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.