I did three months internship in an advertisement company in Singapore. Advertising was a totally new area for me but my boss decided to let me learn by doing and I was responsible for a project, took part of creative executions and observed the actual advertisement productions. The company gave me space to unfold my ability which I really appreciate.
I was looking for internship in finance; my goal was to learn more about sales support systems, administrative support of daily operations, marketing support, financial markets. I did my internship in an international insurance company in Shanghai and I learnt a lot during my assignment. The areas I learnt about were especially analysis, processes, Asian culture and project management. The work atmosphere was very good, they are skilled, nice and they have a tremendous experience in Insurance and Banking Industry in China, UK. My experience in China made me mature, skilled, professional and open minded.
I have learned a great deal about the discrepancies, as well as the parallels, between Chinese and Western culture, and have thus learned much about myself along the way. I have had a great time discovering the cultural differences in academic climate from observing my students, and look forward to each day at my job preparing them to assimilate in the opposite direction.