Originally from China, Peiying Wang is in her fourth year of the Bachelor of Management program with a major in Managing Data and Information. She chose to study at Dalhousie because of a recommendation from a friend. Before deciding which program to study, she spent time exploring career options and determined that gaining management knowledge and skills would be beneficial before joining a company or starting a business.
Peiying opted to complete the optional internship program as part of her Bachelor of Management degree. Recently, she completed her 8-month internship as a Logistics Apprentice at Traffic Tech, a global third-party logistics company that provides logistics services on land, at sea, and in the air. Her daily tasks varied from tracking loads by communicating with carriers about pickup and delivery schedules to providing freight rates to customers for transportation planning. “During my internship, my supervisors were always patient and reassuring, and they were always willing to work with me on challenging issues. I have learned a lot from them, not only in my work, but also in how to be a leader,” says Peiying.
Peiying shares that her internship provided her with the valuable opportunity to gain various skills for her future career. She says that the position constantly required her to contact carriers and sales teams, which improved her email and telephone etiquette, and enhanced her communication abilities. “This experience of working in a dynamic and fast-paced environment will enable me to integrate more easily into the same type of work environment in the future,” she says. During her internship, she supported the implementation of Traffic Tech’s new logistics information system and Centralized Tracking Team to provide logistics information to customers. “I was responsible for ensuring the system was updated on time with rapid, accurate, and comprehensive information, which played a crucial role in ensuring the team’s effectiveness,” she said.
Peiying found the position through myCareer, under the Bachelor of Management job postings, and received support from Management Career Services’ resources. “I realized the importance of being well prepared for every step of the job search. In my opinion, submitting an outstanding resume is necessary to get interviews.”
Peiying’s advice for you:
- Be well prepared for every step of the job search.
- Research the company, industry, and position before creating an application.
- Use the guidance provided by Management Career Services.
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