Welcome to the Blarney Stone

The event venue for the INTERNeX NAFSA Reception, taking place 1st of June in Vancouver!

Today INTERNeX wants to present the marvelous event venue where the incredible INTERNeX reception will take place: The Blarney Stone, in Gastown,Vancouver

The Blarney Stone is more than just an Irish Pub, it is Vancouver’s Institution for Irish Food, Atmosphere and Entertainment. It was again voted best Irish pub in Vancouver last year, the Blarney Stone offers a exceptional pub experience by day and rip roaring, feet stomping great times at night. Conveniently located in the centre of Vancouver’s historic Gastown District, and just a 10 minute walk from the convention center away, the Blarney Stone is both a local favorite and tourist destination.

This 600 square meters venue is pleasantly divided into various different areas. The Blarney Stone as a traditional Irish pub, has seating options from large wing back loungers to cozy booth snugs, to a shared spot at a big table or a seat at one of the three bars in the venue. At the INTERNeX NAFSA reception on Wednesday June first the venue will be able to accommodate up to 300 people in total on the main level as well as on the huge gallery upstairs from which people have a perfect view on the lower level and the stage.

If you want to, you can watch sports games on one of their many Plasma TV’s. Later in the evenings you can mix it up on the large dance floor. There is one thing we can already reveal for our remarkable event. One of the greatest Irish bands “Killarney” straight from the motherland will play for your entertainment.
The Blarney Stones lighting sets the mood just right and the sound system is second to none. At the INTERNeX NAFSA reception a DJ will support the band with a lot of great dancing music!

For more information about the Blarney Stone, visit their homepage.

Check out the official INTERNeX NAFSA reception website and register yourself for the event to ensure a ticket for that incredible night.

Also have a look at our previous blog post about the INTERNeX class of 2011 Facebook page.

If you want to see more pictures of the INTERNeX NAFSA reception event venue in Vancouver click here.
More information about the INTERNeX NAFSA reception – INTERNeX class of 2011 will be published very soon.

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

Meet a New Staff Member

So it has been a few weeks since we had our last INTERNeX staff member introduction. Life here in the office has been pretty crazy and I’ve had a few bumps along the rode so i hope you enjoy one of the few remaining expose’s. This week you will gain a glimpse into Marien one of our lovely staff members who has a lot to offer to both INTERNeX and you…

What is your first name?

Where are you from?
Mexico City

What languages do you speak fluently other than English?
Spanish and I used to be fluent in Italian because I used to live there back in 1991-1992, but not anymore

What position do you hold at INTERNeX? And for how long have you been working here?
I am the program manager for hospitality and I have been working in/at INTERNeX for the past two years and a half

What made you want to become involved with INTERNeX in the first place?
Years ago I was working in an international programs office at one of the main private universities in Mexico City. I was primarily responsible for student placements within their field of study and INTERNeX was actually one of our partners and that is how I came to meet Tim.

In what ways do you think INTERNeX is unique from other international placement agencies? What does INTERNeX specifically offer that no other company can?
First and foremost our tailor made placements. In this process we are focusing primarily on the participants and their personal goals and from there we find a suitable position for them. Another important and unique aspect of our company is our international team and work environment. We are all highly committed to this companies missions and values and we appreciate the fact that even though we have a substantial amount of systems and procedures in place, we are granted a considerable amount of freedom in which we can truly flourish. Given this room for innovation INTERNeX can always be one step ahead

What changes within INTERNeX have you personally witnessed since you have joined the team?
The city placement program has grown and developed on an exponential level. And we now have INTERNeX New Zealand

Where would you like to see INTERNeX in the next 10 years? Do you have any New Year’s goals for the company?
As other staff members have mentioned previously, I too would like to see at least one INTERNeX office, both for in and outbound, in each continent all around the world. Now what I mean by in and out bound is that we will cater to both international clients wanting to come into Canada and Canadians interested in travelling/working abroad

Tell us one interesting thing about yourself that not a lot of people know?
As most of my candidates I took a gap year myself back in high school. I lived, worked and traveled in Europe for a year and a half. I studied English, worked as an au-pair and even as a cleaner so I can truly relate with all of the participants of our hospitality program.

Oh and another thing is that when I was young I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast. At age 6 I was already training 4 hrs a day, but then my family and I moved to a smaller city where there were no Olympic trainers so I unfortunately had to find a new dream.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be and why?
Well surprise surprise I have to say Vancouver. Coming from Mexico, which is a highly commercialized area with lots of, Vancouver just seems like this evergreen oasis in comparison. It is by far one of the most beautiful cities in the world and everyday I continue to be taken aback by all that is has to offer. But open to new cities and experiences.

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