I'm not a recent graduate and have worked in countries such as Australia, Singapore and Brazil in the healthcare sector but I always felt I under-delivered as a Diagnostic Imaging specialist. In my view, nobody chooses to have an illness and when they do, they deserve someone who can really offer the best service to them. I always felt I could do better and with time I realised I was in the wrong job.
I have been trying to relaunch my career in a commercial role, one where I could use my interpersonal skills, which is what I believe is my greatest strength, on a different level. I came across TIC TWO online and decided to apply. My primary vision was to create opportunities out of it; I was always mindful of my age and background since I was not the average intern you get in these programmes, but I think this was part of the challenge.
I have been to China before and felt that this would be a really good way to reinvent myself. From my first interview with TIC TWO I made it clear what I expected and we were able to take things forward from there on focusing on how I could benefit from it. I was both very happy and surprised when I was told I was accepted and TIC TWO found me a placement in Logistics, Marketing and B2B sales. From that point I decided this was definitely worth going for.