Candidate Exposé – Chris Jason Wakely

Hi, I’m Chris and I’m 24 years old from New Zealand. Since returning to New Zealand, I’ve decided to take up some study.

20170813_094539I guess I’ve always wanted to come to Canada, so doing the practicum helped me come across. I went through a practicum program and website, they set me up with the experience and they put me through to Tim. I chose the practicum to gain some further experience and have the opportunity to see how Canadians are first hand.

I was working at the film festival. VIFF is kind of self-explanatory. It’s a great place to see how movie festivals are made behind the scenes. For this job you need to be flexible and have a willingness to learn new things. It is quite useful for my career aspirations, as it shows I can mingle into different crowds and become a fully integrated part of the team.

The services of INTERNeX really helped me solidify my knowledge and meet some great people. I have many connections throughout the world that I can turn to whenever. I sure did attend the several activities, pub nights, trips and events INTERNeX was organizing! These activities were great to get to know the other interns and to see the greater areas that Canada has to offer. I went to the Rockies, mountaineering, hiking, surfing, beer drinking, quite a bit of Greater Vancouver and BC.

ChrisVancouver is great as there is always something to do, whether it is a trampoline park or simply cycling around Stanley Park. The difficult part of Canada was the return home, and having to say goodbye to so many people. Vancouver felt like a metropolis. It’s really busy but a part of me feels at home there. I also found my former place of residence through the Internex team. They placed me in contact with my Landlady and she was able to set me up in her property.

By far the most memorable thing is my trip to Vancouver Island. The first thing I did when I came home was getting some sleep and see what has changed (not much has changed tbh). This trip had really inspired me to travel more. I wish to travel to visit those I connected with in their home locations.

– Chris

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

New PR team member at INTERNeX

Cheeri0 from Denmark!

I’m the new member of the PR-team at INTERNeX, and I’ve really been looking forward to this moment. I arrived in Vancouver Tuesday July 22nd after a long flight, and I’ve been really excited to get this chance to visit Canada. I’ll be working for INTERNeX till December 12 which should give me plenty of time to meet at lot of nice people here 🙂  So here’s a little about me, who I am and what I’ve been up to before the start on this new adventure. My name is Henrik. I’m currently studying a masters degree in tourism, so my practicum is an obligatory part of my studies. I’ve always liked traveling but this is my first time in Canada, and I’m sure I’ll have a blast! This is not the first my first time living in a foreign country though. After living in England for half a year I was determined that this for sure was something I wanted to try again. While studying in Denmark I worked for a volunteer organisation that arranges internships around the world, a bit similar to INTERNeX … I guess that was the first time I really thought this is something I could definitely imagine myself doing for a real job in the future. In my spare time I’ve always had a passion for gymnastics, and I always liked being very active… so Vancouver is definitely the place for me 🙂  So here I am! Hope that you’ll give me a nice welcome.

Favourite quote: Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

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

INTERNeX Canada: INTERNeX Internship program

Tired of studying and more studying? Are you looking for something different and do you want to gain real experience??

Putting your skills into practice and facing real challenges is more important than memorized facts, so don’t miss our internship program.

An internship involves long hours and hard work, but it’s a great opportunity to gain experience in your chosen field; it’s a brief taste of your future real full-time employment. It’s also a perfect moment to make new friends and to make contacts within the industry.

7188154797_1152258a77_mAnd why to choose an international internship?

Being abroad is an amazing opportunity to broaden your horizons, to improve your language skills in a foreign language and to self-develop. During your time off you can explore the local culture,  travel and experience new things.

Summarizing, it’ll be an experience that it’s not just about a professional career, if not to grow up as a person and to develop yourself in both ways of your life: profesional and personal.

So don´t miss out this is the perfect occasion which gives you so many benefits: to improve your English, your resume, your real knowledge and of course to live the experience of your life!

Contact us to know more about our programs.

Best,

Mercedes

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

INTERNeX Canada: Pub Night Announcement!

It´s great to have a long weekend because in that way Monday doesn´t exist and Wednesday arrives sooner!

It´s time to start studying so…let´s go to the Library!  Do you think I am joking? No way, let´s go there!

Tomorrow we will meet at Library Square Public House!

This is the first official pub night for our beautiful new intern Marianne! So finally a “hello” and not “good bye”! Defintely you have to come!

Here is the important information:

Where? Library Square Public House, 300 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC.

When? Wednesday 5th of September at 8: 30 pm.

Let´s “study” together!

See you there!

Cheers,

Irene

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

Expose of the Week

Hi everyone,

This week Janina is the Expose of the Week! Upcoming Saturday Janina is going back to Germany after 9 weeks living in the INTERNeX Staffhouse and doing an internship here in Vancouver! Today I visited the office of Janina in a chocolate factory. It was great to see her so enthusiastic about the company. I even got a tour through the chocolate factory!

