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OUR SKILLS COURSES ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE ON A PAY WHAT YOU CAN BASIS

In line with our core value of inclusivity, we want to help improve the intercultural fluency, digital competency and employability of every student and recent graduate. We don’t want money to be a barrier, so our courses are available at whatever price you can afford.

We’ve designed these fun and engaging online courses for students who are looking to enhance their future prospects. Each course is flexible enough to plan around your busy lifestyle, take them at your own pace and in your own time!

COURSE DETAILS

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and society. There will be a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing the individual’s cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed their knowledge of intercultural communication and how they can improve management of these
  • Understand how to adapt this knowledge into the real working world through business-scenario case studies

This course aims to improve employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify their current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer their skills to different job specifications using personal examples to showcase these. The aim of this course is to build confidence when applying for the next career step as well as provide a broader set of skills and attributes to ensure success throughout their working life.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have an improved CV and understand how to tailor this to different applications
  • Have created a basic template for a cover letter linked to their skillset and examples which can later be adapted
  • Be more self-aware and understand the skills that need to be developed

This course introduces the fundamentals of digital networking, digital marketing, and digital presentations skills. This course will introduce LinkedIn features and making the most of the LinkedIn profile, key differences and benefits between a variety of social media platforms, basic knowledge of SEO and SEM and techniques to improve public speaking skills in a digital context.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and know how best to use this to their advantage
  • Have learned the digital marketing basics and will be aware of how to adapt content and SEO techniques to specific goals
  • Have mastered public speaking and digital presentations and will be aware of online resources that provide practice of these

This course is designed to equip all students and recent graduates with the basic skills needed when entering the workplace. There will be a large focus on understanding how to adapt from in-person to remote work in regards to productivity and time management, communication and the use of digital platforms. The course will also provide learners with the skills needed to identify their current skillset, recognise the skills they’re lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have recognised the best methods of creating an organised and creative environment to manage tasks and time efficiently using CRM software, scheduling and other methods.
  • Have a clear understanding of how to communicate effectively within a professional team and have the basic skills to lead a digital meeting.
  • Have identified their strengths and gained an understanding of how to exercise these to the best standard, as well as weaknesses and the most effective actions to improve on these.

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Click ‘register now’ and complete the short registration form, log in to your profile and click each course to buy access on a Pay What You Can basis.

STEP 2

Complete each course in your own time, saving any progress you make throughout the course.

STEP 3

Once you’ve completed a specific course from the range, you will automatically be sent a Pagoda certificate of completion for you to share on your LinkedIn profile and save for future use!

WHY DID WE CREATE THESE COURSES?

What are the skills courses?

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’ current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.

The skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability and Digital Competency. We believe this framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace, preparing them with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team, tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a LinkedIn-ready certificate is provided following each completed course.

Why are these courses important?

Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.

This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this would allow them to achieve both the first and second most important values when attaining employment. For non-placement learners, these courses may be integrated into course projects or their own self-development actions, allowing the learner to practice their new skills in real-time.

Cardiff University – Sustainable Global Experience 2022

SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL EXPERIENCEℱ

New for 2022: An innovative, inclusive, environmentally sustainable global experience.

Students will develop key skills relevant to their future career, gain a global perspective and become carbon literate.

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

In collaboration with the Carbon Literacy Project, this innovative and environmentally sustainable programme includes a 5-night sustainable field trip to either Brussels or Amsterdam, and built in digital components to develop your employability and cultural skills.

  • Sustainably travel to, and explore an exciting new country
  • Deepen understanding of carbon emissions, sustainable living and sustainable industry
  • Increase your digital, employability, cultural and workplace skills on Pagoda’s certified online skills courses
  • Enhance professional networks by joining the Pagoda global community and connecting with sector experts from around the globe
  • Develop a range of transferable skills through enquiry-based Learning (EBL) including comprehension, analysis, research, evaluation & presentation
  • Group travel between London & Mainland Europe
  • Tours, masterclasses & networking in either Brussels or Amsterdam
  • Engage with public & private sector organisations committed to sustainability
  • Accommodation in Europe included
  • Full on-site support from Pagoda
  • Carbon Literacy Training
  • Access to 4 Pagoda Online Skills Courses
  • Certificates awarded for each completed skills course
  • Join a global community through the Pagoda App
  • Join Pagoda’s Alumni Community

PROGRAMME BREAKDOWN

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5-night field trip to Brussels or Amsterdam, giving participants hand-on industry experience in a global context.
Careful designed to minimize the carbon impact of the trip.
Any carbon generated will be offset >100% through local gold standard offsetting projects.
Sustainability themes weaved throughout each component of the programme.

SUNDAYArrival & welcome dinner
MONDAOrientation & project setupSustainable city tour. Talk and Q&A with key private and public sector figures
TUESDAYTours & Masterclasses at sector-aligned businesses in the city/regionGroup project work
WEDNESDAYGroup project work and free time to exploreNetworking event
THURSDAYTours & Masterclasses at sector-aligned businesses in the city/regionFarewell dinner
FRIDAYGroup project presentations, feedback & reflectionDeparture

Accredited by the Manchester-based Carbon Literacy Project, you will receive Carbon Literacy Training and an official certificate on completion.

