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Intern Testimonial: Alex Roberts

Alex Roberts and his China internship program with Getin2China
For Alex Roberts , he decided to do an  internship in China  for one reason: “To do something outside the box.” “Not being able to find a job I enjoyed in London after graduation I decided to go for it. Also having never lived abroad I wanted to experience a different environment. And Beijing certainly is that !” Beijing , he says, certainly didn’t fit the notion he previously had of the city. “I was sort of expecting to see squatting toilets and run down old buildings everywhere, true communist style. Yet Beijing is the opposite, in many ways more modern than what I was used to in London .” If you follow our blog regularly, you’ll recall that Alex in July debated with the deputy chairman of the People’s Bank of China over the country’s currency, the Renminbi. “I learned about one of the key issues affecting China and the...
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Intern Testimonial: Tulio Puente

Tulio Puente
Tulio Puente has found himself in the right place at the right time. Puente, from Monterrey, Mexico will do his China internship program at Novel-SuperTv , a telecommunications company in Beijing , and he’s looking to be of particular use during his time in the Middle Kingdom. “ The company has intentions to expand their market to Latin America, due to the increasing opportunities and ties between both regions , so I will basically be a marketing research assistant to help develop strategies to increase their customer's agenda.” Tulio Puente He says that the growing ties between Mexico and China (Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Mexico earlier in June with the aim of expanding ties between the two rapidly developing economies) will lead to “opportunities in the future for those with experience in the Chinese market or with language skills.” The 21-year-old, who is studying Economics in Mexico and did...
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Intern Update: Siobhan Rehman

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After a few days of settling in, Siobhan , who is doing her internship in Beijing as a teacher, is ready to get down to work. “Just had my first class ever! It went surprisingly well, considering my class requested an American accent, which I don't know that I totally fulfilled,” said Siobhan. “Most students just wish to perfect their English speaking skills by talking to a native, so the lessons are quite straightforward. Plus my class was very friendly and jokey, so it took away any nerves – or doubt in my new accent!” Siobhan says the work environment was not what he expected, something many foreigners who work or intern in China often note. “I was most surprised about how relaxed and straightforward teaching was. I've always suffered from stage fright, so I took a teaching job as sort of a shock therapy! It seems to have worked – I...
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10 Mistakes that can Ruin any Interview

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Your 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 Deserve
Negotiating 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...
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Yuri on Expat Tales

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Yuri 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...
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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...
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Intern Testimonial: Nichodimus Muriritirwa

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For 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...
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