Where are you from?
I am from Freiburg in Germany, but I study in Villingen-Schwenningen.

Why are you in Canada?
I am here in Canada to do an internship for my study. I study Business Administration- management in industries, for this study I can combine work with study. Every three months I change from work to study. The company where I work for gave me the change to do an internship abroad.

Why did you choose Canada?
It happened by change. I wanted to go to Australia but my university works together with INERNeX. It was a last minute decision for me to go abroad, so therefore was easier to go to Canada!

What do you like most about Vancouver?
Vancouver has everything! Beaches, the sea, and mountains! Furthermore the people here are very friendly!

How did you find INTERNeX International Exchange?
My University

How did you like your internship?
I like it a lot, because the internship is really related to my study. Furthermore I am working on my own project, which means responsibility. The team is very nice! My colleagues helped me very well in the beginning, and if I have any questions they are always willing to help me.

What kind of tasks are you responsible for on daily basis?
I am working in the purchasing department, this means that I am in contact with the suppliers, I am responsible for creating purchasing orders, setting up new item codes, getting quotes from suppliers. Furthermore I helped the quality department, the most important was to taste the chocolate. Another task was to assist the production-supervisor with the new employees. I showed the new employees around and I did the administration.

Is it related to the study you are doing back home?
Yes this is really related to my study, because I got the change to work in a manufacturing company.

Where have you been in and around Vancouver?
I have been to nearly all the beaches and parks in Vancouver. I especially like Stanley Park. I also went to Whistler, where I did horseback riding and the peak to peak gondola. Furthermore I went to Seattle for shopping and sightseeing, rafting in the Chilliwack River, and I went to the light house park in North Vancouver.

What is the most memorable thing you did in Canada?
Rafting! It was really amazing! It is an activity which I cannot do at home. At the beginning we were very scary, but at the end it was a lot of fun. We even jumped from a cliff! It was an awesome experience!

What is the first thing you will do when you return back home?
I will see my boyfriend again. He is picking me up from the airport! And I will go to the supermarket and buy all the things that I cannot buy/ or are very expensive here in Vancouver, such as cheese and bread. And I can enjoy my own apartment again!

What was the best thing about your Internship/your stay in Canada?
That I can eat a lot of chocolate during my internship J. And I liked it that I met a lot of people from different countries in the Staffhouse!

What was the worst thing about your Internship/stay in Canada?
The first time that I was crossed East Hastings. I regretted it immediately that I did not listen to what INTERNeX told me, namely try to not cross East Hastings.
And I also do not like to wait for bus number 10! Haha sometimes I have to wait for more than 40 minutes and if the bus is there are 3 or even more busses number 10 in a row! 

Would you recommend INTERNeX International Exchange?
Yes I would recommend INTERNeX, because I really got an internship that I wanted to have

Janina, thank you very much for being the ‘Expose of the Week’  I hope you will enjoy your last days in Vancouver! And I wish you good flight back home!

Cheers, Lydia

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

 

Heading back home – Ziska sagt Tschüss!

Dear INTERNeX family,

Now it is my turn. After 30 weeks of interning at INTERNeX, I will leave this great company and beautiful country in order to go back to Europe and finish my studies.

I remember my first day in Vancouver pretty well. It was Winter; rainy, dark and cold. And I had to wait for ages to get through the immigration… When I once got lost in the East Hastings area, I started doubting why this city deserves the honor of being the most livable city in the world, and the everlasting rain/snow mix during my first weeks was really depressing!

Now it is summer, and almost 8 months later the city has revealed all its beauty to me! I could write an endless list of things that I will always remember, such as the Wicked Whistler Weekend organized by INTERNeX which was incredibly awesome! Or the cherry blossom in spring which wrapped the whole city into a delicate veil of pink… Then there were all the legendary staff house parties, the PuB Nights and the beautiful beaches from where you can see the most beautiful sunsets! Everybody who ever lived in Vancouver will highly commend the breathtaking landscape with beaches behind you and snow-covered mountains in front of you, while you are standing in the middle of vibrant Granville Street! The people here are pretty special in every kind of way. Canadians are super friendly and helpful and always up for a beer in a pub 😉

When working for INTERNeX I learned so much that no University could have ever taught me. I was not only able to apply my theoretical knowledge, I was first and foremost able to work on my competencies and personal development, to reflect on my performance and its consequences in the business world. Yes, there were times in which I doubted my path, but ever since the PR crew organized the big INTERNeX “Class of 2011” event which took place on June 1, I got nudged back on my way! To organize this event was one of the best experiences while being in Canada.

It was truly a life-changing experience and definitely the right decision to come here as I learned so much about Canada, my abilities and my personality.

Thank you INTERNeX and Canada for the time of my life! 🙂

This is just a “See you later, alligator!” 😉

[Over. And. Out.]

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