Business Related Projects in Shanghai, China
A unique abroad experience in a time-honored and modern city – Shanghai with a dynamic team.
China, one of the world’s greatest civilizations, has a history of more than 5000 years. Which trigger your interest, the Great Wall, Terracotta Army, the Mount Huang, Cheongsam, or Jade Carving? After Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Shanghai 2010 World Expo, what changes have occurred to China and to Chinese people? Isn’t it a time that you take a visit to explore a different China?
Shanghai is a global city, with influence in commerce, culture, finance, media, fashion, technology, and transport. For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. It is seen as the birthplace of everything considered modern in China because of Shanghai’s status as the cultural and economic center of East Asia for the first half of the twentieth century. The great metropolis of shanghai is undergoing one of the fastest economic expansions the world has ever seen. It has been a major financial center and the busiest container port in the world.
Our partner organization was established in 2009 by four overseas returnees. The supervisor for our interns got her master degree in the UK, so she is knowledgeable and speaks English well. Their main line of the business is providing education planning, consulting, and youth development. Of course, the company has to do marketing and financial management just like other companies. Since they started, the company staff have gained solid knowledge on business administration, higher education and financial management. The company devotes to inter-society/inter-institutional cooperation, stimulating the international communication. It focuses on the border-less education and wish to make more effort to advance the cross-border education in all levels. It will carry out other public welfare projects in the near future to give back to society.
Their slogan is “Better Plan, Better Future”. By providing students professional consulting and programs about their studying and developing plans, we inspire students to build competences and enrich experiences to grasp opportunities in the future. We are “passionate, dynamic and considering”. We concentrate on the development of the youth all over the world.
There will be opportunities for both business related work or teaching/consulting work within the company.
- Strong sense of responsibility
- Good organization skills
- Fast learner
- Commitment to work for the entire duration of the program
- Develop trainer skills
- Improve cross-culture communication skills
- Master consulting techniques
- Obtain international working experience
- Meet with elites in Shanghai
Keep in Mind:
- Due to the time and effort it takes to train interns, please be committed to work there for the entire duration of the program.
There may be some travel opportunities for work purpose. If it happens, the company will provide accommodation, meals, transportation, and support. This can be a good opportunity for these who want to explore other towns in China.
- The local company will provide work for you, but they may sometimes not have 8 hours per day for 5 days a week. If they sometimes run out of work for you, upon request, they can find some other part time work for you to keep your schedule busy. You will just need to tell them that you want to do more work. Of course, your main work place remains the local company, so you will have to always give your priority to the main work place and be committed to work there.
- The success of your internship experience is dependent upon you and what you want out of it. A proactive attitude and a willingness to help are essentials in making the most of your time spent as a volunteer or intern abroad.
The more interest you show in the local staff, the more interest they usually will show in you and your learning.
- Due to the language barriers in China, Mandarin skills or at least a translation tool can be very helpful.
- The volunteers can’t just sit in a corner and expect everyone to adapt to them. Volunteers need to show interests in helping and learning, and be respectful to the local staff and local ways of life. Normally it takes a couple of days or a week to get to know the staff and to get familiar with everything.
- For times when the work is slow, it is a great chance to learn about local culture, the local business development, and make friends. If you approach this project with a good attitude, it will be a productive and much more complete experience.