Candidate Exposé – Zack Aloisio

Zack AloisoI am Zack Aloisio, 21 years old and I am from Melbourne Australia. I am studying a Bachelor of International Business. I decided to come to Canada to experience a different part of the world and for cultural and business practices.

I found Internex through an agency who got me in touch with them. I am participating in the practicum program of Internex. I choose this program to give me experience in my future field of employment and to increase my employability.

I am placed at a company where we recruit firm working on both local and Zack Aloisio (words)international recruitment. It is an amazing group of people in an interesting workplace where you work with a variety of countries. I think characteristics and skills you need to be successful here are: adaptability, ability to work independently and be detail oriented. I am convinced this experience gives me invaluable hands on experience.

When I first came here I first stayed in an AirBnB and then found an apartment through Craigslist. My first impression of Vancouver was that it is a friendly city, with lots of nature close by. I think it is a slower paced, laid back city and very welcoming.

The Internex PR-team organises activities, trips and pub nights and I think their amazing, so good job PR-team! I visited a lot of pub nights, went hiking and I went to the Rockies, Whistler and Squamish. The most memorable thing I did in Canada so far is the Rockies trip.

Internex was helpful for me to get connected with a group of other excited people to explore the city, which is great when you don’ t know anyone. I would definitely recommend their services.

This trip definitely inspired me to travel more and I would like to go to Europe. When I get back home I will catch up with my friends and family and go back to university again.

– Zack

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Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
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INTERNeX Through the Looking Glass -Destination Ireland

“Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” By Miriam Beard
I really like this quote, because I can actually feel myself changing every time I go out to a different place. It’s an incredible feeling!

Welcome back, Amiel here. After talking about Australia and New Zealand last week, let’s dig a tunnel right through the center of the Earth back to Europe.

Ireland, the country where you can find a leprechaun’s pot of gold at the end of the rainbow or get 3 wishes if you manage to catch one. It’s a magical with lots of myths and an amazing culture. I’m sure you’ve already heard about or even might have seen Riverdance. It’s a breathtaking theatrical show with traditional Irish dance and music.
There’s also the capital city Dublin, home of the famous Guinness Brewery. Speaking of Guinness, here’s a fun fact! Did you know that the Guinness family moved to Vancouver and built the Lions Gate Bridge in 1937? And this is only one of the many connections Canada and Ireland share. Even more than 14% of the whole Canadian population are of full or partial Irish descent.
Ireland is one of my favorite countries I’ve been to in Europe. It has many beautiful coastlines and places to visit and the people are extremely friendly. You should go check it out some day and let yourself be enchanted as well.

If you want to know more about a placement in Ireland, have a look at the INTERNeX website at www.internexworld.com
Next, we’ll be going back to the Americas. More specifically, to South America, Colombia.

 
Sláinte

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator
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INTERNeX Through the Looking Glass -Destination Australia

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain, author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer really had a lot of inspirational things to say about travel.

This Sunday evening is about Australia the neighbor of New Zealand which we covered in our last destinations post.

Australia aka Down Under, a paradise for surfers. Almost 90% of the country’s population lives along the coast where you can find them Perth in the west, Darwin in the north, and Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne in the south east.

So, what is there to know about Australia? There are 6 different climate zones from equatorial to desert to temperate. Combined with the extreme changes in weather and the isolation of the continent for so many ages explains the great number of unique plants and animals that live there. Remember the Tasmanian Devil from Looney Toons? Yea he really exists! The real ones don’t look quite as crazy though.
And what about the people? Australians are seen as one of the most easy-going and down-to-earth people of the world. This lets you meet new people and make friends quite easily.
Mixing all the beautiful and interesting sights Australia has to offer with the mentality of the people makes one hell of a cocktail of fun! There is so much to see and experience.

My tip: heed Mark Twain’s words and “Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Next up? The magical island of Ireland.

Cheers!

 

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PuB NiGHT Review

This time we headed out to the Mooses Down Under for some drinks and food. Mooses Down Under is a Australian Pub located on West Pender just next to the Pacific Centre.

The early birds under us were lucky to still order from the appy hour menu, they went for Oz fries and a drink for $5.95. The appy hour is every day from 4pm – 7pm. We chatted of course about the Rockies trip and how great it is going to be! Since some of you have to take the public transit you were worried about how to get to the meeting point on Friday. But no worries anymore thanks to Westtrek we will now meet at 8:00am on Friday!
During the Rockies trip we will also launch a photo contest, so keep an eye on the blog for more information! The winner will be chosen during our After Rockies Party!

See you Friday at 8:00am in front of Waterfront station

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

PuB NiGHT Announcement

This week our weekly PuB NiGHT is on Tuesday the 15th of April (yes it’s a Tuesday :)). We decided to go to the pub called Moose’s Down Under located near the Pacific Center (830 West Pender St.) We will meet there, like always at 7:00 pm. The pub is a bit hard to find, you have to go downstairs in to the basement. It’s – like the name suggests – an Australian themed pub with a good selection of drinks and beers (so come and taste the great Aussie beers and typical food).

 

Moose’s is the place to be if you need a slice of Australia. We hope you all will join us for this last PuB NiGHT before the Rockies and we will – as always- have a great time eating, chatting and of course drinking. If you want to join the PuB NiGHT, please click here.

 

We wish you all a nice weekend and hope to see you all on Tuesday @the Moose’s Down Under 🙂

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

International Dinner Review

The international dinner took place on Saturday the 5th of April in the INTERNeX office. We had people from Sweden, the Netherlands, Australia and of course Germany at the international dinner. We had a lot of food from different countries such as cinnamon rolls, Kaisarschmarn, Spaetzle and much more tasty food.

 

Thanks again guys for getting such a great dinner together. We all were eating a lot but we couldn’t eat all of the tasty food, because is was just to much for all of us. After we had enough food we went to the Cambie’s for a couple of after-dinner-beers and stayed there till around 2:00am and had an awesome night out.

If you want to see more pictures, please click here.

 

Please keep in mind that the deadline to sign up for the amazing Rockies trip ends on 11th of April at 3pm and for the FlyOver Canada on the 9th of April (you can pay for the FlyOver Canada at the PuB NiGHT).

 

We hope you enjoyed the international dinner and we will see you all @the Blarney Stone for our weekly PuB NiGHT on Wednesday.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: PuB NiGHT Review

QuiZ NiGHT is back!

For everybody who couldn’t make it to our PuB/ QuiZ NiGHT yesterday, as every week, here is our review of the night.

So we started out with the idea of being a bit more interactive again and made reservations in the pub Moose’s Down Under located near the Pacific Center. It’s – like the name suggests –  an Australian themed pub with OK prices and a good selection of drinks and beers.

Wednesday is trivia quiz night, and we took on the challenge. INTERNeX started with two teams, Jemma C. and The Sweethearts. Both had kind of a slow start but we got into it and actually, in the end The Sweethearts could show off with their amazing knowledge of music! The atmosphere was generally good and the whole thing was a lot of fun, even though we decided to try our own quiz next time. A few of the question were really hard…

So guys, be around next time when we announce another Quiz NiGHT and don’t miss out on the fun. We really had a lot to laugh about.

See you next time,

Annika

 

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com