CRCC Asia

CRCC Asia

About

CRCC Asia’s award-winning Internship Program has provided over 8,500 students and graduates, like you, the opportunity to boost their employment prospects through work experience placements across 14 sectors.

We are the leading provider of internships and partner with over 600 companies in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Tokyo, Osaka, Seoul, Ho Chi Minh City & Manchester. We empower you to develop personal and professional skills in dynamic international settings. 89% of our interns are offered graduate-level jobs within 3 months of program completion and 30% are offered positions in their Host Company post internship.

Our structured employability programmes empower you by providing a platform for internationalizing your work experience and developing key employability skills in dynamic international settings.

Founded
2006
Headquarters

11 North 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

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Laura
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I interned in Tokyo for three months and made sure to take advantage of every opportunity I could. I interned with a marketing company and we hosted fun events such as a relay race up the Tokyo Tower and a cruise party through Tokyo Bay. My company gave me a lot of flexibility and I was able to visit many places outside of Tokyo on weekend trips such as Kyoto, Kanazawa, and the Nagano Snow Monkey Park. While in Tokyo there was also so much to do and I was able to attend two fireworks festivals as well as a Pokemon festival! What was great about being there for three months was that I was able to visit areas untouched by foreigners such as hidden temples and bars. My accommodation was extremely clean and the staff were very friendly and spoke English. I found that getting by in Japan without speaking the language was surprisingly easy and when I did get lost, Japanese people made sure to jump in and help!

What would you improve about this program?
The program could have held more weekly events throughout my time there. They had monthly events such as a trip to Tokyo Disney Sea and the Tokyo Skytree, but between then I found that I did not really see the other interns that often.
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Mia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

The CRCC internship was an amazing experience for anyone looking to stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs in the future, or wanting an international experience to learn about the working culture in China. The program is well organised so that you are matched with a host company that fits your personal profile and career aspirations. The CRCC team offer you support throughout the entire process, so you never feel alone. The accommodation upon arrival in Shanghai was amazing and well equipped with everything you need. Overall, I had an amazing opportunity whereby I learned so much more about myself and China and made some lifelong friends along the way. I now feel that the program has set me up to apply for jobs on an international scale.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried bullfrog noodles - they were surprisingly amazing!
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Robyn
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I knew I wanted to work in China this summer because I wanted to develop my Mandarin skills but at the same time I wanted to gain work experience which is why when I found out about CRCC Asia I applied straight away. I ended up working at Blockshine - a blockchain-based solutions provider - and had such an amazing experience. Although I was placed in the marketing department, my supervisor was really flexible in letting me work with their Legal Counsel as well. On one hand, I did a lot of market and competitor research and on the other hand, I had the opportunity to conduct research relating to the regulation /taxation laws of digital assets in several jurisdictions. I also spent some time working at Blockchain Centre which is their sister branch focusing specifically on raising awareness of this new technology while acting as an incubator. I was quite keen on learning more about blockchain since it is just slowly being adopted by so many companies and disrupting a range of traditional business sectors; and the best way to learn about it is to be directly involved in the heart of it. On top of this, I got to attend a lot of blockchain-related events to not only learn about the technology but also network with people in the sector!

The social aspect was amazing as well. I made some incredible friends and got to explore Shanghai with them. Every weekend we did something different - I feel like I know the city quite well now even though I was only there for a month. We really made the most out of our time there. Honestly coming into this internship I didn't really consider the social aspect because I was so focused on just working and improving my mandarin but I can easily say that the people made this trip 1000000x better.

What would you improve about this program?
The team at CRCC were great too with providing support and suggestions for what to do on weekends/ events to go to. However, I do wish I had been able to confirm my host company a little earlier than literally 1-2 weeks before I was scheduled to fly out to Shanghai because then it made my summer a bit stressful. I also wish CRCC hosted more activities because we only had one activity (ie. calligraphy) scheduled in for the month I was there. There was a dumpling making event the week after I had left and I was really disappointed to have missed that. If CRCC were to have more regular events that would've made it all the better. Additionally, the accommodation they provided was actually really nice albeit a bit pricey and far from the city centre. Other than that, the facilities were all really clean and we had staff from the accommodation coming in to clean our rooms twice a week which was so lovely of them.

