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Hong Kong Summer Global Internship Program

 

Noted as one of the world's leading international financial centers, Hong Kong provides students a unique learning experience in a very dynamic business hub centered in the Asia/ Pacific region. Recruiters tell us this opportunity gives Fisher students a competitive advantage as they prepare for a global career in many industries.

The 8-week program places students in full-time, unpaid internship opportunities that enhance global competencies, create international networks, and build resumes. 

 

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Program Cost

Program cost for the 2015 Hong Kong Summer Global Internship Program is $5,395 USD.  

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
  • $4,395 Non-Refundable final program fee payable no later than February 15, 2015.  

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accomodations

  • Shared accommodations in Hong Kong's central city district at Garden View which includes furnished studio apartments, close to bus, rail, cafes, and shops.  Also included is Internet access for duration of program.

Transportation

  • Depart from USA on Thurs, May 7, 2015
  • Arrival in Hong Kong, Friday, May 8:  Airport group flight pick-up and transfer to accommodations for check-in
  • Depart from Hong Kong, Saturday, July 4:  Return to airport at end of program

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome Brunch and Orientation activities on day of arrival, Friday, May 8
  • Welcome Dinner on day of arrival, Friday, May 8
  • Hong Kong walking tour and continued Orientation activities, Saturday, May 9
  • Free Day, Sunday, May 10
  • Internship Start Date, Monday, May 11
  • Internship End Date, Friday, July 3
  • Farewell Dinner, Friday, July 3

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in their resume. It is STRONGLY recommeded that students complete the QUIC Certification through Fisher's Office of Career Managment prior to starting the interview process.
  2. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the Hong Kong/China economy before your internship interview!
  • Priority Interview Deadline, November 15, 2014:  If you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit before this date, you will have an actual interview with our Hong Kong Placement Team who will travel to campus several times during the fall semester to interview you and discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  If you apply after that time, you may be required to interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of their final placements at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.  A partial listing of previous internship sites for Hong Kong 2014 are listed below and is intended to give you examples of the caliber of companies where OSU students have worked:
  • Ace Insurance (insurance)
  • ACME United (safety product supplier)
  • Air Charter Service (charter services)
  • ANDA CPA Ltd (CPA services)
  • ASrIA (investment consortium)
  • Baxter Healthcare (healthcare)
  • British Airways (transportation)
  • CEVA Logistics (supply chain/logistics)
  • CLS Communication (language services)
  • Conrad Hong Kong (hotel)
  • Deloitte Consulting (consulting)
  • DHL (logistics)
  • Edelman (public relations)
  • FedEx (logistics)
  • Fleishman Hillard (International communications/PR)
  • Fox/News Corp (cable programming)
  • GMF Group (global funding)
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (logistics)
  • The Henley Group (investment advising)
  • Kuehne-Nagel (logistics)
  • MAST Industries (supply chain/logistics)
  • Oglivy & Mather (marketing)
  • Philips Electroics HK Ltd (electronics)
  • Red Flag Group (coporate governance and compliance advisory)
  • Zurich Insurance (insurance)

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Work Authorization Visa

  • Fees and processing assistance 

 

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Roundtrip Airfare to and from Hong Kong (approximately $2,000)
  • Required OSU International HTH Student Health Insurance (approximately $75)
  • Food in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Transportation in-city (bus, train, ferry, will vary based on internship location, approximately $25 per week)
  • Entertainment in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Weekend excursions (varies per individual)

 

Bullet Course Description

BUSADM 4189, Doing Business in HONG KONG

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students. Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in Hong Kong course will be mostly an on-line format, however, there will be 2 required in-class sessions to prepare students to better understand the dynamics of mitigating risk while traveling, doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the Hong Kong culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to be safe and successful during their internship.

Admitted students will be automatically enrolled in this course.  Students should not self-enroll.  Please leave room in your spring schedule to accommodate this one-credit required course.  The required in-class sessions will be Weds evenings, 8 - 10 pm, on April 8 and April 22.

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Eligibility

The Hong Kong Summer Global Internship Program is open to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Business or Entrepreneurship minors may be considered
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors 
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Valid Passport:  to apply or renew your passport if you are a U.S. citizen, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2016)
  • Valid Visa to return to the U.S. if you are an international student

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Schedule

  • Depart USA Thursday, May 7, 2015
  • Arrive Hong Kong  on Friday, May 8
  • Depart Hong Kong on Saturday, July 4, 2015

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • Application OPENS:  Weds, August 27, 2014
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2015
  • Deposit Payment: Two weeks after receipt of Acceptance Email
  • Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2015, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

  • YOU CAN APPLY TO ONLY ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!

    • Applications will open Weds, August 27, 2014.

