International Finance/ Business Summer Internship 2019 London, UK and Sydney & Melbourne, Australia

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International Finance/ Business Summer Internship 2019
London, UK and Sydney & Melbourne, Australia

All internships are designed to improve your business skills.

In all of our internships, you will be assigned mainly business-related tasks, such as accounting and marketing, instead of administrative tasks. We will draft a training plan with specific learning objectives. You will have the chance to learn practical analytical tools such as VBA, Macros & Excel functions and professional software like Google Analytics & QuickBooks. Moreover, you will be supervised by experienced managers or executives who can mentor you.

Benefits of Our International Internship program:
1. Enhanced business skills and international exposure.
2. We will match you with a firm that will best suit you to reach your future career goals.
3. Make lifelong friends with other interns.
4. Sharpen your English proficiency.
5. A strong reference letter and significantly improved CV.

Highlights
  • Finance
  • FinTech
  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Web Development

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Reviews

88%
based on 13 reviews
  • Growth 8.8
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 8.1
  • Safety 9
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Kat
10/10

Very Nice Experience and Global Exposure

I had a memorable experience in such a great programme. Interning in an overseas firm provides me international exposure with understanding of local culture. The working environment is great, plus you can explore the city and even travel abroad near the country in weekends. Especially you can meet a group of like minded friends, which made the journey more memorable. A great point to note is the organizer are very helpful and we really enjoyed the journey.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Grace
10/10

Unforgettable Trip:)

It is my first time to work overseas! It is so unforgettable to work with different cultural background colleagues. Throughout the 4 weeks internship, I got a lot of chances to speak English with them which was an unique experience for me. Compared with internships in Hong Kong, I think that it was more interesting and inspiring to work in London because most of the colleagues were really willing to teach me and let me try different things. In weekend, we could visit attractions in London. I really enjoy this trip!

How can this program be improved?
More gatherings for interns!
Yes, I recommend this program
Tiffany
9/10

Meaningful Journey

The Winter Internship Program was a meaningful journey to me in 2017. Apart from meeting new friends, I have equipped myself with different skills and knowledge. At that time, I worked in an accounting firm. My supervisor is really nice and friendly. He has thought me how to use different accounting software for bookkeeping. The trip was fruitful and unforgettable for me. I will definitely recommend my friends to join it.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Tung Lam
10/10

Incredible experience

It is my first time to embark a journey on my own, to a new city that I have never been, to a new living environment that I have never experienced, to an overseas company to start as a financial analyst that I have never tried. All these “never” which I can far imagine compiled what I have experienced throughout this six weeks internship in Blocks Wearables Limited in Imperial College London. On the second date of my departure in London, I had already been invited by my supervisor and line manager to meet and discuss what I am going to do in the coming 6 weeks. I felt very thankful as they cared about my job duties even as a 6-week intern, but at the same time I also worried my performance is not capable to meet their expectation, especially I was told to modify the financial model of the company and help to extend the model for the B2C & B2B market.

I had found a stressful moment in the entire internship as the concepts and complexity were far out of I had imagined before the internship started. I had a hard time during my internship as I was required to understand a very complicated financial model without very solid financial modeling skills and concepts. Even worse, I had to amend the financial model and build up some assumption and reference on my own. Luckily, I understood the financial model at last by breaking them into pieces to digest, googling and not to mention the supervision from my line manager in the finance department.

At last, I insisted, I stayed calm and I went through it with my persistence, learning agility and the incredible supervision from my line manager and supervisor. I was able to meet all the deadline and finish all the work that my supervisor gives me under the timeline that they have set before the internship starts. I sincerely enjoyed the fruition that came to the end at last and I gained a lot, grew a lot throughout the overseas internship.

After this journey on my own, I understand myself far more than I suppose to know myself. I originally think I am an extrovert with an out-going personality, but I notice my introvert side throughout this journey. I prefer to stay in the comfort zone in somewhere that I am not used to be. I am not as out-going and talkative as I think, all of these aforementioned personalities only apply in Hong Kong and in somewhere that I am used to be. Therefore, I did not speak much during the internship and I could not assimilate the team in perfection. Besides, I thought I would not miss Hong Kong and my family much during the internship as I felt I was independent, but turned out I miss my family, friends and Hong Kong so much that I almost cried. Families and friends are my core values, which exceeds academic and career, but no deny I want to have them all. After this trip, I do not think I can perform a job which requires me to leave Hong Kong for such a long period of time as I think I cannot sustain it. I prefer to work and stay local with families and friends instead.

This journey also contributes a lot to my career in the future. I am glad that I am interested to pursue a career in the finance industry. As I find it more challenging and practical compared to other industry. Besides, the salary pay in the finance industry is a lot higher than other industry, not to mention those investment banking. Thus, I think working in the finance industry might be a good option for me.

