Staff Spotlight: Carla Ferrero

Europe General Manager
Carla is the General Manager for Europe at Absolute Internship. She has joined the Absolute Team after spending five years in Beijing and Shanghai. What brought her to China was a deep interest in Chinese Language and Culture, in which she graduated in the Foreign Language and Culture University of Turin, in Italy. In China, she combined the studies with working experience in an Italian consulting firm and in a leading Advertising Agency, specialized in serving international luxury brands.

woman teaching

Which destination is most underrated? Conversely, which is most overrated?

I personally spent 4 years living in Shanghai and I feel the majority of people is not aware of how amazing China is.
Because of their role in the economy and their incredible history and tradition, I feel that people should have a better understanding of China. It has so much to offer and is developing so quickly that I genuinely think is the place-to-be for students!

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

In my opinion is to believe that what you do has a purpose, that you are doing something meaningful and that has a positive impact on people's life. This is what motivates the whole team and that makes us successful.

What unique qualities does your company possess?

I believe Absolute Internship is unique because of the passion and care that each team member has for the job. We value each student, we go above and beyond. This is also due to the fact that we are a very international team and each one of us is still facing the challenges of living abroad, we totally understand how a student is feeling when planning to join one of our international programs.

Describe a time when you felt especially proud to be part of your current team.

If I should pick a time I would say at the end of the past summer program in London when I realized that all the students - a very high number - had an amazing time and were grateful for our efforts and ongoing support. Generally whenever a student tells me the program has been the best time of her/his life and that has changed her/him deeply on a personal and professional level, I feel proud and satisfied.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

My favorite story is the one of a British student who decided to join the program after meeting me at a Career fair. At the time he was a First Year student, never been abroad and decided to join our Hong Kong program. He was lacking of self-confidence and not aware of what to expect there. Because of his positive mindset and great personality, he enjoyed the program and grown so much, that he decided to go back to Asia for one more year! We are still in touch and I am sure he has a bright future ahead!