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Why do an Internship in China?

Why should you do an internship abroad in China?

Why an internship in China?
Why should you do an internship abroad in China? Much speaks for it – be it to put an emphasis on your CV, to stand out of the mass of applications, or to further your professional education, to increase your own technical and social skills or even the intercultural competence. The reasons are many. Read here how we – as experts – rate an internship in China.

China’s role in the world economy
China has become an economic world power in the last three decades and is now the second largest economy behind the US. For many nations China is an important trading partner and the Middle Kingdom is increasingly investing abroad as well. Even Europe has become one of the most important regions in strengthening China’s market position. Many foreign companies are already owned by the Chinese, and for many countries, China has become a role model of economic growth. China’s leadership wants to continue working on its goals and driving the country forward economically. China, as in the future, will be part of the largest economies worldwide. You can benefit from it by learning how the systems and working methods in China work.

Professional and personal training
It is undisputed that an internship in China is the highlight for many young professionals, and that it brings them forward professionally and personally. Anyone seeking for an international career should not neglect China. With more than 1.35 billion people, the Middle Kingdom today is one of the global players in terms of economy. Many Western companies are represented in the country. If you have completed an internship abroad in China, it will be even more appealing for the HR or line manager to get in touch with you. In addition, many universities require an internship for the university degree. We can support you!

Collect relevant work experience
The current job market has become tougher and the companies are already demanding first work experience among young career starters. With an internship in China, you will not only gain your first professional experience, but you will be able to immerse yourself in a world of work in which you will learn much more than just receiving orders and processing them. At companies in China, you will be integrated into the daily work routine from the very first moment. You will be able to experience first-hand what the processes are and how to tackle tasks. These processes are different from our western working methods, so you will learn how to think “out-of-the-box”.

Consolidate your social and professional competence
The Chinese ways of working differ from our western methods. Processes are handled differently; the working technique and methods of approach are different than we know from the west.

However; it does not mean that the Chinese methods are better or worse than the Western ways of working, they are just different. Knowing the knowledge of both ways of working makes you a sought-after person. Also, you can consolidate your social and professional competence through your internship.

Increase your intercultural competence
In today’s networked world, intercultural competence is becoming ever more important. Through an internship, you will learn how to cooperate with people in China, get to know the different concepts of perception, different approaches and, finally; their feelings and actions. You will also develop a better understanding of the Chinese culture, thereby; increasing your intercultural competence.

Better job opportunities
Anyone doing an internship abroad usually has better chances to get a job in the market afterwards. You stand out with your CV, because not everyone is doing an internship abroad, and certainly not in China. However, if you do an internship in China, you are proving that you can perform more complex tasks, showing that you are flexible and open to new cultures. Not infrequently, companies have offered a permanent job positions to interns either in China or one of their branches.

If you are interested in an internship, read more about the other topics here, call us for a non-binding conversation or send us an e-mail. We are the experts, and we are happy to help you!