INTERNeX Canada: How was your weekend?

we survived!

On Saturday afternoon, we went to North Vancouver to play some epic paintball! When we first got there, I noticed that there were a lot of people getting ready. I thought the getting ready process was way too long…filling out a waiver form, listening to their safety speech  getting our guns and paintball, putting on overalls, and then FINALLY getting to play. And they take their safety rules VERY seriously…which is a good thing I guess.

The funniest thing I saw was a guy dressed up as a pink bunny! And his suit was skin-tight. And there I was padded to the max -two layers of pants, two shirts, and a puffy winter jacket. I can only imagine how painful it must have been for poor Mr. bunny. What a champion.

I think everyone had a great time, I know I did! We played four rounds in total, but most of us stopped playing after three rounds. I took a bullet on the arm and it hurt a lot at first but then got numb after. I now have a bruise. During my last game, I was the only one left from our group. It was so intense…I just wanted to get out of the game that I even contemplated shooting myself. I did hit someone though. It was such a triumphant moment…but brief.

ready to battle?

After being physically and mentally drained, we all trudged to the local Earls restaurant for late lunch. Everyone was so hungry that we didn’t even talk during our meal. And later that night, I went to Forum pub on Granville street to say goodbye to some of our friends who are leaving soon. It’s always sad to see them go…but I’m really glad I got to be a part of their awesome experience here in Vancouver.

What did YOU do last weekend? 🙂



INTERNeX International Exchange
Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149

Candidate Exposé

Meet Gudrun, a young mind from Germany who is ready to conquer anything Canada throws her way. I first met Gudrun at the INTERNeX office a few weeks ago, and then again at INTERNeX PuB NiGHT! We chatted for awhile about her internship and how she was enjoying her time spent in Canada. She was so interesting to talk to, I thought I would ask her to share more about her experiences so far.

Why did you decide to come to Canada?
Canada was my destination of choice as I decided I would like to spend time in an English speaking country and Vancouver has a reputation for being innovative and very keen on sports. I think living and working overseas is an important learning/life experience and in today’s global society, it is getting more and more important to gain a more international perspective.

How did you find out about INTERNeX?
INTERNeX is in collaboration with my German organization, which arranged everything for me.

What program are you currently participating in?
I’m doing an unpaid internship!

Do you like program offered by INTERNeX?
Yes, I think they offer many different kinds of options, so anybody will find the right program.

What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy learning a lot about the structure and work processes within the company. It’s great to have the opportunity to work unsupervised and to display initiative.

What skills do you use at work?
I use my computer skills along with my verbal and written English language skills.

What would you tell others about Canada as a country?
You have to experience Canada yourself, but I would recommend Canada to anybody. It seems to be a country with lots of international influences and many opportunities, regarding sports, culture, nature, shopping and sightseeing… and the Canadians are all very friendly and open-minded.

Can you sum up your experience in 10 words or less?
Vancouver is awesome, I’ve enjoyed every minute so far!

What kind of activities have you done since living in Canada?
There is still so much to do, but I’ve been to Seattle already, I also enjoyed Stanley Park and the Aquarium, Granville Island, The Capilano Suspension Bridge and of course some pubs in Downtown.

What are your plans for the future?
After my internship I want to travel first before I’m going back to Germany. Afterwards I will either apply for a new job or doing my PhD. I haven’t decided yet.

Not sure which program is for you? Visit for more information on how INTERNeX can make your trip to Canada happen!

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149