Events assistant at China Internship Placements

Duration
Internship (1-4 Months)
Region
Shanghai China
Review Date
Salary
Roles
Advertising

2.2/10

The Role
1.2
Organisation
2.6

Socialising

3.2

The Role

Role Description

Organise events

1. To what extent did you enjoy your work placement or internship?

Sadly I didn't enjoy my internship because they told me their was no work to do. my job description stated well spoken English needed, however, when I got their, they only had Chinese clients and told me to on WeChat during the whole duration of my internship.

1/10

2. To what extent did you feel valued by your colleagues?

Very little support from the manager and internship provider however colleagues seemed nice and wanted to get to know me. However I was excluded from team meetings that I should have been in because I was English.

2/10

3. To what extent were you given support and guidance by management/your supervisor(s)?

Very poor guidance. No work to do, not sympathetic or understanding that I paid £3000 to the internship provider.

1/10

4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

Had no work to do the whole time in the office and when I was out an events. As an events management intern, I should have been working at event but got told to sit in Starbucks for the whole 12 hours.

1/10

5. How much responsibility were you given during your placement?

No responsibility at all as mentioned above.

1/10

6. To what extent did/will the skills you developed, and training you received, assist you in your degree studies and beyond?

Absolutely none apart from learning about the culture, however I came to get experience working in events.

1/10

The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Lazy. People were sleeping and told me to enjoy it.

5/10

8. How well organised was the overall work placement or internship set up?

I would put 0 if I could. I was stranded on arrival as no one from the internship provider was their with the key, did not have any Chinese lessons that I paid for, one site seeing activity out of 4, tried to make me pay extra for bills and healthcare, did not get a welcome pack, had my phone 19 days late there was a lack of communication. Very disorganised.

1/10

9. In terms of personal training and development, to what extent did the company or firm invest in you?

None. I didn't even meet the line manager. I had no training and no insite into the company.

1/10

10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • Flexi Time
1/10

11. How appealing are future employment prospects within the organisation?

Not appealing at all. They didn't assist me with anything or provide me with any work.

5/10

Social

12. Was there a good social scene amongst any fellow placement students/colleagues?

I didn't go out with colleagues however they were keen to get to know me.

2/10

13. What was the cost of living and socialising in the area you worked in?

Very poor. I paid £700 to the internship program user for my accomodation. Previous Tennant paid 300. Poor value for money.

1/10

14. What was the Nightlife like in the area you worked?

I don't know because I didn't know anyone. I didn't get the social activities that I paid for, otherwise I would have known. I would have loved to have explored the nightlife.

5/10

15. Were there many opportunities to get involved in activities outside of work?

No because I didn't know anyone but I'm sure there are activities around. I didn't want to go alone.

5/10