Read Margarita’s thoughts on her marketing internship in Zhuhai and her time with InternChina.
- Tell us a little about yourself and your internship.
My name is Margarita, I am an Industrial Engineer, and recently finished my Masters in International Business Management. In China, my internship position was as ‘Assistant of Marketing’. My role as Assistant of Marketing meant that I was in charge of creating online media content and campaigns for our Chinese and Latin American markets as well as our social media platforms. I also translated many documents from English into Spanish.
- What did you gain from the internship? Do you think it will be helpful in the future? Why?
From my internship I have realised that I really enjoy working in Marketing and I am now searching for a job in this field. During my internship I learnt about different marketing concepts and how to implement them.
I believe this internship was helpful as I received an opportunity to learn about something I am really interested in while being surrounded by a work culture that is completely different from my own country. I think that everything I have learnt from this internship will definitely be useful in the future so I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn in this environment.
- Why Zhuhai?
I have always been interested in Asia and it has always been one of my dreams to live there. However, I did not know a lot about China before I went. I applied to do my Masters in Dalian, north of China, and later found an opportunity to complete an internship with InternChina as part of my course. Zhuhai is a beautiful city and I chose to do my internship there because of it’s wonderful location; on the border with Macau and 1 hour away from Hong Kong by ferry. Having lived in the north of China for so long, the south was a good change for me.
- Ultimate survival tip
For me, the most difficult thing was the food. I can’t handle spicy food at all and it felt like Chinese food always had spice in it. I quickly learnt how to say “No spice” (不要辣的). Luckily for me, they do not eat a lot of spicy food in Zhuhai and there is such a large variety of dishes that you must try them all! If I could give one tip, it would be not to close yourself off to new experiences, you will regret it later.
- Would you recommend doing an internship with IC?
I would absolutely recommend doing an internship with InternChina! They are wonderful people and they provided a range of activities for reasonable prices. I was only there for 2 months but I met so many great people from different countries. Some of whom I will definitely stay in touch with. InternChina always help you and make your time in China very enjoyable. You will still be part of the Chinese culture but you will also feel like you are at home with InternChina.
For your chance to experience China and try something new, apply here!