Consulting internships in Hong Kong
Consulting internships in Hong Kong offer young, eager professionals the unique opportunity to enhance their careers while living an international adventure in a new country. The chance to launch your career abroad is a life-changing experience that will put an ambitious and talented young person on an international career path as they gain experience in a multicultural office in another country. An international internship is more than simply work experience abroad. It also offers young people the chance to see the world from a different perspective, gain independence, network with talented interns from around the globe and live out the adventure of a lifetime.
Many regard Hong Kong as the gateway to China and other Asian markets, making it a strategic city for a consulting intern abroad. Consulting and finance firms around the world are eyeing opportunities in Asia, thanks to China’s economic growth. Interning in Hong Kong will give an up-and-coming consulting professional valuable insight into the Chinese economy and the emerging industries in Asia. This insider knowledge will give you the upper hand while on the search for a job. Having an insider’s understanding of regional markets in the Asia Pacific market will also make a young professional an asset to a company that is looking for the opportunity to expand business into the region.
Living in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an exhilarating city to live in as an international intern. This massive, urban metropolis never sleeps and is full of people from a variety of cultural backgrounds. With over 1,000 skyscrapers painted across the city’s skyline, Hong Kong is particularly well-known for its glittering towers and urban beauty. Interns in Hong Kong can appreciate this beauty while living in some of the city’s safest areas. Interns live in shared apartments with other young professionals, students or interns on either Hong Kong Island or Kowloon.
There’s no better way to pick up a language than through immersion learning – and there’s no better language to learn than Chinese. So while you’re investing in your career with a consulting internship in Hong Kong, why not take advantage of this unique opportunity and learn a foreign language at the same time? Picking up either Mandarin or Cantonese will give a young professional a major advantage while looking for a job, considering China’s growing economic influence. Interns who wish to learn either of the local languages are able to take classes through The Intern Group and practice in the office or on the street.
Sanctuaries to the financial world, Hong Kong’s skyscrapers define the city’s stunning skyline. One of the city’s most celebrated steel giants is The Center, Hong Kong’s fifth-highest skyscraper. The building is among 40 structures that take part in a nightly light show called “Symphony of lights” beside the Victoria Harbour. The Guinness World Records has dubbed the spectacular lights and music presentation, “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show”.
Consulting interns in Hong Kong will be based in close proximity to a multitude of attractions and tourist destinations around China. Nearby, interns can explore the numerous national parks that make up some 40% of Hong Kong territory. Registering the territory’s coldest weather, Tai Mo Shan Country Park is a popular spot to cool down in during the summer months. The park is also home to Hong Kong’s highest waterfall, “Long Falls”. Meanwhile, at the nearby Kam Shan Country Park interns can check out macaques and other primates.
The Intern Group program includes a tour of Hong Kong’s largest island, Lantau. The mountainous island is based at the mouth of the Pearl River and is home to another one of Hong Kong territory’s famous parks, Lantau South Country Park. Lantau Island also is home to the famous Tian Tan Buddha, an 85-foot bronze Buddha statue.
Another trip included in The Intern Group program is a visit to Macau, or “the Vegas of Asia”. The city is famous for its extravagant casinos as well as its blend of Chinese and Portuguese culture. Formerly a Portuguese colony, Macau is now in Chinese control and maintains both Portuguese and Chinese traditions. Consulting interns can’t leave without trying out the city’s spicy and delicious Macanese food.
Learn more about our consulting internships in Hong Kong and apply today to launch your career.
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1. based on Busy harbour Hong Kong., by Bernard Spragg. NZ, Public Domain
2. based on Cheung Chau Island.Hong Kong., by Bernard Spragg. NZ, Public Domain