All in all though, this was an amazing experience and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do it.
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Munkhchimeg
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Dear future participants! I am an intern who has just finished my 1 month Placement at Andeco Inc. in Osaka, Japan. In short, this programme is not just an internship experience, this is a complex, a mixture of professional and personal growth package. However, there is no pressure or strict line on how you could develop your skills or improve your potential.

My programme team has travelled to Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Kobe in just one month! We had amazing cultural and business events, like tea ceremony wearing Kimono, Innovation Hub networking session, YMCA International School volunteering, meeting industry professional from RGF Recruitment of Japan, Welcoming Banquet and Leaving Ceremony at Grand Front Osaka, visiting Shin Sekai, Namba, Expo City, Universal Studios Japan, and many museum, shrines and greeting Deers! Also, my Supervisor took us to different kind of business trips, such as we went to Mie prefecture to attend a factory and prepare a pop-up store for the local governmental auditing.

Moreover: After completing your professionals obligations, you can also plan your own trip as well. I have been fortunate to travel to Hyogo prefecture, which has a famous Kinosaki onsen, Hiroshima prefecture, where I visited Peace Memorial Museum, Miyajima one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and of course Tokyo!!!

The programme managers and coordinators are the first contact that they will guide you and help you to make the best experience you could accomplish.

I am more than 100% recommend you to be part of this amazing programme and get unforgettable memory. This is such a rare opportunity and alive experience to understand and learn about other country's culture and enjoy the beautiful nature by seeing it closer in reality!

I wish you all the luck and great success.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Be well prepared, make research about the history and culture. Lister well to the programme managers and coordinators. Most importantly cherish every second of your experience there!
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Maria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My internship in CRCC was really great! I get to work as an intern in an international commercial law firm. For my 2 months internship, I was able to develop and work on my legal research skills, time management, legal drafting and also, cultural agility. The internship has no doubt helped me develop my professional skills and also my knowledge and understanding of a totally different culture.

Before I arrived in HCMC i was really nervous that I would not have fun and that I will be left out since I did not know anyone prior to the internship. But I was wrong since all the people were really helpful, and CRCC Asia did not fail to guide us, and help us with whatever concerns we had. I wouldn't say the internship was smooth, but the challenges definitely helped me grow as an individual.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Snails! My colleague invited me to have dinner with her and her family. They were really nice and took me out to eat in a fancy Vietnamese restaurant serving variety of food such as hotpot, spring rolls.... Here I also got to try snails which was surprisingly good! But remember to take out the lower part as that had a weird taste.

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Alumni Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with verified alumni.

Why did you choose this program?

Being raised in Hunter Valley, Newcastle has essentially been all I have ever known for much of my life. Therefore, it has always been a dream of mine to live and work overseas. The opportunity provided thanks to the University of Newcastle and CRCC Asia to participate in an International Business Work Placement at the e-commerce menswear brand We Are Gentlemen in the United Kingdom successfully immersed me in the UK’s corporate and workplace culture, exposed me to a wide array of domestic and internationally influential people in business while providing me with a plethora of new experiences, learning opportunities and real-world experience.

What did your program provider (or university) assist you with, and what did you have to organize on your own?

CRCC Asia was a great helping hand; they assisted me at every stage of the internship. From helping me perfect my CV, scheduling Skype interviews with interested companies, visa applications, airport pickup, organizing accommodation and even providing me with a lift to the office on my first day with the included drop-off service. They few things left for me to do included booking flights, paying travel insurance, plan for my weekend tips and pack my bags - of course.

What is one piece of advice you'd give to someone going on your program?

