暑期實習訊息Summer Intern Information
國際經營管理學程 101級 鄭恆峰 & 魏佳瑜經驗分享
IBMBA 101 Ethan Cheng & Sarah Wilcox Experience Sharing
Time to apply for a summer internship! Do you want the feeling of office life before officially stepping into it? We have executive interviews with two IBMBA 101 students, Ethan Cheng and Sarah Wilcox; they shared their 2013 summer internship experiences with us.
To receive a good summer internship offer, Ethan tried very hard to apply. He applied to Cathay Financial Holdings, Testrite Group, Ogilvy Public Relations, DHL, Sports City International Inc., and Hong Kong New World Development Company. Ethan prepared different applications and interviews to meet each company’s needs. He even borrowed the school office to do Skype interviews with the companies. Finally, he took the internship with Cathay Financial Holdings. He worked in the credit card business development and market investigation department. From 2005, Cathay Financial Holding has provided opportunities for students to apply their academic knowledge to business. Ethan said he learned a lot from the job; he got to know the domestic credit card market, made promotion posters, and learned to use graph editing software. Cathay not only takes good care of interns, but also provides a sound training program. Because of the good training system and sources, Cathay’s requirements for interns are relatively high.
Following are eight intern info website provided by Ethan:
1. 104人力銀行學生實習專區: 全國最完整的學生實習平台，隨時會更新資訊
104 Human Resources Bank: http://www.104.com.tw/area/intern/index.cfm
2. 台灣大學OASIS學生人力分享平台: 台大就輔組的臉書，不定期提供相關就業與實習資訊
NTU OASIS HR info sharing platform: https://www.facebook.com/ntuoasis
3. 政治大學企管系網站: 提供不少獨家給政大學生的實習機會，但外校生還是可以投看看
NCCU Business Administration depart website: http://ba.nccu.edu.tw/index.php
AIESEC Overseas internship program http://aiesec.org.tw/
5. 玉山計畫: 由台大、政大、中山大學與大陸合作的實習計畫，每年暑期提供北京各領域企業的實習機會。為不給薪實習，食宿與機票需自行負擔，但主辦單位有補助一定金額。
Yu-Shan project: http://www.pam.org.tw/files/14-1000-415,r21-1.php
Management Institute in Taipei: http://www.mit-tpe.org/goweb/
Each year from March to May, there will be job fairs on the school campus. You may prepare your resume and be ready to find a good opportunity.
The information posted on a company’s own website.
Ethan suggests students treat intern applications like applying for a job. Many companies tend to hire good interns to be their future staff. So, we must take it seriously. The intern application process can be tiring, so prepare for the challenge! Ethan welcomes people who want to know more about the internship, please e-mail to email@example.com for further discussion.
Sarah, an IB101 student, is from Canada. She happened to get a chance to be an intern for the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation. She thinks KRTC is a good company because it provides Kaohsiung residents with transportation, and makes Kaohsiung a better place to live.
Sarah wanted to experience the Taiwanese company culture and the way Taiwanese do the job. During the internship, she worked in the Public Relations and Human Resources department. She worked to elevate the image of the KRTC, to translate brochures, to help plan big events, and so on in the Public Relations department. By doing these jobs, Sarah sharpened her Chinese skills. The KRTC offers internships for students on winter and summer vacation, or even long term internships.
Speaking of culture shock, Sarah felt uncomfortable at the beginning because she was the only foreigner there and people could not stop staring at her. But after getting to know the people, she felt better. Another thing is that she was surprised that Taiwanese have the habit of taking a nap after lunch; western people usually do not have this habit. Also, Taiwanese companies emphasize position differences, which mean that we have to call people by their titles, instead of calling them by their name. Sarah said she had a hard time memorizing all the titles! The internship experience in KRTC enriched Sarah’s life and broadened her vision.
After reading about these two internships, do you want to do one this summer? The IBMBA office worked hard searching for internships for students from last semester. We did email some intern vacancies to all present IBMBA students & the applications will be due in mid-May. We hope all of you can have a good internship experience during the summer vacation. 【By Lena Liang and Helen Lin】
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媒體報導 Media Report
一窺獵頭公司的神秘面紗The Mystery of Head Hunting
-Interview with NSYSU HRM Graduate School Students Man Tian You and Cao Jun Ming
We are happy to invite two seniors from the Human Resources Graduate School to be our interviewees for the May issue of the IBMBA E-paper. They are Man Tian You and Cao Jun Ming. They both have a rich history of work experience, and have come to NSYSU to enrich their academic knowledge. They have many things in common, for example, they both come from China and have worked in human resources for several years. Tian You not only set up his own business but also worked as a HR specialist at Motorola and FMCG business. As for Jun Ming, he worked for a Japanese company and as a head hunter in a head hunting company in Shanghai.
