With investment comes reward, and for Charlotte Aerts’ 6 month tenure with Engel & Völkers HK, the reward was clear. During her time in the Mid-Levels office, the young business student actively engaged in all the functions of a luxury real estate agency, providing her with the foundation for her MBA with the London School of Economics. The first week introduced her to the framework of a business organisation, where colleagues combined in brave camaraderie to tackle the flow of client demand and back office functioning.
Marketing, public relations, accounting and business analysis occupied Charlotte’s time as she assisted each of the department managers with researched and self-produced material. Heavy involvement in spreadsheet production, with financial analysis and projections forming key objectives during her internship. There was engagement with clients from international backgrounds, broadening her people and service skills. Constant correspondence with department executives maintained a steady reference point to develop an all rounded skill set.