WGSN (New York)
Event Associate and Simultaneous Interpreter, 2015
It is an eye-opening trip to WGSN New York, I assisted in both event management and simultaneous interpreting tasks for over 40 senior delegation visit.
The main event was around the China Textile Information Center’s visit to New York Fashion Week, there were site visits to various organizations in different locations of New York City, and the most impressive one for me was the visit to Parsons School of Design. Not only did I helped in event logistics and on-site English to Chinese interpreting, I also got to meet some Chinese students studying at Parsons and had a brief idea on their studying experiences.
The colleagues at WGSN were very helpful in sharing their career insights with us, from whom I learned that there’s still a lot for me to improve in various aspects of professional competence. On the other hand, the internship boosted my confidence and pushed my boundaries, as I’m able to handle ad-hoc duties with limited preparation and to apply the oral and written communication skills I learnt in university when interacting with WGSN colleagues and Chinese delegates who have a very different background.
"The colleagues at WGSN were very helpful in sharing their career insights with us interns, from whom I learned that there’s still a lot for me to improve in various aspects of professional competence."
Video of WGSN New York Internship