People usually do not know much about head hunting; they only know that head hunting is recruiting people for companies. How does head hunting work is always a mystery for us. This time, we have two experienced HR people to share their real experiences with us. Let’s dig into head hunting together!
Based on the capital and the scale of the company, there are two kinds of head hunting companies; the small one and the big one. Big head hunting companies may take head hunting requests in several fields; for example, the IT industry, manufacturing industry, luxury industry, food industry, etc. On the other hand, small scale head hunting companies only focus on one or two fields. We cannot judge the service quality by the scale of the company; big scale companies may tax their resources by taking too many different kinds of requests. In this way, they could hardly make sure that each case is a good one. Instead, small scale companies could easily make sure their service quality is good because they could put all their attention to certain fields.
You may ask who exactly are the targets of head hunters? According to our interviewees, head hunting companies always help customers to find senior level talent. The talent usually works for counterpart companies, or companies in the same field. Companies who want to make their company more competitive would ask head hunters to find the right people for them. Following are the steps that head hunters use to conduct their job. First, they have to develop their own customers, or they get new customers through acquaintances. Once the customers are in hand, they would make customized contracts with them. Each contract has different rules to meet each company’s needs; including the contract value, the down payment, and the commission. After the contract is signed, customers would pass their talent recruiting requests to the head hunter. Head hunters would try their best to find a suitable candidate for their customers. Nevertheless, many enterprises would out-source recruiting jobs to head hunting companies because of their limited human resources and huge work-load.
From the above, we get the basic idea of how head hunters do their jobs. Here we come to another question, who is a suitable employee to work as a head hunter? What are the advantages and disadvantages of working as a head hunter? Two seniors answered with one accord that a head hunter’s job is not only finding the right people for customers, but also acting as a coordinator between customers and targets. Making unbalanced information from two sides balance is an art that needs a lot of work. Thus, people who want to work as a head hunter need strong communication skills and a passion for the job. Getting to know people from different fields and forcing themselves grow in a short time are the advantages of being a head hunter. In order to have a common language with people from different industries, head hunters should be a self-learner and a quick learner at the same time.
To conclude, head hunting sells good services, experience, and connections. The more connections a company has, the more competitive a head hunting company would be. Talking about the biggest problem of working as a head hunter is the “STRESS” from the job. Head hunters usually have little time to complete their missions assigned by customers; that is to say, they have to find the right person and persuade him/her to work for their customers within a short period of time. The stress not only comes from the time limit but other head hunting competitors. In fact, when one company tries to find talent, its competitors usually target the same person. So, it comes to the right timing; who moves fastest is the winner of the game! Besides good communication skills, good stress management and fast learning abilities are needed for a head hunter. Tian You and Jun Ming encourage people who would like to challenge themselves to join a head hunting business after graduation. They also give the following advice to people who would like to be head hunters in the future: head hunting is a highly competitive business and changes very fast, so be sure to prepare yourself well and be ready to face new challenges every day! 【By Helen Lin】
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Interview with a Rising Management Consulting Company Co-founder, Sophia Chiang
Please tell us about your education background.
I went to Taipei First Girls High School and got my bachelor degree from National Cheng Chi University. I am the so called “study hard student type” in Taiwan society. In Taiwan, students take entrance exams to get into the best high school and college. For me, I took a diversity way, instead of taking the exam, I applied for high school and college. The application mechanism gave me chances to show my independent thinking ability. Furthermore, I have studied and stayed in the U.S, England and Germany for a while. The overseas living and studying experience helped me not to be restricted by Taiwan’s traditional education.
2. 可以請你談談你的工作經歷嗎? (以前從事過的工作, 從事獵頭工作的年資…etc)
Would you please share your working experience with us?
I worked in Germany for a while. I like Germany a lot but I could hardly adapt to the working environment at that time. Then I decided to come back to Taiwan and start working as a head hunter since then. Time flies, I have been doing the job for eight years.
3. 請談談獵頭工作的內容 (每天要做的事情)
Would you please tell us about the head hunting job?
Head hunting is an interesting job. Years ago, there was a variety show which helped people find the person they want. I feel like doing that show sometimes because I have to find the right person for my customers. Because of the mission oriented job, I meet many elites in a short time, and actually it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Besides, we also act as recruiting consultants for many companies and human resources departments. A good head hunter should have the ability of providing useful recruiting suggestions that meet the market trend.
