During my summer internship, I enjoyed a series of training programs that provided me with the skills necessary to become a qualified junior consultant. In our first week, our orientation helped us to understand Willis Towers Watson’s business scope, past and present. The entire program plan was laid out for us, along with tips on how to be a successful intern. In addition to routine project work, we had group tasks, weekly training, marketing activities, performance reviews, and skills and personality tests.
Through weekly training and sharing activities, we were exposed to the work of each practice and learned practical skills for project management that helped us complete the work more efficiently. At the end of August, the people manager of each intern conducted a one-on-one performance review, discussing positive performance and areas of improvement, with helpful suggestions for moving ahead. This conversation not only helped me gain clarity about my future direction with the company, but also made me feel that Willis Towers Watson is a company that values its people.
After my onboarding, I participated in a New Hire Boot Camp in Beijing. This three-day training provided a strong business overview and ways to improve relevant skills, which helped me understand my work on a deeper level.