Your Career Redefined

In the interconnected global economy of the 21st century, an increasing number of employers look for multi-cultural employees with significant international work experience. As more companies have place greater emphasis on the emerging markets, work experience in these markets definitely helps stand out in the job market.

China, after all, is the most exhilarating and promising economy among the developing nations, which has been proven by an incomparable inflow of foreign direct investment in the last two decades. Shanghai is often referred to as ‘New York or London on steroids’. Being the center of finance and fashion in China, the city is developing at a fantastic speed; is vibrant, and cosmopolitan. Many business professionals residing in Shanghai claim that with the abundance of opportunities and the world’s eyes turned on China, there is no more exciting city to work and live today than Shanghai.

In the Business in Modern China Summer Program, you will have a chance to work full-time in a small group with other interns in a four-week internship with the Shanghai offices of Fortune 1000, China Fortune 1000 or Financial Times Europe 500, or a dynamic local start up in the areas of finance and accounting, marketing and sales, strategic development or human resources. You will decide whether you want to intern with an established corporation or understand business in China by working with a local startup. Knowing the Chinese language is not a prerequisite for the internship.

Having been admitted to the program, you will be placed in a group together with other talented individuals from different origins and with different expertise. The composition of each team is determined by the company the group will work for based on project needs. Your qualification, skills and experience, and your choice of an internship functional area will all be considered during the teaming process. Each team will be led by a mentor, who is an experienced business professional and is very familiar with the China market. He/she will set directions and targets for the group, and give necessary advice to the group’s work. The team will meet the company’s management team once a week to report on the progress and present project outcomes. More than one project may be assigned to each team, depending on the company’s needs and the project time.

At the end of the internship, you will receive reference letters from the company and the mentor about your work and performance. If your future employers would like to seek further information about your performance in the Business in Modern China Summer Program, your mentor can definitely give his/her statement.

University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
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