An Era Ends, a new Chapter begins…

Founder and CEO teccrab online service inc.When I first met Tim in 2006, INTERNeX was already a very successful company, but with an awful website. Tim knew that it wasn’t very good and was interested in changing it. Unfortunately, I did not impress him with my first, and maybe too honest, pitch because I didn’t know how the Canadian Culture worked. But our paths crossed a couple times and at some point I was able to introduce him to a tool that led to the first improved INTERNeX website. Under the domain internexcanada.com Tim finally had a website he was able to update himself, and to modify it to his liking. In April 2007, I had to go back to Berlin because my work permit expired, but I stayed in contact and gave some advice here and there. It was in November 2007 when Tim visited me in Berlin and I remember when we were sitting in a Taxi on the way to the airport when we talked about a position at INTERNeX. He also mentioned that I needed to do something besides improving the IT and so I became the Placement Manager for the construction program too.

Hence, I started in March 2008 as the IT and Placement Manager for INTERNeX. One of my first tasks was to improve the network, security, and database, and on the construction program side, learn how to place construction workers from Europe in companies in Canada. I also learned how to deal with immigration Canada and how to fill out LMO’s to get the proper permit for the candidates who needed one. My program, to explain here for just a second, was a bit different compare to the other INTERNeX programs. The Province of British Columbia was at the time actually looking for construction workers because there was a shortage in BC. This changed when the worldwide financial crisis hit all of us. I remember that one day I was talking to companies about getting more people, but suddenly the same companies were downsizing, and unfortunately, some of them even disappeared.

Fortunately for me, I still had my IT and internet marketing background, which eventually led to the position as the Public Relation Manager of INTERNeX. It also helped me get nominated by the province of British Columbia and allowed me to finally immigrate into this great country.

In February 2009, I started the first Blog of INTERNeX and became very active in the social media world for the company. First I interested one intern to help me out, and over the years had more and more PR people on my team. I actually counted how many interns I was more or less responsible for in the time I was working for INTERNeX. I had 3 IT, 3 Marketing and over 30 PR interns in the 4 and a half years. I personally think this is amazing.

Tim and I became close friends and he was the one “pushing” me to do something besides INTERNeX, something on my own. I thought about that for a long time; I didn’t wanted to leave INTERNeX, but had the feeling that he was right. In the time I worked for INTERNeX as IT and PR Manager I often had the chance to talk to fantastic people who are great partners of INTERNeX. They asked me how I did things in the internet and with social media. In turn, they implemented some of those ideas into their own strategy. Tim pointed out that I will eventually be in a conflict of interest between everyone, and after a lot of consideration, I finally started teccrab online service inc.

However, now I had to take care of two companies at the same time. People who know me know that I don’t do anything half way. If I have a job and a responsibility, I will give more than 100% which led to the problem that I couldn’t work full time for INTERNeX anymore. Tim and I had many meetings regarding this matter and we decided that it might be best for everyone to end a chapter, but also start a new one.

Therefore I am sad to announce that I am leaving INTERNeX at the end of September, but also proud and happy to announce that INTERNeX has become my client for internet marketing and PR as well as other IT consulting services.

So I hope it is alright that I am not saying good bye to all the brilliant INTERNeX’ers because I will still be around 😉

If you would like to know more about teccrab, please feel free to follow these links:
internet marketing, seo, social media, public relations
Our Website: http://teccrab.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/teccrab
Twitter: http://twitter.com/teccrab
Blog: http://blog.teccrab.com

What to do on the weekend

Hi people!

With another weekend ahead, it is time for the famous „what to do on the weekend“ blog post!

It is suitable for all of our candidates: those, who are about to leave soon, those who are in the peak time of their stay and of course our newly arrived candidates who need some tips!

Here we go!

 

~~~ WHISTLER – Kokanee Crankworx Freeride Mountain Bike Festival~~~

Once you are in Vancouver, you HAVE to take a weekend off and explore famous Whistler, which is just 90min located North of Vancouver. No matter when you go – may it be Summer or Winter – there is always something to do! In Summer you can go hiking, rafting, even skiing and (what a perfect transition!) mountain biking!

During Whistler BC’s nine-day Kokanee Crankworx festival, the dirt-adorned put the revel in the free ride mountain biking revolution, bending physics and blowing minds with their tail-whipping back-flipping hard-charging ways. For the eighth year running, the venues of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park serve as modern day Colosseum, masterpieces of stunt and trail engineering, forum for the ultimate in gladiator contests and public spectacle.

In less than a decade, Kokanee Crankworx has become the authoritative free ride festival, a supercharged magnet for the world’s best riders, the definitive domestication of dirt in the service of epic endurance, supreme flow, monster air and gravity-fuelled mountain biking. The best mountain bike athletes in the world know that when gravity beckons, you simply say, yes mistress. I’m coming. So make sure you do.

 

~~~VANCOUVER – Chinatown Night Market ~~~

A beautiful night market, filled with traditional art crafts, ethnic food and fashionable gifts. You can find booths with all kinds of different merchandises on sale including creative gifts and decor, modern electronics, popular music CD’s, VCD’s, DVD’s, fashionable clothes and delicious snacks.

So, just in case you are bored on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night…head down to Chinatown and visit the night market between 6.30pm-11.00pm @Keefer/Main Street.

 

~~~ TORONTO – Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival ~~~

The three-week (July 12 -August 1)Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto is an explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine, revelry as well as visual and performing arts. Within 44 years it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. The great metropolis of Toronto will come alive as the city dives into pulsating rhythms and melodies of Soca, Reggae, Chutney, Hip Hop, Calypso, Steel Pan and Brass Bands. This extraordinary colourful exhibition will surely bring a smile to everybody’s face!

I hope our tips for this weekend will keep you busy!

Have a good one! 🙂

Cheers,

Ziska

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

INTERNeX Website – Back Online

I am happy to announce that our website is back online again. After the server problems were solved I tried if the main function of our website are working before I was publishing this post. But of course, if you find any more problems with our site, please feel free to leave a comment here.

I also would like to mention again that our online registration form, for the NAFSA Reception on the 1st June 2011 (INTERNeX Class of 2011), is open now. If you would like to join us please follow this link where you will find a “Sign in” button. You will also find on this site all our sponsors and if you are interested to become a sponsor yourself just click on one of the empty spots to get more information.

I am glad that we were able to solve the problem with our website and would like to apologize for any inconvenience.

Thank you for your understanding.

R. Simon Kaebe – IT Manager

The INTERNeX Website

As some of you may noticed our website is down. I made an announcement yesterday on our Facebook Page, hoping that the error is not to bad and that the site will be up and running soon. But I just talked to our provider and it seems that one of the server is broken and has to be replaced.

Fortunately our Emails are not effected and we can still receive Emails from you.

We are working hard to get the website up and running again and will stay in tough with you via our Blog, Facebook Page and of course Twitter.

Thanks for your understanding.

R. Simon Kaebe – IT Manager