How was your weekend?

It’s Monday and I’m really feeling the Monday morning blues right now. It was an amazing weekend, but also very sad. I had to say goodbye to three great people, who I really hope to see again soon! But let me tell you about my weekend with all the ups and downs:

I started my weekend on Friday after work with a fun time at the Yale Saloon. We enjoyed the line dancing lessons given by a real cowboy. It was loads of fun, even though I got really confused and had trouble following the steps. After the lessons we stayed a little longer and just danced along the good mood country music. At around 11pm it was time to go home, because the next day was going to be a long one!

42339565150_bcb3d2ac76_nOn Saturday, we met at 11am at Vancouver City Centre Station and made our way to White Rock. After a troublesome start of the journey (those of you who were there: you know what I am talking about – those of you who weren’t: just imagine a stupid-me messing it up), we managed to arrive at the cute little town of White Rock. First, we went down the pier and looked at the fish and starfish in the ocean. We then went down the beach a little bit, to look at the famous white rock. Well, I am really sorry to tell you this, but it is just a giant rock, painted white … But still, interesting to look at. 😉
As it was already early afternoon, we got hungry. So, we went to this nice restaurant on the promenade and enjoyed some delicious lunch. We were not tired of this town yet, so we spend a few more hours on the beach where we talked and played some games.
Once we were back in Vancouver we got ready for the night: It was time to pay another visit to The Bourbon. It was a goodbye party for three of our INTERNeX group. It is quite sad, but why drown in your sorrow, if you can have a last fun night together?20180819_004244

On Sunday I slept in quite late. I mean, it’s Sunday, right? You’re allowed to have at least one lazy day per week. So, after a really relaxed day I met the PR-team and two candidates at MeeT, to have a final dinner with Angy and Kerstin. They’re both flying home today. I’m gonna miss you, girls. 😦 It was a great time with you!

I really hope your weekend was good as well. See you guys on Wednesday for our PuB NiGHT at the Beaver Bar!

– Elisabeth

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

See you later alligator, after a while crocodile!

It seems this will be doubling as my ‘Goodbye’ post as well as the Pub Night Review for yesterday.

My time here in Vancouver with INTERNeX has been an indescribable experience for me.
When I arrived to begin my practicum as a PR Coordinator I received the orientation just like everyone else but of course there was a more. Because from then on it would be my job to take care of all the planning and organization of the INTERNeX events. I was preeeetty overwhelmed by everything. However, I was quite lucky! Natasja was there as well and she was already a pro when I met her. So, over the first few weeks I tried watching her in order to do just as an amazing job as she did. I had also set some goals for myself. I wanted to overcome my extreme shyness in the beginning. Hopefully not many of you remember this but in my first weeks I was super awkward and felt like a chicken with its head cut off.
Fortunately, I was able to complete my goal and take charge. From then on I can definitely say that I’ve had some of the best times of my life. I’m extremely thankful to Natasja and of course Tim, Simon and the rest of INTERNeX for being there to help me grow. It wasn’t only the people here at the office though. Without you guys, the INTERNeXers my stay in Vancouver would only have been half as awesome. I’m seriously not sure how it would have been if you hadn’t been there to accompany me on every trip and event.

Sadly, this blogpost cannot do the way I feel about my experience with everyone in Canada justice. I just hope I’ll be able to convey a fraction of it. For this practicum it’s really true that you get back just as much as you put in and much much more.

Which brings me to my last week in Vancouver. Originally I was planning on having a normal last Pub Night with everyone. However, it seemed like none of you would let me have that. Instead everyone threw a surprise party for my farewell. And I had no idea! It was a total success!
Tim and Steve tricked me into going to the HR Footprints office where everybody was waiting to ambush me. I was completely speechless and all I could repeatedly say is: “I didn’t expect this!”
Thank you all so much for doing this. It will certainly become one of my most treasured memories.

After recovering from the surprise attack and consuming all the cake, snacks and drinks that were prepared we headed over to the Morrissey which is where the Pub Night was supposed to be. Arriving there even more people were waiting.

We had an incredible time together and I’m really going to miss all of you!
But hopefully not for long 😉

 

It would be awesome to see you guys around some time.

Cheers!

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator

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PuB NiGHT Review – Trivia Night @ Moose’s Down Under

Our team Die Gummibärenbande tried its best to answer last night’s trivia questions but some of them were really difficult. Looks like we all need to study up some more!

It was still lots of fun guessing at random questions and playing the mini games in between.
After the trivia event ended some of us got into talking about television shows we used to watch when we were children. We had shows like the Teletubbies, Power Rangers and also series specific to our own countries come up. That was quite a nostalgic ride back into our childhoods!

Soon after Moose’s Down Under was beginning to close up so we decided to move on to the next place, especially because since it was Laura’s, one of our INTERNeXers, last night in Canada. We went to her favorite pub the Blarney Stone! Here we had a couple more farewell drinks while everyone wrote goodbye notes on a flag to remember us by.
Eventually, we had to reluctantly call it a night and parted ways with promises of a reunion someday.
You always meet twice, right?

 

Cheers

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How was your weekend?

