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Internship success in China for School of Management undergraduates

Posted on 25/04/2013
Lawrence Edwards BSc Mgt with IB

We are delighted that Huawei  has accepted two BSc Management with International Business students on their summer internship scheme; Lawrence Edwards, a Student Ambassador (pictured right) and Abubakar Abukar (pictured below). 

Huawei is a leading telecoms solutions provider and has products and solutions in over 140 countries, serving 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population. Lawrence and Abukar, along with only 10 other undergraduates from the UK will travel to China in August to begin their 5 week summer internship scheme.

They will be flown to Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, where they will receive work experience training in departments relevant to their degree specialisms and interests, so that maximum value can be gained from the experience. 

Lawrence and Abukar will also spend time learning about Huawei products and solutions, visiting Huawei’s F1 Exhibition Centre, Logistics Centre & R&D labs, and where appropriate, will spend time working on various projects with Huawei’s R&D, legal and public affairs teams. Both are delighted about this opportunity to improve their employability prospects.

Lawrence says ‘I have always been largely interested in handheld electronics and communication solutions. I realised that Huawei was a leading investor in R&D which really caught my attention. The experience will give me invaluable work experience from a reputable company that specialises in providing the best products. I believe other employers would look favourably upon me having worked for Huawei, especially in the telecoms field. Plus, a great setting to learn Mandarin Chinese which is arguably the most valuable language in the business world’.

Abukar AbubakarAbukar comments ‘This internship grants me the opportunity to see how a major Chinese company meets the challenges of modern technology, and gain an understanding Huawei’s business culture and the people of China. I became well-grounded about Huawei’s success in various branches; telecommunications, technology, business motto and politics, as well as learning about the Chinese business system and culture. To better understand one’s own culture it is essential to understand another first. In return, we will gain a greater vision and understanding of ourselves’.

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