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Mister China: ´A good internship should have two winners: the company and the student´
Helping European students to find a quality internship in China
Picture this: you´re in college, looking for way a to add something special to your education. Wouldn’t it be great if you could have an internship in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Guangzhou or one of the 156 other Chinese cities with over 1 million inhabitants? Mister China is a new intern agency focusing exclusively on China, and with a product of ‘quality internships’, Mister China is really taking off!
Many students in Marketing, IBMS (International Business & Management Studies), Tourism Management, Commercial Economics and other studies are always looking for ways to give their career a head start. One way of doing so is by gaining international experience and an internship in China therefore will look great on any resume. China, the country that has gone through an impressive economic development in the past two decades, is now well on its way to become the world’s largest economy. And so, the future lies in China!
Mister China lends a helping hand
But where to start in finding a quality internship, adequate coaching, a place to live? This is where Mister China comes in to play, a company that started its business just over half a year ago, with two young CEO’s in control: Dutchman Justin den Braven (24) and Chinese Li Yan (30) run their business partly from China. Their elevator pitch, according to the Mister China website: “Are you looking for an internship outside Europe and want to learn about another culture? China is an excellent start of your international career path. Mister China helps in finding a quality internship, so you can take your first steps towards success in China!”
Screening and monitoring
Mister China invests a great deal of time in the screening of companies before working with them. “Our dedicated staff members visit the companies themselves,” says Justin, “quite a different approach from competitors that simply hire people to have a quick look at a company. This can ultimately result in disappointment for both the company as well as for the student.” Justin says: “Of course there are many agencies that offer internships in China, but we feel we have the best offers, because we only work with the businesses that provide the best internships. Furthermore we supply sufficient accommodation for students as well as make sure that there´s an office for them to work from as well as a senior staff member to function as a mentor. In the end, a good internship should have two winners,” says Justin, “the student has had an interesting time in China and the company benefits from their new found insights.”
Mister China now offers internships in metropolises Shanghai and Beijing, as well as in lesser known cities such as: Shenzhen, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Suzhou, “and more cities will follow”, says Justin. “We are now in the process of expanding our business to more European countries and applications are just pouring in as it seems many students have been waiting for this opportunity. Guess what: today even the first application from a student in India arrived on my desk!”
Have you ever completed an internship in China? Do you have any tips?
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