As a recent college graduate, you may be feeling many conflicting emotions such as relief, excitement, happiness, fear, anxiety, and pressure. It feels great to finally be done with school after about 16+ years, but you now have to find your lifelong career and start being an adult. Yikes!
Luckily, you are still young and have plenty of time to figure out what kind career best suits you making now the perfect time to travel. In fact, it might be the only time in your life you have the time and desire to travel. The longer you put it off, the more responsibilities you acquire making it almost impossible to find the time or money to spend a significant amount of time traveling.
An international internship abroad is the perfect choice for a recent grad for two reasons. One, you will living and traveling in a new country and meeting tons of new people which will expand your network. Second, you will gain some work experience to put on your CV and learn about your work style, habits, likes and dislikes.
International work experience looks great on your CV because you learn how to empathize with different types of people. You will be thrown into a work environment which different cultural norms than you are used to and you have to work with all kinds of people. This hands-on diversity training is essential for succeeding in today’s business world and will help you not only relate and manage people better but also teach you to look at the world from new perspectives.
Interns come to China because it has the greatest amount of opportunities. From what we have seen since starting Gi2C in 2008, the Chinese economy is strong, the government is supporting business growth, and domestic companies are striving to innovate. China is changing and moving up the food chain so to speak. While there may be some growing pains, China’s greatest strength has always been its ability to adapt and persevere. The resilience of the Chinese people is well known and they will continue to build China into a developed and advanced country.
After interning in China, most of our Gi2C interns say they not only had a great time and made lots of new friends, but they learned some important things about themselves. If you’re caught in a sticky place of wondering what to do next and what career field to choose, take some time off to travel and see the world and learn more about yourself with an internship in China.
This China Review is brought to you by Gi2C Group. Gi2C has been an internship provider in China since 2008 and has become a leader in the internship industry. Gi2C provides tailor-made opportunities for interns to work for a variety companies in multiple industries based in China.