Featured Internship: Carolin in Chengdu’s Real Estate Business
Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province, the most liveable city in West China and the fourth most liveable city in China. Located in the heart of the country, it is the gate for travellers to Tibet in the West, Xi’an in the North and Kunming in the South. Chengdu’s history stretches back over 4000 years; Since the Chinese government started to promote the “Go West” campaign, hundreds of big international companies have relocated their production to Chengdu and Chongqing.
Carolin is completing her internship at a Real Estate & Relocation Company in Chengdu
Currently, there is Carolin from Germany completing her internship in this Real Estate and Relocation company. The Chengdu based company is operated by an American Manager, located in the main street of Chengdu; within the city centre. As Chengdu’s economy is growing, more western companies and business people have moved here. Therefore, this company has experienced a surge in the growth of its business in recent years and is well connected within Chengdu. Focused on business properties as well as apartments, this company offers its services to international companies and clients. Also, this is a company that consists of a group of young, open-minded and ambitious workers, that always strives to make a difference for its clients.
We visited Carolin in order to show you what she is undertaking as an intern in this firm.
What are Carolin’s tasks as an intern in this company?
There are two main areas of responsibilities if you work there as an intern.
Interns at this company support the Business Development by participating in networking events. One of the most important contact points for the firm’s networking activities is the British Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu, which hosts a variety of events and meetings in the city; in order to facilitate economic interaction in the city. The intern’s business development activities also include networking activities with popular websites such as Gochengdoo and ChengduLiving. Furthermore, attending business meetings with landlords and clients in Chengdu.
Carolin has also been supporting the firm’s online marketing presence, she has been responsible for setting up the firm’s “linkedin” account and keeps the site updated on a regular basis. Furthermore, she has set up an “ad words” campaign for Google, which has been very challenging but very rewarding in the end. Besides, she has edited a city guide for customers who are interested in coming to the city of Chengdu.
Although Carolin’s workload was quite heavy, she was able to take three weeks off in between the firm’s projects, enabling her to visit quite a few places in China, including China’s capital Beijing and to the home of the Terracotta Warriors, in Xian.
What does Carolin think about her internship and her time in China?
“I have a friend from Chengdu in Germany. He told me right away: ‘If you have the opportunity to go to Chengdu, you should definitely go there. Chengdu is a great city: it still is a Chinese city, but you can also experience China’s booming economy at the same time. When you see Shanghai, you’ll notice that the city has become very Western already.’ I wanted to see the real China, so that’s why I came to Chengdu”.
If you want to know more about what Carolin thinks about her internship and what else she has been doing during her time in Chengdu, you can check out the short interview (in German) we made with her!
Interested in this internship opportunity in Chengdu? Apply now and mention Ref. Code CDBS25 to apply for this internship!