“See you later” – Danielle

How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

After being a PR coordinator for INTERNeX for the last 7 months the time has come to say bye and go back home. It’s a really weird feeling having to say bye to something that I wish would never end, but knowing the time has come to go back to ‘normal’.

18446536_1752755148073262_5088411146495132434_nI remember being at the airport in Amsterdam about 7 months ago and being both sad and excited to leave my safe, familiar life behind. I could have never hoped that my time here was going to be as amazing as it has and I can say without a doubt that coming to Vancouver was the best decision I ever made.

19247743_1814564715225638_4189782935234390938_nDuring my time as a PR coordinator at INTERNeX I got the opportunity to organize PuB NiGHTs, weekly events and monthly trips for our candidates. Thanks to that I have had the opportunity to do and see so many amazing things. I went bungee jumping in Whistler, skiing in Kelowna and experienced the most beautiful scenery of my life in the Rockies. Besides all these amazing trips we went out every week to discover something in Vancouver. There was never a dull moment and I enjoyed every single one of them.

But what made these trips and events great is not the activities we did or places we visited, it was all because of the people I got to do them with. I was lucky enough to find a group of friends here who were there through the many highs we had, but also some lows that come with it. Trips, events, activities and beautiful scenery mean so little when you have no one to share these memories with. When I look back on all the amazing things we did I do remember the beautiful views, but what makes that memory great is seeing Janel fall in a meter of snow. It makes me smile because I think about how funny it was to teach Zack how to ski. I think about Lara sharing stories about her family and Kerstin pep talking me up a mountain. I see Sarah pretending to model in the strip club we accidently ended up in and all of us laughing so hard we almost peed our pants.

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The hardest part of leaving is knowing that even if you came back eventually, it will never be the same as it is right now. But this is not going to be a goodbye, this is going to be a see you later. I know for sure that I will see all of them again. Some are easier to visit than other, but these friends have made Vancouver my home away from home and that’s something that I will never forget.

Besides my group of friends I also had the pleasure of meeting all of our candidates. I met so many of you and unfortunately also had to say bye to a lot of you already. But I still want to have the chance to say thank you. At INTERNeX we do our very best to organize stuff that will make your stay here as memorable as it could possibly be, but without your attendance, attitudes and energy it would have never been as good as it was. We might organize it for you guys, but you are all the reason it was so much fun.

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Doing my placement at INTERNeX has opened so many doors and has given me so many great things to look back on that, if I could go back, I would definitely choose the very same thing. They have always supported my goals and they have taught me so much about PR, marketing and project management. INTERNeX is an amazing company and I will be forever grateful for their guidance through this crazy experience.

This is not a goodbye but a see you later. I hope that I get to meet all of you somewhere in the world again. Thank you for an amazing 7 months.

– Danielle

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR-team Adventures

On Friday Janel had her last day at INTERNeX, so we wanted to make it a special one for her. I think we certainly did a good job and gave her a proper goodbye.

It already started on Wednesday when Janel got her first gifts from Tim. Tim bought her a cowboy hat and a flag to write on. She had to wear this cowboy hat for the rest of the week.

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However, Janel got her real gifts on Friday. She once had this really good bbq lunch so she wanted to have that for her last day. Of course this had to be arranged. To distract her, we sent her with Tim to pick up the lunch. In the meantime we were making everything else ready; getting the gift, Canada tattoos and drinks. As Simon and Tess were a bit late from getting the gift, Janel had to wait in the meeting room till they were back and we all finished writing something funny on the card for her.

So you are probably wondering what Janel got as a goodbye present right? As Janel was always struggling with the pronunciation of “ bear” and always pronounced it as “beer” like a lot of us do too, INTERNeX got her a bear holding a beer. After receiving the gift we finished the day with having her last drinks in the office and we continued her goodbye party in the Blarney Stone.

We wish our former PR coordinator a lot of luck in her future career and “see you later somewhere in the world again” as she would say.

– Iris

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

See ya, bye!

It’s time to say goodbye. This makes me always sad therefore I prefer to say “See ya again” one day.
I’ve had an amazing time here in Vancouver and all of you’ve had a hand in it.
Thanks to all of you for making my time in Canada just incredible.
The time went by way too fast and I’m so sad that I have to leave already. On my first weekend(three months ago) I went to the Rockies and was impressed by the stunning nature of Canada. Since that moment I’ve started to love this country.
During my stay in Vancouver I’ve seen so many beautiful places like Vancouver Island, the Rockies, Whistler, Portland and Seattle.
One of my favourite trips was the hike to the Garibaldi Lake and the Panorama Ridge (33 km) in the Garibaldi Provincial Park. I was nearly dead after this hike but I’ve never seen something which is so breathtaking and gorgeous like this!!
I’ve never enjoyed my life as much as I did here.
You can’t beat this city – it’s possible to experience the big city life and the stunning beauty of nature at the same place.
A BIG THANK YOU to Mina and Tim for offering me the opportunity to do my practicum at INTERNeX. I’ve learned so much for my studies in Germany and especially for my life.
Another thank you goes to Henrik for introducing me in my new tasks at the PR-Department and supporting me all the time.
Last but not least – thank you to Lisa and Simon for the great and fun time in this office.

