Stephanie DiLoreto: Unilever Internship in China

My internship at Unilever was one of my favorite experiences with G-MEO and its American Center for Study Abroad, in Chengdu, China.

I  didn’t expect to be so welcomed and included at such a prestigious company, but everyone treated me with respect and kindness.

I worked closely with two people named Ian and Wendy, and Ian took me to various places including paying a visit to some customers and examining their displays. We then determined which customers had strong displays versus weak ones, and I was able to put together a presentation about it on PowerPoint.

I also went to visit chefs with one of Unilever’s saleswomen named Sabrina. We visited two hotels and met with four executive chefs and they let me listen to their conversations and I was able to understand bits and pieces of what they were saying and when I didn’t understand something, Sabrina translated for me. I also learned some useful skills on Excel. I was given a little quiz on my previous Excel abilities, and then learned important  skills that the company’s employees need to know.

Overall, I learned so much about marketing and sales and I gained hands on experience while working with an amazing team.

I am so thankful for the opportunity to have been an intern at Unilever in China!

I know I will use what I learned in my future career.

Thank you!

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