Candidate Exposé – Lukas Hug

My name is Lukas and I’m 22. I live in the Southern part of Germany and study economics there.

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Timothy, the CEO of INTERNeX, visited our university and introduced the organization and all the programs. I heard about the beauty of Canada and wanted to make a new experience. My plan was to see the Canadian culture and their working life. I would recommend INTERNeX, it is a good organization. They helped me with my visa and they organized my practicum and host family.

I did a practicum in Vancouver. I really liked it, it was an awesome experience. I worked at a financial services firm. My colleagues were really friendly and they gave me interesting tasks. You must be interested in financial issues and you need analytical skills. Moreover you should be a team player. It is useful for my career goals because working in Canada is different to working in Germany. I made good working experiences that will help me in my future career.

I lived at a host family and I loved it. They were awesome to me. From day one, I felt at home. On my first day in Vancouver my host family organized a barbecue at Kitsilano Beach. We enjoyed the sunrise there and it was a really good start in this beautiful city.

Lukas

During my time in Vancouver I saw many beautiful and interesting places and made lots of new friends. I attended almost every pub night. It was a good opportunity to meet new people. After every pub night we went to a karaoke bar, it was so much fun. I went on a Rocky Mountains trip, to the Joffre Lakes, Victoria, Whistler, Garibaldi Lake, Grouse Mountain, Stanley Park, Granville Island and to many more places. And I attended several sport events, e.g. a hockey, soccer and baseball match. I love this beautiful nature and the open-hearted people. The most memorable thing was going to the Joffre Lakes and feeding wild animals. Staying in the Rocky Mountains and sitting next to a bonfire at night was really nice as well.

The first thing I did when I came back in Germany was enjoying time with my family and friends. Hopefully I can go back to Canada soon.

– Lukas Hug

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

Candidate Exposé – Chris Jason Wakely

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m 24 years old from New Zealand. Since returning to New Zealand, I’ve decided to take up some study.

20170813_094539I guess I’ve always wanted to come to Canada, so doing the practicum helped me come across. I went through a practicum program and website, they set me up with the experience and they put me through to Tim. I chose the practicum to gain some further experience and have the opportunity to see how Canadians are first hand.

I was working at the film festival. VIFF is kind of self-explanatory. It’s a great place to see how movie festivals are made behind the scenes. For this job you need to be flexible and have a willingness to learn new things. It is quite useful for my career aspirations, as it shows I can mingle into different crowds and become a fully integrated part of the team.

The services of INTERNeX really helped me solidify my knowledge and meet some great people. I have many connections throughout the world that I can turn to whenever. I sure did attend the several activities, pub nights, trips and events INTERNeX was organizing! These activities were great to get to know the other interns and to see the greater areas that Canada has to offer. I went to the Rockies, mountaineering, hiking, surfing, beer drinking, quite a bit of Greater Vancouver and BC.

ChrisVancouver is great as there is always something to do, whether it is a trampoline park or simply cycling around Stanley Park. The difficult part of Canada was the return home, and having to say goodbye to so many people. Vancouver felt like a metropolis. It’s really busy but a part of me feels at home there. I also found my former place of residence through the Internex team. They placed me in contact with my Landlady and she was able to set me up in her property.

By far the most memorable thing is my trip to Vancouver Island. The first thing I did when I came home was getting some sleep and see what has changed (not much has changed tbh). This trip had really inspired me to travel more. I wish to travel to visit those I connected with in their home locations.

– Chris

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: Casual Friday

Albert Einstein once said, “Never give up on what you really want to do. The person with big dreams is more powerful than one with all the facts.”

I saw this quote today while casually browsing online, as you do, and on days like this I really needed some inspiration from the internet. Like many people who have just graduated, I imagined myself to have already figured out my life and know exactly what I want. And guess what, I don’t!

Sometimes I feel so lost in the many possibilities out there, but that’s what so great at the same time. There are many opportunities and options out there for you to try. I read that people change careers 10 – 12 times in their lifetime. That sounds crazy, but it’s also true in this day and age that people rarely stick to the same job in the same company. Heck, many people don’t even work in the same field as their university degree.

While you might still be in school or in a different stage of life, we all get into ruts like this, but we have to stop doubting ourselves. We might not get the highest marks in our class or we might not know all the answers, but if we have a dream or goal that we keep working on, we will get there.

Life is full of surprises. I didn’t know that I would have gone bungee jumping or skydiving or both when I started this internship with INTERNeX. But, I did. It’s time to stop worrying; life is about taking risk and following our hearts.

Cheers,

Queenie

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

The INTERNeX Internship Program!

What’s better than gaining real professional work experience in another country? INTERNeX International Exchange gives students, future students, graduates or post-graduates the chance to gain this international work experience! The internship will give you a real-world, hands-on specialized experience in almost any industry.  During your internship you will learn about day to day operations of Canadian companies at a higher level than general work experience.

Since 1998, INTERNeX  has started organizing professional internship  and therefore they have a lot of experience with this. They have been working with more than 1000 companies in nearly every industry sector across Canada. INTERNeX works with multi-nationals as well as non-profit organizations and small to medium sized enterprises. The internship placements are all unpaid to ensure INTERNeX has the best ability to place you according to your interest and specific requirements. When you are finished with your internship you will receive an Internship Completion Certificate. Furthermore, you can ask your host company for a letter of reference and you’re ready to start your career!

