jessica melville

jessica melville
#WhereAreTheyNow Cynne Huang

Executive Compensation Consultant

(former Executive Compensation Intern)

Team Executive Compensation

Segment Human Capital & Benefits

Location Shanghai, China

Program Internship program 2017-2019

University Fudan University

How did you come across our Internship program offering?

Willis Towers Watson was promoting their early careers programs at my university when I first heard about their internship schemes.

Tell us a bit about your key responsibilities when you were an intern

As an intern I was mainly responsible for analyzing executive compensation data and long-term incentive mechanisms of Chinese companies listed in Mainland China, Hong Kong and the US.

What were some key things that you learnt during your Internship program?

I learnt important communication skills and how to manage the relationship with clients. I also got the opportunity to acquire more business and industry-oriented knowledge.

Do you recall your best memory? Tell us about it!

Amongst my favorite memories are celebrating colleagues’ birthdays together and team building activities like barbeques!

What did you like the most about our culture and values?

There are two things I value the most from Willis Towers Watson’s values and culture:

  • Teamwork: colleagues are very helpful and willing to teach you so you can grow professionally
  • Flexibility: there’s no limit to the place or time you work as long as you’re able to accomplish the task on time.

Which other position(s) have you filled since you finished your Internship program and where? Did you ever imagine you would fill these positions when you were an intern?

I am currently a consultant in the Executive Compensation (EC) team.

As I majored in Finance, being a Human Resources (HR) consultant is something I never imagined or saw coming. But I find it interesting how some HR-focused issues are also related to finance, such as option valuation.

How did being an intern help you prepare for your current position at Willis Towers Watson?

The knowledge I obtained on data collection and analysis as an intern deepened my understanding of EC, which has helped me excel in my current position.

Is there anyone you would like to thank or who was integral to your experience?

I’m grateful for my manager and mentor’s help during difficult times. They were kind enough to share their knowledge selflessly; I’m also very thankful to have had supportive colleagues that have since become great friends.

What advice would you give to someone who’s eager to apply to a Willis Towers Watson Internship program?

Do not hesitate to apply. You’ll receive great support from the Willis Towers Watson team to grow as a professional and achieve your goals.

Learn more about our early careers programs here.