Candidate Exposé – Zack Aloisio

Zack AloisoI am Zack Aloisio, 21 years old and I am from Melbourne Australia. I am studying a Bachelor of International Business. I decided to come to Canada to experience a different part of the world and for cultural and business practices.

I found Internex through an agency who got me in touch with them. I am participating in the practicum program of Internex. I choose this program to give me experience in my future field of employment and to increase my employability.

I am placed at a company where we recruit firm working on both local and Zack Aloisio (words)international recruitment. It is an amazing group of people in an interesting workplace where you work with a variety of countries. I think characteristics and skills you need to be successful here are: adaptability, ability to work independently and be detail oriented. I am convinced this experience gives me invaluable hands on experience.

When I first came here I first stayed in an AirBnB and then found an apartment through Craigslist. My first impression of Vancouver was that it is a friendly city, with lots of nature close by. I think it is a slower paced, laid back city and very welcoming.

The Internex PR-team organises activities, trips and pub nights and I think their amazing, so good job PR-team! I visited a lot of pub nights, went hiking and I went to the Rockies, Whistler and Squamish. The most memorable thing I did in Canada so far is the Rockies trip.

Internex was helpful for me to get connected with a group of other excited people to explore the city, which is great when you don’ t know anyone. I would definitely recommend their services.

This trip definitely inspired me to travel more and I would like to go to Europe. When I get back home I will catch up with my friends and family and go back to university again.

– Zack

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: Upcoming Events

Ice skating, brewery tour and Pub & Club Night. I know it took a little while, but here is a list about the upcoming events we planned for you, I hope you are going to join us for some fun evenings.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Ice Skating at Robson Square
If you want to have some fun on the ice, you should definitely come on out on Saturday 22 February for an epic night on the ice. Skates can be rented for $4 at the Robson Square.

When: Saturday February 15th at 6PM

Where: Meeting point: Robson and Howe st

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Granville Island Brewery Tour
For all the ‘beer-lovers’ here in Vancouver this is going to be your event. On Saturday 22nd we are going to join one of the Granville Island Brewery Tour, we will not only learn about beer but also taste it. The tours starts at noon, 2.00PM and 4.00PM. Since the tours books on a first-come, first-serve basis I do not yet know when our tour will start. You have time till Tuesday February 18th to sign up and I will than announce the time we will go. However if you prefer one of the start times, I can check and try to join that tour.

When: Saturday, February 22nd

Where: Meeting point: in front of the London Drugs on Granville and W Georgia st

Costs: $9.75

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Pub & Club night: Welcoming Daniela
To welcome our new intern Daniela, we will have a Pub & Club night. Grab some drinks with us, dance some and get a bit crazy. We will meet at The Cambie at 8.30pm, just look for some of the most crazy people and you will find us. The Cambie is known for their cheap drink and food, games and their large tables to dance on sit together with all of us and the rest. However keep in mind that The Cambie is only for people over 19 and they do check two pieces of ID

Special offers ‘The Cambie’ has on Friday are:

  • Kokenee Pint $4.00
  • Kokenee Jug $12.00

When: Friday Feb 28th at 8.30PM

Where: The Cambie

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And of course we have our weekly PuB NiGHTS on Wednesday (Feb 12, Feb 19), we do not have a PuB NiGHT on Feb 26!

I hope to see y’all at the upcoming events!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Thank You INTERNeX!

Hi Folks! It’s Tiffany here. So what’s new today?

Well, it’s sad to say that today is going to be my last day at INTERNeX. As most of you are or have been a student once in the past, the calling duties of school is always an issue. With exams coming up, to my dismay, I will be unable to continue my position as a PR Intern at INTERNeX. So, you won’t be seeing me around the office- but perhaps on the street or up at UBC (say hi if you do!)

It truly has been an interesting experience with many memorable memories and rewards. There is no other place I know of with such a diverse working team. From the moment we enter high school, teachers, mentors and our parents have driven the phrase “to be able to work with a diverse group of people” into our minds. It is not until now that I understand what that phrase means. Having worked in several Canadian cultured companies, I find that the work ethics and cultures of these companies are all very similar although diverse in terms of the work you do. At INTERNeX, I was exposed to so many people from different cultures it was a little overwhelming at times. I was given a glimpse of what the working ethics of people from German, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, Mexico and France were like. And I can tell you, it’s definitely an eye-opener.

Personally, after this experience, when my friends say “I worked in a diverse team environment”, I can proudly say, “Well, me too, I worked with people from around the world, literally”. The staff at INTERNeX has all treated me very well especially when it came to my difficult school schedule. They have been very accommodating, flexible and excruciatingly welcoming.

Being given the opportunity to intern at INTERNeX, I was able to learn about how this agency operates and all the efforts that go into placing a candidate. My knowledge of IT management was strengthened tremendously due to spending hours in the “dungeon” discussing the evolution of IT and its position in society today. I further developed my social media marketing and promotional skills through preparing promotional design materials and updating our social media networks.

The role of PR Intern at INTERNeX is one that can be very fulfilling. Having been here for one month, I’ve seen improvements in myself in terms of communications skills and confidence level. It’s unfortunate that during my time here, I was unable to plan a couple out of the city trips, but am very glad to have made some amazing friendships with those who came out to Cheesecake Night.

If you have any questions or are very interested in applying into a Public Relations position at INTERNeX and would like some feedback, let the office know and they can pass you my contact.

As for now, thank you INTERNeX for all your gracious help and best of luck to the next intern!