Internship experience

I interned at TÜV SÜD Shanghai on the quality management team this summer. Every single member of my team was very supportive and would help whenever necessary. All of my colleagues were extremely interested in getting to know background and why I would choose to come to Shanghai for an internship. Over the two months that I was at TÜV SÜD I managed several big projects and collaborated closely with the executives in the company. Interestingly enough, some of the best interactions that I had with colleagues was outside of the workplace. In China it is very common to go out with colleagues after work for a drink or maybe even dinner. They all were nice enough to show me a few local places and throughout these interactions I was able to learn so much more about China, the culture, and the people. It is very interesting because so many people have very different opinions about their own country, this is especially the case in China. China has so much culture and history that I feel like in a lifetime I will not be able to know near all of it, but by listening and conversing with many locals I feel like I  have a better grasp than ever before. China is an amazing country.