LSBU Computing students jet off to China for an opportunity of a lifetime with HSBC
07 July 2015
Seven students from London South Bank University (LSBU) have been
offered the chance to spend the summer working as Learning Partners at HSBC in
Based at HSBC Software Development Ltd in Guangzhou, the students will work
closely with the Chinese partners at HSBC to enhance the student's personal and
professional development during the months of July and August.
The aim of the learning partnership is to give students the opportunity
to improve their organisational and people skills whilst developing their
understanding of corporate culture.
The students, from the Computer Science and Informatics
Division in LSBU's School of Engineering, went through a vigorous selection
process in order to be accepted onto the eight week placement. This included a
group assessment, interviews and a presentation on the cultural exchange
between China and the UK.
Shameelah Ahmed, a Business Intelligence student at LSBU who was chosen
to take part, said: "I am so thrilled to be given the chance to expand my
skills and knowledge in the area of business intelligence, and getting the
chance to do this within a prestigious company such as HSBC is fantastic. Not
to mention, I love the Asian culture so I cannot wait to experience it."
Jordan Paisley, a Computing student from last year's cohort, shared his
experience on the Learning Partnership in China: "Being offered such an
invaluable opportunity to work for HSBC in China gave me a plethora of
advantages. These included gaining experience and knowledge in the procedures
and tasks associated with banking and software development. Additionally, this
prospective journey enabled me to learn more about my own aptitudes in project
management and teamwork.
"I would advise the new cohort to utilise their time in Guangzhou by
aiming to understand Chinese social and business culture; as this will prove to
be an invaluable asset to any working professional, specifically entrepreneurs."