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MTA Network

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About

MTA Network is a student internship platform, located in the beautiful city of Qingdao. Chinese Companies engage us to find talents for them and hence our service is completely free of charge to students.

Our Mission is to provide equal opportunity to all and we continuously strengthen our motives to deliver high-quality Internships to our clients. We were established in 2014 and since then we have extended our network nationwide. We have tie-ups with more than 100 National and International Companies in China.

MTA Network offers a bundle of values and conveniences to deliver the best desirable abroad experience for you.

Reviews

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Samantha
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

MTA helped me get an internship quickly and got me from England to China and helped me with the transition and all the documents and things I would need. They are a great team and helped me along the way, offering airport pick ups and even sending me a birthday cake on my birthday. I had a great experience during my internship overall and all the employees there were nice and welcoming. The city Qingdao was beautiful with lots to see and activities to do. Would recommend to people wanting to travel.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try and learn some of the language before you go over there!
Wenlaur
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

If you want to live China at it's fullist, and also meet people from all around the world, then you should defineatly try an internship with MTA. The staff are great, they make sure your stay in Qingdao goes smoothly while acclimatising to your new expat life. They also organise a lot of fun events, and they will help you with anything that might arise during your stay and while working at your Chinese company. Also, Qingdao is an ideal city to live in if it's your first time in China. It has beautiful mountains and beaches, great nightlife, lovely local people and delicious food.

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Przemyslaw
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Most importantly, I was able to experience living in China not just travelling. This means a lot to someone who is trying to become fluent in the Language and wants to interact more with locals. This internship gave me the opportunity to integrate with the culture more, while improving my professional prospects through an internship in my field of interest (Finance).
I recommend it to anyone looking to improve their language skills, gain some professional experience, and meet people from different countries.
It is also great for travelling as the internships allow you to travel quite often, it is also easy to find people to travel with as you will be meeting other foreign interns.
There are frequent social events where you can have fun with other interns and explore some nice places in Qingdao.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make sure to research your internship before you arrive so it meets your expectations.
Make sure you are ready to be in a totally different culture than the West, and be open minded about learning the language and the culture.
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Simon
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

MTA Networks helped me find an internship during 6 months in Nanjing. I worked as an overseas sales in a Trading Company in the clothing industry. Basically was constantly in relation with international clients and chinese factories.
It was th ebest experience I had so far. Now that I'm back in Paris I'm working on my own project, I can now have my own brand of clothes thanks to the experience I had with this internship.

Btw this China is where I developped a passion for photography, you can see some pictures i took from China on my instagram @french_cameradude
China is a dream place for photography.

Anyway you can trust MTA Networks to make you live a unique experience they have opportunities in export, finance, marketing, just name it. I recommend you have an interview with them to tell them what's on your mind and they will be likely to help you.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried everything in China including pig's brain and turtle soup. Sometimes we can have some good surprises, for example some chicken feet are really delicious. I would recommend to anyone going to Chna to be open minded and be a "Yes person", stop saying no and try, experience and make your own opinion.
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Ceci
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I was a student and looking for an opportunity in China which could both give me some working experience and Chinese skills, which could possibily be affordable for my student pocket you know...
I found MTA, which was providing paid internships with the possibility of having all your visa expenses covered, together with your living and, if you were lucky, with the possibility of gaining a profit. I tried it on, with very low expectations, given the cost and everything else.
It turned out to be a great agency (still young and always trying to improve). They were always there for me whenever I needed help.
The internship I got was ok, I guess... I mean, I came here with no knowledge whatsoever about working in a company... So everything I learned was a plus for me. My suggestion is: don't complain about your job and be always up for something else to do. From my experience, I can say it worked! I started there as a mere translator from english to italian and in the end I learned some basic knowledge about SEO, I uploaded new products and content on the Italian and French website (translating also into French), together with taking care of the social medias and helping with the customer service too.

What would you improve about this program?
The communication, probably... I guess it's just cultural difference and once I understood it I never had issues with it.
Oh... and I'd try and figure out the money change at the end of the internship. I've already told the agency about that, though and I am sure they'll find a solution soon.

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Staff Interviews

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

Eliza Balazs

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Assistant General Manager
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What is your favorite travel memory?

When I was young I used to travel a lot with my parents around Europe, however I can say the most memorable trip was my first visit to China.

The cultural difference, the amazing people, the food and also the fact that I was traveling by plane, alone for the first time, all of this made for an amazing experience.

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

I first started working for MTA as a Marketing Intern after having only one year of work experience in a relocation company. After my 6 month internship, I was hired full-time and in the past 2 years I have been handling Online Marketing and Sales in different European countries.

Through this I started learning more about business and about how this particular company works in every aspect. Since I was promoted to the position of Assistant General Manager, I've been in charge of managing and training our interns, office administration, and dealing with some aspects of our Finance department.

Our company is not very big, which has given me the opportunity to be involved in more departments and learn more about how this business works.

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

Students have a lot of fun in China while doing their internship and we've heard a lot of wonderful stories. That being said, the best thing we can hear from our return students is that their experience in China and the things they learned from their internship helped them graduate, pursue another degree, or find a great job back home.

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

I would definitely chose the internship program. I did an internship with MTA before and I do believe that it opened the door for this current position and helped me understand what a proper working environment looks like.

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

I believe the best thing that MTA has is our team. We are a foreign owned company and the majority of our staff are foreigners coming from India, Mauritius, Germany, France, the U.S., and of course, Romania.

All of the foreigners in the company, including our CEO, started their career with an internship in China. Therefore, we know exactly what our clients are looking for and how to cater to their needs and budgets.