Alberto Díaz's Testimonial

From: Spain
Department: International Business Advisory
Office: Shanghai
Length of internship: November 2016 – May 2017

 Q: How was the level of responsibility during your internship?

A:  During the internship I was responsible for conducting legal and business intelligence research in Mandarin, English, French and Spanish, relevant to current and prospect clients and to publication projects relating to foreign direct investment in China and other South East Asian countries, drafting of several executive summaries for internal use and client use, which are now embedded in our tools and developing pipeline management tools, structuring presentations and maintaining partnerships with relevant trade associations, and business agencies.


Q: Did you receive enough training and adequate support to learn effectively?

A: My direct supervisor during the internship was the key axis from which knowledge acquisition and the whole experience were made possible. Therefore, more than being adequate, the received support has been what made the whole internship so positively enriching and motivating.


Q: What aspect of your internship did you enjoy most?

A: The most valuable part of the internship was the possibility to work directly with the clients and understand their needs in order to be able to service them properly,


Q: What was the most rewarding aspect of your internship?

A: The most rewarding part are the professional and personal connections that I have been able to develop during the course of the internship.


Q: What was the most challenging aspect of your internship?

A: The most challenging part of the internship was understanding each client’s particular industry and needs in order to be able to service them properly.


Q: What skills did you  improve during this internship?

A: During the internship, I was able to improve my research skills, client management skills, a better understanding of the Chinese market and regulatory framework and also practise and develop my language skills in a professional environment.


Q: How has your experience in Dezan Shria & Associates helped you with your following career? 

A: My experience in DSA has been the entrance gate to the professional work environment, and therefore has placed me on the line and enriched my knowledge and practical experience in the field I want to make a professional path in.


Q: What piece of advice would you give to somebody thinking of applying for a DSA internship?

A: I would suggest them to get ready to give and submerge to the fullest in the experience, because what you take from it is entirely dependent on what you are committed to put in.


Q: What do you want to say to Dezan Shira & Associates/ Your previous colleagues? (25th Anniversary)

A: I would like to thank my colleagues in DSA for what we have been able to share during this crossroad and for being part of this growth experience.