Carbon Literacy is defined as “an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.”

More than 1700 organisations across the UK and internationally have empowered their teams with the award-winning Carbon Literacy training, including the NHS, the BBC, and Manchester City Council.

By incorporating Carbon Literacy Training in this programme, we aim to equip you with a solid educational foundation and understanding of the importance of cultivating a low carbon culture, and how to action this in your day-to-day life.

According to the International Energy Alliance’s (IEA) 2020 Tracking Transport Report, ships, planes and road-vehicles make up almost three-quarters of global transport emissions.

Urban and high-speed train is one of the most sustainable, long-distance transport methods. Eurostar’s high-speed trains are the most carbon efficient option when travelling between London and neighbouring European cities.

Travelling from London to Paris or Brussels via the Eurostar emits 90% less greenhouse gases than a short-haul flight, and 80% less in the case of London to Amsterdam.

We welcome you to take a look at Eurostar’s webpage on their carbon footprint for further details.

In line with the programme’s core ethos, transportation during the programme will be exclusively via public transport or walking.

To reflect the programme’s core ethos, participants will stay at high-quality hostels, which both support and demonstrate sustainable and environmental practices.

Each of the destination’s hostels are situated in, or are in close proximity to the city centre, with excellent public transport links.

Throughout the programme, alongside the other components Pagoda will arrange for the students taking part some guided tours around the best attractions the city has to offer.

All entrance fees will be covered as part of the programme and the group will be fully supported and supervised throughout the activity from the friendly member of Pagoda staff!

The fun doesn’t stop there! Don’t forget you will have some of the evenings throughout the programme to explore by yourself, so if there’s something in particular you’re wanting to tick off, you can hopefully do so in some of the free time!

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of the learner’s current skillset and improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic career.

These courses prepare the learner with the knowledge required to communicate effectively within an international working-group or team, tackle the job market with confidence and have a strong understanding of ‘digital’ implications of work. As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed Pagoda skills course.

Pagoda’s app is built for communities and allows users to engage, share and communicate with each other whilst maintaining a high level of privacy.

The university are funding a large number of students to complete this programme across summer 2022.

If you decide to apply and are accepted onto the programme, there will be programmes in June, July and August for you to choose from!

DESTINATION

AMSTERDAM

CAPITAL OF THE NETHERLANDS

In this two-wheeling city, you can parade Amsterdam’s top locations such as the Van Gogh Museum or the Red Light District. But, Amsterdam is more than what it seems. Currently, Amsterdam is ranked 5th in most eco-friendly cities in the world for workers. And it shows, with their many bicycles and canal rides. Amsterdam portrays a lavish life in a golden age city.

BRUSSELS

CAPITAL OF BELGIUM

Belgium’s quintessential capital. Brussels is a thriving city buzzing with activities all year round. You can go as big as their gothic cathedrals or visit quaint guild houses. And while it’s a bustling multicultural city, Belgium ranked number 2 in 2016 in the EU for recycling waste (almost 77% total waste was recycled!). Whether it’s enjoying the famous Belgian chocolate or viewing it’s culture through cathedrals or museums, you know you will not regret the sustainable experience in Brussels.

FULLY FUNDED

This programme is fully funded by Cardiff University for a large number of students. All you’ll need is to get to/from London and your spending money for the week!

Cardiff University – Summer Internship Programme 2022

GLOBAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME – SUMMER 2022

DELIVERED BY PAGODA PROJECTS

Pagoda are delighted to be working with Cardiff University, to offer our fully supported overseas internship opportunities, for summer 2022!

Students taking part will have the option of different global locations, hundreds of specific internships across a variety of sectors, and full support from the Pagoda team for these funded programmes.

Regardless of what destination, internship and sector you choose, Pagoda will support you before, during and after the programme, source quality accommodation, assist with the required visa and be there in-country to ensure amazing summer experience!

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WHAT’S INCLUDED?

MORE THAN JUST AN INTERNSHIP

8-week full time summer internship.
Choose your destination, sector & host company.

Private accommodation, inclusive of all bills & Wi-Fi, on good transport links, sharing with other students on the programme.

Visa processing and comprehensive travel/medical insurance as an optional extra.

Airport pickup, transfer to accommodation, welcome pack & detailed orientation.

Regular organised events, trips & activities throughout the programme.

24/7 on-site emergency and general support from the friendly Pagoda team.

Access to Pagoda’s online Skills Courses to improve your employability, cultural fluency & digital skills.

Join over 4000 previous students in the Pagoda exclusive alumni network for future employability opportunities across the globe.

FUNDING

Cardiff University have secured government funding to help their students towards the cost of completing this Pagoda summer internship programme.

There are several places available for those who are currently enrolled at the institution, with further funding available to help cover the cost of flights, visa and insurance for eligible students.

Before the programme, your university will be able to confirm the exact amount of funding you’re eligible for, what (if any) contribution costs to Pagoda will be needed and if there’s the additional funding to cover the flights etc.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Pagoda will be taking applications from students over the winter of 2021/early 2022, with the aim of providing confirmation and acceptances onto the programme by end of February 2022.

