INTERNeX Canada: Picture of the week!

This picture of the week was taken at our Pub and Club night at the Pint on Friday! It was a huge party with so many people who gathered that night. It was a special event since it was Maike, Jildau, and Tam Ara’s going away party and of course it was a hockey game night in Vancouver! We also had a guest from Westtrek who gave us a one day ticket to either Whistler or Seattle, so we decided to do a draw. And the winner was Queenie! Later during the night, the DJ came on and we all went up to the dance floor. Everyone showed off their dancing moves, and I got to say, some were so hilarious! Overall, the night was a huge success 🙂

Cheers,

Flora

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

Picture of the week!

This week’s picture of the week is from the INTERNeX Networking Event that took place on the 1st of June due to the big NAFSA conference here in Vancouver. The event was a great success and we hope that everyone enjoyed it as much as we did. Again, thank you all for coming to our INTERNeX Reception!
However there are also some other people that deserve a thank you! A few of the INTERNeX candidates helped us out with volunteering for the INTERNeX Networking Reception and we would really like to thank these candidates again, so thank you: Regula, Matthijs, Kathryn, Matt, Arne, Timo and Oscar!!

At the event we had a photo booth where people could take pictures of them with their friends. All the pictures are online, if you would like to see them click here. I picked this photo to be the picture of the week because we are really thankful for all the help we got from our volunteers! Thanks for helping us make the night as it was; perfect!

Cheers,
Claudia

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 CLuB NiGHT Review!

I must say, my first PuB NiGHT (or in this case CLuB NiGHT) was a great success! The night started at 8.30pm and we gathered in the lounge of the Caprice.  There were some good deals, like a Canadian (beer) was only 3 dollars.  After a couple drinks in de lounge, the PR-team had a surprise for the candidates! We arranged free entrance to the night club of Caprice and NO line up! We could pass all the people that were standing in line for ages. We were with a group of 20 people, all from different countries and all with a different purpose here in Canada. Some of them were new like me, and others were here for a while already.
In the lounge everyone was chatting about their experiences here in Canada or just chatting about other things. Once we got in the club everyone started to dance and we were having an amazing time. We even had tequila shots with everyone! I hope every PuB NiGHT will be like this :). Thanks for making my first one such a great success!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more pictures from last night visit our Flickr page.
Hope to see you all next time!!

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

Blenz Coffee Tradeshow 03-30-2010

On Tuesday, March 30th, I had the honor of accompanying one of the placement managers at INTERNeX to a Blenz Coffee Tradeshow at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. It was definitely an eye opener and an amazing experience. As one of the suppliers for Blenz Coffee, it was important for us to prepare informative materials to these franchise owners such as preparing and designing brochures, contacting sponsors for prizes and creating slide show presentations. Definitely, a lot of prep work involved prior to the event, but it was so worth it.

Not only did I meet Blenz Coffee franchise owners, I witnessed a Blenz Coffee Iron Barista Competition and networked with a lot of other suppliers there. I also met a few Blenz Coffee employees that night. Near the end of the event, prizes were given out to franchise owners. INTERNeX submitted three prizes to this draw:

2 NIGHTS ACCOMODATION AT BANFF ROCKY MOUTAIN RESORT
Sponsored by Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

2 TICKETS TO CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Sponsored by Capilano Suspension Bridge

2 COMPLIMENTARY 1-DAY WHISTLER OR SEATTLE SHOPPING TOUR
Sponsored by West Trek Tours

This is the first tradeshow event I’ve ever been to and I must say, I absolutely loved the atmosphere and the environment.

I really enjoyed being able to tell the franchise owners about what INTERNeX is and how they can benefit from the use of our service. I had a great time meeting such fabulous people and can’t wait to go, “Hi, remember me!” the next time I walk into their coffee shop.

The event was a huge success with complimentary cocktails and appetizers. Oh, the perks of being an PR intern.

New INTERNeX PuB NiGHT Location

Hello, so last PuB NiGHT was another success…Thank you! I had a lot of fun with everybody and ended up staying till pretty late even though i had to get up super early the next morning! Didn’t feel so great lol. But anyways well worth it! So as mentioned many times before we will be changing up our PuB NiGHT location every three weeks and that time has come. We will be saying a temporary farewell to Malone’s and moving over to The Cambie located on the corner of Cambie & Cordova. One of Vancouver’s oldest hostels yet also one of the most popular gathering spots for students and backpackers. The Cambie offers some of the cheapest beer, ranging from $3.75-4.75, and the cheapest pints in town, with jugs only costing $10.00. This place was actually rated the #1 pub for 6 consecutive years and the best casual hang out in 2001 by Vancouver’s top entertainment magazine, The Georgia Straight! So if you would like to take a closer look at this bar check out their website. Talk to you later

For more information in regards to our weekly PuB NiGHT and other events you may contact us at our 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

INTERNeX Family Interview #4

What is your first name?
Patrick.

Where are you from?
I am from the Netherlands. More specifically it’s actually an Island in the South West, known as Zuid Beveland.

What languages do you speak fluently other than English?
Fluently?…just Dutch.

What position do you hold at INTERNeX? And for how long have you been working here?
I am the placement manager for the Paid Vancouver Placements and also a marketing coordinator. I have been holding this position for the past three years now.

What made you want to become involved with INTERNeX in the first place?
Well I started off as an intern actually and then I was offered a more permanent position once my internship had ended.

In what ways do you think INTERNeX is unique from other international placement agencies? What does INTERNeX specifically offer that no other company can?
Our motto actually highlights why we are unique; it says “Undersell and over deliver”. Yes we are a company that strives for profit; however, monetary gains are not our main driving force. Our entire team is dedicated to making our candidates better global citizens, so first and foremost we are all about our candidates. Secondly, I wholeheartedly believe that INTERNeX is always ahead of the market so we truly set the standard for this industry. We have led the way for other companies to realize that the path to true success is to customize the programs to the candidate not the other way around.

What changes within INTERNeX have you personally witnessed since you have joined the team?
Even though I have only been a part of this company for the past three years I have seen an innumerous amount of changes. However, I will highlight the ones that I see as the most important. First and foremost, our company, our systems, and our staff have become more professional. Since our expansion in terms of our international reach our work load and ultimately work hours have extended so no more leaving the office early to catch the hockey game haha. Secondly, in terms of our candidates the amount of things that they can participate in besides from the program in which they are placed has exponentially increased. And with this increase in activities I have really witnessed the fostering of a true community amongst our INTERNeX clients.

Where would you like to see INTERNeX in the next 10 years? Do you have any New Year’s goals for the company?
Well I would like to see INTERNeX as a global brand for our industry. We can set the standard on a global level and introduce our personalized services to the rest of the world. I would also like to see us sending Canadians abroad so we address both sides of our international exchange markets. And on a more personal side I am really invested in expanding and successfully promoting our wildlife/environmental volunteer program.

Tell us one interesting thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
When I was twenty years old, my father, my uncle and I climbed a mountain in Africa. This mountain was called Mount Kilimanjaro and it’s actually the highest peak in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,341 ft). It took us seven days to climb this mountain because if we went any quicker we would have suffered from altitude sickness, which can actually result in death if you do not take the time to acclimatize.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Hmm well there are many places that I would love to travel to but being a tourist in a country and being a resident are two very different experiences. But I would love to live in Pantanal, Brazil and open up my own eco resort.