Jiwei Gu, Intern at ICODA European Affairs

My name is Jiwei Gu. I am from China and I am a finance major at The University of Denver. I am currently spending my semester abroad at Vesalius College. When I applied to the Vesalius Internship Programme, I was hoping for an internship opportunity that would allow me to apply what I have learned about business to the real world as well as to gain practical and analytical skills. The internship at ICODA European Affairs gives me that and more. It has been a horizon-broadening experience for me. My main task focused on studying secondary data and analyzing major European insurance companies’ market share and growth rates. Another interesting part of my internship has been the possibility of working with EU lobbyists. Seeing how much those practitioners are committed to the European “cause” helped me to enhance not only my knowledge of the European legislative process but also my understanding of how EU member states work together.

Jiwei Gu