Jose (centre) hanging-out with some of the Xport team
I remember my first day of work at Xport, three months ago. I was very excited for what that experience was going to provide me and for having the opportunity to contribute to the company. In addition, I was warmly welcomed by all the members of both, Xport and BSTR, which indicated the great atmosphere around the office.
During the time I was working at Xport I was finishing my master studies and figuring out what to do next in my career. That is why it has been a busy, dynamic but rewarding period that helped me to develop myself even further.
Nearly five months ago I wrote my very first post in this blog. Time has gone by quickly and it has felt like days rather than months. I am excited to write my thesis and to complete my studies, but sad that my internship here has now come to its end. My time at Xport has given me a lot and I enjoyed having varied tasks every day which made work very interesting.
As interest grows in the opportunities offered by China, take a moment to see if Xport’s two Chinese Associates have the skills you need in your company. There is demand in China for food that is manufactured in the ‘clean, Nordic’ environment, there are also opportunities for exporting Finnish education by bringing Chinese students to Finland. Also consider if you could source parts for your products in China, making your product more price-competitive. Meet Jane and Winnie
Put it to the test at the British Pub Quiz. #PubQuizSJK
Hosted by three of Seinäjoki’s resident Brits, the questions will be in English across many subjects including Pop culture, Sport, History and more. Individuals are welcome, but teams make it more fun. And having some fun is the whole point of the British Pub Quiz! It’s FREE to enter the quiz, which means the prizes are small 😀
Also, there will be some special offers when you order your drinks in English! We look forward to seeing you there.
Six weeks passed quickly. A fun, informative experience is sadly coming to an end. As a guy, who had no experience of sales and marketing at all, I was worried that I would not match the requirements of the role, during this internship.
When I started to work on my first project, I had no idea where to start and where to finish it. After completing the task I had a better understanding of what Xport actually does. In addition with my increasing knowledge, the complexity of the tasks also increased. After finishing a few tasks, I realised I didn’t need to be afraid of not matching the requirements. Even though there were sometimes little language problems, because I’m not a native English speaker, the team was patient to ensure I understood what was required of me.
My name is Rosa and I am studying International Business at Seamk. I am from Central Finland and moved to Seinäjoki for my studies. I am finishing my studies in the end of this year and all I have left to do is my internship and my thesis.
I will be spending the next five months here at Xport and I’m excited to work in such an international company. I have been in exchange twice, once in Mexico and once in Spain and I love to travel, and I believe that continuing to spend time in an international environment will be not only very helpful, but also fun. This is my first time working in my own field and I am happy to have this opportunity to learn and see what it is like to work here.
Rosa Ojala, International BBA Student, Seinäjoki UAS