Events Planning Assistant at Absolute Internship

Internship (1-4 Months)
Shanghai Rest of the World
Review Date
Arts/Entertainment/Media Management Consultancy Market Research Public Relations Publishing


The Role



The Role

Role Description

Market research, creating presentations for campaigns, creating publicity/promotion clips, planning promotion campaigns and marketing events.

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

The work environment was pleasant, the experienced gained was useful, my colleagues were very friendly and the agency was very helpful and supportive.


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

They were always very encouraging, helpful and friendly.


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

The agency gave us a lot of support on how to cope in a very different work environment, when we got to work we were already prepared for all the cultural differences and gaps.


4. How busy were you on a daily basis?

In order to have something to do we had to go up to someone and ask, we were not often given specific tasks, but that was sometimes positive because we had to cultivate our initiative.


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

We were sometimes given important tasks, they were all real-life tasks as such, but because of the nature of the work it was mainly working as part of larger groups of people.


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

All the skills, knowledge and experience gained was very valuable and definitely useful for the future.


The Organisation

7. What was the general atmosphere in your office?

Everyone was friendly and most people were sociable all the time, the atmosphere was relaxed but also serious when needed.


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

Everything was pre-schedule, there was a specific time sheet and we were even dropped off at work on the first day by agency helpers.


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

They were very interested in hearing about our individual interests and skills and gave us helpful information regarding our future career development.


10. What were the perks on your work placement?

  • International Travel
  • Company Parties/Events

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

They were very interested in hearing from us and we are still in touch.



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

We often went out together and at work it was always fun to be around everyone!


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

Everything was very cheap!!!


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

Could go to a different bar/club every night and never get bored. So many choices and people there are very nice and fun to be around.


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

People who stayed longer sometimes volunteered or worked as english teachers. It was generally easy to get involved in the community and there was always something going on in the city.