Cameron Chu is a Finance major graduating in May 2020. Last summer, Cameron interned with Deloitte in Hong Kong.
If you worked on a big project during your internship, please describe what you did to help. During the course of my internship here, there has been 2 major projects that I have been asked to help with. One of the projects is a large event the company holds every year during the month of October. For this event, most of my contributions included research into different components of the event such as vendors, restaurants, and cultural experiences. The other big project we were working on affected the whole Asia Pacific region, so there were many forms of communication that we had to create. Part of those communications was a new website that I helped to create by designing infographics and even coding part of an FAQ section.
What did you find most challenging about your internship? The most challenging part of my internship was learning how to be adaptable. It is not something that I originally thought would be difficult for me, but I found myself being tasked with a wide variety of projects. I had to learn how to quickly switch gears from one project to another. Even if I was creating the same type of presentation, but for a different project, the standards for my work would change.
What advice do you have for other students that are also considering interning abroad? My best advice for students who want to intern abroad would be to keep an open mind. Being in a completely different country can be both scary and exciting, but it is also a great opportunity to embrace another culture. Some people might be surprised to know that culture differences are very apparent in the workplace and being open to those differences will help improve your work and functionality in the office. Being open minded when travelling in general also helps me understand new cultures.
How did Eller (or your previous coursework) prepare you for your internship? Working in the AP Marketing and Communications department of Deloitte has been very exciting for me because I feel like I was well prepared for the job. I may not be a Communications major, but taking my Business Communications class definitely helped prepare me for all of the emails I wrote and the professional communication vehicles that I helped create. I am also part of an Eller organization called Delta Sigma Pi, and within that organization I help the position of VP of Marketing. Much of my work during my time as VP of Marketing has helped to prepare me for my tasks at hand here at Deloitte.