Posted in Accommodation Service, Hospitality, INTERNeX, Internship, Ranch Stay, Volunteer, tagged 2012, auckland, canada, candidates, cms, content management system, exchange, experience, Hospitality, html, information, international, INTERNeX, internexworld.com, internship, learn, live, new zealand, pr department, program, public relations, ranchstay, Toronto, twitter, Vancouver, website, work, world, world wide web on 5 February 2012 |
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We were working on the new website, which you can find under the domain internexworld.com, for some time now. As many of you know INTERNeX started in Canada. The first office was here in Vancouver, later INTERNeX had opened an office in Toronto as well and later one in New Zealand. The first INTERNeX website I personally was involved with was created in the beginning of 2007. INTERNeX changed from a website build with HTML and created by many different people, to a CMS (content management system).
In December 2008 I created the next version of the INTERNeX website, trying to implement some features which were useful for our candidates, our partners and of course ourselves. When I was building the site I realized how difficult it is to actually explain what we do without using to many word and therefore the 2008 version had still lots of information and many content.
In the beginning of 2009 we started with our social network activities and were building our PR department. When I started working on the new version of the INTERNeX Canada website I wanted to integrated all the information we provide to our candidates via our Blog, Twitter and Flickr on one website. This version had an event calendar, updates from our Twitter account and of course also our Blog was connected to it. But unfortunately the content about our programs and services were still a lot and we also didn’t really organized our FAQ’s very well.
In the meantime INTERNeX New Zealand was still presented by the version we created in 2008 and we start thinking how we can come up with a better concept. The internexworld.com website was in our opinion the solution, but it would take some time to actually build that site. With two location, offering the same services, but having different regulation we had to rethink how we want to present INTERNeX in the WorldWideWeb. It took some time to rewrite the content and to come up with an easier navigation and concept for the site, but I think we finally created a site which is nice, clean, organized and still looks good. Therefore I am very happy to present to you the internexworld.com website and would love to see some comments on our Blog, how do you like the site.
Over the years many people were working on the website and I would like to say a special thank you to:
- Maarten, Christian, Liza and Mike who interned at INTERNeX in 2009 and helped a lot to improve our online presents
- Lauren, Laura, Nathalie, Manouk and Mette who did an internship in 2010 and started rewriting our content as well as worked with me on the first version of the internexworld.com website
- Franziska, Maads, Will and Claudio who did an internship in 2011 and helped with the design work as well as rewriting some of our content and entering the FAQ’s into the system
- I also would like to thank our team in New Zealand, especially Paul, Robin and Lotte for amazing pictures and the content we received to finish the New Zealand part of the site.
- I also would like to mention Hannes, who is still working on the website and writing some new content and entering missing articles into the system as well as Petra, who is doing a great design job. Both started their internship in January 2012.
- Last but not least I would like to thank everyone in the INTERNeX team for rewriting content, prove reading, design adjustments and making sure everything is in order.
In case I did forgot someone my apologies, but so many people helped to make the site happened that I honestly lost track
Please be so kind and visit our website at internexworld.com and leave a comment below.
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Posted in Accommodation Service, Smart Saver Vancouver, tagged accommodation, apartment, canada, home, house, rent, rentgeek, renting, room, service, Vancouver on 18 August 2011 |
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Today I would like to introduce a great new online service, called RentGeek. A service that can help you find a place to live in Vancouver. The system is easy, you provide RentGeek with some information about yourself and RentGeek will show you available accommodation possibilities, based on your preferences. If you, for example, like movies, the system will show you neighborhoods where a cinema would be close to your new apartment.
Please read here what they say about themselves.
RentGeek – Home Renting Made Simple
Moving to another city can be overwhelming. Everything becomes new to you such as culture, people, and places. The first part of the transition is looking for a home. Being unfamiliar with the city can make finding an apartment or home for rent a challenge. Questions such as which neighborhoods are safe, closest to hotspots and the nearest public transit are difficult to know if you’re not from the city.
