Interning abroad is a growing topic in the careers and internships realm. Should you hop on a plane and take your career international? CRCC Asia fills us in on the Top 5 Reasons to Intern in China:
1. Advance Your Career. Today's competitive job market requires more then just the traditional internship experience. Employers are looking for unique experiences on students' resumes. Interning abroad shows employers that you are flexible, willing to take risks, adaptable and able to work with a variety of people.
2. Expand Your Understanding of the Global Market. Did you know the largest global IPO even in the history occurred just a few weeks ago with the Chinese based company Alibaba? This is just one example of the growing economic power of China. Programs like CRCC Asia's China Internship Program help develop students' work experience and understanding of China through unique career opportunities.
3. Develop Your International Networks. Although business is being done online more frequently, the power of traditional networking should not be underestimated. For several foreign countries like China, trust and face-to-face business is very important. Having an understanding of these cultural nuances is a huge asset -- especially as more and more foreign enterprises strive to work with China. US foreign investments (among others) are projected to continue to increase in China.
4. Practice a Foreign Language. As more and more business is done abroad, the language skills are in high demand. Chinese is the most spoken language in the world, yet very few speak it as their second language. Having a basic or growing understanding of Mandarin is a great skill to add to your resume. There is no better way to practice the language then to live in the host country.
5. Travel the World. Interning abroad is not just a great opportunity for your career -- it's a chance to travel and explore another country. Tons of amazing historical sites will be that much closer, giving you a chance to explore and tour a whole new country.
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