Category Archives: Tessa

Adaptation

I think overall I did well as an intern. I picked my spots to give my input and I effectively completed any work that I was given. The aspects that I excelled the most in involved timeliness, taking direction and … Continue reading

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Appreciating Moments Rather Than Counting The Minutes

The most challenging part of my internship so far was dealing with my frustration about my hours. I am scheduled to arrive at 10 and leave at 7. The 10 piece sounds great, and it is, but for the first two weeks … Continue reading

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Constructing My Newfound Interest in Design

I have learned so much about the industry through this internship! I came in knowing very little about architecture and branding in particular, with a little knowledge in real estate. My first week I spent a lot of time looking … Continue reading

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The Beijing Grind

My strengths relative to my coworkers always come down to English being my first language. I am able to build off their amazing design talent and concept creation by translating content already written in Chinese as well as creating my … Continue reading

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My Unique Value Proposition

This week was a solid week at the office. On several occasions, my supervisor Charles let me in on important meetings and other functions of the company that really gave me some more insight on what the company does and … Continue reading

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Going Beyond

My company is called Wordsearch, a marketing/advertising firm that does communications for primarily high-end real estate developments. The industry requires a lot of knowledge of architectural design, commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate markets and sales skills. Much of the … Continue reading

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Life’s What You Make It

We started our internships this week, and wow has it been an adjustment. From waking up on our own time with the freedom to sight-see and explore during the weekdays to having 12-hour working days, I can say that I … Continue reading

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Respect for the Wall

The most adventurous, strenuous, and informative event that took place during our first week was the Great Wall trip. I found it especially culturally informative because of all the history behind it. People lugged bricks and building supplies up the … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

During class, we learned so much about Chinese culture in such a short amount of time. One thing that really surprised me was the vast income gap between the urban and city populations, along with the measures in place, called … Continue reading

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