Farewell from Elsa

When I discovered Shanghai for the first time in September 2013, I knew I would come back soon. It was self-evident. The magic of this city left its mark on my life. So, after having lived a tourist life for 10 days in Shanghai, I wanted to discover China through a working life. Swissnex China gave me the possibility to realize this dream by offering me a 6 months internship.

At swissnex, I had the chance to have a highly diversified job by helping the team in their projects but also by bringing my own ideas. Half of my work consisted of representing HEC Lausanne, which is the University where I graduated with a Master degree in Information System. The other half was dedicated to help the swissnex China team on diverse projects.

China gave me an amazing life experience that I will never forget. I am glad to having undertaken this challenge and I will definitely leave without any regrets. This experience allowed me to open my mind, discover a new culture and become really independent. Now, I am about to leave Shanghai but with the only objective to come back in the near future.

Finally, this experience would have never been be the same without the swissnex China team. So I would like to thank each of them for having contributed to the success of my Chinese working experience. Few months ago, I remembered how much I was afraid to come here and leave behind friends and family. Now, I feel more than afraid to say goodbye to Shanghai. I will miss this town and the people I met, but I know that I will leave with the head full of memories.

Good Bye swissnex China and thank you again for making this happening.

Elsa Bouzaglo