7 Ways How My Internship In Asia Kickstarted My Career
By Daniele Cosentino on May 23, 2017
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I still remember my last summer break like it was just yesterday!
The memories of my internship in Asia that I undertook the previous summer are still vivid and fresh in my mind.
When I signed up for a marketing international internship in Thailand last summer via Asia Internship Program, I knew it would be something special but I didn't anticipate it to be such a transformative experience.
But now I see it; the way my career in marketing has taken off after my internship Asia.
I feel like applauding myself for making the right career decision back then.
International internship in Thailand helped me in several ways in putting my career wheels into motion, in addition to being instrumental in getting me my first fantastic job in marketing.
Here I'm sharing the most important of them.
1. Learned Key Marketing Functions
International Thailand internship seemed to me like a school of teaching in its own right, but a fun one at that!
The internship took me to the core of marketing, teaching me its various key functions.
Some of the most interesting marketing concepts that I learned about deeply during my internship in Asia were market planning, research and analysis, product pricing management, product designing and development, consumer interests, etc.
These were my favorite marketing subjects in college too and I was more than thrilled to understand their practical implementations.
2. Showed the Difference Between Theory and Practice
Reading about marketing in books is one thing, but actually watching marketing being done in practice is another thing altogether.
There are many layers to the theory that we read in the marketing books in our curriculum.
Different variables, contexts, and situations affect the marketing processes that take place in real life, my internship in Asia clearly showed me that and even prepared me for it.
As I now navigate through my first job, I'm finding this learning from my internship in Asia to be very useful in the course. I can customise strategies, predict the outcomes and risks, and plan for contingencies.
3. Provided Various Training Sessions and Seminars
Any typical international internship in Thailand is targeted to offer a complete learning environment for the participants.