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I enjoyed my placement to the fullest extent, company was amazing, right in the heart of Pudong! It was an inspiration to walk into the office everyday.
My colleagues always supported me whenever I needed help, really friendly throughout my placement with a lot of knowledge to share, never had arguments and teamwork was always strongly present.
The supervisors were always in constant contact and always available for whatever question or project I had to deal with. Great people with a lot of influence about my future decisions and guidance. Always willing to help no matter if they were busy or not.
Work was always available whenever you had free time, and you could always join other projects and give in advice which was always heard and valued.
The responsibility which I had was major due to the fact the company I was working for was an international company with direct trading links to the US.
Due to my placement with Absolute internship, I developed further my communication and organisational skills which also raised my culture awareness and expanded my mind into such a way which at the moment is helping me a lot with my post graduate degree, my thesis seems easier due to this experience.
Lovely staff with always a nice warm welcome to always greet you with respect. Very friendly and always there for assistance, sociable to a great extent. Fresh flowers and a tremendous view of Pudong as soon as you entered the office. Never was there an awkward silence or arguments.
The internship as a whole was organised like a computer start up. That's the only way I can describe how every single detail was taking into consideration and processed seamlessly.
The company invested into me deeply because they were always handing me projects which were vital for the company and took small business trips in order for me to personally develop my skills.
Sports and Social Club
Staff Sales/Staff Shop
Working from home
Personally I wasn't pursuing an employment place within the organisation at the time of my placement, but if I was to pursue that from the beginning then the difficulty would had been moderate.
The social scene was the most amazing experience ever encountered in my life. Exchange of contact details and dinners was really frequent.
I was working at the heart of Pudong and compared to London, it was kind of the same when it came to food, but quantities where larger in general, a lot of western people which you would easily talk to while going out for lunch
The nightlife was absurdly incredible, never had I experienced anything like that and I have traveled throughout Europe as a whole. Very cheap and quality was insane!
Personally I did volunteer work, teaching orphans how to speak English, there were always network events which I got invited to and exchanged a lot of business cards with really important people if I consider going back to china
Internship (1-4 Months)
Advertising, E-Business, Market Research, Marketing
22nd November 2013