There was quite a lot going on these past few days.
First, we had to say goodbye to one of our most awesome PR Coordinators Natasja. We met up at Waterfront Station and accompanied her to the airport. There we had some breakfast and then it was already time to send her off! There were lots of hugs and couple of tears. Eventually, we managed to let her go back to the Netherlands though. But we will definitely meet again!

Sunday many of us went hiking up Black Mountain. It was an event planned and organized by Chris one of our INTERNeXers.
It was pretty exhausting! And I’m sure some didn’t quite expect what hiking really means in Canada since it was their first time trying it after arriving in Vancouver. Regarding the weather it was extremely cloudy at first but luckily the sun came out when we reached the summit and were rewarded by an incredible view at Eagle Bluffs.

It was a long weekend! So, naturally we also had to do something on Labor Day. We would have been bored otherwise. In that case, what better place to go than the Extreme Air Park in Richmond?
We signed up for 2 hours of jumping fun. However, we quickly realized this is super exhausting as well!
Either way we constantly alternated between recklessly jumping into the Foam Pit while trying to do cool flips, doing dunks in the Zero Gravity Basketball area and playing 3-D Dodgeball. We had an insane amount of fun!

What did everyone else do on the weekend?

 

Cheers

INTERNeX International Exchange – PR Coordinator
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Goodbye Everyone, Auf Wiedersehen!

To be honest: today is not the day to write this blog post. Sometimes you have to say “goodbye”. But today?! I’m not ready to do it at all.

The last 7 weeks have flown by faster than I ever expected. And now, today is my very last day here in Vancouver. First I want to say thank you to Mina and Tim. They gave me the chance to do this amazing internship at INTERNeX. I’ve been treated like a normal employee, allowed to take initiative and to be responsible for several tasks. I’m very proud to be a part of the INTERNeX family! Thanks to Annika and Simon as well. All of you were really supportive and all of you made my stay more comfortable and especially more funny!

But I have to say thank you to many other people as well. Because I was a part of the PR-Team at INTERNeX, I met so many great people during our events. I’m very lucky that I met guys like you. I get friedns from all over the world. Canada, Australia, Brazil, Mexico, Columbia, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Austria, Germany and so on…Thanks to all of you. YOU’RE AMAZING!

I really enjoyed my stay in Vancouver. I will miss Canada. I will miss Vancouver. And I will miss ALL OF YOU!

Stay in touch with me!

See you soon and take care,
Tobias

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

INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGHTS of the Week Ep11!

This INTERNEx HiGHLIGHTS it’s a farewell at the same time… from Jelle. This was his last week as an INTERNeX intern.

The first that you could read in the last office was a poster in the wall with two different definitions of an internship. I cannot remember exactly what was written but it was something like this I guess:

1) Bring coffees, make photocopies and do the things that nobody wants.

2) Learn; improve your knowledge and skills, being part of a company.

We hope that Jelle had the last one with us. INTERNeX is one of the leader companies which provides internships in Canada, so as Tim always says, our internship has to be the best. Good philosophy, isn’t it?

An internship in Vancouver can be so many things: See one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, confuse 5 cents coins with 10 cents coins, maple syrup, problems to understand the bus schedule, rainforest, differences between ride a bike in Netherlands and in Vancouver, meet a bunch of new people, learn to say cheers in 15 different languages… have a card with your name (you feel so important)…

A lot of things that I’m sure that Jelle wanted to tell us about how was his short life in Vancouver. But we don’t have time for so many things! We only have one video per week, so he tried to explain us the real highlights as an INTERNeX PR. Our trip to the Rockies, skydiving, many many pub nights, have to record a video the day after the pub night with Simon… and say thanks to the INTERNeX people!

Farewells are sad and happy moments at the same time. Today he starts a road trip around USA with her girlfriend, so we hope that he will have fun. Don’t forget us!

Cheers,

Clara.

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

INTERNeX Canada: Flora says “it’s time for us to part, my friends!”

I can’t believe my internship here at INTERNeX has come to an end! Wednesday is really an odd day to end, isn’t it?

To be honest with you,  I was a complete nervous wreck when I first started way back in January. Everything was so overwhelming and every single task terrified me. As soon as I heard that I  might be the only PR intern working, I was seriously worried…had I made the right choice? But of course, the answer was yes. I don’t think I’ll ever regret this…especially because I was able to meet so many wonderful people. To everyone (including those who have already left Vancouver), although it might have been a short time, I had so much fun and thanks for being AWESOME.

I’ll always remember our hilarious pub nights, trips on the weekends, the beautiful and fun Rockies trip, and of course that amazing pub and club night last Friday. I want to let you all know that you have impacted my life in so many ways. To all the staff in the office, thank you for being so encouraging and supportive. It’s actually weird that I have to leave…I was just getting so comfortable here!

What’s next for me, you ask? Well, it’s back to being a student for the moment. Yep, that means textbooks and exams (no more pub nights for me on weekdays…no tequila shots). And after that, who knows! But I’ll still be around in Vancouver so we can hangout!

I want to leave with a quote (you might have read it on my desk frame), “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened” -Dr. Seuss. What an incredible, amazing, lovely, humbling, fun, and most of all, learning, experience. I’ll miss everyone and not being the one in charge haha but hey, it’s my turn to sit back.

note* I think out of all my blog posts, this was the hardest to write. I just didn’t know where to begin. 

See you around,

Flora

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Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
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