RentGeek is a personalized rental site that helps answer these questions. You can think of them as a local friend who knows your lifestyle and can safely recommend you areas that would fit your needs. You complete a fun and easy survey that allows RentGeek to understand your profile to recommend appropriate neighborhoods that matches your requirements. Whether it’s determining the commute times, or the areas with the best nightlife, RentGeek computes the analytics to find you the perfect area.
Recognizing that neighborhood information can be overwhelming, they display relevant information while hiding the rest. The site provides data on demographic statistics, traveling times, local reviews and neighborhood info including safety scores. All of the data is pulled organically through reliable government sites and sources. The best part is that the site displays everything in a clean and slick layout. Once you’ve determined your neighborhood, you can continue searching for apartments and homes for rent. The personalized information is continued through the search and RentGeek helps you rate each listing based on your lifestyle needs for an easy comparison.
The company’s goal is to provide the best user-experience and to make renting simple. Let’s face it, we’ve all been through the frustration of the rental process, and it shouldn’t be this hard. RentGeek hopes to help individuals coming from around the world a simple way to understand a city without being here and make a smart moving decision.
#382- 440 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 1L1
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Posted in Accommodation Service, Hospitality, INTERNeX, Internship, Ranch Stay, Volunteer, tagged about, canada, city, company, downtown, event, experience, information, international, INTERNeX, internship, learn, live, meeting people, new zealand, program, PuB NiGHT, staff, students, Vancouver, work on 10 February 2011 |
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Since I am interning for INTERNeX I’ve learned so much more about the organization. I found out that they do so much more than what I thought before I came here, so let me explain a bit more about what INTERNeX is all about!
INTERNeX International Exchange is Canada’s leading organization allowing you to work, live and learn in Canada and now in New Zealand! INTERNeX believes that a person needs to gain real practical experience in a foreign environment, like Canada or New Zealand. Basically INTERNeX is there to give international students a great international experience. So, if you would like to work, live and learn and have an awesome time in Canada or NZ, INTERNeX has the right program for you!
The 5 programs
INTERNeX offers you five different programs:
• Through the City Placement Program you can get a paid job and gain international work experience at the same time.
• There’s a Hospitality Program which gives you the chance to get a paid position in Canada and New Zealand’s most breathtaking resorts whilst still having the time to explore the beautiful surroundings.
• In the Internship Program you could learn in your field of interest or study. This could help you to get a better job in the future as you will have international work experience.
• With the Ranch Stay Program you can live close to animals and really have an “authentic” Canadian or Kiwi experience.
• Go for the Volunteer Program if you would like to help, rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals!
As you can see INTERNeX offers you all the things you need to have a great international experience!
While you are here in Canada or New Zealand you will need a place to stay. INTERNeX also provides you with different kinds of accommodation services, so if you need a place to live, they can help! The accommodation service consists of: home stay, student staff house and hostels. The home stay means that you will live with a local family, this will really add to your experience! The other option is the student Staff House. I live in the Staff House and it is great, because you will make friends really easily. A hostel is also a good solution if you prefer to live close to the city centre. A lot of people come and go in these places, so you will meet loads of people!
The INTERNeX Staff
The INTERNeX staff comes from all over the world and they speak together 10 different languages. This could help you, because there won’t be a language barrier, so they are always able to listen to you and give you insights from your own country’s perspective! The INTERNeX staff are there to assist you out with any questions or problems you have. They want to make sure you will feel comfortable coming into the office at any time with any problem, no matter how big or small.
I can imagine that maybe you are a little anxious to start your big adventure, but that is where I and the rest of the PR-team can help you out. A large number of INTERNeX candidates come alone here, so the PR-team could help you to meet new people and share your experiences through a lot of exciting events. An event we organize is for example the PuB NiGHT, which is every Wednesday, but there are also trips to the Rockies, Whistler and Seattle and many more fun events!!
I hope to meet you here soon!
INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
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