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Wish list: Jeannette - Applying for a free China Internship!

My name is Jeannette and I have learned what it takes to have ambition.  I knew at a young age I never wanted to go to college because at eleven years old my mom got injured at work and it quickly down spiraled into something much worse.  Within a few short months she developed reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), a complicated nerve disorder that causes pain and slow deterioration of the body. We also never foresaw the coupling diseases that would add on over the years. I grew up so fast and I pushed away people because I no longer was able to connect on a fun and interesting level with people my age. So I put on a façade and took on a job to try to help my family. We fought and watched my mother go in and out of hospitals and knock on deaths door a few too many...
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JAN
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Wish list: Applying from Manchester to win a free China internship!

win a free China internship  Being a passionate Mechanical Engineer who  graduated with a Masters from one of the top 30 Universities in the world (The University of Manchester, UK), it is always been my dream to work at a well reputed company. It is very essential to give more care in getting the first full-time job, as it can determine the path of one's entire career life. Considering the competition in today's job market,  it is necessary to stand out among all the other candidates in order to get hired. This is where relevant internship experience is essential. Why China? It was during a mealtime with my Chinese flat mates in Manchester that I came to know about the leading developments in China. Generally among students, the job opportunities and career prospects in China are not being discussed because of the language barrier. But the information I heard from my lovely Chinese friends, changed...
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JAN
05
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Wish list: Applying from Vietnam to win a free China Internship!

Applying from Vietnam for an internship in China My name is Trung. I graduated from a university in Vietnam majoring in Industrial Arts and am currently studying Economics and Management in Italy.  A program that is supposed to be able to change someone's life must have a very profound impact on that person  both mentally and physically. With a fast-track China internship program, we will be all directed into a newer and brighter way of achieving our career targets in the world’s fastest growing economy and hottest job market. China will offer me with a great place to develop my competences working with many international people in the world. Time never waits for me if I hesitate. I began to realize China has what the society is in need of, a flow of money and also a good place for expatriates. I ask myself why China when other countries also can be good place to go to. The...
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JUL
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Before applying for a job, do these 5 things

What to do before applying for a jobNever apply for a job without making sure your online presence is as ready to interview as you are. Employers will look at the online version of you before they invite the in-person version to an interview, so make sure what they see helps solidify their impression of you as a candidate. In China, both local and international companies use a virtual private network, or VPN, to access blocked websites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to look up your cyberspace presence. Don’t think for a second your online version created at home won’t be reviewed if you’re looking for an internship in China or work inside the Middle Kingdom – it definitely will be. Here are five things you must do before applying for a job. 1. Update Your LinkedIn Profile If you haven’t revised your LinkedIn profile since your last job, it’s time to make some updates. Rewrite your summary to include your current career objective,...
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JUN
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Intern Testimonial: Anna Setterberg

ImageAlthough Anna Setterberg is looking forward to her internship in China at a publishing house in Beijing, she knows one particular challenge awaits. “I always knew coming to China would be difficult for me as my appearance sends out a preconception that I should speak Chinese, when I do not,” says Anna, who is a Swedish citizen adopted from Anhui Province in south China. “Furthermore, being adopted and having this be the first time to visit the country I think it will be an emotional and educative adventure.” Anna Setterberg The 21-year-old will intern at Alain Charles Asia Publishing Ltd for the summer before returning back to the UK to finish her studies in Business and Management at the University of Durham. “I will be working toward publishing The China Business Handbook, an advisory travel guide about starting up business in/with China. “I hope to enhance the previous knowledge I have of marketing,...
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Intern Testimonial: Nick Freer-Smith

One of China’s great advantages is its openness to foreign people and ideas. Even if you lack the education and experience of a particularly job field, many domestic and international firms are willing to take a chance with an intern who has a different background. For example, it isn’t uncommon for us at Gi2C to place an intern with a legal or social science background in an art gallery if that’s what the intern would like – and the gallery is willing. Twenty-year-old Nick Freer-Smith from London is another example. Although he studied History at the University of Exeter, he’ll do his internship in Shanghai next month at China BlueSky Ventures, an investment and advisory services firm. Nick Freer-Smith “From the Skype interview I've had with the company, I believe I'll be meeting international clients of the firm, and helping them to enter Chinese markets, predominantly in the field of technology,” says Nick....
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APR
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Intern Testimonial: Lionel Spencer Chow

China Internship Program: Lionel Spencer ChowIf there’s one word Lionel Spencer Chow believes sums up Shanghai, it’s “captivating.” “I wanted to experience Shanghai,” said Lionel, a Malaysia native from Kota Kinabalu, who completed his China internship program at the Shanghai United Family Hospital & Clinics. “It is the largest city by population in the People's Republic of China. Besides, it is a global city, with various cultures and technology. From this, I wanted to seek a business opportunity in Shanghai for the future.” Indeed, Shanghai is a city to watch. China has big plans for this metropolis and free-wheeling city to join the ranks of global financial capitals like Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo, London and New York. Already, over two hundred thousand expatriates from around the world call Shanghai home, and that number is only set to swell as the city continues to make its mark on the world stage. And with websites like the Shanghaiist and iDeal Shanghai, you’ll always be...
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APR
10
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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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MAR
22
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Yuri on Expat Tales

