A few months ago, I was pretty excited to speak about the Asus International Design Internship Program that I had conjured up…
A lot has happened since then – I drafted the program’s outline, identified the types of team members that we wanted to bring on board, drafted the Coroflot job posting and evaluated over 140 applications for the three positions that we were trying to fill.
I also made arrangements for compensation, benefits, travel and housing during our interns’ stay with Asus. AIESEC proved to be an invaluable partner, especially when it came to acquiring six-month-student-visas…
Last but not least, I also gave my project a name: The Asus Design Lab… and I am so looking forward to seeing how this thing is going to shape up!
Inspired by findings during my trip in Japan and the Electrolux Design Lab I am currently initiating and planning an Asus International Design Internship Program, that will bring several international design students or recent graduates to Taipei City for a six month period, during which they will work with the Asus Design Team.
Asus’s main goals for this internship program are:
- to give back to the design community by helping to train young designers.
- to get a fresh view and bold ideas from a new generation of designers.
I am proud to announce that I have gotten the go-ahead from Asus’s VP, that we have secured the necessary budget and resources, and that I have now begun more detailed planning and recruiting efforts.
This is going to be good… stay tuned!
After four years on the little island in the South China Sea, I have been taking the past two months off – unpaid, I might add – in order to improve my Mandarin Chinese a bit and also to explore China.
I traveled from Shanghai to Hangzhou and Suzhou, then spent two weeks in and around Beijing and had a brief stopover in Macao before returning to Taipei and resuming my work at Asus.
The trip has been absolutely terrific and I had organized Chinese lessons for myself in every city, so that I continuously met fellow students and travelers and had the greatest time!