During the summer of 2016 Sagar had the opportunity to travel, experience Chinese culture and undertake an internship with the Generation UK – China programme.
I’d just passed my second year of university when I received the email I’d been waiting for; I was accepted onto the Generation UK – China Internship programme.
The programme was in two parts; a language course and an internship. I was placed in a beautiful city called Zhuhai.
The thought of moving away from home for two months was daunting at first; however I met some awesome people from all around the world who made the experience much easier. They are now friends that I keep in contact with on a regular basis.
Learning mandarin for the first month was challenging, but I’m grateful for the way in which this helped me to become more determined, persistent and open-minded.
Living and working in Zhuhai had its difficulties. I had to step out of my comfort zone and be a little more adventurous than I normally am but I believe this experience has helped me both on a personal and professional level.
I did a one-month marketing internship in a global sourcing firm and I found I was able to apply elements from my university course into the business practice, which was a rewarding experience.
Through my internship I developed an interest in a field I’ve not given much thought to before, opening my mind up to new possibilities.