Jackson State establishes internship program in China


JSU&China-150(JACKSON, Miss.) – Jackson State University and Enjoy International Consultants have formally established a partnership to provide a corporate internship and service learning program in China.

Set to start in March 2010, the dual-track program will provide students at Jackson State and other universities with a strong foundation in industry knowledge, professional skills and cultural understanding related to China.

“Both 12-week programs include an extensive orientation, 10 hours of weekly instruction in Mandarin Chinese, customized professional training, panel discussions with local professionals and visits to local businesses, government offices and manufacturing facilities,” said Mei-Chi Chen Piletz, director of Jackson State’s Office of China Initiatives.

The program will be administered by the EI Institute, a sister company of Enjoy International Consultants. The overseas experience aims to equip students with a basic understanding of the opportunities in the Chinese market, the professional skills needed to do business in China and an understanding of the global role of the world’s fastest-growing economy.

The partnership is part of a broad initiative at JSU to widen the university’s global reach. Through Jackson State’s Office of China Initiatives, which was founded in 2006, JSU has developed partnerships with six Chinese colleges and universities.

An information session with Enjoy International Consultants founder and CEO Adam-Paul Smolak, program director Morgan Gallup and Piletz will be held for students at 6 p.m. September 21.

For more information, visit the EI Institute’s Web site at: http://www.eiinst.com.