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Zhuhai Ready : Meet Audrey, new IC office intern !

About Me

Hello everyone ! My name’s Audrey and I come from Strasbourg, France, and I just graduated with a Bachelor degree in Trade in the European Environment. As part of my studies I already had the opportunity to do an internship in Shanghai in 2015, and this was by far my most memorable and rewarding experience! The idea of going back again to China has been haunting me since, s0 now I’ll be interning in the Zhuhai office for 6 months!

Background

I always had an interest in Asia, I could not explain it, it is just a part of me! My trips to Shanghai made me fall in love even harder. Before I arrived in Zhuhai, I wasn’t stressed at all- I waited for so long after being offered the role that it felt much more like a release to finally arrive! My adrenaline level was at its height when I jumped in the plane and made my way to Zhuhai via Hong Kong and Seoul. At the airport, my roommate and fellow office intern picked me up and brought me home!

 Zhuhai so Far

It has been 1 week so far and Zhuhai is better than expected. The people are nice and welcoming, the food is delicious, the views are stunning and the relaxing vibe is amazing!  The IC office staff are always keen to help and explain anything I need to know. Although I got overwhelmed in the beginning of my stay, the more time passes by, the more this experience seems like to be the opportunity I needed to move on and find my path. I kind of struggled with English at the start of my stay, but time will help and now I feel more at ease with people. Especially as I can enjoy the nightlife here with people from all over the world!

My Expectations

I hope to :

  • Develop my “Guanxi”.
  • Acquire new professional competencies through my work within an international team.
  • Gain more self-confidence.
  • Re-discover and deepen my knowledge of China and its business environment.
  • Enjoy the city and its possibilities as well as the local culture.

Internship Experience

Kristin – New Intern in Zhuhai

Nǐ hǎo!My name is Kristin Mueller and I am the new intern in Zhuhai.

To give you an idea about who I am and what my interests are, I’d like to share this quote with you: “Never underestimate the power of passion”. I am a music-lover, globetrotter, foodie, sports-devotee, photography-enthusiast, and in general enjoy challenges a lot.

InternChina - Me, my camera, the Ayers Rock and a thursty tree
InternChina – Me, my camera, the Ayers Rock and a thursty tree

A little throwback
Growing up in a small city in the country side of Germany, I always wanted to see more of the world. Different cultures fascinate me, therefore I have already travelled to a few countries within Europe and went for a one month student exchange to Columbia – which is a small city in Illinois, USA – during high-school.

Straight after my graduation, I decided to enrich my cultural horizon further and went to Australia for a work’n’travel gap year – the land of “no worries”, kangaroos and wonderful, laid-back people. Downunder was definitely a rewarding experience, even though, or maybe especially because I was working 70% of the time there.

The next destination on my list was Groningen – the world’s bicycle friendliest city. I did not regret one day moving there. It is an amazing student city, has a lot to offer, but at the same time has a very chilled vibe – and no that is not because of the coffee shops there 😛 The choice of studying IBM was probably influenced to a great extend by my student firm “active-viva”.

InternChina - My favorite view of Groningen
InternChina – My favorite view of Groningen

And here is why I came to Zhuhai:
As part of my study programme I was aiming at an internship which would give me the opportunity to gain more work experience, develop my personal skills further, and again widen my horizon.

I’ve been in Zhuhai for less than a week, but I’m already convinced that InternChina will engage and push me to find exactly those aspects during the next 6 month. The IC team welcomed me very warmly and made me feel comfortable.

My first impression of the city is fantastic. I’ve already enjoyed the famous Tsingtao beer, amazing food and had the opportunity to explore some of its country side – we did a legendary hiking trip to a waterfall close by. There is much more I would like to discover and I cannot wait to dive deeper into the Chinese culture, the language and my tasks at IC.

InternChina - Finally reached the waterhole
InternChina – Finally reached the waterhole

 

If you want to join our IC Team, I am more than happy to help you out where ever possible during the next 6 month. Apply now