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PolyU’s International Internship Programme - Qingdao, Summer 2009 Programme Features ‘ Preferred Graduate’ Development Programme (PGDP) is a summer internship programme organized by the Careers & Placement Services Section of PolyU’s Student Affairs Office.

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programme features
Programme Features
  • ‘Preferred Graduate’ Development Programme (PGDP) is a summer internship programme organized by the Careers & Placement Services Section of PolyU’s Student Affairs Office.
  • Students taking the role as “Consulting Trainee” during the internship
  • A consulting team grouped by 4 to 6 students (International and Hong Kong students)
  • Period: 1-30 June, 2009
  • City: Qingdao, China
intended learning outcomes
Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the internship, students are expected to have:

  • Gained insights about business environment in China
  • Gained exposure to Chinese corporate culture and practical experience of working in large corporations
  • Applied knowledge and skills gained in university to deal with business problems or challenges, and through which, generated new ideas, conducted some focused research and analysis, practised problem-solving, interpersonnel and professional communication skills, and developed presentation and report etc.
quick fact about qingdao

Qingdao

Quick Fact about Qingdao
  • Qingdao is located on the south facing coast of the Shandong Peninsula.
  • Host of the sailing events for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
  • Language: Mandarin and English
quick fact about qingdao5
Quick Fact about Qingdao
  • Qingdao is now a manufacturing centre
  • A major seaport, naval base, and industrial center. It is also the site of the Tsingtao Brewery.
  • A combination of Chinese- German style buildings are well preserved in the city centre

 Beer Festival in Qingdao

comments from interns of summer 2008
Comments from interns of summer 2008

About the work

“I found the whole experience very worthwhile. The company gave me an overview of most key areas and a good idea about China investment market. I had worked with the PolyU students for a presentation about the differences between UK and Chinese investments, which I gained much insights. “

“So many enjoyable experiences as I’m sure you can imagine! I will highly recommend students to join the internship in China!”

Natalie PARKER

From University of Manchester, UK

Internship at Nanjing in 2008

comments from interns of summer 20087
Comments from interns of summer 2008

“I was interested in Chinese culture and the internship had given me the opportunity to explore China and observe the practice of the architecture work which will be relevant towards my studies.”

Adam Brown

From University of Manchester, UK

Internship at Xian 2008

polyu s international internship programme qingdao summer 2009 programme details and arrangement
PolyU’s International Internship Programme

- Qingdao, Summer 2009

Programme details and arrangement

what s special
What’s special?

A sparkling combination

  • Students will form in groups of 4-6 from different disciplines and nationalities.
  • Each student can contribute his/her strengths and skills to the project.
  • Together all will develop teamwork, problem-solving skills, cultural awareness, interpersonal effectiveness …
what s special10
What’s special?

Topics of the consulting projects

You may explore the company business in areas such as:

  • Examples of projects:
  • How to increase the market share by identifying purchase behaviour and patterns of current and potential customers?
  • How to reduce costings and improve efficiency through a review of company operation and structure?

Benchmarking

Marketing

Strategy

Finance

Competitive

Analysis

Business

Operations

Logistics

Database

management

Customer

behaviour

what s special11
What’s special?

A boundless experience

  • Students will be exposed to the various departments to have a comprehensive understanding regarding the organization structure, work flow, business development etc., giving them a brand new and vivid experience.
project implementation

Project Implementation

Opening Ceremony / First meeting with employers

Student

Selection

Process

Project Implementation

Under the

mentor’s*

instruction

Students will be assigned

to different projects.

One project will be

handled by a group of 4-5.

Final

Presentation

(PPT+Report)

CompanyOrientation /

Overview of the industry

Weekly report

*all projects will be guided by a coach/supervisor/facilitator from the company

First week In Qingdao 2nd - 4th week Final week

arrangement of support
Arrangement of Support

(1) Allowance and Remuneration

  • As the internship is considered a training opportunity, most employers will not be providing any allowance and remuneration.

(2) Housing and Meals

  • Students live in double rooms at an on-campus guest house or downtown service apartment. Each room is air-conditioned and has a telephone and television. No kitchen facilities are available. (Arrangement will be made by PolyU)
  • If students choose to arrange the housing by themselves, please inform us by 30th April.
  • Students may have their meals at the on-campus cafeteria (if available) or at local restaurants.
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Arrangement of Support

(3) Estimated Expenses

  • Depending on your personal spending habits, you may spend more or less than what is listed below.

*You may opt to follow the guided tour visits/cultural activities during weekend

(4) Visa

  • PolyU will provide all the necessary documents for assisting you to apply for the entry visa into China
requirement
Requirement
  • Interested about Chinese culture
  • Want to explore more about the business operation in China
  • Proficient in English
  • Computer literate
contact
Contact

Careers and Placement Services Section

Student Affairs Office

ST314, 3/F, Core S,

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Hung Hom, Hong Kong

Telephone no.: (852) 2766 6800

Website:

www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/pgdp/Qingdao.htm

Download Application Form:

www.polyu.edu.hk/sao/pgdp/appform_QD.doc

Email:sapgdp@inet.polyu.edu.hk