How did you find INTERNeX International Exchange?
Through a German partner organization.
Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?
Because that German organization cooperates with Internex.
Why did you choose to go to Canada?
First of all, I wanted to improve my English. So I was looking for an English speaking country. I was torn between Australia, Scotland and Canada. I decided against Scotland and Australia, because Scotland is too close and half of the German population seems to have emigrated to Australia.
I haven’t regretted my choice so far.
How did you find a place to stay?
What kind of internship are you doing and do you find it useful?
I am doing an events, marketing and finance internship at SSU. I get to meet many interesting people and I have learnt a lot about SSU, what my coworkers do and how all the different departments work together. I think it really helps me to figure out what I want to do later.
Is your internship a part of your university program and is it useful for your career goals?
Yes, it is part of my university program and I believe it will be very helpful for me! My English has improved a lot, I feel very comfortable speaking English …
How do you like your internship?
I love going to the events! It is great to leave the desk for a change and to meet so many friendly people. My coworkers are super nice.
What kind of tasks were you responsible for on a daily basis?
As I am working in finance, marketing and events, I am responsible for a lot of different tasks. I send invoices to clients, processpayments, go to events and write articles about these events, I answer questions about events and sponsorship etc.
What do you like most about Vancouver?
What’s not to like? In the last months, Vancouver has become my favourite city! I love it that there is so much fun stuff you can do here. And the scenery is awesome!
Where have you been in and around Vancouver?
I went to Seattle, Whistler, Victoria, Kamloops, Kelowna, Chilliwack etc.
Do you attend the weekly PuBNiGHT and do you think this is a good way to meet new people?
Yes, I think it’s great! Really helps to great through stressful weeks and a fantastic way to get to know people.
What was the most memorable thing you did in Canada (so far)?
Wow, I spent five minutes thinking about this and so many things popped up in my mind, it is simply impossible to decide. I really loved the White River Rafting, my Seattle trip was also fantastic (does that even count?) and I really love spending time outdoors, the forests and wildlife are so impressive.
Let’s sum it up: What was the best thing about your internship in Canada (so far)?
And what was the worst thing?
Pretty sure I should not mention this
What is the first thing you will do back home in Germany?
I will have a homemade cappuccino. The only place with great cappuccino here is the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel and I find it a bit pricy to go there all the time.
Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?
Of course! Mainly because of the fantastic interns!