As travel restrictions being to ease and the viability of the programmes in each destination are confirmed, specific places will only be confirmed from March 2022.

Pagoda will keep you updated throughout the winter on the likelihood of the programme going ahead. Other than a small refundable programme deposit that will be requested if offered a place on the programme, there will be no further financial commitment or flights needing to be booked until Pagoda have confirmed what options will be possible.

1

WINTER 2021

Apply through the link below and we will be in touch within 24 hours. You will be asked to submit a video interview or complete a phone interview (your choice!) so your application can be assessed as part of the initial selection process.

2

SPRING 2022

By March 2022, the travel situation will be a lot clearer and Pagoda will outline what destinations will be available for the summer. At this stage you will have the choice to confirm your place or withdraw and have your deposit refunded, should your original preference of destination not be viable.

3

SUMMER 2022

The internship programmes begin and Pagoda will have supported you through each step of the process. You will be greeted at the airport, transferred over to your accommodation and be introduced to all the fellow students from various universities across the UK who are completing a similar programme.

INTERNSHIPS | DESTINATIONS | ACCOMMODATION | SUPPORT | APPLY

INTERNSHIPS

WE HAVE YOUR IDEAL POSITION

1,000+ UNIQUE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

ALL SECTORS FROM MARKETING TO ENGINEERING

APPLY TO BROWSE OUR INTERNSHIP LISTINGS

Choose from over 1,000 global internship opportunities, across a wide variety of sectors, company sizes and roles.

Our team goes to great lengths to source meaningful internship opportunities for our participants, with extensive vetting of each company. Our internships are enjoyable, high quality and align with students’ academic and career goals.

The process of securing an internship will begin in spring 2022, where you will be able to review the full position and company outline for the huge number of opportunities. You select which to apply for, interview direct with the companies and accept an offer of an internship from whichever you’re happy to complete!

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ACCOMMODATION

FURNISHED APARTMENT ACCOMMODATION

The on-site Pagoda team in each destination sources and manages apartment accommodation for participants, in line with our accommodation quality policy.

You will always be provided your own private bedroom and any shared facilities will always be with Pagoda participants only. Female-only accommodation is available and provided at no additional cost, with all located on good transport links in secure area of the cities where Pagoda delivers programmes.

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SUPPORT

PERSONALISED SUPPORT THROUGHOUT YOUR PAGODA EXPERIENCE

Our Student Support Outline gives a comprehensive guide to our support. 24/7 emergency support is included in every in-person programme.

Our local teams organise regular optional social, networking and travel activities for participants. This includes weekly dinners and weekend trips to fit around participants’ schedules. Our local knowledge helps students discover hidden gems and visit sites on a student budget.

PAGODA APP

Pagoda Projects have developed a bespoke app which is available in the App Store and Play Store.

The app’s functionality is built for communities and allows users to engage, share and communicate with each other whilst maintaining a high level of privacy.

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DESTINATIONS

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HO CHI MINH CITY

Formerly known as Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the capital of Vietnam. This bustling city is the business and financial hub of Vietnam. With it’s classic French architecture, sleek skyscrapers and mixture of French, Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine it’s no wonder why millions of tourists visit the capital each year.

MEXICO CITY

Mexico City is the capital and largest city of Mexico. The city homes 21 million people and stretches across 200 kilometers/120 miles. What began as the Aztecs home has now grown to become one of the most productive urban areas in the world. The city has become known through its colonial architecture, spicy delicacies and a rich cultural heritage.

BERLIN

The largest and greenest city in Germany. Berlin is home to historical events such as the Berlin Wall and the largest open-air gallery in the world (Eastside Gallery). The city offers fantastic transport, a lot of bridges and pooches; as Berlin was voted the most dog-friendly city in Germany. As the city of freedom and diversity grows, there is always something new to discover in Berlin.

TAIPEI

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, located in the north of the island, only a short metro ride away from the beach. The city is home to around 3 million people and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101). Free wifi throughout the city, one of the best transportation systems and amazing street food
 no wonder Taiwan wIns the top country in the world for best quality of life every year!

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FAQ’s

Your university will confirm your eligibility for the programme before Pagoda finalises placement destinations in Spring 2022. Before agreeing to any overseas experience, your university will outline what contribution (if any) will be needed and what funding you will be able to access to help towards the costs of your flights and spending money.Pagoda Projects will be following government travel advice and we will keep you updated should any restriction changes affect your programme. In the event of a programme cancelation, your deposit and any other programme financial contribution will be refunded in full**. Alternatively, you will also have the opportunity to switch to a remote internship if an in-person programme is not possible and your university agrees to this format.