I’m going to miss Vancouver, Canada and ALL OF YOU way too much. For sure I’m going to come back some day.

Take care,

Sophie

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

Review: Pub Night @ Steamworks

First of all: Thanks to everyone who showed up yesterday! I was really happy to see you one more time 🙂
Yesterday we went for my “Goodbye Pub Night” to Steamworks.
Since our large table was downstairs and the Steamworks is bigger than expected, it was a bit tricky to get there.

At last everyone got it and we could enjoy food and drinks which was pretty good.
The Steamworks is worth visiting and if you are going to visit it, don’t miss the girl-washroom , hihi…… It’s really funny, you can share the toilette with your best friend. Come oooooon, that was always our dream, right??? Have a look at the picture 😀
View more pictures here.

I had a great last Pub Night, thank you guys!

Wish you still an amazing time here in Vancouver:) Enjoy it!

Don’t forget to sign up for the FlyOver Canada on Saturday and for the Halloween Party next Friday.

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

Next Pub Night is a special one…. it is my (Sophie) last Pub Night, because I have to leave Vancouver on Saturday:(((((((((((. ( Yeeaaah you don’t have to see me again then, haha :D).

Since so many people like this Pub and I haven’t been there yet I chose Brew Pub Steamworks for my last Pub Night on Wednesday, October 22, at 7 pm. Steamworks is placed next to the Waterfront Station. Have a look at the map here.
They offers soup and salad as well as burgers, pasta and pizza for reasonable prices.
You get also great cocktails, beer ( for example Kanadische Koelsch) and wine. Special on Wednesday is Bellini for $5.99.

I really hope to see many many many of you for my last Pub Night. I hate to say goodbye, but I would like to give all of you a big hug before I’m going to leave this amazing city.

Sign up for the Pub Night here.

Looking forward to see you one more time 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

 

It’s a see you soon

Today is my last day at INTERNeX, sadly. I started here 7 months ago, unbelievable how fast the time went. I had an amazing time here at INTERNeX and I loved meeting all of you!

_MG_5191On one of my first weekends we went to Whistler, such a great trip. I spoke to so many new and kind faces. The moment I saw backcomb mountain I knew I had to go back and I did, three amazing times! The next trip we did with INTERNeX was for sure one of my favorites, our trip to the rockies. This trip blew my mind and was far above my expectations! If you didn’t go yet to the rockies it is for sure a must do! Stop by the office to get more information about the beautiful rocky trips. After the rockies I couldn’t wait for our next trip, the Tofino trip! What a beautiful place, another must do for the ones who weren’t there yet (ps: great spot to learn surfing). Back in Vancouver the next trip was already planned, a white water rafting x camping trip! Once again A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! We had a lovely camp fire till late in the night and the next morning we went rafting, which was a great and fun experience. My last trip was in July were we went to Victoria, another stunning place in Canada.

I learnt so much during my internship and I want to thank Tim for giving me this opportunity. Also I want to thank all of you, wherever you are, for making my time in Canada the best time! I hope to see you one more time tonight at the library square!

Cheers, Auf Wiedersehen and tot snel

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

Goodbye INTERNeX

Today is my last day here at INTERNeX and I sadly have to say goodbye to everybody. 

I had such an awesome time here in Vancouver, with not only lots of great work experience but especially a really good time with all of you. The time has gone way too fast and I am soo sad to leave already, but I really hope I can come back some time. It was so nice to get to know everybody here and to have lots of fun together at our PuB Nights and other events. I especially enjoyed the time in Victoria, which was my first trip with INTERNeX, but I am even more looking forward to our upcoming time in the Rockies from tomorrow on.

I also want to thank everybody for joining all the events and having such a great time together, and especially I want to thank all the members of the PR Team, Alex, Ole and Henrik for helping me out with all the tasks we had to do and for being really nice colleagues. Thanks to Tim for offering me the great chance to do this practicum and supporting me with everything here and also to Simon, Lisa & Mina for the great time in this office.

I hope everyone of you is enjoying the rest of their time here in Vancouver, you can be sure i’ll really miss it!!!! I’ll think of all of you during my travels for the next few weeks.

Selina

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