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Gi2C Review: New Intern Vittorio begins his Gi2C China Internship

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1_20150611-101935_1.jpeg Born in Avellino, Italy, I moved to Scotland at the age of 19 after completing high school to pursue my ambition of becoming proficient in the English language while living in a country whose history and heritage had always fascinated me. Gi2C comment: Congrats on achieving your goal, Vittorio! Your English is excellent. I am 24 years old and a few years ago, I met a group of people working for a charity that operates in Cuzco. I became involved in their activities, mainly producing crafts to be sold in markets in Italy, the revenues of which went to children in rural areas of the Peruvian Andes.  I then decided to travel to Peru and I was able to continue my charity work once I got to Cuzco, where I taught English to schoolchildren every afternoon for a month. Living in Aberdeen, the oil capital of Europe and being exposed...
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Intern Update: Nick Freer-Smith

Nick Freer Smith Nick Freer-Smith has arrived in China! Last month, the London-native was gearing up for his internship in Shanghai at China BlueSky Ventures, and now he’s beginning to call Shanghai home – at least for the duration of his internship! “It's certainly different to what I'm used to, but now that I've settled in I'm delighted to be here. “It's not as hot as I thought it might be so far – in fact, there has been rain and storms instead. The size of the city was something I had never seen before, so I felt a little intimidated at first, especially as I speak no Chinese, however now I'm starting to work out where everything is I'm much happier, and luckily most people speak a little English.” Nick Freer Smith Before coming to Shanghai, China’s hip-and-happening financial capital, Nick was living in the English countryside. “At home there are just...
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10 Mistakes that can Ruin any Interview

interview tipsYour cover letter and resume have made a positive impression on a potential employer, and they’ve called you in for an interview. Now, you need to ensure the employer stays impressed with you and your potential in their organization. There’s an old saying first impressions count – and there is no better instance of the truth to this than the impressions made during an interview. A variety of factors are in effect. It may include the way you are dressed, how you communicate, your personality, and a number of other considerations. It takes a lot to develop a positive impression, and conversely requires very little to leave one that does not work in your favor as key decisions are made for the new talent they need to bring on. While first impressions can be wrong (and they often are), the job candidate might not be given a second chance. Better get...
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Six Ways to Achieve the Salary You Deserve

Six Ways to Achieve the Salary You DeserveNegotiating salary with a potential employer can be tricky. If done right, both sides can walk away happy and the working relationship can get off on the right foot. The key is to be open but firm, confident but not arrogant. Don’t feel you shouldn’t negotiate either: Everyone should be offered a salary based on market value (even salaries are supply and demand based). A good and fair salary is a key motivator to excel in the workplace. This is true whether in China, the West or anywhere. Below are six ways to ensure you get the salary you deserve. 1. Be Confident and Professional Tone is key, and the wrong tone can easily turn an employer off. Let the employer know through a positive tone that your goal in negotiating your salary is a win-win situation for both sides. Avoid a “give-me-what-I-want-or-else” tone. That won’t work, and could convince the employer you aren’t that interested in...
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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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Intern Testimonial: Nichodimus Muriritirwa

ImageFor recent graduates, their first taste of the real world after university is often somewhere close to home. For the UK’s Nichodimus Muriritirwa, it’s China. This accounting and finance major from Leicester will intern in China at China Accounting Service in the capital Beijing. “I will be assisting in the preparation of end of month accounts,” said Nichodimus on his first day in Beijing. “I am also looking to get exposed to the pressure of working to meet deadlines and targets.” Nichodimus with our program coordinator Vivi at the Get in2 China office in Beijing. China continues to gain traction as a top internship destination, rivaling traditional heavyweights like London and New York. “China is a diverse and attractive country with one of the best economies in the world right now. It is also a major exporter of goods and services and that is why I chose to do my internship here.” He says that he chose Get in2 China to find a placement because “they...
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