World Trade Center San Francisco is proud to introduce our newest intern, Joe Fang.
Joe is, originally, from China and has been studying in the United States for the past seven years. After establishing himself in his new environment, Nick Mattox, World Trade Center San Francisco Consultant, decided to sit down and interview Joe to find out what it is like to work as an intern for World Trade Center San Francisco.
Nick: Joe, can you tell us a little about your background, such as where you are from and your education?
Joe: I am originally from China, just a little outside of Shanghai. I came to the United States to go to school and just graduated from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida.
Nick: Congratulations! What did you study and how did you end up working for WTC-SF?
Joe: I got my Bachelor’s degree in game development and found that World Trade Center San Francisco was looking for someone to help with IT, especially with website creation and maintenance. I applied for the internship in the summer because I graduated in the fall and needed to be prepared to extend my student visa with my internship. World Trade Center San Francisco hired me and I started working for them on October 1, 2016.
Nick: You said that you studied game development. Has this helped you with the daily tasks that you work on at World Trade Center San Francisco?
Joe: Well, in game development, I learned a lot of coding. I have never really worked on websites before, but I can use coding skills to build the websites and fix a lot of the tech issues that we might run into.
Nick: As a recent graduate, what are your future plans or goals? Where do you want to see yourself in the next 5 years? 10 Years?
Joe: Well, my initial plan is to join the United States Military and serve this great country. That is where I want to be five years from now, but in ten years, I hope to have settled down, have a family, and work in game development.
Nick: That is very admirable, Joe. Now that you have been apart of World Trade Center San Francisco for a few months, what is your favorite part of working here?
Joe: I really enjoy the people I get to work with. Everyone is really easy to get along with and is willing to help me learn and work with me rather than just treating me like the “new intern.”
Nick: I have one final question for you, Joe. Being a recent graduate of school, what is the biggest lesson you have learned going from the school environment to the working world?
Joe: I would say that I have learned a lot about how teams work together. In school, sometimes one or two people can carry an entire team, but working here, I have found that really everyone needs to contribute in order to have our tasks be successful.
Another lesson that I have learned is the importance of professionalism. It matters how you look and act everyday. You can’t roll out of bed and go to work like you can when attending class.
Nick: That is great insight, Joe. I want to thank you for your time, and express how happy we are to have you here every day and seeing you grow during your internship.
Interested in the World Trade Center San Francisco’s internship program?
- Interns will have the value of having a globally recognized brand to add to their resume
- They will gain experience in the business world while attending class
- They will develop a multitude of professional skills, serving them greatly in their future
Does becoming a World Trade Center San Francisco Intern sound like it is for you?
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