Le témoignage d'Elena : destination Malaisie

PurelyB - Kuala Lumpur
mobilité stage Grenoble IAE - Malaisie
April-june 2019

The Company I work for

Leading a sustainable healthy lifestyle isn’t easy in Asia. PurelyB is a start-up which offers a one-stop portal where you can find any information on a healthy lifestyle in Asia, such as recipes, work-outs etc. They also sell a famous product called “Pegaga by PurelyB” and guides about nutrition, lifestyle and natural home pharmacy.

My Internship search

When I started my search, I focused on one country: Malaysia.  I decided to send all my applications to Malaysia in different cities such as Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, George Town, Melacca, Petaling Jaya, etc. I sent an application to more than 200 companies. First, I focused on large French (or international) companies, but with no positive responses.  After that, I sent it to about 80 hotels because I wanted to have free accommodation or free food for example. I received positive responses but these people did not want to deal with formalities (like visas). So, I searched on Google the 10 most promising companies in Malaysia and decided to apply to them all. I received 3 positive responses and finally chose PurelyB.
My advice would be that if you really want to go to one particular country, focus on it.  Finding an internship in a big company is often difficult, so do not hesitate to send your application to a start-up or SME because you will receive more responses. Doing your internship in a start-up instead of a big company is no bad thing. You may even have more tasks and consideration and you will enjoy your internship.

My assignments, daily duties and responsibilities

Assist in daily bookkeeping activities to maintain ledgers: journals, bank reconciliations, fixed asset register, receivables and payables, monthly payroll matters and inventories.
Assist in the preparation of a full set of financials including Income Statement, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow Statements, forecasts and projections.
Assist in developing a fit for purpose finance processes and controls to accommodate changing business needs. Assist in proposing and generating operational reports suitable for business.Assist in other ad-hoc matters relating to finance or general operations.

Extra professional activities

Visiting famous places (Batu caves, Thean Hou temple, KL tower, twin towers, KL forest eco-park, Aquaria KLCC, and others temples/mosques).
Shopping in big malls (Pavilion, Suria KLCC, Berjaya Times Square, Sunway etc.)
Traveling to Malaysian islands (Langkawi, Perhentian, Lang Tengah, Redang etc.) [snorkelling] Visit other cities (Malacca, Singapore, Kuala Terengganu etc.)
Sport, movies etc.

Mis à jour le  15 janvier 2020