Virtual Interships in Asia: Jumpstarting Careers in an Office-Free World
The world has changed forever. Working remotely is here to stay, and it comes with its own set of challenges. A Virtual Intership program is the solution to acquire the skills the new paradigm demands.
NEXTSTEP Connections has been pioneering Virtual Internship program in Asia since 2017. Click below to find out why we have a track record of thousands of delighted virtual interns.
“I felt that a virtual internship was really relevant in today’s context, as a lot of businesses have moved their operations to a virtual setting, so it was really useful in preparing for the “new normal” once I’ve graduated from university.”
Thanks to our vast network of partner companies accepting remote interns, your students will get matched to a variety of custom options to pick from.
“It was a really amazing and meaningful experience for me, NEXSTEP helped me through the whole process, including making sure my CV was outstanding before applying to the internships.”
While other organizations started offering Virtual Interships only recently as a reaction to the pandemic, we have been continuously refining our remote programs for over 4 years.
“This experience was the best of my life and it couldn’t have been done without the help of NEXSTEP. “
Virtual Internship: Thrive on the New Normal
Boost your students’ employability and offer them a myriad of remote opportunities with our award-winning programs.
“I had never thought I would take my first internship remotely. I served as an investor outreach intern at Paragon Partners Asia, a boutique private equity firm engaging in investments. I had a really pleasant and fruitful time this summer and would like to thank everyone for this precious experience.”
“WE HAD A FANTASTIC COLLABORATION WITH NSC. BESIDES KNOWING PLENTY OF COMPANIES, JEROME UNDERSTANDS THE STUDENTS AND HE ORGANIZES FANTASTIC EXPERIENCES FOR THEM”
Sara Chow – Assistant Career Development Manager, Office of Student Affairs, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
What Other Partners Say About Us
“I’m very keen on NEXSTEP Connections. They really monitor what’s going on. They have a really good sense of the academic goals, internship placements and program planning. We have worked with NEXSTEP for a few years and will continue to do so in the future.”
“We have been partnering with NEXSTEP for quite some years. The team comprises professionals who care deeply about students’ learning, and have strong connections with businesses and organizations in Asia and Europe – places where our students are highly interested in going for an internship. Their support and professional service had made the whole internship experience a wonderful memory for everyone.”
What Do Parents Have to Say
“I want all of you to know that Richard has had a wonderful experience in your City of Shanghai and in your Country. He continually has told us that he will come back; and, I hope the next time that his Mother & I will be able to come with him and thank all of you personally for taking care of my precious son.
Again, my wife & I, so appreciate your kindness and care of our son, Richard. “
Hear From Alumni
Check out what our amazing alumni have to say about their experiences with us either Intership & study-abroad
It Started in the Fourth
Alex kept up with his language studies on his own, but it was at Rhodes College where he started taking formal Chinese classes again. It was also at college where he decided to continue his travels and do both an Internship & study-abroad semester with Next Step Connections in Beijing.
Why Is That Necessary?
Tristine was interested in seeing the world and learn from the experience of being in a new country and a new environment. She was convinced it would be more engaging and captivating that simply staying in the suburbs of the United States.
Her first foray overseas was a study abroad program at Thammasat University in Bangkok. She loved the experience so much that she missed it when she returned to Austin for her next semester. She came back as soon as she could to do an internship at Medical Departures via Next Step Connections.
A Special Kind of Irony
Alex was easily the youngest person on the program, but she thrived as always…she actually did two internships while she was in Shanghai. The impact on her life continues to this day…as she has traveled back to Shanghai seven times since she left. She is also strongly considering working in Asia after she graduates. Somebody should hire her…
I Am a Texan Too
Yong Wang was born and raised in Shanghai. While he was an undergraduate student at Donghua University, Yong interned at Next Step Connections in Shanghai and helped the firm with all manner of responsibilities.
It was great exposure for him to foreign students and the types of issues they encountered living and working in a foreign country. It was also a useful introduction to a non-Chinese work environment…all of this came in handy when Yong decided to get his Master of Science at Southampton University in the UK.
The Team Behind NEXTSTEP
JEROME LE CARROU
AARON J. CLARK
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