25 Dec I can’t wait to begin the next chapter of my career
My Absolute Internship is now less than one week away and I already can’t wait to get over to Hong Kong. From January to March, I will be undertaking my finance internship in one of the fastest growing and leading financial centres. Characterised by its highly developed free capitalist market, high growth rate and rapid development, Hong Kong is an important centre for international finance and trade. Moving to a new country to work does bring its own inherent hesitations and fears however; immersing myself in new cultures and new cities has always fascinated me and lead to great experiences and meeting new people.
I sought an internship through my University to go to Hong Kong to increase my exposure to China and gain transactional experience in finance. My duties will involve researching insurance and investment industry compliance requirements as well as investigating mutual funds fact sheets, charts and the portfolio mixes. Despite not having the started the internship, the Director has already given me real work to complete before I begin the internship, which I am excited to get a start on. Already I have been tasked to write up a 2014 market outlook as well as research the regulations to know more about the insurance and investment industry rules in Hong Kong. One of the things that really attracted me to the Absolute Internship was the promise of being given real work to do which will be appreciated and adds value to the firm. Already the internship is living up to that expectation.
Getting to this stage though has already required a lot of work and assistance from the team at Absolute Internship. From organizing a working visa to arranging the accommodation, the team has been very helpful. The pre-departure booklet we received contains everything I need to know and do to prepare myself for life abroad for 8 weeks. I can’t wait to arrive in Hong Kong and begin the next chapter of my career.