ImageYuri Khlystov, co-founder of Get in2 China, was recently featured on China Radio International’s Expat Tales, where he delivered his pitch as to why it’s fabulous to intern in China. “After spending time in Europe and the US, I realize that there’s probably more opportunities in Asia. Besides, China was a country I admired since childhood,” Yuri tells host Jules Page. And so after having studied and worked in both Europe and America, Yuri set off for China. “The first time it was more about traveling, checking around, picking up some language.” After attending some networking events (which are never in short supply here in Beijing), Yuri met his future business partner Ben. The two put their heads together, exchanged a few ideas and decided to start a business helping students and graduates find opportunities in China. Get in2 China was born. “I’ve been an intern myself. I pretty much understand...
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MAR
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Intern Testimonial: Kwame McDowell

China internship program: Kwame McDowell“It feels like Christmas in February, and I can't wait to open my gift!” Could you tell that Kwame McDowell is a bit more than excited to begin his internship in China? He’s enthusiasm is contagious! A Miami native who now resides in Atlanta, Kwame, 38, is studying to become a master chef. He gets loads of practice working as a cook for a non-profit organization that feeds low-income families, the elderly and those with health and disability problems. He’ll do his internship in Beijing at a restaurant inside the US Embassy. “I hope my internship experience will give me the extra knowledge I need to enter the culinary field and become a very successful chef. I also hope to learn from the simple mistakes that I’ll make as a beginner in a fast-paced restaurant kitchen.” Working in China, Kwame believes, will boost his career ambitions in a couple of ways. “I decided to try China because I wanted...
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MAR
04
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Unemployed? Here's What You Should Be Doing!

End Unemployment - Get in2 ChinaWhile a number of countries in the Asia-Pacific region continue to experience economic growth, much of the Western world is still recovering from a severe global recession. In the United States and Europe, recent graduates are battling an extremely difficult and competitive job market. Even some of the most qualified applicants are struggling to secure job interviews. So what do you do? Some job seekers are told to focus on quantity (of applications) over quality. The logic behind this being - the more lines you cast, the more likely you are to get a bite. Though this strategy may be effective for some, a recent article from CareerRealism.com suggests otherwise. The article, published by ZipRecruiter, argues that pumping out 100's of substandard applications for jobs you may not be qualified for may not be the best course of action. Rather, the author encourages job seekers to spend their unemployed hours making themselves more hireable....
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JAN
15
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Intern Testimonial - Maria Margarita Contreras

Gi2C Intern Testimonial - internship in Shanghai, ChinaMaria Margarita Contreras knew why she chose the Middle Kingdom to do an internship. "China is an amazing place to learn and develop. In my opinion, having the opportunity to work and live and to know China is without a doubt a great advantage to better position myself in the competitive job market," the 25-year-old, who studied business at the University of Wales, says. Maria, from Columbia, will do an internship in Shanghai at CissCo Trading Co., Ltd, a supplier of complete plastic extrusion equipment and systems for pipes, sheets, films and other products. The company is looking to expand in Latin America, and she'll be working in their international trade and sales department. "Since my roots are Latino and I speak Spanish, that's a plus." Maria, while thrilled at an opportunity in China, understands challenges lie ahead. "I know it's not going to be easy," she says. "I can't speak any...
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JAN
09
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"Go East, Young Man"

goeastyoungmanChina Daily, an English language newspaper in China, recently featured an article from Erik Nilsson and Thomas Hale titled, "Go Easy, Young Man." China Daily - "Go East, Young Man" The article, published nearly one year after  the New York Times published an identically titled article, discusses the growing trend of young Westerners heading to China for adventure and opportunity. As the article quips, "They come for the adventure. They stay for the jobs." Human Resource professionals agree that gaining work experience in China is a smart tactic for Westerners. Professional work experience in China may prove not only meaningful but also marketable when you return home. The China Daily article featured stories from a handful of young professionals living and working in China, lured to the East by a promising economic environment and a sense of mysticism. This is certainly not the first time in history that young people have been drawn to economically prosperous regions, in-fact it happens...
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DEC
14
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On Tour: Los Angeles, California

We saw a NASA space shuttle!In our last On Tour post, we were hanging with the Banana Slugs at UC Santa Cruz. After departing from beautiful Santa Cruz, we headed south on California's famously scenic Highway 1 and rode the coast all the way to the City of Angels. Widely considered as one of the best road-trips in the entire world, the Pacific Coast Highway was breathtaking! Along the way we stopped for plenty of photo ops, played in the ocean, and even got to see some more sea lions! Check out our photo gallery from the drive below: Eventually we arrived in Los Angeles and would end up staying there for a total of ten days. During our time in LA, we visited a number of great Universities including: California State Los Angeles   University of California at Riverside   California State Fullerton   California State Long Beach   University of California at Irvine We...
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NOV
26
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New Program and Pricing Change Announcement

