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Capital Placement

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Capital Placement offers students and recent graduates the fastest and easiest way to gain international experience. With the most comprehensive options available, you'll be able to find anything, from the perfect internship to city centre accommodation across 6 cities around the world.

Founded
2012
Headquarters

115 Coventry Rd.
London
E2 6GG
United Kingdom

Reviews

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Jemma
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of my highlights during the time in London was the colleagues I was working with and I am still so thankful that CP found an internship with the company for me. It was a crazy, very busy, a little bit chaotic, fun loving and lovely work place. All my colleagues were very welcoming from the very first second was such a great experience for me. Even the founders of the firm were so open made the experience really great. During 3 month there was not one minute that I was bored. The company structure in London is very different from what I am used to back home but I realised very quickly that this is the norm in a fast growing startup in London, when I compared it with the experience of other interns on the program.

The company had a very flat hierarchy, which I was really happy about, they prioritised having a great work environment, just as much as they did with getting work done. My supervisor supported me a lot when I struggled with certain tasks, which was reassuring because I was worried about asking for help initially.

I also managed to travel around during the weekends and see more of the country then I first planned. All of this made a great experience and I am so glad I did this internship.

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Maria
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

One of my highlights during the time in London was the colleagues I was working with and I am still so thankful that CP found an internship with the company for me. It was a crazy, very busy, a little bit chaotic, fun loving and lovely work place. All my colleagues were very welcoming from the very first second was such a great experience for me. Even the founders of the firm were so open made the experience really great. During 3 month there was not one minute that I was bored. The company structure in London is very different from what I am used to back home but I realised very quickly that this is the norm in a fast growing startup in London, when I compared it with the experience of other interns on the program.

The company had a very flat hierarchy, which I was really happy about, they prioritised having a great work environment, just as much as they did with getting work done. My supervisor supported me a lot when I struggled with certain tasks, which was reassuring because I was worried about asking for help initially.

I also managed to travel around during the weekends and see more of the country then I first planned. All of this made a great experience and I am so glad I did this internship.

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Samantha
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This has by far been the most impactful thing I have done! After spending the summer in England, I have noticed a real difference in the way I now approach challenges. When my friend asked me to join her in an internship program abroad, I was really afraid to step out of my comfort zone and would not have done it, if she did not push me to.

I did an internship with a non-profit, helping them with a number of grant proposals and PR. This was very insightful to understand how the funding side of a non-profit worked.

I had a really good time in London and the process was made really smooth by the team at CP, especially Niran and Vinay who really helped me with the process. They provided me with a lot of information and resources, which really put my parents at ease. I cannot thank my friend and CP enough for encouraging me to do this program.

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Laura
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This internship through CP was my second internship in Asia, the other one was in China and this has by far been the best experience I’ve had in Asia.

I did an internship in China last year which was part funded from my university and I really struggled with the unfamiliarity of the country and with hardly anyone speaking English, it was really difficult. After this experience, I wish I did this first because the culture shock is not as severe and English is widely spoken in Singapore, which really helped.

I interned with a private equity firm here, the work was very interesting and I was given a lot of responsibilities over the course of the internship, which was great and I really learned a lot from my experience here.

Everyone at Capital Placement has been amazing, right from my initial call all the way until the end and I would recommend this program to anyone thinking of doing an internship in Singapore.

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Sahar
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I had a great time in London, learnt a lot during my internship, which was really busy and the only thing I would highlight is it can get a bit lonely after work, especially if you don’t anyone in the city. I brought this up with CP and they were kind enough to invite me to a few of their office drinks, which really helped and they sent a few suggestions in terms of events where others new to the city meetup. This really helped and made my experience in London so much better and I really enjoyed my time there.

You really have to go out of your way to meet people. This is something I would encourage anyone looking to intern abroad think about as it can really make or break your time abroad. I am not an extrovert by any means and this was very difficult for me at the beginning but I am glad I had this experience.

Overall, I really enjoyed my time and would not hesitate to do another internship abroad.
Overall, I really enjoyed my time and would not hesitate to do another internship abroad.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Julia Hurtado

Job Title
Business Associate
Having spent an entire summer dedicated to traveling abroad, Julia now focuses on helping other students experience life outside their home country. As a native Texan now working in London, Julia enjoys sharing advice on interning abroad, sipping tea (with 2 sugars, 1 milk please) and reading in her spare time.

What is your favorite travel memory?

It has to be when I went to Rome. I'm a big history person and I love carbs, so Rome was my place! I got to explore the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, the Trevi fountain and literally all the piazzas and went to Vatican city. Also, I got to eat my heart out in pasta, pizza, and gelato. It was a surreal experience to see and experience such historical things for myself. I think about Rome a lot still and I have plans to return.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I have become more confident in my ability to do great work and pitch forward any ideas that I think would help us better improve. Additionally, I've become more responsible, timely, professional, and just learn to accept failure when it happens and move forward. Also, I learned to not shy away from hearing what I needed to improve on and use that information to really grow within my field. All things that I feel helped me grow from being a shy and timid graduate to someone open to improving herself and being confident along the way.

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

One of our interns got the opportunity to fly out and represent her host company in Milan, all expenses paid. While she was there, she met other professionals in the fashion industry like her and they connected and it turns out they had an office in her city back in the US. She then was able to use that network connection to secure some designs for her final year project.

Not only did she get to fly to out to Milan, but she also met important people in her field who helped her later on both in her career and while she was studying at University. Talk about connections!!

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I would do our 6-month graduate internship in London. I really like this program because it is a sustainable internship with it being a paid internship. It also fully immerses you into the London work culture and lifestyle. You truly get a full understanding of what it means to be a part of the company and are treated as a full-time staff member as well.

I think the length of it, the fact that it’s paid and that you are doing the same work as graduates are doing really gives you an advantage over your peers and a great internship experience.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

What I love about my company is that it focuses on sustainable internship experiences and a one-to-one experience for our interns. It is not a secret that studying or interning abroad is very pricey, and because of that, it often limits people from it. Capital Placement is working on getting paid internships for our interns participating in our graduates' programs for 6-months. This allows our interns to get work experience, make some money and survive in some of the world's most expensive cities.

By focusing on sustainable internships, we can open the doors and opportunities for so many inspiring students and graduates who may not have had the chance. I'm was especially proud of our team when we decide to introduce a scholarship to further help students intern abroad. It was great to be a part of a team that wanted to help others.

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

I think the biggest factor is, to be honest. This factor will determine the type of company you are and the environment you create for yourself and your employees. Additionally, it will also help a company because their customers know they are honest and will, in turn, allow customers to comfortably trust and respect your mission. In the end, being honest will help a company stay successful in the long-term.