**Please note: As flight costs are not covered by the programme funding, Pagoda would not refund flight costs in the event of a programme cancellation. Therefore, as a precaution, we strongly advise that all flights are booked as refundable.Spring 2022.After finalisation of destinations and placements in Spring 2022, Pagoda will circulate a list of available opportunities. From there, you will be able to choose a position from our website, which can be searched by filtering by destination and industry. You can submit your application for as many positions as you like, as long as it is in your selected destination. However, you can only choose one company to proceed your internship with after various interviews with potential host companies.The deposit is ÂŁ200 and it is a refundable sum of money which guarantees your place on our programme and covers your accommodation deposit. If your accommodation is left in the same standard as it is found, your deposit will be refunded within 6 weeks after your internship programme. See our Terms & Conditions for more details.Vaccinations will depend on which destination you decide on and what the relevant government and travel advice is at the time.

Once you have decided on your destination, Pagoda Projects will direct you to your GP for vaccine recommendations and COVID-related vaccine advice. You can also contact Pagoda for any additional information.Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process, including the visa application. Once you have chosen a destination, we will send the steps you need to complete to apply for your visa. The visa type will depend on your chosen destination.

IMPORTANT: To avoid any complications with the visa process, your passport must be in date for more than 12 months from your programme start date, i.e. if your programme start date is 20/06/2022, your passport expiry date cannot be any date before the 21/06/2023.Established in 2007, Pagoda Projects have over a decade’s worth of experience in successfully delivering international programmes on behalf of governmental bodies and universities worldwide.

Our internship and employability programmes have spanned over 20 destinations worldwide, and have welcomed over 4000 students and counting. We are confident in our team’s ability to deliver meaningful career developing opportunities to prepare the next generation of global graduates!Pagoda is looking to finalise applications over the Christmas season and in early 2022. You will know which destinations are available and which one you can choose from by Spring 2022.Destinations will be confirmed by Spring 2022, at which point you will be given the option to officially accept your destination before proceeding further. You may also be given the option of a second destination. If you decide not to accept either destination, you can withdraw from the programme and your deposit will be refunded. We will do our best to accommodate your needs and we will explain why any certain destinations are not possible at that time.You will be assigned your destination by Spring 2022 and from there you will be guided through our internship placement process. On average, our placement processing time, including company interviews, is 2-4 weeks. Therefore, your internship should be confirmed between April and May 2022.Step 1: Submit an application and secure your place on the programme by February 2022.
Step 2: Placement accepted and destinations to be confirmed by Spring 2022.
Step 3: Select an internship opportunity and complete the interview process.
Step 4: Book refundable flights, obtain relevant visa and go to your GP for vaccine advice.
Step 5: Ready to go!

Pagoda Projects will be here to support you throughout the entire process. We will keep you updated regularly and provide detailed information each step of the way.Yes, many! Pagoda Projects works with many universities from all over the world. Therefore, it is highly likely that other students both from your university and other universities will be participating in the programme across the same dates as you.Accommodation costs are covered by the programme funding. However, there are daily costs you should budget for, including food, drink, social events and transport.

It may be useful to refer to our blogs about budgeting in our various destinations, found here: https://pagodaprojects.com/cost-of-living

Use this link to find out the current daily exchange rates: https://www.xe.com/currency/gbp-british-pound/Our short-term internships (8-12 weeks) are unpaid; however, our short-term internship programmes are university-funded where the cost of Pagoda supporting you throughout the process and in-country, along with your accommodation is typically paid for on behalf of Pagoda participants.Fully comprehensive travel and medical insurance will be provided either by Pagoda or your University. This is subject to review depending on the latest government travel advice, but no student completing any Pagoda programme will be able to take part without the appropriate insurance.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE – 14TH MARCH 2022


Cardiff University – Skills Courses 2021/22

Pagoda are delighted to offer our 4 online skills courses to all Cardiff University students, for free!

This is a funded opportunity for you to complete Pagoda’s certified skills courses in your own time, to improve your skills.

Our courses are carefully designed to enhance all aspects of the working world to make you more employable: Intercultural Fluency, Digital Competency, Employability Skills & Workplace Basics.

Each course takes approx. 8 hours to complete, you can save your progress and work through them at your own pace. Upon completion of the courses, you will be awarded a certificate which can be displayed on your LinkedIn or downloaded as a PDF.

We are proud of our courses and know you will love them too!

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THE COURSES

What are the skills courses?

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’ current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.

The skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability and Digital Competency. We believe this framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace, preparing them with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team, tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed course.

Why are they important?

Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.

This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this would allow them to achieve both the first and second most important values when attaining employment. For non-placement learners, these courses may be integrated into course projects or their own self-development actions, allowing the learner to practice their new skills in real-time.

COURSE DETAILS

Estimated course completion time: 8 hours.
Don’t worry, you can save your progress and take your time.

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This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and society. There will be a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing the individual’s cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed their knowledge of intercultural communication and how they can improve management of these
  • Understand how to adapt this knowledge into the real working world through business-scenario case studies

This course aims to improve employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify their current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer their skills to different job specifications using personal examples to showcase these. The aim of this course is to build confidence when applying for the next career step as well as provide a broader set of skills and attributes to ensure success throughout their working life.

This course introduces the fundamentals of digital networking, digital marketing, and digital presentations skills. This course will introduce LinkedIn features and making the most of the LinkedIn profile, key differences and benefits between a variety of social media platforms, basic knowledge of SEO and SEM and techniques to improve public speaking skills in a digital context.

