Phuong in her final, professional photo shoot at Xport
My three-month internship at Xport eventually comes to an end. I would like to say a special “Thank you” to the Xport team members who have been very kind and supportive to me. I am truly grateful for your help and support in the last 3 months.
During my internship in Xport, I became more aware of the business situation in Etelä-Pohjanmaa, companies and important people in the region that I haven’t known before, such as, Vientikilta, a networking group for entrepreneurs in E-P, funding associations like Ely-Keskus or local organizations promoting businesses like Kauppakamari. Equally important, I learned more about export-related things, for example, what export companies should do before entering an international market and how a market research is conducted.
It has been more than 1 month since I started my internship in Xport. Before I began, I set my own goals which are to learn, to help and to contribute. I expected that I could learn such things as language skills, Export-related things, doing market research & tips for doing international business from Xport team’s hands-on experiences. As an International business student, I am well aware of the significance of Export-Import and doing business overseas. Therefore, I think an international company like Xport is a good place for an intern to acquire knowledge about those fields.
Some recent examples of how a startup company in Seinäjoki, Finland started to develop its own worldwide network…
‘Whenever I come to one of these events, I see the Xport team.’
‘I see you guys everywhere.’
‘I noticed that you’ve been busy on Facebook.’
These are a few comments that were made to me recently which made me think about, and compare, ways in which we have tried to build the profile of Xport since we launched in January 2014. There have also been recent incidents of connecting with people, on a worldwide scale, which I wanted to share.