What Does It Feel Like for an Automobile Fan to Work in the Automotive Industry?

What Does It Feel Like for an Automobile Fan to Work in the Automotive Industry?

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Erita Gong, Project Manager:”For me, it takes an obsession for automobiles, an interest in model cars and the persistence to follow things through.”   Sometimes a dream comes true. What happens when your hobby also becomes your profession? I have been an automobile fan since I was a little girl. I even had a model…

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Is It a Real Job If You Get to Eat, Drink and Enjoy Yourself Aroud the World?

Is It a Real Job If You Get to Eat, Drink and Enjoy Yourself Aroud the World?

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Jaey Wang (to the right): “Different minds think differently, which produces multifaceted results.”     When I hear this question, I cannot help but smile. Eating, drinking and being merry is not all there is to my job. However, I would say the description comes pretty close. For people to better understand what I’m doing…

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Chinese Love Small Talk!

Chinese Love Small Talk!

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We are currently growing our business in Changshu (China). That’s why quite some experts from Continental all over the world are sent to China to support the building of new production lines. It is very exciting, but most of the expatriates don’t know what to expect. I used to say: They can first of all…

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11,688 km away from home – My work experience in Shanghai!

11,688 km away from home – My work experience in Shanghai!

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New culture, new people, new food. These were the first three things coming to my mind when people asked me why I want to go to China. As a part of the integrated Bachelor degree course in Hanover (Germany), I got the chance to gain three months work experience abroad. Due to my earlier travels in America,…

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Packaging: Good Teamwork Reduces Costs by 20 Percent

Packaging: Good Teamwork Reduces Costs by 20 Percent

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By late 2013, the situation had become unacceptable: The purchasing manager of the Powertrain Division found nothing but chaos in the receiving departments of many plants. So the Packaging Savings Program (PSP) was launched to standardize packaging and eliminate this very situation and I was the project manager for it. While most of the plants…

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