CareerUp
90% Rating
(11 Reviews)

CareerUp

Would you like to gain international work experience and strengthen your prospects for post-graduation employment? Consider working as a Business or Finance intern in one of the world’s fastest growing regions with CareerUp (formerly SK Pacific)!

Baker & McKenzie, Pwc, Ernst & Young, General Electric, and many others are looking for interns to fill positions in their international offices. These companies have partnered with CareerUp to help them recruit talented college students and recent graduates with a passion for business and finance.

Not only does CareerUp help connect you with a world-class internship, our program also provides high-quality accommodation, transportation, visa processing and a full schedule of cultural and professional events to maximize your summer experience in Asia. Visit our website to learn more about our award winning program.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Female
19 years old
London
Kings College University

Career Up Experince

9/10

My internship abroad was a excited and challenging experience for me. Prior to my internship in Singapore, I had never traveled away from home for more than 2 weeks. I had just finished my second year at university and I knew I needed to gain business experience to improve my CV. My university's professional advisor recommended I contact Career Up. They were very professional and organized. The process of obtaining my internship took just 4 weeks. It was certainly an exciting experience to travel to Asia and work alongside the locals. The Singaporean people are very friendly and I always felt welcome. On a number of occasions I was invited to birthday parties and other events. Overall, I had a wonderful experience!

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Gabe
Male
21 years old
Florida
College of Central Florida

Career Up Internship

9/10

There are a lot of intern abroad programs but I choose Career Up because they are the only company that actually tells you what internship you will get in advance. I know other companies will take you money even if you do not get a good internship.

The internship was very interesting. I did research for a company that made investments in solar energy projects. The others interns were from the US and all of the world. It was a lot of fun to travel with them. I think this is a good program overall for someone that wants to travel and get work experince.

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Janis
Female
20 years old
Seattle
University of Oregon

My internship in Manila

10/10

I recently finished my event management internship in Manila with Career Up. It was really a great experience. I worked at a super fun company. They did all sorts of big music events and events for companies. There was always something new happening. The program was really easy. The people in the Philippines are really nice too. If you go make sure that you do a trip to visit Palawan island. It is so beautiful.

How can this program be improved?

I think it was good overall.

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Andrew
Male
22 years old
Philadelphia

SKP Internship

10/10

I did an internship with SK Pacific last summer. It was my first time living outside of the US and it was a big decision for me to go to Asia. I recently landed a great job and I wanted to write this review for other people like me who may be considering doing an internship abroad.

I was graduating in one year and I knew I needed to get internship experience in my industry. SK got me an internship at a good firm in Manila and made the process very easy. There were times that is was difficult living in a new country and working as an intern. However, now that I have found a great full time good, I can see the value of what I did.

After my internship, I returned home and completed my last year of college. This summer I started applying to jobs and my experience in Asia was the main thing that was discussed during my interviews. I had experience working at the same type of firms I was applying to and I know it made a big difference.

I wanted to write this review for other people like me who are considering doing this program because it is worth it. If you have a opportunity at a big firm back home or at your dream company you should of-course do that, but if you don't have a great internship you should seriously consider doing an internship with SKP.

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Anonymous
Male

Do not trust SKP

1/10

I'm a typical senior studying in the States when I first saw SKP advertisement on my school's weekly email. I then sent my resume on their website and received a call from one of the company's representatives in the next couple of days. He was very nice and quite thorough about the different opportunities that "I am qualified for, based on my resume". We interacted through many phone calls and emails, with a clear and mutual understanding that I want an internship relating to Finance, particularly private equity or venture capital. After a few weeks of sending my deposit, I followed up with him and asked about the housing. They sent pictures of last year's accommodation and specifically said that I would be hosted there this year. After I made my full payment upon knowing the accommodation, I was then transferred to a different representative of SKP. This is where all the mess started. My new contact sent me an "official letter" for a "Human Resource Executive" position, in which he said was a vague job description. Finance and Human Resource are 2 entirely different jobs. Additionally, the company that I would be interning at was not even in the list that SKP gave me earlier in the beginning. I accepted the offer from the company because he told me that there is a Merger and Acquisition process going on and that there would be many great "Finance opportunities" for me to work on. That never happened. The accommodation was a totally different place and standard than what was promised. I am utmost disappointed by the experience, which was beautifully altered and misled to believe.

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