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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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China Intern Review: Nadia Kerelenko

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002_20140306-093137_1.jpgNewly arrived intern, Nadia, came all the way from Buenos Aires, Argentina to start her new adventure in China. She is 27 and graduated in International Business. Nadia’s internship is at a chamber of commerce and industry and she will be focusing on market research and contacting both foreign and local customers. When we asked what she was hoping to get out of her internship she replied, “I expect to learn the Chinese business culture because the way that Chinese think is totally different compared with westerners. Nowadays many of the most important companies in the world are from China or focusing on China. One day it’s likely that your manager will be Chinese or have a Chinese background and connected in some way to this country.” With one out of every 5 people being Chinese, Nadia is right on the mark. Nadia went on to say that she “chose China...
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China Intern Testimonial: Josh Seerattan from Canada

b2ap3_thumbnail_image002.jpg Josh has recently arrived in China from the fine city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He is 30 years old and studied international business, corporate social responsibility, and Spanish when he was in school. He will be interning with a public relations company in Shanghai and is not exactly sure all the details of his job but is looking forward to gaining marketable experience and contacts in the industry. He'll also be using the time to decide if he should remain in China after his internship or look for future entrepreneurial ventures in other parts of the globe. Josh was interested in a China internship because he studied international business and thus wanted to launch his career in a city that is a hub for global business. "I figured if in the event there are no opportunities career-wise for me in China, I will at the very least be able to...
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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 Intern Testimonial: Jamie Gibson

b2ap3_thumbnail_screen-shot-2014-01-18-at-8-42-39-pm.pngNewly arrived Gi2C intern, Jamie, is 26 years old and hails from Hull, England. He studied Fine Arts at Chester University and will be starting his China internship at a gallery in Beijing. He selected the Art Industry in order to learn more about creating and advertising art exhibitions and also to put his education to good use. Jamie told us, “My hope is to further understand the field I will be working in, with an aim to full time employment. This Beijing internship will enhance my chances of further employment.”   Of all the places in the world to do an internship, Jamie chose China because the art scene is on the rise and expected to keep growing in the future. He thought it would be beneficial to have his foot in the door early on. He doesn’t have any preconceived notions of China but lives by the mantra “be...
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China Intern Testimonial: Ben Ridgway

Gi2C's China Intern Testimonial: Ben RidgwayI am 23 and from Guildford, Surrey in the United Kingdom. I was awarded a BA in Human Geography from the University of Plymouth and then completed a postgraduate marketing qualification from Cambridge marketing college. I will be working for a market leader in the renewable energy industry based in Shanghai. My responsibilities will be focused around developing their international marketing strategy. Our team will focus on developing and implementing marketing strategies for attractive foreign markets. The company is also looking to use creative channels to generate market demand and expand market share. I am hoping this China internship will develop my interpersonal as well as my marketing skills. I am looking forward to working in a truly international industry in which China is fast becoming a market leader. I am also hoping to develop long-term relationships with my colleagues. I feel that working in China will help me build a...
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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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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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Intern Update: Sebastian Armstrong (Winchester, UK)

At Get in2 China, we like to keep tabs on the progress and development of our interns. Recently we received a letter regarding the internship completion of Sebastian Armstrong, a Cambridge student who participated in an internship with Beijing TianQing Power International CDM Consulting Co, Ltd. Follow the link to see Part I of Sebastian's story about his arrival in Beijing - Internship Placements: Sebastian Armstrong (Winchester, UK) The letter we received is posted below: Sebastian Armstrong completed his internship in Beijing Tianqing Power International CDM Consulting Co, Ltd. (TQ Power) on August 31th , 2012. The internship lasted for two months. Beijing Tianqing Power is the second largest CDM (carbon credit) consulting companies in the world and the earliest such firm in China. It currently has over 150 projects registered with the Executive Board of UN Framework of Climate Change Commission, which account for 10% of China’s total registered CDM projects. During the internship, Sebastian:  ...
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Testimonial: Anna F (Russia)

