IT work is a highly specialized job and it is difficult to choose a good working environment and intern, especially for externals. Wondering what type of internship abroad best suits you? Use this step-by-step guide to help you decide
#1. Research the Global Intership Program
Besides sharing more about your own career goals and motivations, you should know all about the program and why it’s a good match for you. For everyone else, here are some tips for researching any information about the program.
Start with the program web site. This may seem like an obvious approach, but you have to take the time to actually do it.
A good web site covers everything from firm history to mission statement to product lines to latest awards and accomplishments. Read the About Us page, where you’ll usually find the latest press releases and media mentions.
Read the blog if they have one. Next, sign up for any newsletter offered and check out the company’s social media presence (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, etc.)
You’ll also want to check out the Careers section. Some program provide extensive information about the hiring process on their sites — including activities information and sample interview questions or some alumni feedbacks.
#2. Foreign environment
Vietnam is a popular destination for travelers thanks to its beauty and attractiveness and it’s known as a peaceful country. It’s not for travelers, but also for international foreigners in Vietnam.
The people in Vietnam are some of the friendliest and accommodating people you will find around Asia. You are always greeted with smiles and the occasional hello. Everyone seems willing to offer help, especially to travellers and tourists. Questions will get answered quickly and people will seem to bend over backwards for you in order to help you out. Drop your groceries, its guaranteed that someone will help you pick them up. You will meet new friends and feel like you have found a family away from home.
So it’s definitely that Vietnam is an environment for career path development!
#3. Cost-effective support
At this point, you should be better placed to decide which company you should take your IT intership program to. Look at the experience, the capacity and the price you will pay for the services.