Candidate Exposé – Mandy Janssen

My name is Mandy Janssen and I am a 21 year old student from The Netherlands. Currently I’m studying International Event Management at NHTV Breda in The Netherlands.

23897738_1537788619643137_1424592398_nI’ve always wanted to experience a new culture and Canada and the US have always interested me. For my study I got the chance to do a practicum at INTERNeX itself as a PR-Coordinator for 7 months, so I decided to just take the jump and do it. Our school has had a relationship with INTERNeX for a few years now, so I came into contact with INTERNeX via the database of NHTV. My practicum is part of my university program and what I have learned until now is certainly very helpful for my future career.

For this job you need to be very social and a fun and open person. You need to be understanding of people and situations, but you also need to have good communication skills. As part of the PR-Team I join almost every activity and I always like to hang out with the other candidates and to be surrounded by people who are in the same situation as I am. So far I went on the Rocky Mountains trip, went to Victoria, Whistler and soon also Seattle. We did an escape room, went to a game of the BC Lions and many more things. The Rocky Mountains trip is definitely the most memorable thing I did. The nature there is so beautiful and since it was 2 days after I arrived it was a great first impression.

I rent a room in a shared house. I found it with the help of INTERNeX. At the beginning I was a bit overwhelmed by the size and the amount of people in the city but after a while you get used to it and it starts to feel like your second home. The people are really nice here and the food is amazing. I had some personal challenges since it was the first time for me living on my own. So figuring out the financial part was bit of a challenge but it’s getting better.

MandyThe first thing I will do when I come home is hugging my friends and family, eat a lot of Dutch food that I have missed and go out to the club with my friends.

This trip definitely inspired me to travel more. In the beginning I was a bit scared to be by myself for so long but hopefully my next adventure will take me to Scotland or Ireland for my 4th year practicum.

I would recommend the services of INTERNeX to everybody. INTERNeX is not just a company, but it’s a family that looks out for each other and helps each other where necessary. INTERNeX helped me find new friends and feel at home here in Vancouver.

-Mandy

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: Upcoming events!

It’s always so hard to go back to work after a weekend, and especially after a long weekend.  But there is no need to worry, because we have some awesome events coming up this week! If you’re at work right now stressing about on what to do this week, just keep an eye out for these events below:

Pub Night at the Blarney Stone!!

After such an awesome pub night last week with so many friends who showed up, it’s going to be difficult to top it! But try we must. So this Wednesday, we will be hosting our pub night at the Blarney Stone! This place is a classic Irish pub in Gastown with awesome drinks and food deals!!! What more can you ask for? Wednesdays are special because there will be $4 pints, highballs, shooters, and $2 sliders!!! Have a drink, grab some food, and share some laughs this Wednesday! No need to be so serious just because it’s the middle of the week, so come out to this week’s pub night and you won’t regret it!

When: February 13th 7:00 pm

Where: The Blarney Stone 216 Carrall St, Vancouver

Click to join us on our Facebook event page!

Chinese New Year Parade!!!

So finally this weekend we will be able to go celebrate the Chinese New Year, the year of the Snake, in Chinatown Vancouver! Beginning at 11 am on this Sunday, we will follow the parade route which will start at the front of the Millennium Gate on Pender Street (between Shanghai Alley and Taylor Street), and for more information on the parade route click here. The whole parade will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete , but afterwards there will be even more fun things to see, eat, and do such as lion dances throughout Chinatown as well as the Temple Fair in Dr Sun Yat Sen’s Classical Garden.

The parade is free and open to the public! It’s going to be so much fun, so come explore this cultural event with us this Sunday! For more information on the parade event click here

When: Sunday February 17th 11:00 am

Where: Chinatown, Vancouver

Join us on Facebook event page for more information!

Have a great week everybody 🙂

Cheers,

Flora

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

INTERNeX Canada: Upcoming Events!!

In just a few days it will be February! Seriously, where has the time gone? I have a feeling that this month will go by just as fast because we will be so busy with lots of exciting activities! And of course for the month of February, we have some great things planned out for everyone!

First and foremost, coming up in just two days is our weekly Wednesday pub night! This Wednesday January 30th, the pub night will be held at The Metropole Community Pub. This is somewhere we haven’t been before but hey, why not! Gotta keep things new and exciting, right? So if you’re interested, we will have more details on our Facebook event page with more updates to come.

Then what a great way to start off a new month by going on the Granville Island Brewery tour this Saturday! I know that many of you are crazy about beer, so why not learn something about it? It’ll be educational but also fun! Besides, you can also get a sampling of their beer!

When: Saturday February 2nd 

Where:  1441 Cartwright Street, Vancouver BC

Join us at our Facebook event page for more information!

Cost: $9.75

And for those of you wanting to go snowboarding and skiing, on Saturday February 9th, we will be going up Cypress Mountain to do just that!  More information to be updated on Facebook so keep an eye out for this awesome upcoming event!

Have another great week guys!

Cheers,

Flora

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