     

  • Click on the link below:

    • CLICK HERE TO APPLY after August 27

Bullet Deposits and Payments

Payment Information

  • Payment link and details will be sent via your Acceptance Email

  • $1,000 Non-Refundable Deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions.  An interview will not be scheduled if you have NOT paid your Deposit.

  • Non-refundable Final Program Fee due no later than February 15, 2015. Late fees will be assessed if you do not pay the remaining program fee by this date.

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) if you are a U.S. citizen. International students are urged to register at their own Embassy.
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted onto the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email.  If you wish to only purchase a one-way ticket to Hong Kong, you must arrange to arrive close to the group flight arrival time to use the transfer to the accommodations from the airport.  

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Information will be sent via email in late January how to apply for this insurance.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.

Bullet International Students

  • In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa).  Students are encouraged to make an appointment with an Immigration Coordinator at the Office of International Affairs if you have questions about your visa to reenter the U.S.

Bullet Passports

  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel or January 2016.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required.

If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

Bullet Visas

  • You will need a valid Work Authorization Visa to participate in your internship in Hong Kong. Upon acceptance into the program, you will receive an email with instructions how to apply for this visa.  PLEASE WAIT FOR THE EMAIL BEFORE OBTAINING YOUR VISA.  
  • Obtaining a visa can be a complex process, however, we will assist you through the process to ensure that you are securing the correct visa. However, you will have to provide all requested visa documentation to the Office of Global Business and we will submit the visa application to our Immigration Experts in Hong Kong.
  • As it may take some time to process a visa, please plan to prepare at least two (3) months before your departure date.  We will provide a checklist of items required for both International and Domestic students.

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your academic interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, as reflected in their resume. It is STRONGLY recommeded that students complete the QUIC Certification through Fisher's Office of Career Managment prior to starting the interview process.
  2. quantity of core business and specialization courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming internship expectations, intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful work experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with your Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to hire a particular student.  Your resume is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure it's up-to-date and accurately reflects your competence in the best possible way. Please make an appointment with a Career Consultant with Fisher's Office of Career Management to present a compelling, professionally formatted, and error-free resume.
  • Internship Interview:  Every effort will be made to provide you the optimal internship experience.  It will be very important for you to concisely describe to the Placement Team the kind of internship experience you seek.  Be very realistic about your expectations to be placed in certain kinds of internship positions if you have little or no direct work experience.  For example, it is highly unlikely you would be selected to work in an investment bank if you have no meaningful work experience or specific academic courses applicable to your area of interest.  However, the more detail you can provide the Placement Team about your specialization choice (i.e., finance, marketing, logistics, operations, etc),  as well as industry/sector of interest and the kind of internship experience you seek (i.e., financial services, brand management, market research, supply chain, etc), will increase your chances of being matched with your desired position.  Be sure to research the Hong Kong/China economy before your internship interview!
  • Priority Interview Deadline, November 15, 2014:  If you are accepted into the Program and pay your deposit before this date, you will have an actual interview with our Hong Kong Placement Team who will travel to campus several times during the fall semester to interview you and discuss your internship plan. Be sure to apply early to secure an optimal interview time.  If you apply after that time, you may be required to interview via Skype or by phone.
  • Internship Placements are coordinated by the Placement Team who carefully match students' skillsets with internship position descriptions. The Placement Team shares students' resumes with various companies that match the students' requests and the company decides who they will hire.  The placement process will be finalized when the company completes necessary documentation with the Placement Team.  Every effort is made for students to learn of their final placements at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.  A partial listing of previous internship sites for Hong Kong 2014 are listed below and is intended to give you examples of the caliber of companies where OSU students have worked:
  • Ace Insurance (insurance)
  • ACME United (safety product supplier)
  • Air Charter Service (charter services)
  • ANDA CPA Ltd (CPA services)
  • ASrIA (investment consortium)
  • Baxter Healthcare (healthcare)
  • British Airways (transportation)
  • CEVA Logistics (supply chain/logistics)
  • CLS Communication (language services)
  • Conrad Hong Kong (hotel)
  • Deloitte Consulting (consulting)
  • DHL (logistics)
  • Edelman (public relations)
  • FedEx (logistics)
  • Fleishman Hillard (International communications/PR)
  • Fox/News Corp (cable programming)
  • GMF Group (global funding)
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (logistics)
  • The Henley Group (investment advising)
  • Kuehne-Nagel (logistics)
  • MAST Industries (supply chain/logistics)
  • Oglivy & Mather (marketing)
  • Philips Electroics HK Ltd (electronics)
  • Red Flag Group (coporate governance and compliance advisory)
  • Zurich Insurance (insurance)