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Your First Week in Shanghai

b2ap3_thumbnail_image2.png You’ve just spent a very long time on an airplane and arrived at the Shanghai airport. Welcome to China! Now what? Hopefully, you have someone who picked you up from the airport and brought you to where you’ll be staying. If not, put on your walking shoes and good luck hitchhiking! Just kidding, we know you are more prepared than that. Being the savvy China traveler that you are, you will have already printed out your destination in Chinese to show to the tens of airport taxicabs waiting to escort you to where you’ll be calling home for the duration of your stay in China. You should have plenty of time during your 1-3 month Gi2C internship in Shanghai to get a real feel for the city.  Once you’ve unpacked and are over jetlag, there are so many things for you to do and see in Shanghai that you might...
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Jana’s Gi2C Internship in Shanghai, China

b2ap3_thumbnail_jana00.jpgMy hometown is Bratislava, Slovakia. Bratislava is the capital of a small country in the middle of Europe with rich history and customs. People there are friendly and caring. I’m 25 and have been involved in sports my whole life. I played basketball for 10 years and also took karate. I’m now playing a sport called floorball. I studied international finance management in Slovakia and Germany. I just graduated in February of this year. I chose to study this area because I wanted to know about finance and management and this major was a great opportunity to study both. My Gi2C arranged China internship is working for a company that focuses on finance, tax, accounting, financial counseling and auditing. The company’s service portfolio is huge, but I should be concentrating on primarily taxes and accounting. I’m looking forward to learning other areas during my internship as well. I want to get...
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New Gi2C Intern, Henry, begins his China internship

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1_20150516-091756_1.jpeg I am from York in the north of England. York is unusual in the UK because it is incredibly ancient. It is of strategic importance because it is halfway between London and Scotland. It has a castle with complete walls all the way around the city that are 2000 years old. I’m 24 years old and something cool I have done in my life so far is to live in South Africa and train elephants. I went to school in London and studied microbiology and business management. Science is fascinating to me as I’m a very curious person. I will be interning at a finance company that focuses on wealth management. I excited to learn more about Asia business culture. China was my go-to internship destination because it is a superpower and will become even more relevant. China is big and busy. That’s the best way to describe it. I...
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MAR
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From Japan to China, Erika interns at a start-up

b2ap3_thumbnail_image1_20150311-062329_1.png I’m from Tokyo, Japan. I was born and grew up in Niigata prefecture, which is considered the countryside in Japan. My parents raised me to develop my curiosity and to not be afraid of a challenge. They never ever said “no” to what I tried to do (unless it was illegal, might hurt the others or was immoral).  Looking back on my life, I have experiences of failures, but I don’t have any regrets that I didn’t do something because my parents said no.  I have just turned 22. My life is somehow strongly connected with social innovation and overseas. After I entered university 4 years ago, I was working for the biggest worldwide student organization called AIESEC for 3 years. I supported Japanese university students who are willing to do their internship overseas by consulting and developing our products. I learned how much making an impact on each person...
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DEC
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Meet Shrey! Our New Intern from New Delhi, India

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20141226-101426_1.jpg Shrey is interning in China in the consulting industry for a firm that focuses on computer software solutions. He tells us that New Delhi is a very modern city yet it is also rich in tradition and wonderful ancient buildings. Although Shrey is only in his early twenties, he has already traveled all over Europe as well as Thailand. He received his MBA in the U.K. and has a strong interest in business. During his time in China, Shrey will be helping his company strategize and market their products in innovative ways. He will also help to enhance and optimize the company’s CRM (customer relationship management) system. Before the internship is over, Shrey hopes to acquire a deep understanding of how to develop marketing strategies and market products to other businesses (B2B marketing). He also wants to sharpen up his presentation and communication skills and learn more about Chinese businesses and the...
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I am happy and convinced that it is a brilliant platform for young people to learn and explore a fast growing economy . Th... Read More
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Michael’s internship in Shanghai, China

