INTERNeX nominated for STM Star Award 2012!

We are very happy to announce that INTERNeX is one of the five worldwide nominees for the 2012 STM Star AWARD!

This award honours organizations voted by industry leaders to be “Stars” in the categories language learning, work experience and volunteer programs. This is a worldwide award and recognizes one “Star” per category. INTERNeX won the 2011 Award and this year we are again among the top five in the work experience category! The final decision will be made on September 1st, 2012 in London, UK.

Study Travel Magazine, that awards this prize, is one of the most significant publications in the international education industry. It is read worldwide by professionals and agencies that place students into or provide language learning, work experience and volunteer programs.

The nomination and the award are a special recognition since the votes are based on quality, not quantity. Nominees and winners are selected by professionals in the same industry who are big universities, recognized language schools and professional agencies. Working in the same business they know the standards of the offered services and vote for the best providers worldwide.

For YOU, the INTERNeX candidates, it means a proof of quality of our services. Being among the top five providers from all over the world, it’s a worldwide seal of approval of what we do for you. Thank you for choosing us for your experience abroad!

To thank you for being here in Canada with us, INTERNeX is throwing a big summer party! Come and celebrate on August 9th at our “Around the World” INTERNeX Summer Party 2012! Check out the Summer Party facebook event and the Summer Party Event Page for more information and SIGN UP on the guest list!

Cheers,

Your INTERNeX international exchange 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

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

Vote for INTERNeX! Last chance; deadline is TOMORROW!

Following our success of being shortlisted last year, INTERNeX is again asking for your vote for Language Travel Magazine Star Awards for Star Work Experience Provider! The LTM Star Awards recognize organizations that demonstrate excellence in the international education industry.  The awards are unique peer-voted awards for international education organizations. 

Last year INTERNeX was sortlisted as the Star Work Experience Provider at the LTM Awards in London, however at the end of the day 2010 was not our year to win. This year we would greatly appreciate your support by voting for us! Voting is very simple; just click here to go to the voting page. Enter your contact details and fill out the nomination form at the bottom of the page and click send! 

As our partner, this award will also serve you in your marketing efforts as we would be recognized as a world leader in our industry, validating our years of efforts and market innovation with you. If you have already voted for us, thank you for your support. We really appreciate it! 

Thank you,

The INTERNeX International Exchange 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

Vancouver: Real or Movieset?

Did you know that Vancouver has the largest film industry in Canada? A lot of movies and television series are made right here. The Public Library is particularly popular in the film industry. It is featured in movies and television shows such as Battlestar Galactica and X-Men: The Last Stand.

The popular television show Smallville is also shot right here in the Vancouver area. The high school exterior and the first few episodes where shot at Vancouver Technical Secondary School located on 2600 East Broadway, Vancouver. The Daily Planet building is in real life the Marine Building, located on 355 Burrard Street, in downtown Vancouver. The Luthor mansion is in real life the Hatley Park National Historic site, which houses the Royal Roads University. Even the Kent Farm exists somewhere in BC. The show itself is shot at the studio located in Burnaby.

Other popular television seriesthat are shot in Vancouver are X-files, Sliders, Stargate SG-1 and the Andromeda series.

Because there are so many movies and TV series being made here in Vancouver, you might be lucky and see a movie star. Jeff Goldblum has been seen playing piano at a downtown lounge; Robin Williams sometimes visits a Chinese restaurant on Burrard Street. Even Gwyneth Paltrow, Barbara Streisand en John Travolta have been spotted right here in Vancouver.

To see what movies or TV series are in production in Vancouver, visit the BC Film Commission Film List, for the latest news.

So keep you eyes open for anything that could like a movie set or go to one of the chic downtown hotels to where you might get lucky and see a glimpse of your favorite star! If you do happen to spot a celebrity, let us know!

Not Quite Ready to Say my Goodbyes…So Farewell INTERNeX!!

So I started at INTERNeX back at the end of November 2009 and I was taken on as the PR/Communications Intern. I had been looking for several months for opportunities within the work force but within my field of study, which is Communications. I was in my fourth year up at Simon Fraser University and had had little experience besides from survival jobs such as being a server at Joey’s on Broadway, cashier at Urban Outfitters, and so on. After years of working within the service industry I was ready to take on a new challenge and I had always been interested in doing an internship. After months and months of research with little to show for it I came across INTERNeX. They were offering an opportunity that just seemed to be exactly what I was looking for! After several interviews I was accepted and started work at their office the following week.

The first time I stepped into the office I was super nervous and everybody seemed to be quite involved in their own work. Tempted to just sit in front of my computer and get down to it, I recognized how important it was for me to get to know my coworkers because we would be working together for close to 6 months. So I realized how important it was for me to take myself out of my comfort zone and show the INTERNeX staff that I was there to be a part of their team. The first week was quite overwhelming because I had to get acquainted with all of systems and procedures in place within their social media networking tools and the company in general. But as the weeks went by i began to feel more and more comfortable in the office setting and actually started to feel like a member of the INTERNeX family.

