The best part of the program was every participant was matched to an internship placement related to their fields of study in a reputable company in China.
I was placed in GCiS China Strategic Research which provides value-added analysis and strategic recommendations based upon field research with a focus on the China market.
I interned as an Industry Analyst under the supervision of Natasha and Tin. I proactively discussed with my supervisors what I was interested to do for my internship.
They immediately acknowledged my interest and allocated me to a project where my role was to conduct analysis and generate a report on flavour enhancers used in China.
I was able to successfully deliver my tasks at the end of the program. Not only was I able to develop industrial and technical knowledge during this internship, but also my interpersonal skills in the workplace, which will be beneficial to me in my future career.
An interesting part of the program was the extracurricular activities such as calligraphy and cooking classes, Taijiquan (a form of Kung Fu), visits to Beijing Business Incubation Park, the Great Wall and the Summer Palace. During the weekends we travelled to Xian (home to the world famous Terracotta Warriors), Shanghai and Yunnan.