Next Step Connections Participant Reviews
I had 2 amazing months
Submitted by Aspa L. - University of Ioannina | March 16, 2018
An internship in China sounds challenging. I chose Next Step because they seemed very professional in order to help me arrange everything.At the end of my internship I think I took the right decision. NSC organised everything perfect. I had 2 amazing months in Shanghai.
I don't want to leave
Submitted by B. How - University of Tasmania (UTAS) | March 16, 2018
As finding work or internships in Australia is hard due to fierce competition, I decided to take the first step in differentiating myself from the crowds of students also trying to get a foot in the industry. After some searching I decided Next Step Connections could help me do this while I also gained further knowledge in a different cultural sector of my chosen field. What a great choice this was, Next Step Connections made my 3 months in China so much easier than it would have been otherwise. They helped me transition into a culture I otherwise had no idea about, including helping with Language Lessons, getting around, small culture issues etc. During my stay in China I've certainly realized that it's a world apart from home. Although the stay here has been challenging, not just in work but in relocating to such a strange area it has been equally as stimulating. Learning the culture and understanding more why things are done is a great experience, some of the sights here have to be seen for yourself to gain the awe and amazement that they deserve and nothing quite beats nearing the end of your trip and firing away a small sentence to a local Chinese street vendor in Mandarin. It's about at this point that you realize you are now almost a local and don't want to leave.
Submitted by Anna H. - University of Dundee | March 16, 2018
Both Lorena and Olivia was fantastic, taking us out for dinner/yum cha/brunch... sight seeing, dnt forget our fun night out at Ocean Park and Aberdeen to see the floating boat ;-) Despite coming to HK so many times, I always get lost but because of them I know my way around HK much much more, as well as being introduced to alot of yummy places they have taken us to eat ;-) * Lorena made me feel so welcome meeting me up for coffee to give me my welcome pack and taking me to the host company, which I was so scared. I would definitely recommend NSC to my friends, to come and enjoy the fantastic experience that I had over here. I had seen so much, learnt so much as well as having meet so many nice and wonderful people So get over here !!
I gained valuable working experience
Submitted by Tiffany W. - Wayne State University | March 15, 2018
An internship from Next Step is something anyone looking for hands-on, international experience should consider. I never would have been able to find a position at Li & Fung, the largest sourcing company in the world on my own. I gained valuable working experience and had the pleasure of living in one of the most exciting places in the world. My 3 months in Hong Kong at Li & Fung was a huge stepping stone towards my career.
Exactly what I was looking for
Submitted by Curtis B. - Marlboro College Graduate School | March 15, 2018
Next Step was exactly what I was looking for in an internship placement program. For a very reasonable price, I was able to stay in the heart of Hong Kong and intern at a top-notch primary school and build my resume with hands on experience. The program also sponsored cultural and recreational activities for me to meet the other interns and see some of the big sites of Hong Kong, but gave me plenty of my own down time to do some exploring on my own locally and in nearby countries, and take up Cantonese lessons on the side.
Submitted by N.Paga - Enderun Colleges | March 15, 2018
24/7 service, no doubt! I keep bugging Lisa and Jacky every time I end up not knowing something and they try to answer as soon as they can. They're very caring and hospitable! I definitely learned a lot from my internship at Tory Burch; I say it a lot but I'm gonna say it again. It feels like I took a three month course in textile, which is really good.Beyond expectations, because I didn't really expect them to have me taught by different departments because I know how busy they are. I appreciate everyone's effort, they've shared their knowledge which I definitely learned something from.
A summer in Bangkok
Submitted by Paola Jimenez - The University of Texas at Austin | July 24, 2017
Being in Thailand this summer was definitely a life changing experience. It was quite difficult getting adjusted at the beginning but NSC staff helped me and my mates in easing the process. We received useful advice and they responded quickly to resolving our issues. I would recommend doing an internship through NSC because they won't leave you alone in the process. It was also wonderful that we had several activities planned that I really enjoyed, activities that alone would not have been the same because NSC guided us since they know Thailand better than any of us foreigners did. Overall great team and I promise you won't regret it.
Submitted by Mario De Landro - City University | December 13, 2016
NSC was great help in letting me find an internship. They provided constant support and were always prompt in replying to any queries i had, whether it was for visa requirements, about the industry or just about life in Hong Kong
They made the whole process as smooth as possible. I would definitely recommend NSC if your looking for an internship in Asia as they have great contacts and are very professional.
Hong Kong has been such a wonderful experience
Submitted by Eka Gunawan Rudyanto - - | December 07, 2016
My 3 months Hong Kong internship has exceeded my expectations. Being the key getaway to one of the world's largest economy, Hong Kong serves as a main platform where various international firms establish their presence into China and Asia. Because of this reason Hong Kong offers a major opportunity to gain practical business experience and a good start point to a bright career. Aside of the challenging and competitive business environment, Hong Kong diversity in culture is another aspect that makes this city the ultimate internship destination. Like many expats from every part of the world, I am amazed with the fusion of Chinese tradition and modern western influence that has resulted into an interesting culture in itself. In this vibrant city that is indulged with diversity, I never ran out of exciting things to discover. Next Step Connection (NSC) local support in Hong Kong have provided me with more than the needed service to adapt in this new strange city. They are always available and ready to assist whenever necessary.
Most of all through this experience, i have gained a strong bond friendship with the NSC team.
More than an internship
Submitted by JC - University of California | November 30, 2016
I decided to go with NSC because their staff provided me with support and advice unmatchable to competitors. I selected the comprehensive program that included housing, transportation, and 24/7 local support team. From the beginning of the process till the end, I was able to count on NSC from CV advice, interview prep, getting around the city, cultural learning, and most of all having the peace of mind that I have a team of caring and knowledgable staff just a phone call away. I interned at a finch company where I learn both practical and personal skills. My experience in Hong Kong was life changing to say the lease. THANK YOU NSC!