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VISION Experiential learning in Asia, anytime, for everyone.
MISSION Inspire, equip and empower the next generation of learners to reach full potential.
PIONEERING In-person internships in Asia since 2008 and remotely since 2017.
I felt that a remote 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.
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“It was a really amazing and meaningful experience for me, NEXSTEP helped me through the whole process, including guiding me to ensure my CV was outstanding before applying to the internships.”
Asia specialists Helping Students Intern in Asia since 2008 and remotely since 2017
We have organised internships in Asia for over 3500 students and while other organizations started offering remote internships only recently as a reaction to the pandemic, we have been continuously refining our remote programs to maximize student outcomes since 2017.
“This experience was the best of my life and it couldn’t have been done without the help of NEXSTEP. “
Boost your employability by acquiring 21st century skills such as critical thinking, technology literacy, leadership, social collaboration, taking initaitive, solution-oriented thinking.
“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.”
What Universities Say About Us
“We have a fantastic collaboration with NEXSTEP. Besides having a large network of employers in Asia, they understand students’ needs well and organise fantastic learning experience for them.”
Sara Chow – Assistant Career Development Manager, Office of Student Affairs, Lingnan University, Hong Kong
“I’m very keen on NEXSTEP. 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 since 2016 and will continue to do so in the future.”
” NEXSTEP is going beyond on each occasion to provide the support to my students. NEXSTEP has an amazing network and connections in India in a very large range of sectors.. NEXSTEP has continuously strived to better each time and exceeded my expectations.”
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 backI 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 and I, so appreciate your kindness and care of our son, Richard. “
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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.
NEXSTEP Team – Asia experts with a global mindset
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