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Cardiff University – Online Internships 2022

Pagoda Projects are excited to offer our Remote Internships Programme for students from Cardiff University for summer 2022! 

 Our mission remains focussed on increasing cultural understanding, developing employability skills and helping our participants to gain valuable work experience.

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS

  • Browse over 500 remote internship listings and find your perfect position.
  • Chat with our experienced placement team, undertake interviews and secure your position.
  • Be paired with a cultural mentor from one of our amazing overseas destinations and provided the platform to discuss interesting topics selected by Pagoda.
  • Gain access to our weekly live virtual events all themed on improving skills, cultural understanding, and interesting insight to a variety of industries.
  • Complete the digitally delivered Pagoda Skills Courses focusing on improving your employability, cultural fluency and digital skills, to prepare you for the post-pandemic, remote working world!
  • Become part of the global network of students and graduates completing various Pagoda programs from around the world.
  • Dedicated check in service and staff on-hand at the touch of a button through the Pagoda Projects APP to assist you throughout the internship.
  • Enjoy all the benefits of being a Pagoda Alumni member with dedicated Linkedin / Facebook groups & know about Pagoda Job opportunities first!
  • FULLY FUNDED programme for eligible Cardiff students!

PROGRAMME DATES

Programme Dates:
Start Date: 4th July 2022
End Date: 26th August 2022

All the remote internships we’re offering for the summer are full time positions, Monday-Friday each week for the duration of the 8-week programme. Exact number of working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies to choose from and you choose what duration is best for you.

Due to an extensive event calendar being organised and along with the cultural mentor aspect of the programme, the programme dates are fixed.

Get in touch if you have any questions relating to the dates of the programme.

DEADLINE TO APPLY – 25th April 2022

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Look through our range of internships from around the world – you’ll find supervisors and companies which are truly innovative, able to provide remote support and guidance and want to ensure you have a great internship.

STEP 2

Go through our placement process with an experienced member of the team. You’ll be communicating directly with our host companies from around the world and undertake online interviews to secure your position as a remote intern.

STEP 3

You’ve confirmed your internship – congratulations! Start your on-boarding, training and gain access to your own personalised management account for your remote internship. Pagoda Projects will also grant you access to a range of online resources, be holding exclusive online events and ensuring our award-winning support is with you from day one of your remote internship.

INTERNSHIPS

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

EVENTS

DURING THE PROGRAMME WE WILL BE HOSTING LOTS OF EVENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS & GAIN EXPERIENCE

THE COURSES

What are the skills courses?

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of student and recent graduate’ current skillset with the fundamental elements needed to improve their ‘work readiness’ for a post-pandemic business world.

The skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability and Digital Competency. We believe this framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a global and ever-changing workplace, preparing them with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international work-group or team, tackle the job market with awareness, preparation and confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ once they enter the workplace.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is provided following each completed course.

Why are they important?

Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.

This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this would allow them to achieve both the first and second most important values when attaining employment. For non-placement learners, these courses may be integrated into course projects or their own self-development actions, allowing the learner to practice their new skills in real-time.

COURSE DETAILS

EXPAND A COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and society. There will be a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing the individual’s cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed their knowledge of intercultural communication and how they can improve management of these
  • Understand how to adapt this knowledge into the real working world through business-scenario case studies

This course aims to improve employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify their current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer their skills to different job specifications using personal examples to showcase these. The aim of this course is to build confidence when applying for the next career step as well as provide a broader set of skills and attributes to ensure success throughout their working life.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have an improved CV and understand how to tailor this to different applications
  • Have created a basic template for a cover letter linked to their skillset and examples which can later be adapted
  • Be more self-aware and understand the skills that need to be developed

This course introduces the fundamentals of digital networking, digital marketing, and digital presentations skills. This course will introduce LinkedIn features and making the most of the LinkedIn profile, key differences and benefits between a variety of social media platforms, basic knowledge of SEO and SEM and techniques to improve public speaking skills in a digital context.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and know how best to use this to their advantage
  • Have learned the digital marketing basics and will be aware of how to adapt content and SEO techniques to specific goals
  • Have mastered public speaking and digital presentations and will be aware of online resources that provide practice of these

This course is designed to equip all students and recent graduates with the basic skills needed when entering the workplace. There will be a large focus on understanding how to adapt from in-person to remote work in regards to productivity and time management, communication and the use of digital platforms. The course will also provide learners with the skills needed to identify their current skillset, recognise the skills they’re lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.

By completing this course, students will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, students will have achieved the following:

  • Have recognised the best methods of creating an organised and creative environment to manage tasks and time efficiently using CRM software, scheduling and other methods.
  • Have a clear understanding of how to communicate effectively within a professional team and have the basic skills to lead a digital meeting.
  • Have identified their strengths and gained an understanding of how to exercise these to the best standard, as well as weaknesses and the most effective actions to improve on these.

