Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd

Chemical Engineering Intern

October 2017 - January 2018 • Yantai, Shandong

What I liked

I really enjoyed learning not only about pressure sensitive adhesives, but about Chinese work culture as well. It was a worthwhile experience to see how the East operates versus the West.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to have a longer internship. This way, I would have been able to go through multiple rotations and gotten a better understanding of the various roles the company has to offer.


If an American wanted to have the same experience I did, I would suggest a lot of patience. Things work very differently in the East, which can be a huge culture shock for someone who hasn't been outside their own country. A bit of patience, understanding, and willingness to learn can go a long way.
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