(me sitting in the office @ my desk)

Everyday at the office was something new… and this aspect of my placement was very exciting for me and i welcomed this new change. Throughout a significant portion of my placement i was attending school as well, so i had to juggle a heavy course load and three days a week at the office. I was unsure as to whether i would be able to handle everything on my plate, but i actually began to look forward to my days at the office because it broke up my same old boring school schedule that i was getting tired of. I was learning about all these new social networking tools, such as twitter, facebook, twaitter, wordpress, flickr, etc and part of my job was planning events and trips! Cannot get much better than that!

(me at PuB NiGHT with some of the candidates)

As my placement progressed i was given more responsibility and was able to take on bigger projects. My placement lasted for a total of 6 months and in such a short amount of time i was able to learn so much from each and everyone in the office. Tomorrow is my last day and i can honestly say that i will miss INTERNeX terribly! I cannot begin to express how lucky i feel to have been given the chance to become  part of this company and meet such an amazing group of people from all over the world. Thank god i’ll still be able to drop by the office whenever i want and hopefully i can organize a great relationship between the cellar and INTERNeX so then i’ll never really have to say goodbye.

I just want to personally thank all of the members of the INTERNeX family; Patrick, Laura, Tim, Mina, Marien, Mayuko, Martina and of course Simon (the dungeon troll) and all the others who i never got the chance to meet, for making this an unforgettably life changing experience! So now its time to say ciao for now/L-boogie

For more information about all of the programs offered by INTERNeX please do not hesitate to 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: pr@internexcanada.com

Hi from Houtan!

So you might be wondering who this fine young gentleman is?! Well this is Houtan and some of you  might not have met him before because has been out of the office for a little while. Currently, Houtan is working out of Toronto but will be back in the office in the next few months so here is a quick introduction to a new face (for some of you at least) and check out baby Nala in the picture…too cute!

What is your name?
Houtan

Where are you from?
Tehran, Iran

What languages do you speak fluently other than English?
Russian. I can also communicate in Ukrainian and Arabic and a bit of German, and of course Persian my mother tongue

What position do you hold at INTERNeX? and for how long?
Good question, I have no idea what one would call my position or anyone else’s position for that matter at INTERNeX International Exchange..funny thing is that part of our job is to try and envision what working in a Canadian company would be like to most people who are about to work within a Canadian organization through one of our programs. Yet we work in a company that demonstrates and represents a Canadian organization based on employees from different parts of the world who wear different hats on a daily basis to provide excellence in service. That is why I can’t really tell you what my position is. (does this make sense?) I think Im just blabbing on again, but hey that’s me!! Lol And I have been working at INTERNeX just over 2 years and they have been  full of excitement

What made you want to get involved with INTERNeX in the first place?
Like minded people, think alike…well, I’ve had quite a background in travelling from A to B (never enough though), learning about visas, after finishing up school and getting involved with Canadian Resorts and the hospitality industry, it all seemed like a good match with what INTERNeX had to offer, so there I was getting started and here I am still rocking it

In what ways do you think INTERNeX is unique from other international placement agencies? What does INTERNeX offer that no other company can?
Aside from the fact of how thorough our service is and its not even comparable to any other agency, it’s also that we don’t think our programs are for everyone. The participant needs to understand the purpose of the program before being forced to be a part of it. Our honesty in delivering the service is a key in managing expectations

What changes have you personally noticed within INTERNeX?
I have noticed a number of little programs come and go, but the city placement program was a great success and it still is both in Vancouver and recently in Toronto. We also now have more representatives abroad, an official office in New Zealand, and a more so active presence in Toronto, ON

Where would you like to see INTERNeX in the next 10 years? Do you have any New Year’s goals for the company?
I truly believe that the possibilities are endless. Obviously I, along with the rest of the team, would like to see a world wide network of services provided by INTERNeX offices across the world. Now the services provided by INTERNeX within the next 10 years is what I would like to see continue on its journey to completion and perfection so that one day we’d be a tool for anyone from anywhere in the world that would like to take a trip to any part of the world for the purpose of work experience and/or self development

Tell us one interesting thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
As a kid I always wanted to become a vet

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
It is really hard to answer this question, I love travelling and I don’t think I can settle anywhere for too long. I like what Toronto has to offer as a city, yet Vancouver’s geographical location is much more attractive than Toronto. On the other hand, Kiev Ukraine is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever lived in due to its historical background and remarkable architecture. But again, the grass is always greener on the other side, so we’ll keep on moving

If you have any more questions or queries about our programs please do not hesitate to 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

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