If you are interest in the INTERNeX Internship Program, please visit the website where you can find FAQ, testimonials and more information.

Cheers,
Your PR-team

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200-211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Closing Interview with Mette

 

 

Mette at our INTERNeX Office

 

It is now time for an update on one of our INTERNeX members.  As we say goodbye to one of our interns, Mette, I sat her down to a closing interview so she can impart some of what she’s learned along the way with our fellow INTERNeX community. 

Here is the interview in a Q&A format:

1) Today is your last day at INTERNeX, how are you feeling today?

Feels happy and sad at the same time.  Happy about the good experience.

2) What was your first impression of INTERNeX when you first stepped into the office?

It felt like a laid back and welcoming place.

3) In your opinion, what differentiates INTERNeX from all the other companies offering individual services, such as internship placement?

There is no other company doing the same thing as we do.  We have knowledge and compassion for each candidate.

4) What is your position at INTERNeX?

Public Relations and Hospitality Intern

5) What have you learned in this position and what skills will you take with you in your future jobs?

I have learned to manage a lot of different things at the same time and to be creative.  I have become able in taking on new challenges without problems, and have gained a lot of confidence from my experience that I can use in my future career.

6) What wisdom would you impart on future interns of INTERNeX?

Take initiative and be positive.  Have fun, enjoy every minute and see the opportunities for learning in each day.

7) What do you wish you had learned during your position?

I’ve learned more than I’ve wished for.

8) Are there any last comments you would like to leave for people?

Just to work, live, and learn…and make sure to laugh and have fun the whole way. 😉

And that’s all folks! As you can see Mette had a very fulfilling experience at INTERNeX! If you too would like to embark on an amazing and enriching journey, come to INTERNeX and check us out.  Our door is always open.

CHEERIOS,

TRACY

 

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200-211 Columbia Street

Vancouver BC – V6A 2R5-

Web: http://www.internexcanada.com

Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

New Online Course Offered by PraXus: Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality – Food Safe

Are you interested in a career in tourism and hospitality? If so, don’t miss out on this great program! INTERNeX has partnered with PraXus to provide you with a great online experience. The Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality: Food Safe Training course will help you develop professional knowledge and skills that will open up a world of opportunity for you in the workforce.

What You Get
This one-month course gives you the most bang for your buck! If completed successfully, you will receive a certificate from PraXus, Emerit, as well as from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA).

Emerit has been developed by the Canadian Tourism Resource Council (CTHRC) in collaboration with tourism industry professionals. What does this mean for you? It means that this course is your ticket to success! Emerit has become synonymous with excellence, credibility and professionalism in the Canadian tourism sector. In addition, AHLA has served the hospitality industry for almost 100 years and provides the most recognized industry credentials in North America.

In addition to three certificates, if you sign-up before July first, 2010, you will receive your study material for free and pay no exam fees! The best part about course is that the classroom will be right at your fingertips. People from all around the world can sign-up for this program because it is entirely web-based and will be taught through live and interactive online classes.

Program Description

The Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality: Food Safe course will cover all of the necessary information you need to build an exciting career in tourism or hospitality. It explores a systems approach to food safety that answers public health concerns, reduces sanitation risks and ensures satisfaction for food establishment guests, staff members and owners. This program also explains how to define and implement sanitation quality, cost control and risk reduction standards in a food service operation.

How it Works
During online classes, students will give presentations about course content while also speaking about their experiences in hospitality and tourism. In addition to the online lessons, one of the most exciting components will be the guest speakers. Business professionals from around the world will speak about current trends and issues in the industry.

How Long are the Classes?

The online classes will be giving twice a week and will last approximately 2.5 hours. In addition to the online classes, information will also be provided through forums and blogs on the PraXus website.

For more information and a complete program outline, please visit the PraXus website at www.praxusonline.com.

Or contact us…

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Email: pr@internexcanada.com
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

New Offer! PraXus Online

So as some of you may know INTERNeX is offering yet another opportunity for it’s clients to gain more invaluable experiences. For those of you are participating in one of our programs and are interested in taking your skills to the next level do we have something great for you! Countless times I’ve heard from clients how they fail to see how working in a coffee shop, for example, can help them in their future career goals. Well the courses that are offered by our PraXus Center for Integrated Learning can take you to that next level and earn you accreditation that future employers will be impressed by.

For the month of March INTERNeX will be offering a course within the Hospitality & Tourism sector which will qualify you to be a certified Food & Beverage Server.This course starting from March 4th 2010 and will allow you (no matter where you are) to attend online classes held for a total period of four weeks, with classes occurring twice a week for 2.5 hours. After this short time you will have achieved the nationally recognized position of Food & Beverage Server with the Tourism Certified Professional (TCP) credential, and ultimately be counted amongst the elite in the industry! This is an opportunity not to be missed and since this is the first time that INTERNeX is offering something of this magnitude we will be giving our first group of students a highly discounted price. This online course usually costs $650.00 but for just this once we will be bringing it down to a shocking $100, which is an undeniably reasonable and affordable price. We have room for a total of 10 people in this first set and places are filling up fast so we recommend that you jump on this opportunity before it goes. This is a way of getting a leg up in the industry and offer employers something that few Canadians even have! So if you need more information to be convinced or are dying to enroll already then please email us at info@praxusonline.com and visit our praXus facebook page and become a fan in order to receive constant updates on upcoming courses.

If you have any more questions or queries about other INTERNeX offers you can contact us at the office

INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: info@internexcanada.com