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002_20141212-064404_1.jpg Michael is from Copenhagen, Denmark, which is unique for its paid education, snowy winter, and the Little Mermaid in Tivoli. Those of us with school loans are suddenly thinking about moving to Denmark, right? Some interesting things he has done in the past 26 years have been sky diving, bungee jumping, and getting a master’s degree in Sydney, Australia. Michael is clearly not afraid of trying new things and adventure! Those two qualities are exactly what all new visitors to China need to have. He has a bachelor’s in Business Engineering and undertook an MBA to challenge himself and learn English. Michael is interning in the consulting industry in Shanghai and hopes to learn as much as possible about working in a professional company as well as working in a different country and culture. As with many of our Gi2C interns, Michael hopes to make a good impression on the company...
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What is the procedure to apply for the summer internship ?
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I read so many books before going to China! It helped a lot. Let's see... some of my favs were: 1. Where east meets west by Sam Go... Read More
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Guest — Mohammed
I read "When China Rules the World" by Martin Jacques.
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Why I’m returning for a second time to work in China - by Serge M.

b2ap3_thumbnail_image001_20141030-071730_1.jpg I live in Birmingham, United Kingdom but I grew up in Brazzaville, which is the capital and the largest city of the Republic of the Congo. It is a small country in central Africa with a population of 3.5 million. Something unique about where I grew up is that my dad used to take me and my brothers fishing every Sunday. So until now, fishing has been my second passion after football and I have always supported Arsenal Football Club since I was a kid. But I moved to Shanghai in 1995 when I was 23 years old to pursue my post-graduate studies, so it's been over 19 years since I left Africa. Brazzaville is a big city with 800,000 inhabitants and I still have good friends and good memories there. I am 42 years old and I love travelling. I have been to many countries of the world. Actually,...
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so nice to pursue your dream^_^
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JUN
12
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Hary Brun’s Shanghai Internship Experience

Hary Bruns recently finished up his Shanghai internship with Gi2C Group and talked with us during an exit interview of his experience. Hi Hary, we're excited to hear how your time in China went! Let's jump right in. What were your job responsibilities during your internship? I was in charge of the marketing and sales procedures for the German market. I established business relations to new customers. I communicated with existing customers as well and monitored their orders. What surprised you about your work? I actually had no surprise about my work as I knew that once you are in a sales and marketing department, you are mostly expected to deal with customers, making sales and all of any possible related duties. Overall, what did you learn during your internship? I learned to adapt myself to the local culture. I needed to understand how different people think and act based on their own...
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Internship Testimonial: Anastasiya Kaurdakova

AnaPotential interns from around the world use Gi2C's services to land a wide variety of internships. Anastasiya Kaurdakova from Russia has recently arrived in Shanghai and before arriving she was hoping to "get more valuable experience and gain skills in the PR sphere" by working with a company called Aquatech. She was happy to be doing her internship in Shanghai because it is a "multinational city" with a great deal to offer. She chose China for several reasons. "In terms of employment, China is considered to be the best place for job opportunities." Anastasiya was also looking forward to meeting new people and understanding what it was like to work and live in China as well as experience a whole new culture and way of thinking. Anastasiya received her BA degree in Public Relations from a school in London and her internship tasks will be dealing with media coverage and event...
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15
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Intern Update: Julia Nikolaychuk

Julia Nikolaychuk's internship in China, Getin2ChinaJulia Nikolaychuk has arrived in Shanghai for her China internship program, and she says it's "incomparable" to her hometown. "I come from a very small town in western Ukraine. Life in Shanghai is unique in comparison to every big city or megalopolis that I have been to. It is very modern and highly developed. The culture and traditions are visible at every point, what people wear to what they do and how they behave." She adds that unless you've been to Shanghai, you won't "understand its nature." "Amazing views: skyscrapers; lights; hot, humid air; food; lively streets – it has its character distinct from other places. Despite being crowded, the city is very functional in terms of public transport." Julia previously told Gi2C that she chose the Middle Kingdom to do an internship because of the opportunities given to young people and for the chance to experience the business dynamics of the Far...
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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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