Answered by Makailyn, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Thursday, February 15, 2018
This is such an amazing opportunity! The experiences and skills that you gain during this internship can definitely be utilized going forward whether it be finding your next internship or joining a global company. Living and working in an international environment will allow you to develop your skills in working with cultures other than your own, being flexible, dealing with ambiguity, operating outside of your comfort zone, and so much more. To utilize the experience as much as possible, make sure you ask a lot of questions! Really try to dig deep and understand how your company works within the home countries markets as well as their connection to the global market. What differences or similarities are there compared to the United States? Ask them what makes someone a good leader or qualities they value in employees. You may get different answers than if you were to ask a leader in the US. I hope you have a fantastic time and learn a lot. Congratulations!