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CEO Shanghai


Since 2010, CEO Shanghai employers have provided a diverse range of internship opportunities for Columbia University students throughout the summer.  A fast-paced environment, characteristic of both New York City and Shanghai, has made this CEO location a popular destination for students looking to get out of their comfort zones, yet still experience an upbeat and culturally-diverse city.  As the region continues to become more cosmopolitan, CEO Shanghai positions have expanded across numerous industries to provide exceptional internship experiences for students. 

Top Ten Reasons to go to Shanghai through the CEO Program

  1. Get mentored by a local Columbia alum who can help you with navigating the city and your overall summer experience.
  2. Check out Shanghai’s remarkable art scene at 50 Moganshan Road, a collection of former warehouses turned contemporary art galleries.
  3. You have not experienced massages until you get a traditional Chinese acupressure – a 45-minute session will guarantee to give you both pain and ultimately relaxation.
  4. Experience history by visiting the historic Shanghai Museum, located on People's Square, where many exhibitions of calligraphy, jades, ceramics, and other traditional artifacts are housed.
  5. Take a ride on the Maglev train to reach speeds of up to 267 miles per hour.
  6. Enjoy an authentic version of the famous soup dumpling, or xiaolong bao, a delicate pork dumpling that also contains a shot of tasty broth.
  7. Choose your own fighting cricket at a plant-and-animal market and enter in a prizefight, because why not?
  8. Become an international film buff by attending the Shanghai International Film Festival in June. 
  9. Take a day trip to see a traditional water town, such as the extraordinary Zhujiajiao.
  10. Build your cross-cultural competencies and international portfolio through internship opportunities in Shanghai!

Student Experiences

Interested in learning about other Columbia University students' experiences during their CCE sponsored internships? Click here to read about internship experiences from all of CCE's internship programs!