MIM Alumni Profile: Vasa Will Boonyanuvatara: Internship in Shanghai, The greatest opportunity

Name: Vasa Will Boonyanuvatara

Company: Rinchem Company Inc.

Company Location: Shanghai. China

Job Title: Intrernship

  • Please tell us about the interview process for your position.

I went through three interviews. The first two interviews were with the staffs from IE3, and the last one was with the manager at Rinchem Shanghai. Basically, I had to pass the first two interviews before I could have an opportunity to talk with the manager. The whole process took 3-4 months.

  • Is your current job in line with your previous work and professional experience or is this a career change?

Before this internship, I didn’t have any professional experience, but the internship does align with my focus, supply and logistics management, in school.

  • How do you think the MIM program helped you get your job?

The MIM gives me international experience through classmates, Asia trip, and EXIT project. This international experience does fit in with the nature of the business at Rinchem Shanghai.

  • What is your job like on a daily basis?

At work, I get involved in many different projects. Besides logistics, some projects are related to other fields such as human resource and risk management. I also perform Oracle transactions on a daily basis to support Rinchem’s operation in another Asian country.

  • Is there any travel associated with your position?

The company will assign me a project that will involve working with Rinchem’s office in Taiwan, Korea, or Japan. I will have an opportunity to fly to one of the country to complete the project.

  • What do you really love most about your job, position or company?

I love the fact that the company really encourages me to learn. It is a true learning experience. I get to see many sides of the business.

  • What do you hope for your future career plans?

In the future, I want to continue my career in the logistics industry. It’s what I like and what I want to be successful in.

  • What do you think is your most valuable take-away from the MIM program?

People that I met during the program are, in my opinion, the most valuable take-away from the MIM. Relationships that I developed with classmates, professors, and guest speakers help me a lot after graduation.

  • What is your favorite memory of the MIM program?

The most favorite memory in the MIM can’t be anything else but the Asia trip. The trip is one of the most interesting experiences in my life. It opened my eyes to the world and helped me set my career goal.

  • What advice can you provide to current and future MIM students?

For the current students, make sure you learn as much as you can from the EXIT project. Also, it’s never too early to start looking for a job. For the future students, things are going to be intense and fun. Make sure you have enough sleep before the program starts.

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