Keep up with the corporate world, accurately

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 December, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 December, 2011, 12:00am

William Chan Kwun-wa (right), a former marketing intern at Schroders, undertook an internship there after winning the Schroders Hong Kong 40th Anniversary Fund Product Development Competition. He talks to Wong Yat-hei

What's your academic background?

I am a final-year student in insurance, financial and actuarial analysis at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

How did you start your day as an intern?

My main responsibility was ensuring mutual funds and company marketing materials were up to date. I checked my mail, the intranet and the global corporate website for any new facts. I translated new material, and uploaded it on to the company website

What did your job entail?

I worked in the marketing team, providing accurate fund and market information to the public. I also assisted with market research.

What were your major challenges?

Keeping pace with the corporate world, while ensuring accuracy.

What did you learn about your career? What are your plans?

I now have a full picture of the Schroders business, and a deeper understanding of the asset management industry, and fund manager role. Good communication skills are crucial for a successful career.

Any advice for those who are planning to enter your industry?

Be open-minded and treasure every chance to learn from your colleagues. Find ways to unleash your potential.


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