My name is Chin Yung Lu and I am a winner of
the ITU Young Minds Competition 2006.
About Chin Yung's internship in the SPU
My main duty in the Strategy and Policy Unit (SPU) was to contribute to the ITU Internet Report 2006: digital.life, which will be published in December this year for the ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006. The tasks included researching, analyzing and collecting data about the telecommunication industry on a global scale. It was a rewarding experience for me as I had mostly technical knowledge in the telecommunication industry and this job allowed me to look at it from the business and regulatory perspectives. This year’s Internet Report elaborates the concept, opportunities and challenges of a digital lifestyle and discusses various forms of changes that are happening rapidly in the digital world.
Apart from work, I also had a good social life in Geneva. It is an international city and holds many cultural events and parties around the year.
There are many young people doing internships here and I made friends with not only interns from ITU but also from other United Nations organizations. Geneva’s excellent location allowed me to travel to most cities in Switzerland and Europe within a couple of hours. I have used this convenience to travel, visit my friends and experience different cultures during my weekends.
Life after the internship
I am moving back to Hong Kong after this position. I will be working as a graduate trainee in CASCADE Limited which is a subsidiary of the Pacific Century CyberWorks (PCCW), the incumbent telecom operator in Hong Kong.
What I have gained in the Young Minds Program is definitely more than a short term experience and I am sure that I will benefit a lot from it in my career later. The experience of working in an international organization, living in Switzerland, travelling in Europe, making new friends, learning French and having a drink by Lac Leman in Geneva is something I am going to remember and treasure for a life time.
- Chin Yung Lu, October 2006
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