CULTURAL MENTORS

A UNIQUE WAY TO SHARE CULTURES

As part of the Remote Internship Programme interns will be partnered with a ‘Cultural Mentor’, who will help them to increase their intercultural awareness. This cultural exposure will not only assist the intern during their internship and collaborating with colleagues and external partners, but will also bridge barriers and connect students and graduates from all corners of the globe.

– Be paired with a Cultural Mentor based on common interests/areas of study to schedule one audio or video call each week.

– Provided with a theme (e.g. festivals/traditions, food music/arts etc.) to discuss and share knowledge and experiences in relation to home country culture

– Produce a weekly Cultural Blog sharing what they have learnt with inclusions of videos, pictures etc.

– Interact with the Cultural Mentor and Intern Community in online events and discussions

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DON’T FORGET TO APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE – 25th APRIL 2022


Placement Year

Paid Positions in Taiwan

6-12 MONTH PAID INTERNSHIPS & GRADUATE OPPORTUNITIES

Welcome to our ground-breaking full year paid placement programme in Taipei.

Alongside the minimum working hours required to accredit the placement, Pagoda Projects works to ensure placements fulfill academic requirements and workplace health & safety standards. You would be paid a monthly salary and receive unrivaled pre-departure and on-place support from Pagoda Project’s experienced team.

PROGRAMME DETAILS

CURRENCY APPROXIMATIONS

£2,900 GBP/ $5,500 NZD / $5,000 AUD / $4.500 CAD / $3,500 USD / $5,000 SGD

If travel insurance is required please add

ÂŁ900 GBP/ $1,700 NZD/ $1,500 AUD/ $1,400 CAD/ $1,100 USD/ $1,500 SGD

PROGRAMME TIMELINE

There’s no official deadline to apply by, with the programme running all year-round!

Our programmes start and finish any time of the year, just get in touch with your preference and we can build a the specific around your requirements.

The salary during the role in Taipei depends on the amount you’re able to negotiate with the host company, but a you’re always guaranteed the national minimum wage, which is approximately ÂŁ600 per month.

VISA ELIGIBILITY

Only a select number of countries have an agreement with Taiwan to offer the appropriate visa for our programme
and therefore we can only welcome applications from students & graduates who hold a passport from:

  • Australia 
  • Austria
  • Belgium 
  • Canada 
  • Czech Republic 
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary 
  • Ireland 
  • Luxembourg 
  • New Zealand
  • Slovakia 
  • South Korea
  • The Netherlands
  • United Kingdom

VIDEO REFERENCES

FAQs

Yes. As with all Pagoda Projects programmes, you will know exactly how much you will be paid, interview with the placement company and confirm your placement before committing to the programme. The salary for Taipei placements will easily cover living expenses (rent, food etc).This usually depends on the placement company – Most of our partner companies don’t require any Chinese language skills though.
As you will be living in Taipei for a while, we do encourage you to do some self learning of the basics though to help you settle in.

There is no set application deadline, however, places are limited and will be arranged on a first-come, first-served basis

For the Taipei programme you will be issued a working holiday visa. Pagoda Projects will guide you through the visa application process and help you register in Taipei. The cost of the visa application fee will be refunded upon programme completion.

Please note that the application fee refund does not include any other other costs associated with the visa application. Certain nationalities may be required to pay for health checks, criminal records/background checks, notorization costs, additional costs for expedited services or travel or postage required in order to successfully obtain a Taiwan Visa.

Pagoda Projects can not be held accountable for the outcome of your visa application nor can we cover any fees, visa application or otherwise, should your visa application be unsuccessful and you do not complete a programme with us. If you have any questions about acquiring a Working Holiday Visa please let us know.Yes, this is listed in the table above. The fee includes comprehensive support from Pagoda Projects throughout the placement, all visa fees, travel & health insurance plus much more!

Our Taipei placements are full time, so you will work roughly 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday
We are currently offering placements in the Business, Design, Education, Engineering, Finance, HR, Hospitality, IT, Law, Logistics, Marketing, Media, Sales and Translation sectors.
We’re continually adding new partner companies and looking to increase the diverse range of roles we offer, so look through the listings again in the near future if you feel none of the positions are suitable at this time.

THE DESTINATION

TAIPEI

Taipei is the capital city of Taiwan, located in the north of the island, only a short metro ride away from the beach. The city is home to around 3 million people and one of the tallest buildings in the world (Taipei 101). Free wifi throughout the city, one of the best transportation systems and amazing street food
 no wonder Taiwan wIns the top country in the world for best quality of life every year!

PLACEMENT POSITIONS

  • Company Sector

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Generation UK - China

Generation UK 2022

GENERATION UK

FUNDED ONLINE INTERNSHIP IN CHINA

Generation UK was launched by the British Council in 2013 to help young UK nationals increase their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects, and develop a global mind-set through study and work experience opportunities in China.

This programme offers 8-week online internship placements with companies based in China. By encouraging UK students to engage with China, Generation UK aims to bring young people from both countries closer together, increase mutual understanding, and pave the way to lasting links and partnerships between the UK and China.

The Generation UK internship programme (online) is supported by the Department for Education, the Scottish Government and the Welsh Government.

Note: There is no need to submit all the documents to begin your application. Simply fill in the details you have readily available and we’ll follow up to confirm that you meet the eligibility criteria.

