Temple City Youth Going to China for a Summer Internship

Senior Editor Vincent Wei will be working as an intern for a coffee shop in Shanghai, China.

Written by AMY FAN / Published July 15, 2011 

To gain experience in business, Senior Editor Vincent Wei will be going to Shanghai, China to intern at the “Coffee Beanery” coffee shop from July 30th to August 27th.

According to Wei, he took up this opportunity to gain more experience for his major, business.

“I want to learn more about marketing and business,” said Wei. “China is a great place to start because they have the world’s largest exports.”

Wei will be leaving for China as soon as summer school gets out. He will be working for his father’s friend, Maria Xia, who owns many restaurants and stores. He will be working for a coffee shop called “The Coffee Beanery.”

When asked about his feelings for taking the job, Wei expressed positivity for his future work.

“I’m really excited,” he said. “It’s going to be my first internship and first time in China.”

For his job, Wei will be doing marketing and other desk work. He’s not entirely sure on what it entails, but he’s confident that he’ll be fine.

Wei is also looking forward to the social aspect of the internship.

“I’m looking forward to meeting new people, new interns,” he said. “And just visiting China.”

Wei found out about the internship when his father suggested it and brought up his friend. To Wei, she sounded like a professional person to work under, and agreed to become an intern.

“My father just introduced me,” he said. “She said that she has a lot of interns from both China and America.”

Wei believes that his father is to thank for his opportunity.

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