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Elite Scholars of China

Educational Consultant Intern

June - August 2019 • Beijing, People's Republic of China

What I liked

- Great company culture: I loved working with bright and passionate point persons on various projects, hearing about their experiences/interests/why they were at ESC, and learning from them. - Meaningful student work: ESC students are incredibly talented and wonderful to work with. I liked how each student I worked with challenged me in a different way (I helped some on independent projects, gave insider perspective as to U.S. colleges, and encouraged interest development through critical thinking), and I could feel the impact my sessions with them had.

What I wish was different

- I wish I had had fewer overtime hours. Student schedules in the summer require flexibility for meetings, but even though I had some extra hours I enjoyed the work I was doing. - I found some of my most enjoyable projects turned out to be ones that came up later or ones that people thought I would be good fit to work on, so I wish I had been more proactive in the first month about hopping on projects that looked interesting in addition to the ones I was already working on.

Advice

- Don't be afraid to interact with the full-time employees both inside and outside the office! They're all really friendly, fun to talk to, and have lots of wisdom to offer!
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Education consultant intern

June - August 2019 • Beijing, People's Republic of China

What I liked

Amazing company culture-- everyone was open and friendly, and there was no strict hierarchy. Employees are given space to arrange their own schedules, lots of flexibility.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been quicker to take advantage of the flexibility this company offered and been more proactive in seeking out/proposing projects I wanted to work on from the beginning.

Advice

Don't be afraid to communicate your needs or propose ideas!
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Educational Consultant Intern

July - August 2018 • Beijing, China

What I liked

I liked the variety of the work, the amount of responsibility I was given, and the control that I had over my own schedule and the projects that I was working on.

What I wish was different

I wish that the air conditioning wasn't broken so often!

Advice

I would advise future summer consultants at ESC to be proactive about creating and executing their own projects. Each employee has a unique perspective, and ESC is very open to self-designed projects, project proposals from interns, etc. If you have an idea, don't hesitate to voice it!
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