Pico De LucchiBusiness Intern | Shanghai
I am the kind of person who is always extremely skeptical of testimonials especially when they are filled with praise. I always condemn those to be exaggerated at best. I must admit the irony now as I can only praise my Connect-123 experience. I was connected to a handful of very interesting local consulting firms, all of them fitting the exact requirements I demanded without any slips. I don’t know about your job hunting past but I have always had to deal with compromises and complications, therefore it was very quick and refreshing.
Finding the right internship is obviously of the utmost priority, however I have found Connect-123 to really excel beyond the simple job brokering. Lea and Jimmy, the global and shanghai program coordinators together have stitched together all important aspects about my stay in the city, from the pickup from the airport, finding an appartment, deal with local communication and even make face to face introduction with my internship company.
Jimmy ever since the first day has been more than just a coordinator but a good friend. On the first night I arrived he introduced me to local dining and even went to discover the crazy shanghai nightlife. We meet almost every week with the other interns and go do something fun ranging from Chinese speciality dinners to all out partying or even weekend trips to neighboring towns and mountains. I have gained so many good friends through these activities.
Even now that my official time is over I still hang out with Jimmy and a few of my fellow connect intern friends and also keep in touch with Lea for interesting opportunities coming up in shanghai.
All in all you gain a couple of guardian friends that you can depend on and you can be sure that will help you out without hesitation way beyond the official business side. These people really care, all you have to do is let them.
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