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Rating

3.6/5
  • The Role
    3.7
  • The Company
    3.4
  • The Culture
    4.0

    The Role

  • 1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?
  • My internship allowed me to experience China for myself, so many people have written about China and I've seen thousands of pictures and stories, then I finally got the chance to go.

    4/5

  • 2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?
  • My colleagues were helpful especially in the beginning right after I arrived for my internship, and because I have a level 2 Chinese, in my free time I would practice with them

    4/5

  • 3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?
  • My supervisor gave me my daily tasks. I also reported to her every morning, which was very embarrassing the couple of times I was late for work.

    4/5

  • 4. How busy were you on a daily basis?
  • I worked full time like my other coworkers, 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

    4/5

  • 5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?
  • I was working in a public relations company. Our clients were other companies that needed to reach better markets, that were also trying to get more client relations and improve their business. I was involved in that daily, sometimes it would be joining the research team, other times it would be maintaining communication with clients.

    4/5

  • 6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?
  • To communicate better with clients, to meet deadlines (that's a big one), time management, keeping clients happy etc

    4/5

    The Company

  • 7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?
  • Most days it was really friendly and good, but it got stressful when people were trying to meet deadlines.

    4/5

  • 8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?
  • I felt like it was fairly well organised, GAC people picked me up from the airport in Beijing and I relied on them whenever I needed advise about travelling, shopping, something in my apartment, stuff like that.

    4/5

  • 9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?
  • I do feel like my communication skills have gotten better just because I was exposed to a different culture and way of doing things and the work environment.

    3/5

  • 10. What were the perks on your work placement?
  • Financial Bonus


  • 11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?
  • I already completed my internship, but unfortunately I didn't get a long term contract.

    3/5

    The Culture

  • 12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?
  • Yes my colleagues were really friendly, but I also got to meet other people who also signed with Go Abroad China and were also doing different internships. We did a calligraphy class together, then shopping and sight seeing in Beijing.

    4/5

  • 13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?
  • China is actually not as cheap as people suggest, at least for me it was a bit costly. GAC already includes rent so you do not need to pay that, but you do need to bring extra money for electricity or water.

    4/5

  • 14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?
  • Beijing nightlife is really great, whether you want the loud nightclubs or jazz bars, raggae bars or other types of live music, they are all there.

    4/5

  • 15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?
  • Yes the weekends were usually the only times I socialised.

    4/5

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Details

Internship (1-4 Months)

Public Relations

26th July 2016


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