on earth. I have completed a double business degree of a Bachelor of Management Marketing and a Bachelor of Tourism and Event Management. In my 3.5 year Gap year between High School and University, I worked as Wedding Coordinator at a country club, this gave me a...
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OCT
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5 Ways to Guarantee Success on the Job

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20141013-064448_1.png Regardless if you are just starting your career, beginning an internship or still in university, now is the time to ponder what you want to do for the rest of your life in terms of a career. We recently sat down with an owner and CEO who has been running his company successfully for 15 years to get his advice on how to have a successful career. 1. Love what you do It might not always be possible to love your job but you should know early on what it is that you truly love to do and be moving towards that goal. If you are impatient, like I was, about achieving that goal only after years and years of working slowly up the ladder, then start your own company. Loving what you do will get you through the inevitable tough times that we all face in our career.   2....
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My China Internship Experience - Christian W.

b2ap3_thumbnail_Christian-W.jpg Christian has just completed his two-month Gi2C internship in the communications industry. His job was to assist in the production of design and branding for the company and clients. One thing about his internship that he was surprised by was the amount of responsibility he was given from the onset. However, this trust kept him motivated to succeed and to increase his professionalism. During his internship, Christian learned how to harness his creativity and passion and his organizational ability to create a powerful approach of satisfying both clients needs and time constraints. Christian said, “While working in a Chinese environment, I learned that the eastern approach to design must be understood before incorporating western styles of design.” His biggest challenge during the internship was a technical one. “As I am a Macbook user with my main input and output being Adobe software, PPT was something I always dreaded and had...
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Five tips for a successful career

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140911-070027_1.jpg Whether you’re just beginning your career, starting an internship or still in school, now is the time to start thinking about what you can do to ensure a successful career. We recently interviewed a CFO to get her advice on the matter. Here are her top five tips: 1. Consistent, on-time arrival Being on time shows people that you respect their time and also reduces stress. If you are consistently on time, people will grow to depend on you and give you additional responsibilities. As you receive more and more responsibility, you will quickly rise to the top. 2. Daily written goals Without goals, you have no roadmap for how to accomplish the company’s strategy or your career objectives. You will get behind on projects and you will quickly lose sight of where you want to go with your career as you try to play catch up with your daily work....
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Meet Annie-Mei from Canberra, Australia – New Gi2C Intern in Beijing 798

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140904-055219_1.jpg Hi Annie-Mei! Tell us a little about yourself. I live in Canberra, Australia now but growing up I lived on the Gold Coast in Queensland right next to the beach. We used to go surfing in primary school for summer sport because we could walk across the road from school to the beach. I am 22 years old. Some exciting things I’ve done so far in life… I've been to a music festival in Serbia called EXIT, seen an active volcano on the island of Hawaii and was in Barcelona when Spain won the Eurocup final in 2012. I studied a Bachelor of Arts at the Australian National University majoring in Chinese (Mandarin) and Art History. I studied Chinese in high school and decided to continue with it. As for Art History, I came across it by accident when I took an Art History course as an elective. I really...
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China Intern Review: Degives Thibault

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140318-081333_1.jpg Tell us a little about yourself. I'm 25, from Belgium. I was born in Brussels and I'm living and studying in a city called Louvain-la-Neuve. I have a bachelor in accountancy and I'm studying finance.   What do you know about your internship and hope to get out of it? Why China? I’ll be interning in the financial sector in Beijing and will be looking for investment opportunities and also doing risk and solvability analysis. I hope to go back to my home country with a unique experience that will help me for the rest of my career. I also hope to have a different perspective of the sector I have been studying and a new way of facing the different issues we will meet. I chose China to do my internship because, for the last 20 years at least, China has been drastically changing and opening itself to the...
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Anything but English teaching!

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20140314-074737_1.jpgAs a foreigner in China, the one question you will most likely be asked by curious Chinese fans will be, "Are you an English teacher?” The reason being, most foreigners in China are only able to find jobs teaching English.  However, there are several unconventional ways to get a non-teaching job in China and ironically one of the easiest ways is to start out teaching English. You might ask, why start out as a teacher when you're looking for a non-teaching job? Well, it provides you with the perfect inroad to your future career. Here's how to do it. Select a Chinese company that is a key player in your desired industry. After confirming with your Gi2C Group contact that your favorite company is not currently looking for professional interns see if their Chinese staff need assistance improving their business or oral English. Sell yourself to the company by knowing who their target...
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Gi2C China intern update: Natalia Rastorgueva

b2ap3_thumbnail_screen-shot-2013-11-30-at-12-51-57-pm.pngWe recently checked in with Natalia to see how her China internship was going. Here’s what she had to say: I’m working at a Chinese law firm and sometimes it can be difficult as some of my colleagues don’t speak Russian or Chinese; therefore, I do most of my work in English such as looking for some information about laws in Russia, translate it in English, explaining some rules about Russian legislation, international contracts, etc. I’ve so far learned about working with people from different countries and English speaking Chinese people, how to deal with international contracts, the differences between Chinese and Russian legislations, and have improved my English speaking and listening skills. Most surprising so far was that I expected Chinese people to speak English very well (which is not quite reality!) and they constantly say “Sorry!” for any misunderstandings we have. But we eventually understand each other just fine....
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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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