Hi, I’m Camille from Paris, I’m 21 and I’m working in Singapore as an intern from January to July.
What are your duties on a day-to-day basis?
I’m working on two sides: recruitment and business development.
For the recruitment side, I’m executing the whole recruitment process, from sourcing of candidates, reviewing their suitability, conducting interviews to assisting in contract signing and on-boarding activities to successfully achieve closure of engineer roles.
Regarding the business development side, I’ve handled French translation for the company websites and I’m contacting companies to improve the fame of the company as well as offering our services.
I’ve also done marketing tasks such as updating the social networks, creating presentations, conducting market researches, competitor monitoring and benchmark.
Topping the ranks in ValueChampion’s study was the Southeast Asian nation of Singapore.
Despite its small size, the city-state punches above its weight economically, recording the highest GDP per capita ($58,000) of all cities studied. That, added to its low unemployment rate of just 2.2 percent and an accommodative business environment, pushed Singapore to first place for employment prospects.
Meanwhile, Singapore’s low levels of pollution, high safety levels, lively entertainment scene and local travel options meant it stole the top spot for quality of life too.
What is your plan after the internship?
I’ll continue to visit Southeast Asia for 2 weeks with some friends in Cambodia and Vietnam. Then, I’ll spend two months in Germany to learn German and get an intermediate level. After that, I’ll start a Master in International Business for two years and I’ll define my career project.
How could you present Singapore to further interns?
The weather is almost great all days, around 30 degrees. The MRT is very convenient, fast, on time and with AC! Also, it is a very safe country, so there is no fear of being stolen for example. Singapore has people from different countries/religions, so you’ll get to work and share with people that may have a different point of view. In addition, everyone speaks English here. There are a lot of food courts where you’ll find a wide variety of food for 3 to 5sgd such as chicken curry rice, noodles etc.
To put this in a nutshell, if you want a work experience in Southeast Asia, Singapore is surely one of the best places to be. You’ll gain a real value-added on your resume, meet great people and enjoy the nearest countries during weekends.