Getin2China TeamCustomers, Friends, Former and Current Interns: Greetings from China! We would like to inform you about some important developments regarding our China Internship Program structure and pricing. The team at Gi2C exists for the purpose of providing qualified young people the chance for personal and professional development in China. For years we have offered our services at lower prices than our competitors. This will not change. But as modern China continues to evolve and develop, so must our company. As such, we are excited to announce some profound changes to the program packages we offer. Below find updated information regarding our “Only Internship Placement + Orientation” and “International Internship Program” China Internship Programs. ONLY INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT + ORIENTATION Duration 1 Month 2-3 Months Total Cost 998 USD 1698 USD * Optional 4 hours/week of Chinese language classes can be added for an additional fee of 248 USD per month. INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM...
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NOV
21
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On Tour: UC Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs!)

October 5th, 2012: UC Santa Cruz Fall Study Abroad Fair Leading up to this event, we had heard rumors that the campus of UC Santa Cruz is actually located inside a Redwood Forest. When we arrived on campus, not only were the rumors confirmed, but we also found UC Santa Cruz to be a favorite in the nation's 'Best College Mascot/Team Name' Contest... University of California at Santa Cruz Banana Slugs. Roshni, Yuri, and Ben approvingly bought t-shirts from the bookstore to blend in with the other Banana Slugs. So I knew that we would have an interesting day, but never did a imagine that the Student Union would resemble a log cabin. The city of Santa Cruz is known for having laid-back, even slightly eccentric, locals. It is also known for being a gorgeous, and fun, coastal beach town. Redwood forests colliding with coastal beaches, the students at UCSC have...
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NOV
16
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On Tour: University of California at Davis

October 4th, 2012 - UC Davis Study and Intern Abroad Fair "Wow." That's all we can say. University of California at Davis completely blew us away. Never in my life have I seen a more active and engaged student populace. I am an alumni of one of the largest - and what I consider one of the liveliest - Universities in the U.S., The Ohio State University. Our community of 60,000+ students in Columbus tend to be pretty involved, but the level of involvement and overall energy on the campus of UC Davis was on an entirely different level. As we were still in the midst of this California heat wave, things really heated up during the early afternoon. Outside in the main Quad, students were buzzing to and from class on bicycles, scooters, longboards, skateboards, roller blades, and other modes of transportation. There was a food truck dishing out free...
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NOV
14
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On Tour: Sonoma State University (California)

October 2nd, 2012 - Sonoma State University Go Global Study & Work Abroad Fair In the United States, and throughout most of the world, the Sonoma County in California is regarded as a premier wine producing region. But Gi2C didn't visit this fertile valley to sip Syrah or uncork Cabernet - we came to talk to the students of Sonoma State University about exploring the opportunity of doing an internship in China. Having come from the Go Global Expo in Canada, Roshni and I were ready to keep the momentum going. Unfortunately we had lost Adam, our fire-breathing mascot. However, we did pick up two more fellas from the airport in San Francisco...   Ben and Yuri - Get in2 China's Founders and General Managers. Fresh off the plane from Beijing, China, Ben and Yuri were ready for their first visit to the United States of America.   Our afternoon at Sonoma...
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SEP
04
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Internship Opportunities: Hot Vacancy!

Each week, Get in2 China will feature a Hot Vacancy! How hot is this Hot Vacancy!? Hotter than this liquid hot magma!   ^^ That's hot! ^^ Hot Vacancy! is an available internship position from a reputable company with a high demand for a qualified intern. The vacancies are taken directly from the internship listings on the Get in2 China website. In order to protect our competitive advantage, Get in2 China will not always openly reveal the name of the host company during the placement process. However, each listing contains a "company description" which provides basic information about the company. This week, we feature a listing for a Television Presenter from an English language television station in China. --- Title: Television Presenter Business Area: TV/Media Location: Beijing Duration: 1-12 Months (Flexible) Stipend: Less than 2 months no stipend, over 2 months - stipend is negotiable. Lunch Provided. Company Description: This TV...
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Internship Opportunities: Hot Vacancy!

Each week, Get in2 China will feature a Hot Vacancy! How hot is this Hot Vacancy!? Hotter than the recently crowned Miss Universe! ^^ She is Chinese! ^^ Hot Vacancy! is an available internship position from a reputable company with a high demand for a qualified intern. The vacancies are taken directly from the internship listings on the Get in2 China website. In order to protect our competitive advantage, Get in2 China will not always openly reveal the name of the host company during the placement process. However, each listing contains a "company description" which provides basic information about the company. This week, we feature a listing for a Social Media Intern from an English language magazine distributed across China. --- Title: Law Firm Intern Business Area: Law/Investment Location: Beijing Duration: 1-12 Months Stipend: Less than 2 months no stipend, over 2 months - stipend is negotiable Company Description: The company...
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