Please note: this is an online internship programme and does not involve travel to China.

DEVELOP YOUR SECTOR, TIME & PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

GAIN INTERNATIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE WITHOUT LEAVING YOUR HOME

LEARN CROSS CULTURAL COMMUNICATION

PROGRAMME DETAILS | DATES | ELIGIBILITY | INTERNSHIPS | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

PROGRAMME DETAILS

An 8 week online internship (20 – 40 hours per week) in the sector of your choice in one of our host companies based in Mainland China.

Be paired with a cultural mentor from China to learn more about Chinese culture, history & language.

Weekly live virtual events all themed on improving skills, cultural understanding & employability.

Complete Pagoda’s online Skills Courses focusing on improving your employability, cultural fluency and digital skills, to prepare you for the working world!

Join our global network of students and graduates completing various Pagoda programmes from around the world.

Dedicated support at the touch of a button through the Pagoda Projects APP to assist you throughout the internship.

Enjoy all the benefits of being a Pagoda Alumni member with a dedicated Linkedin group & hear about job opportunities first!

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?

The online internships are fully funded. However, if you’re awarded a place on the programme, you will be required to provide a £50 deposit that’s fully refundable at the end of your programme.

PROGRAMME DATES

START & END DATES

Monday 5th September 2022 – Friday 28th October 2022

All the online internships are either part- or full-time positions, Monday-Friday. The exact number of working hours each week will differ slightly between the different host companies to choose from and you can choose the duration best for you.

Due to an extensive pre-organised event calendar and cultural mentor aspects of the programme, the start dates are fixed. Please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.

 

Applications are open again for students currently enrolled or recently graduated from a Scottish University ONLY.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 15th JULY 2022!

HOW IT WORKS

STEP 1

Submit your application below and register your interest

STEP 2

Pagoda will confirm programme details with you, request your supporting documents and assess your eligibility. These recommendations will be provided back to the British Council to decide who may receive funding.

STEP 3

Once approved, you’ll need to sign our booking form, pay the refundable deposit and we’ll introduce you to matching companies to consider for your internship.

PROGRAMME DETAILS | ELIGIBILITY | INTERNSHIPS | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR GENERATION UK FUNDING

❑  Be at least 18 years old

❑  Be currently enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student at a Scotland based university, or have graduated from one within the past two years

❑  Be a UK or EU passport holder if studying in Scotland

❑  Have achieved, or be on track to achieve, a 2:1 degree

❑  Meet our student finance eligibility criteria

❑  Not be in receipt of any other Generation UK funding

❑  Not previously undertaken a Generation UK internship, or taken part in a Generation UK scholarship programme

TICK ALL THE BOXES? APPLY NOW

PROGRAMME DETAILS | DATES | INTERNSHIPS | DIGITAL COMPONENTS | APPLY

INTERNSHIPS

  • Company Sector

  • Destination

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EVENTS

DURING THE PROGRAMME WE WILL BE HOSTING LOTS OF EVENTS TO IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS & GAIN EXPERIENCE

THE COURSES

What are the skills courses?

Pagoda Projects have developed a series of skills courses set to encourage the development of your skillsets with a focus on ‘work readiness’ in a post-pandemic business world.

The Skills series includes courses focusing on Intercultural Fluency, Employability, Digital Competency and Workplace Basics. This framework provides the learner with the agility needed for a globalised and ever-changing workplace, preparing you with the knowledge to communicate effectively within an international team, approach the job-market with confidence and have a strong understanding of the importance of ‘digital’ technologies.

As qualifications remain a vital measure of achievement, a certificate is awarded to you following each completed course.

Why are they important?

Based on the Universities UK – Higher Education in England: Provision, Skills and Graduates Survey, ‘for both graduates of all levels and subject areas, skills and competencies came first (82.4% reported this to be a formal or important requirement), followed by relevant work experience (66.7%)’ when asked what mattered most when entering the labour market and attaining a job. Similarly, 87% of employers listed attitudes and aptitudes for work more important than relevant work experience, degree result and degree subject when hiring a graduate.

This coherence between student and employer views supports our framework in being able to provide learners with accessible skills courses that can be integrated into professional internships; this will allow you to achieve the most important attributes considered by employers.

COURSE DETAILS

EXPAND A COURSE FOR MORE INFORMATION

This course is designed to provide an understanding of the importance of adaptability when dealing with intercultural communication in both the workplace and wider society. There is a focus on the foundations of intercultural understanding and developing cultural fluency, as well as various case studies focusing on Greater China, Mexico and Vietnam.

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

 

 

 

By the end of this course, you will have achieved the following:

  • Have created a written article examining the culture of a specific country
  • Have self-assessed your abilities of intercultural communication and identified areas of improvement
  • Understood how to adapt this knowledge into the working world through business-scenario case studies

This course improves employability skills through self-awareness, skills awareness and enhancing career readiness. This course will equip the individual with the tools to identify your current skillset, understand those that need developing and transfer your skills to different job specifications using personal examples to showcase these. The aim of this course is to build confidence when applying for the next career step as well as provide a broader set of skills and attributes to ensure success throughout your working life.