4. 在創業的路上，遇到最大的困難是什麼? 怎麼克服?
What was your biggest obstacle during starting your own business? How did you overcome it?
I would say starting a new business is the thing that you have to fix problems all the time, just like engineers’ job is debugging. From the beginning of the venture, growing to expanding, we face different problems in each stage. To be short, the biggest obstacle of starting a new business is keeping an eye on the environment, the company and colleagues all the time. Being flexible is vital.
5. 在獵頭工作中曾經遇到最大的困難是什麼? 如何解決?
What was your biggest obstacle doing head hunting? How did you overcome it?
Sometimes we face a situation that the person who promised to change his job at first going back on his words by saying “Sorry, I decided not to change my job.” This simple decision would give us a hard time; we have to ask for our customers’ understanding and try to keep our good credits with them.
The advantage and disadvantage of doing head hunting.
The advantage of being a head hunter is that when I work harder, I have better chances to receive good income. I could learn from many elites who I set as my role models. The best part is that I could learn how they succeed and their good logic of thinking.
Speaking of the disadvantages of this job, sometimes you could hardly tell whether it is work time. You may possibly talk about your job unconsciously when hanging out with friends; friends could feel annoyed about the job talk.
One thing that impressed you the most before during head hunting
Psychology says that the first impression is always the most impressed one. The very first case of mine remains in my mind after these years: I happened to meet a CEO Secretary, he was not sure if he wanted to stop working or going back to the office. After my persuasion, he went to a listed-company. He gave me a famous brand belt as a gift to show his appreciation to me. “You put much effort in my case and I appreciate that” he said. I was touched by his kind words. From his words, I realized that I helped a person and gave him positive influence by doing the job.
What makes you keep doing head hunting?
If one’s inner vision consists with his job and he really likes it, the job is his vocation. A person can keep doing his vocation and feel nothing uncomfortable about it. Each job has its hard time, when I feel tired, I would think about the positive feedback and gifts from past customers. Through these feedbacks, I realize that I did have some good influences on their career. The reason why I insist on doing this job is that I can always affect others positively.
Would you please give some suggestions to people who would like to be a head hunter in the future?
To be a good head hunter, you have to like helping people, meet new people and accept the fact that “people” itself is uncertain. The offer settled down today could possibly change tomorrow. A good head hunter should know clearly about human nature and be willing to take the risk.
Any suggestions for people who would like to start his/her own business?
There are lots of successful and failed venture stories; some are happy while some are sad. I would like to share a line I like from Bible; “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven” --Ecclesiastes 3:1. This line gives me lots of encouragement and comforts. All of the new business starters should keep their faith and keep trying; just like farmers, they do their best to fertilize the plant, but the fruit need a long time to bear. People’s efforts could accelerate the result of the fruit bearing, but you cannot ask it bear in a certain time. Starting a new business is not an easy task, it takes perseverance and strong faith. Always be open minded and be willing to let go.
Anything you want to share at last?
Venture trend is popular in Taiwan these years. As a head hunter, I believe that each person has his own position. No matter who he/she is, a business owner, a professional manager or a staff. Each position has its good time and hardships. Remember, before you choose your job, be sure to know your personality well and see whether you really fit the job. 【By Helen Lin】
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人物專訪 Exclusive Interview
IB96 David Hsu, Univacco Technology Inc.
Are you interested in IB graduates career after graduation? We had a chance to interview one of the IBMBA 96 graduates, David Hsu for the May E-paper. Let’s find out about his special career together.
David was construction engineering major in college, and also held a masters degree in construction engineering. David always wanted to explore the business world, so he decided to get a MBA degree to give himself a chance to know another world. David joined the ACT program of the IBMBA; through the program, he learned cross-cultural management, and travelled around Europe. David realized that as a Taiwanese, he knew little about Chinese industries and markets. Then he decided to be an exchange student in Xiamen University. Thanks to that decision, he got a chance to work in technology. David shares a line from Lin Hwai-Min (a world famous dancer from Taiwan)—the wandering experience gained when one is young would become his lifetime nutrition. Because of these overseas experiences, David got keys to open the door connected to the world. This is what the IBMBA gave him, and what he treasures the most.
David worked as a PM in TPK, and as a business manager for Innolux after that. He got a chance to work for Foxconn as a business manager because of the company’s business unit splitting. After all the years working in technology, David made a big decision about his life. He went back to his hometown and worked as a special assistant to the general manager in an optical film technology company (Univacco Technology). What means the most to David is to be with his family. Univacco’s good gross margin removes the stress of cost cutting. In this way, he can focus on industry transformation and innovation. Univacco’s products are exported all over the world, the company is the second in the industry. They need global talent to help sell their products in many countries (Foreign students may follow their recruiting information).
