A day in my Shanghai intern life always begins the same, but always ends differently. Once 7 a.m. rolls around, I am up and preparing for my day. (Well, theoretically...

china transportWorking at my company in China has been an eye opening experience to say the least. Working in the luxury goods industry is a unique field in which I never would have thought I would experience. Dealing with exclusive products and high net worth individuals is an invaluable learning experience, which I will take with me to my next chapter in life. The individuals in which I work with are very intelligent and successful people. They provide unique insights and alternatives to difficult situations. Although the workplace is an serious environment, my colleagues also like to have a good time. We frequent dinner specials and happy hours as a group, getting a better understanding of each other along the way.

Being a confident individual, I was tremendously more excited than nervous for my adventure to Shanghai. After restlessly arriving to the Pudong International airport, our group and I were greeted...

housing in chinaBeing a confident individual, I was tremendously more excited than nervous for my adventure to Shanghai. After restlessly arriving to the Pudong International airport, our group and I were greeted by a member of the Absolute Internship team. From that moment, I knew that my experience would be extremely well accommodated. After arriving to the hotel, I was thoroughly impressed by the living conditions that we were afforded. I could not be happier to have my own bedroom, bathroom, and balcony, eighteen floors above a beautiful city setting. After a fabulous traditional style Chinese meal with our group, my roommate August and I were so eager to explore Shanghai, that we took a cab to a nearby bar. The taxi experience was as unique as the city. It was my first time interacting with a Chinese-speaking individual, so using hand gestures to describe where we wanted to go was crucial. The following morning at orientation, I got to know the rest of the Absolute Internship team, and gained some basic knowledge about Shanghai and the Chinese culture.

First off, for future interns who may read this, I am by no means the all-knowing god. I, too, am still learning about Chinese culture, the workplace, and professionalism. 6...

Whether it be a speech from an experienced professional, a trip to another Chinese city, or a happy hour with the group after a hard day at work, Absolute Internship...

While working in Shanghai, I have encountered many experiences that have been different than the culture I am used to in the United States. Some of these experiences are acts...

Working for a cigar and whisky company is a blast! My company specializes in providing luxury products and services to high net worth individuals. As a marketing intern, my current...