There were also many internship opportunities one in Belgium working as a

There were also many internship opportunities one in

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There were also many internship opportunities one in Belgium working as a Junior Assistant Brand Manager. As a student it is key to look for challenging opportunities and an internship abroad is perfect to build your resume. Some of the requirements that caught my attention for the Junior Assistant Brand Manager Internship position as stated in the P&G website were: “Top talent (with university degree) coupled with Brand Management interest/passion, short work experience, internships and studies abroad are considered as a plus, good command of the English language and good knowledge of the language(s) of the country of interest” (P&G). Interestingly, the requirements are globally oriented. P&G requests talent to know the English language and also have a knowledge of other languages, especially of
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the country one is interested in applying. Work experience is important but even more if it is abroad and commonly as any other job in a large corporation they require a bachelor’s degree. One cannot talk about globalization without including doing business in China. The virtual trip to China was a great simulator of how to do business in this rich cultural country where traditions, respect, and values are important. The simulator helps in understanding the Chinese culture. One cannot try to do business there without doing research of their traditions since actions can be misunderstood and disrespectful, ruining the whole business experience. China manages business differently than western countries. The introduction of the negotiating parties is in hierarchy order and in the Chinese culture people introduce themselves by first their sur name and then personal name. The Today Translations website states, “People in China usually enter the meeting room in hierarchical order. So be careful - they will assume that the first of you walking in the room is the head of the delegation!”(Today Translations). Even the order in which a group enters the negotiating room is relevant. The International Business Times in states in their article “How To Do Business In China: A Guide For Entrepreneurs And Investors” that, “In China most business gets done over drinks in social settings, as opposed to in America, where it often goes done in the boardroom or on the golf course. And decisions are more often made informally during conversations rather than on paper” (International Business Times). It is fascinating how the cultural difference can affect the way we do business. Personally, managing negotiations over social events and drinks are more entertaining.
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