David left his hometown when he was 18, he saw many interesting things all over the world. After coming back to Taiwan, he realized that he knew little about this beautiful island. He stays close to his lovely hometown, Ma-do; trying to pick up the beautiful things he missed before. In his free time, David goes to NCKU EMBA to meet more people and explore new knowledge. David says, there are always new things to learn from different fields, we should keep learning and grow with time!
For more information about above mentioned companies, please check out below websites,
TPK ( http://en.tpk.com/)
Univacco Technology (http://www.univacco.com.tw/index.php?lg=1)
【By Lena Liang and Helen Lin】
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Knowing the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services –
From the Economic Perspective
【記者吳雨虹報導並感謝資料提供/校對:佘健源 教授Pro. Chien-Yuan Sher】
On March 18th 2014, around 400 students broke into and reclaimed the parliament in protest of a trade deal with China. They demanded that the government pass a law to monitor all future deals with Beijing. The protest lasted 23 days, and aroused widespread attention. This article provides a view from an economic perspective.
Many economists believe free trade will lower trade barriers like tariffs, quotas will enable nations to focus on their core competitive advantage(s); thereby maximizing economic output and fostering income growth for their citizens. Here we use comparative advantage to further explain this idea:
Production Possibility Curve: A curve depicting all maximum output possibilities for two or more goods given a set of inputs (resources, labor, etc.)
Social Indifference Curve: A diagram depicting equal levels of utility (satisfaction) for a consumer faced with various combinations of goods.
In a self-sufficiency situation, the intersection points of the production possibility curve (supply curve) and social indifference curve (demand curve) are the points of production and consumption. Due to the fact that every country has a different P.P.C. and S.I.C., under an equilibrium situation goods have different prices in each country. For example, the price of rice may be more expensive in country A than in country B, while the price of cloth may be more expensive in country B than in country A
According to Comparative Advantage, each country produces the product which has a lower opportunity cost in exchange for other products which have higher opportunity costs. During the trade, both parties receive benefits. Therefore country A may give country B clothes in return for rice. In doing so, more people in country A will devote themselves to making cloth while fewer people produce rice. As a result, country A becomes specialized in making cloth and then maximizes their profits.
Above are the benefits of free trade, however, you have to take the good with the bad. Following is the negative side of free trade.
The cost of transformation
As mentioned above, when country A focuses on producing cloth instead of rice, for its maximum social welfare, it causes income redistribution as well. During open market negotiations between two countries, sacrifice is unavoidable. In other words, the benefits gained in the agreement for some industries are established with the sacrifices of some uncompetitive industries. Therefore, making up for the loss of those industries and helping with industrial restructuring is the responsibility of whole country.
Uniformity in Economic
When we measure the benefits of an industry, most of the time we base it on profits. However something valuable like farmland and wetlands are hard to define by a number. When Taiwan joined the WTO, some people regarded agriculture as an uncompetitive industry and claimed that Taiwan should give up agriculture and transform the farmland into factories or residences. This may sound like a good idea while international food prices are low; yet when the prices rise, Taiwan will need to develop agriculture of its own again. However, the cost of changing back is much higher, because you need to tear down homes, and some factories' land is also contaminated.
Although the specialization which active international trade brings causes prolificacy and social welfare, it damages economic diversity, which may decrease the ability to adopt to future changes. We can imagine that in ten years changes to the environment may lead to lack of food and increase in food prices. If we don’t produce food domestically, Taiwan will need to pay extremely high prices to import food from other countries.
What’s more, in this rapidly changing era, it’s difficult to predict which industry will dominate in the coming decade. Take for example, Nokia and Motorola which previously dominated the phone market but missed the smart phone trend and then lost their market share dramatically. Promoting key industries while keeping diversity in the economy is a challenge the government must face.
Taiwan is an export-oriented country and so it can’t close the door to other countries. When dealing with resource reallocation, it takes time to set long-term plans and establish consensus; also the government needs to take care of the minority, and balance the gains and losses. In conclusion, the Cross-Strait Agreement on Trade in Services had a great impact on all of Taiwan, and the authorities should consider all the consequences before making a decision.
延伸閱讀Extended Reading：Joseph Stiglitz, On the Wrong Side of Globalization. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/15/on-the-wrong-side-of-globalization/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 【By Rainbow Wu】
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