Danielle Thai is an official CAPA blogger for spring 2017, sharing her story in weekly posts on CAPA World. A resource economics major at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, she is studying abroad in Shanghai this semester.
In this week's post, Danielle takes us through a typical day at her internship and what she's learned because of it.
Ever since I learned about the CAPA program, I knew it was the program for me. I love having an internship while abroad because along with my classes, an internship gives me a chance to have hands-on training in my field in a different country. This internship allows me to learn and develop skills that I can use in the future.
This semester I had the opportunity to intern at Vandergeeten. Vandergeeten is a distributor for food and beverage products from Belgium and Western Europe in China. The main products they distribute are bottle and draught beer and chocolates. Through specialized networks, employers are able to circulate and deliver these products all over mainland China.