Our expose of the week is Torben Kulasingam, a Danish guy from Aarhus, who came here to Vancouver for 5 months to do his internship.
Why did you go to Canada?
I got this golden opportunity to do my internship in Canada and I chose to take it because it automatically bought some challenges and experiences with it. A placement in Vancouver also bought a chance to explore an other part of the world where I haven’t been.
What kind of internship are you doing?
My internship is a part of my studies. I am an Architectural Engineering student and I am working at a Spanish engineering company downtown. Here I get the chance to share my knowledgde but also to gain a lot of experience.
Is your internship useful?
Yes , because as an engineer student , it’s important to feel the “real world” before you enter engineering branch. I’m participating in many kinds of projects and this is useful for my studies. Besides this I also get to know all of the English terms within this branch.
What kind of tasks are you responsible for on daily basis?
Right now I’m doing a lot work within sustainability solutions for a hospital project we want to make a bid on. My architectural background contributes in the designing phase where my colleagues doesn’t have that same knowledge.
What was the best thing about your internship?
My internship is not finished, but so far has it been great to work with engineers and gain a lot new knowledge and to participate in conversations where your opinion actually will be heard.
I also got the chance to work with people from different parts of the world so e.g is my Spanish getting better because I read Spanish every day.
What do you like most about Canada and Vancouver?
I like Canada because it’s a “light” version of USA , it’s a country where people are friendly and open .Vancouver got the whole package which I like , you can go the moutains to ski and to the beach to swim the same day. Besides this I like that every parts of the world are represented here.
What trips did you do in your free time, also organized by INTERNeX?
I went to Grouse Mountain , Tsawwassen, Whytecliff , Lighthouse park, Stanley Park to cycle, Lynn Valley with INTERNeX.
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 attend to the weekly Pub- Night and this is the place to be if you want to start a friendship and create bonds.
Why did you choose INTERNeX International Exchange?
Because it’s a huge opportunity to create friendships across continents .
What’s the best thing about INTERNeX International Exchange?
The best thing is that they arrange something all the time so you won’t feel bored and want to go home.
How did you find a place to stay?
INTERNeX helped me find a homestay and the international student house.
Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?
Yes, I’ve already recommended to my friends and fellow students in Denmark.
Thank you so much to share your experience with us Torben.
We wish you luck for the rest of the internship and see you soon!