Category Archives: Jarkeiria

Learning About My Next Job In This Job

I came into my first internship thinking I knew what I was getting into, but the reality was far from my expectations. During my internship, I realized that working 9-5 requires some schedule adjustments and new expectations for how to … Continue reading

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Projects and People

At my internship, I haven’t made any glaring mistakes.  It’s a low-demanding position, and the interns I work with do a good job communicating and working together to solve problems. As I stated in my previous Journals, ambiguity is one … Continue reading

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The Challenges and Opportunities of Global Tourism in China

My company is in a transitional period of focusing more on the overseas tourism.  I think many more opportunities will surface as they become more global. Currently, Century Elephants is making these efforts by establishing offices in both the U.S … Continue reading

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The Importance of Communication (or lack thereof)

I think the strengths that the fellow interns and I have is our way of navigating the web and finding out information that could help our team leader. We have access to the U.S VPN which helps greatly when it … Continue reading

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A Tourist in a Tourism Company

As a college student, I have learned about the latest trends in the industry through my coursework. As an intern, I learned about  industry through hands-on experience at my company. Because of my knowledge of generational and contemporary trends, I … Continue reading

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Reaching Full Potential

Jarkeiria Smith, summer intern at Century Elephants Culture communication. This company specializes in digital integration.  It is a company of many departments including marketing, tourism and digital design etc. My supervisor is more like a team leader (per my coworkers) … Continue reading

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Cultural Enlightenment

Internship opportunities are important for any college student looking to advance their professional career. Internships abroad are much more than a professional advancement but rather a cultural enlightenment. The first day was really all about introductions. Since my team leader … Continue reading

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