As a leading provider of internship placements, Get in2 China takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries.  Over the past five years we have placed more than 1,000 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China. This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China. At Get in2 China, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to...
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Testimonial: Yuri Koshkin (Russia)

As a leading provider of internship placements, Get in2 China takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries.  Over the past five years we have placed more than 1,000 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China. This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China. At Get in2 China, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to...
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Testimonial: Claudia Fernandez

As a leading provider of internship placements, Get in2 China takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries.  Over the past five years we have placed more than 1,000 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China. This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China. At Get in2 China, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to...
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Testimonial:Yarinette Ero (Georgia, USA)

As a leading provider of internship placements, Get in2 China takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries.  Over the past five years we have placed more than 1,000 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China. This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China. At Get in2 China, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to...
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Gi2C Testimonial: Sarah P (Sydney, Australia)

As a leading provider of internships in China, Getin2China takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries.  Over the past five years we have placed more than 1,000 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their China internship, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China. This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China. At Gi2C, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to individuals who have...
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Gi2C Intern Quickfire: Katherine Harris [Video]


We sat down with Katherine Harris, a former Gi2C intern who was placed with the China-Britian Business Council for an internship in Beijing. We put 60 seconds on the clock and asked her as many questions as possible about her experience in China. Here is what she had to say: For Katherine's full testimonial on our Intern Blog, please click here. For more intern testimonials, please click here. Invest in yourself - Paid internships in Shanghai and Beijing.
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Gi2C Testimonial: Katherine Harris (Glasgow, UK)

As a leading provider of China internship placements, Gi2C takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries. Over the past six years we have placed more than 2,800 interns across a wide range of positions in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their China internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China. This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China. At Gi2C, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to individuals who...
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Gi2C Testimonial: Peter Wall (London, UK)

As a leading provider of China internship placements, Gi2C takes great pride in connecting students and graduates from all over the world with valuable work and learning experiences in some of China’s most attractive industries. Over the past six years we have placed more than 2,800 interns across a wide range of internships in Beijing and Shanghai. We continually tell our interns that to be successful in their internship placement, they must approach their position with an open-mind and a willingness to learn. In addition, we cannot stress enough the importance of proactively developing your personal and professional network during your time in China.This advice is featured a previous post titled, Intern Advice: 7 Tips For A Successful Internship In China.At Gi2C, we also understand that it is important to practice what you preach. As such, we have made it a priority to reach out to individuals who have successfully completed...
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OCT
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Learning Mandarin Chinese with Gi2C: A Student's Perspective

No matter what anyone else may tell you, learning Mandarin Chinese in a classroom in your home country is very hard. The words sound totally different. The way Chinese characters look on the page is totally different. Few people outside of the classroom in my hometown speak Chinese, so I had no way to practice my skills. I knew I needed to learn the language, but I just wasn't getting it. I am so thankful that I found Gi2C (Getin2China), because I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have learned Chinese any other way.I took some time away from school and I went to China with Gi2C. I enrolled in a small class full of other students who also didn't speak Mandarin Chinese very well. We had an amazing teacher, and she spent a lot of time just coaching us and talking to us about the lessons. Things really started to click when...
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OCT
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How Getin2China (Gi2C) Helped Me Learn Chinese

When I was in school, I kept hearing about how important China was, and how that economy was going to grow and grow, and perhaps even eclipse the economy of the United States. I figured that I had better learn the language, so I could stay competitive in the business world. I took a few Mandarin Chinese language classes in my school, but to be honest, I wasn't learning as quickly as I thought I should. I had no opportunity to practice outside of the classroom, and I just felt like the lessons didn't stick. One night, I was browsing the Internet, looking for tutors, books or anything that might give me a little bit of help. I started seeing references to www.Gi2C.org. Other students kept talking about the Mandarin Chinese language program; how much they learned and how much fun they had while they were studying. I don't like to...
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