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

 

By the end of this course, you will have achieved the following:

  • Have an improved CV and understand how to tailor this to different applications
  • Have created a basic template for a cover letter linked to your skillset and examples which can later be adapted
  • Be more self-aware and understand skills that need to be developed

This course introduces the fundamentals of digital networking, digital marketing, and digital presentations skills. This course will introduce LinkedIn features and how to make the most of your LinkedIn profile, key differences and benefits between a variety of social media platforms, basic knowledge of SEO and SEM and techniques to improve public speaking skills in a digital context.

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, you will have achieved the following:

  • Have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile and know how best to use this to your advantage
  • Have learned the digital marketing basics and will be aware of how to adapt content and SEO techniques to specific goals
  • Have mastered public speaking and digital presentations and will be aware of online resources that provide practice of these

This course will equip you with the basic skills needed when entering the workplace. There will be a large focus on understanding how to adapt from in-person to remote work in regards to productivity and time management, communication and the use of digital platforms. The course will also provide you with the skills needed to identify your current skillset, recognise the skills you may be lacking, and provide actionable examples of how to improve these and meet employer’s demands.

By completing this course, you will be working towards the following key competencies:

By the end of this course, you will have achieved the following:

  • Have recognised the best methods of creating an organised and creative environment to manage tasks and time efficiently using CRM software, scheduling and other methods.
  • Have a clear understanding of how to communicate effectively within a professional team and have the basic skills to lead a digital meeting.
  • Have identified your strengths and gained an understanding of how to exercise these to the best standard, as well as weaknesses and the most effective actions to improve on these.

CULTURAL MENTORS

A UNIQUE WAY TO SHARE CULTURES

You will be partnered with a Cultural Mentor who will help you to increase your cultural awareness.

  • You’ll schedule one audio or video call each week and exchange common interests and areas of study.
  • Pagoda will provide you with a theme (e.g. festivals/traditions, food, music/arts etc.) to discuss knowledge and experiences in relation to the home country culture.

FUNDING APPLICATION

Applications for the Pagoda Projects Generation UK are now open.

Not sure about a certain aspect of taking part or the programme? Check out our FAQs page for lots more details!

For any other questions related to Generation UK funded programmes or the application process, please contact us by email or by phone.

DON’T FORGET TO APPLY BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF 15th OF JULY 2022

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Cardiff University funded participants in Qingdao

Andriy’s International Business Internship in Qingdao

Name: Andriy Zapotichny
Nationality: British
Destination: Qingdao
Accommodation: Apartment
Programme details: 6 week University funded internship
University: Cardiff University
Year: 2018

Andriy recently completed a 6 week International Business internship programme in Qingdao.

“It’s not being able to come here and someone telling you what to do, it’s your own ambition and what you want to learn. So if you come into this with the mindset of ‘Yes, I want to bring something back’, this is definitely the experience for you.” 

This internship programme was funded by Cardiff University, and organised through InternChina. Not only do InternChina find participants internships, but we also offer a support system in the city of your internship and organise participant activities, trips and dinners – including trips to Beijing and Shanghai this summer which included participants from each of our destinations!

“Qingdao has exceeded my expectations. I came into this country with all my friends and family telling me that China is completely different to what I’ve seen myself. Qingdao is filled with wonders of the world, it has a tall mountain called Laoshan, temples and beaches as well, which I didn’t anticipate”  

If you’re interested in working abroad and dicovering a new culture, why not APPLY NOW?

Mumbi in Qingdao, China. Internship Reference Video 2017

Name: Mumbi Mulenga
Nationality: British
Destination: Qingdao
Accommodation: Apartment
Programme details: 6 weeks, Cardiff University Funded Internship Programme
University: Cardiff University
Year: 2019

Mumbi completed a 6 week journalism internship in Qingdao, where she noticed some cultural differences.

“In terms of the culture, I’ll take back the community spirit and leave behind the individualistic spirit that I came with from the UK, because everything here is done as a community.”

At InternChina, we say we offer “more than just an internship”. We aim to provide our participants with an all-rounder, life-changing experience!

“I didn’t just gain skills in the internship, I gained everyday skills and life lessons and I also learned so much about Qingdao just from working here”

If you would like to immerse yourself in a new culture and gain invaluable professional and life experience, why not APPLY NOW?

Jess’s internship in Zhuhai – InternChina

Name: Jessica Rafter
Nationality: British
Destination: Zhuhai
Accommodation: Apartment
Programme details: 6 weeks, Cardiff University Funded Internship Programme
University: Cardiff University
Year: 2016

Jess spent 6 weeks interning for an Engineering company in Zhuhai.

“It was a lot more hands on than I thought it’d be and I’ve been given a lot of responsibility.”

InternChina not only helps interns with their internships, but also the lifestyle side of living in China, so that participants can truly enjoy the real China.

“I didn’t really realise they’d [InternChina] be so hands on when we’ve been there. So it’s been a great network to have other people in the same shoes as you.”

If you’re interested in finding an internship in China and seeing what China is really like, why not APPLY NOW?

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