The programs can be expensive, especially if you're going for 8-12 weeks; CRCC Asia also requires initial payments relatively soon after being accepted. If you are relying on an OS-Help Loan, grants or scholarships, it would be highly advised to have some savings or a credit card that could be used to pay the program organizers then use the OS-Help Loan or otherwise to reimburse you.

What does an average day/week look like as a participant of this program?

The average week was pretty spectacular. Each weekday offered new opportunities and learning experiences. Working in a start-up brand meant I played a direct role in the company's daily operation. I loved going to work every day and helping my boss to grow the company. The independence and freedom offered by living and working in the city center gave me the choice either enjoying Manchester's diverse food scene or cooking something for myself in the apartment's kitchen. On the weekend, I made it my goal to travel to as much of the UK as possible. During my eight weeks, I traveled to London twice, Liverpool and Birmingham, all easily accessible by train and public transport. The nightlife in Manchester is also very diverse and will be sure to entertain anyone.

Going into your experience abroad, what was your biggest fear, and how did you overcome it? How did your views on the issue change?

This internship was also my first time traveling overseas. The thought of traveling solo, let alone 14 hours away on the other side of the world, was exceptionally daunting. Thankfully for me, CRCC Asia assisted me at every stage of planning the trip and took much of this burden off me. If I ever had absolutely any questions, I simply had to send an email and I would be sure to have a reply within a day.

What's one last piece of advice would you give to other participants?

The last key bit of advice I would give to anyone is to make the most of the additional activities CRCC Asia runs during the trip. Most of them are run free and are a great way of meeting people, building friendships, seeing some unique locations and networking.

Staff Interviews

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

Kevin Kikuchi

Job Title
General Manager Osaka
Kevin Kikuchi

Kevin grew up in London and, after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a Law degree, his passion for building new relationships and connecting people has led him to work in sales at Japanese trading companies and the recruitment industry.

With Japanese background on his father's side, he has always had a deep affinity with the country and his love for the culture, warm-hearted environment and great cuisine found in Osaka has led him to move there in 2017.

What is your favorite travel memory?

I've been living in the city all my life but I love to explore the country to take some time out. There is a small island called Awaji which connects the mainland (Honshu) to Shikoku island, not too far away from Osaka.

We drove around the whole island and we were marveled by the sights of the coast, temples and the countryside. It showed me another great side to Japan and I would highly recommend this to anyone who is travelling around west Japan!

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

I'm now conversing in a more diverse global environment and everyday is a new lesson on new cultures. It's provided me with new perspectives that have catalysed creativity, an attribute that is heavily required for my position. I find that I enjoy and appreciate the stories and backgrounds of each individual I meet in this job more than in my previous positions.

The position also allows me to meet and network with many people across west Japan as we not only meet with host companies but groups we can collaborate with for cultural events, so I feel my knowledge on this area of Japan has grown since I have joined CRCC Asia.

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

I've heard many success stories, but the best highlight would be the time when an ex-participant successfully pitched his project to his host company. Although the participant returned to his home country, they were able to collaborate remotely.

I love this success story since it shows that building relations with your host company can lead to new businesses and highlights how more companies are accepting cross-border collaboration.

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

I would go to Seoul, which is similar to Osaka.

I happen to be half South Korean and half Japanese (born in the UK), but surprisingly I have never visited the country, so there would be no better opportunity than participating in an internship program in Seoul to understand the work culture and its traditions. I'm also a foodie and Korean food is one of my favorite!

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

I knew from the moment I had attended the first interview that the staff at CRCC Asia are passionate to help people. This unanimous goal fosters an environment where we are motivated to provide the best programs to our participants.

I've also seen the effort and care put in to make these programs a success and this is also evident as we have extremely high satisfaction results from participants across all of our programs.

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

Having a group of people with a unanimous goal.

CRCC Asia was started by people who cared for the development and support for the younger generations and society, and this has been upheld by all member of the company. I believe this has helped the company to grow and provide great experiences to thousands of participants across the globe.

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