2 Taiwanese companies accepted our 3 advanced course students for 3 weeks, from Aug 13th to Sep 7th, in Taiwan.
3 student are: Mr. Ito who is 1st year of Production System Engineering, Ms. Sugimura and Ms. Yurino who are 1st year of Management Information Engineering.
Ms. Sugimura (second from the left at front), Ms. Yurino (third from the left at front) and Charlie Tseng, president of Hope English, left at back
It is the first time to do internship for our students in overseas companies. It was very good opportunity to success globally after the graduation.
All of them presented a report of the achievement on the last day of internship, Sep 7th. We will increase the number of overseas companies which accept our students for internship.
Mr. Ito making presentation of his achievement
Ms. Yurino making presentation of her achievement
Message from Students
Mr. Hikaru Ito (1st year of Production System Engineering)
Office hour was from 8:30 to 18:00 and lunch break was from 12:00 to 13:00. Staff in the office turned the light off, had lunch and took nap during the lunch break. I often had lunch with staff at cafeteria or they took me out for a restaurant close by. I enjoyed my work because people in the office had a good relationship and they were friendly.
I could reassess my career path for the future from this internship experience. I had a vague idea of work, but this internship provided me a clear image of work as I indeed developed a system. It was a good experience to consider my career for the future.
I used only English while I had internship. It was very hard to communicate in English, but it gave me a bit confidence. Staff in the office checked my weekly report and it also gave me confident of writing skill as well. It was a good opportunity to use English as I seldom used it in Japan.
It was nice to live in both of a suburb and a city in Taiwan for 2 months. Many places in Taiwan reminded me Japan. It was comfortable to live in Zhongshan District, Taipei as many Japanese lived there.
I would like to do international exchange energetically by using my Taiwan internship experience. I will work on speaking in English as I think it is not good enough.
Mr. Ito (left) and Mr. Rin (Mentor)
Ms. Ikumi Sugimura (1st year of Management Information Engineering)
I had internship at Hope English in Taipei. My main duties were a marketing for English learning industry and to make suggestions of how to improve the company’s products. We did marketing from various points of view (what kind of skills customers want, what kind of customers our target are) and we found out what area the company product belonged, what the strong/ weak points were and the special feature that other companies did not have. We could contribute by suggesting how to improve the products. We presented the results of analysis on every Friday and that lead to the final accomplishment report.
I took one of their course “English learning resources/ Rakusho” every day, and as a result, I could respond fine in English at my final presentation. I realized it was important to study English continuously.
Through this internship, my communication and presentation skills on beside of English ability improved. It was difficult and took lots of time to determine various analysis points and research many companies based on the analysis points. But it was good experience as I could do marketing in the real world.
It was great to live in Taipei. It broadened my perspective by experiencing Taiwanese culture and life. I enjoyed the most to visit Chiufen which is famous tourist area on weekend. I met many Japanese people at the accommodation I stayed which was called “Guest House Kuma Kun” and it was nice.
I am very happy that I could have internship overseas. I would like to tell my experience to juniors as not everybody could have this experience. I realized improvement of my English by studying “English learning resources/ Rakusho” for a month, so I would like to keep studying English.
Ms. Sugimura during internship
Ms. Asuka Yurino (1st year of Management Information Engineering)
We learn how to analyze marketing in a class at school but I never thought how to increase the sales based on analysis. This internship was good experience for me because I could find a way to promote a product by using skills I learned in a class.
I learned that I needed to know who competitors are in a market prior to approaching. I also updated SNS by uploading phrases after taking “Rakusho” course during internship. It was a challenge to select phrases which people get interested in. But I could learn so many phrases as a result. I noticed that my English speaking and listening got better because I took “Rakusho” course every day. It was fun to think a flyer’s design even though it was hard to create a flyer which attracts customers.
It was frustrating that I could not express my thoughts in English during the overseas internship, and it made me to study English more.
Ms. Yurino at left, Ms. Sugimura at right