How can this program be improved?
The program can be improved by providing more company choices, especially in large corporates.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Rachel
9/10

An Unforgettable Journey

Wishing to step out of my comfort zone, in the previous winter semester break, I went to London for an oversea internship placement and was pleasantly surprised by how much I gained personally from this experience. The company that I worked for is called TradeX Capital Limited, it is a consultancy company specialised in financial services. After working for a month, I have grown to be more independent and thoughtful. My supervisor and his team were extremely welcoming, they gave me opportunities to participate in different tasks and company events and taught me the ground realities of the property and financial industry. Apart from drafting documents and working on agreements, I have also gained lots of inspirations by attending the investment presentations, in which entrepreneurs presented their business ideas, hoping to raise capital for their companies. Finishing this internship, I am walking away with many new skills and knowledge that will help me in my future career. I ended up learning a lot more than I thought I would be able to in the time span, and so many things that went far beyond the theoretical knowledge I gained in university. The tasks I performed during my internship allowed me to apply my university learning in a real-world environment and I managed to develop my interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest changing the afternoon tea to dinner.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Vincent
9/10

Vincent Leung

I have joined the Winter internship in London. I worked in a company called Key Business Consultants as an Accounting Intern. I found it quite interesting as this is my first overseas job and the working style is a bit different. This program allows me to enjoy the winter holiday and also work at the same time. I have explored a lot more British culture, like the afternoon tea and also the New Year parade.

How can this program be improved?
No
Yes, I recommend this program
Hui Yin Clement
9/10

Worth the experience

The London Winter Internship 2018 organized by HKCareers had definitely enriched my experience. I was assigned to a property management firm as a marketing operations and business development intern. Throughout the month I was engaged in tasks like preparing financial statements for landlords and tenants, conducting market research on HK property market to estimate the company's expansion potential, and make presentations on our findings. I was “forced” to leave the “amateur” comfort zone and become semi-professional by learning quickly and picking up stuff, such as learning how to make a competitor analysis using SWOT and creating a perceptual map using Excel. It was a little tough but that's what you would experience in a fast-paced industry, right?

Overall, I learnt a lot from the internship and the programme is worth recommending to my friends.

How can this program be improved?
Weekend activities should be organized lol, honestly. But it's no big deal as we can organize ours by ourselvesas well.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Wing Man Michelle
9/10

Fruitful Experience

I applied for an UK internship under the marketing field and was assigned to work at a digital marketing agency. The experience was up to my expectations.

Firstly, my supervisors as well as my collegues have given me numerous opportunities in trying out different tasks and guided me along the way. Within the 1 month internship, skills I gained includes: SEO, PPC, Adwords Research, Content Marketing and CMS etc. My daily tasks included blog writing and meta data / meta description writing, the sense of succes upon seeing the materials being published onto our clients' websites has been the happiest part of my job.

To add on, I would recommend this program to my friends as I think that the program has been well organized. The accomodation was prepared at Notting Hill, a convenient location that is close to the city center. Without doubt, the security level of the region is high. Moreover, staff from the organizers interview the program participants regularly and evaluate with the company representatives to continuously ensure that the interns are doing well at the company and are gaining relevant working experiences instead of carrying out low value adding tasks like photocopying and coffee making.

All in all, with the highly practical skills that I gained from this internship, I would conclude my winter internship at the UK as a very fruitful journey.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Clare
7/10

Great experience

I have joined the Winter internship in London. I worked in a company called Key Business Consultants as an Accounting Intern. I found it quite interesting as this is my first overseas job and the working style is a bit different. This program allows me to enjoy the winter holiday and also work at the same time. I have explored a lot more British culture, like the afternoon tea and also the New Year parade.

How can this program be improved?
If there weren't a lot more interns in my company, they would have paid more attention on me.
But the program is generally fab!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Hin Nok
9/10

A great insight

Working in a consultancy firm, I learned a lot about private equity, funds, family offices and many more about the financial sector. The colleagues were all very nice and helpful to me throughout the whole internship, which helped me settle in. Besides learning a lot, I also gained a lot of insight as to what the business world is like, preparing me for my future career. Furthermore, I was able to meet more people and connect with more individuals, which helps my future as well. For future participants, I would suggest you to be brave, speak out more and have a good time.

How can this program be improved?
I would suggest changing the afternoon tea to dinner like burger and lobster or having a steak together. Same price but we would enjoy it more.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sandy
8/10

Valuable Internship Experience

Valuable Internship experience in London, I placed to property management company. HKCareers provided a very professional matching and helped me to get my working visa. Nice supervisor, she is willing to teach me! Nice job of i can join different client meetings to broaden my horizons! Nice experience of living in London, an international city. We can meet different people from anywhere. It's a wonderful experience and I will definitely recommend it to my friends.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Priscilla
9/10

London Internship, Summer 2017

It’s been difficult as a photographer to get accustomed to traveling around the London area. I have a lot of shoots that are all over the city so I really have to learn the routes and get used to traveling all over London. A highlight of my internship has actually been coupled with one of the struggles. So getting to know London’s geography and the whole layout of the city has been a great experience to sort of learn what it’s like. And I’ve gotten to see some really great destinations. Great parks, great properties, great businesses and it’s been a really great experience to see the layout of London.

How can this program be improved?
The program is great. It would be even better if students are provided with single room instead of twin.
Yes, I recommend this program
Brian
7/10

A Memorable Summer Journey in London

You will be able to meet different people with diverse backgrounds at the accommodation. Necessary support and logistic matters are handled clearly.

The location which is only 10-minutes to the metro is convenient to navigate to the city. In the company I interned, though it is a small company in property management, I had a great time getting along with the colleagues and I was given lots of opportunities to have site visits, liaise with the contractors and handle a project to improve the operation efficiency of the firm.

How can this program be improved?
More local tour activities can be offered to enhance the bonding of the whole group.
Improve the companies offered to students, in terms of the company size, reputation and establish time.
Yes, I recommend this program

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