As an Asia-focused strategy & management consultancy firm with presence across 20 markets globally, YCP Solidiance grants me the opportunity to explore, discover and learn in the competitive business world. I joined YCP Solidiance in my last semester of the university as an intern and have decided to join as an analyst since 2019. Throughout the journey from a student perspective to a professional perspective, I gradually picked up the analytical skills on a variety of work, such as developing a manufacturing company’s marketing strategy and co-hosting a change management workshop for a company’s financing department, as well as cultivating a strong consulting mindset. Impressed by how far I have grown, I appreciate the chance to be led by a lot of experienced professionals, be surrounded by a warm big family in the Hong Kong office, and be encouraged to strive for growth with YCP Solidiance together.
My summer internship at YCP has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional life. I was given real assignments and responsibilities on the scale that I could not have expected from other internships. From day one, I was allowed to take an initiative in solving business problems such as addressing the declining profitability of a F&B business. The several projects that I was involved in served to develop and refine a comprehensive set of skills that are expected from any business students. Furthermore, the culture at YCP is what made my time here a truly pleasant one. I was not treated as an ordinary intern or a second-class citizen here. I was treated as a valuable member of the team and a part of the family.
Ownership, Business Analysis and Professionalism. These were the three biggest takeaways from my time at YCP as a summer intern. During my internship I was mainly working on a turnaround project for a local SME. I had the chance to be exposed to many different business functions (supply chain, marketing, company financing etc) and assisted the project manager in analysing the key gaps in each function and executing the improvement plans. I was working very closely with the professionals from YCP which allowed me to grasp many business analysis skills. Most importantly, I gained a sense of ownership for the business and the tasks that I were assigned too. I was also involved in two business research projects. This honed my technical abilities. I had to ensure that the outputs I delivered were professional and accurate. My time at YCP really provided exponential growth opportunities for me.
The internship at YCP Solidiance firstly changed me as a person. I am Italian student of Business and Economics at the University of Bologna, and having the chance to meet people from different cultures enriched myself and expanded my cultural knowledge. I learnt about the Indonesian and Asian business world, which is an experience I couldn’t have done in Italy. Moreover, working with experienced professional gave me essential hands-on skills. It helped me to clearly understand what I was studying and what I wanted to do in my future. At YCP Solidiance colleagues are open minded and always available to help you overcome your challenges. I would highly recommend interning at YCP Solidiance to my peers as it would represent a way to grow wiser and more responsible, both from a personal and a professional perspective.
With its global background, YCP creates an diverse and motivating environment where individuals could fully explore their potential and maximize the benefits for the group. During my internship at YCP, I had the chance to manage online marketing for an early childhood institution. Through cooperating with other team members and communicating with clients, I have developed the skills to adjust business strategies to meet clients’ needs and work under a high-pressured environment. YCP’s tradition of weekly workshop shows how the company cares about its employee’s development. The opportunity to building business model and sharing ideas with colleagues gave me more insight on different industries and allowed me to hone my analytical skills. More importantly, I was able to bond with my coworkers and therefore inspired by their creative thoughts.