Today’s expose of the week is with Bettina. She is from Germany and came to Canada because she always wanted to know more about the culture, work, food and of course the nature Vancouver is surrounded with. Bettina is going to be here in Canada until the beginning of May, which is a good thing because she will do her thesis here about Canadian stereotypes.
- What kind of internship are you doing?
I am doing an internship at a non-profit organization. This organization helps people find work, create new own business and does Green renovations. At this company I am the “everything girl”; which means public relations, marketing and promotion trough flyers, brochures and writing articles.
- Is your internship useful?
Yes, my internship is definitely useful, because the company shows me so much support, trust and always provides something new and challenging. They really integrate me into the team are patient and helping me develop myself.
- What kind of tasks are you responsible for on daily basis?
I am writing articles, e-mails to clients, testimonials and make brochures, storybooks as well as work process.
- What is the best thing about your internship?
The event I had last week. The event was a talk show where three social enterprises presented their companies. The speech that my company did was really inspiring and I learned a lot about it.
- What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?
I like everything about Vancouver so far, when I go to work I see the mountains and the harbor as well as the culture of the people I meets and the atmosphere everywhere.
- What trips do you do in your free time, also organized by INTERNeX?
I am saving money to travel after het internship. However I am planning to go and see the park in Vancouver and different other places.
- Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?
I was looking online for an internship and the website from INTERNeX was clear and the programs really appealed to me. I contacted INTERNeX and everything from communication to the internship position is really good “I just liked it”.
- What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?
I think that the best thing is that they connect people; they have good communication as well as offer adventures in foreign countries.
- How did you find a place to stay?
INTERNeX offered me to stay with a home stay family or at the Staffhouse. I already stayed with a home stay family in England and wanted to see how life is in a student house. I really like the Staffhouse and have met really nice people there, especially her roommate.
- How did INTERNeX International Exchange help you organize your trip to Canada?
INTERNeX helped me with making arrangement for my trip to Canada and they where really patient with me and they answered all my questions.
- Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?
Yes, I would because this is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and to do international work experience.
Thank you Bettina of sharing your experiences with us.
I wish you best of luck with finishing your thesis and hope that you have an amazing time here in Vancouver.