Our expose of the week is Martina a German girl from Hohentengen who came here to do an internship during 2 months.
Why did you go to Canada?
Canada with its impressing nature and the amazing cities like Vancouver offers me the best combination to enjoy my time abroad. For sure, I wanted to improve my English and I also want to get to know other cultures and lifestyles that’s why this multicultural country was my choice.
What kind of internship are you doing?
I am working in a young company that offers group and adventure holidays to people between 18 and 35.
Is your internship useful?
Yes it is, I can get my first practical experience after graduating college and I improve my knowledge of business English while working with Canadian colleagues and talking to customers at the phone.
What kind of tasks are you responsible for on daily basis?
I am responsible for the social media like YouTube and related marketing numbers, but I also assist my colleague in the customer service with doing payments, talking to customers and try to find the best trip for them.
What was the best thing about your internship?
The atmosphere in the office is amazing. I am working together with 3 guys in their mid-twenties and they were all easygoing.
What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?
There are so many things I like, I can’t even list them. But I love the combination of nature and city; Also it´s important that the people are very friendly and open minded.
What trips did you do in your free time, also organized by INTERNeX?
I have been traveling around BC before, so I didn’t attend to so many trips with INTERNeX. But I am looking forward to the upcoming events!
Do you attend the weekly Pub-Night organized by INTERNeX and do you think this is a good way to meet new people?
Yes, I attended a few times. It is always fun to meet the others and talk about the last days and upcoming events as well as making new friends with people from all over the world.
What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?
The best thing was that everything was so fast and reliable. If there were some questions or problems I just had to call the office and they always tried their best to help me.
How did you find a place to stay?
The first month I used to live in the INTERNeX Staffhouse with 14 other people from Germany, the Netherlands and Italy. That was one of the best things I could have done!
When they closed down the Staffhouse, I found a nice place downtown via Craigslist.
How did INTERNeX International Exchange help you to organize your trip to Canada?
They assisted me with setting up the job interviews and also with getting a bed in the Staffhouse.
Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?
I would definitely recommend INTERNeX to others. It is always good to know, that there is somebody who can help you in hard times. And I am more than happy with the internship they offered.
Thank you so much to share your experience with us, Martina.