Category Archives: Testimonials

Vancouver Digital Marketing Internship Testimonial: Delphine from France

Delphine during her marketing internship in Vancouver

Delphine during her marketing internship in Vancouver

Delphine is from France and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program.

After finishing her Master Degree in Intelligence Marketing in Paris, she decided to come to Canada because she already knew the French part and wanted to discover the other side, and in particular, Vancouver because of its amazing scenery with beaches, mountains and lakes. She wanted to register to this program that includes a guaranteed internship placement in order to gain international work experience in Marketing and practice her English.

After review her Canadian-style resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of our STEPWEST coordinators, an interview was scheduled with an E-Commerce startup company, located in Richmond, close to Vancouver. She did well during this interview and got the internship position as a Marketing Coordinator. After preparing her trip, she arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation seminar.

As part of our monitoring, we went to see Delphine two weeks ago at her office (see pic above).  She is really happy with her duties and her experience. Her main responsibilities include increasing the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) of the website and promoting the products and work on the website. The fact that she has a lot of different tasks in her job, she is constantly learning new things. The reason she loves her internship so much is due to the fact that she has the ability to leave her own mark and bring new ideas to the company, which they take onboard. The hardest part of her role is finding solutions for new ways of communication.

She still has few months before the end of her internship, but she has definitely gained professional experience, her English level has improved immensely and she is always learning new things.

This internship in Vancouver will give her a competitive edge over other applicants for sure and help her in her future career in Digital Marketing once she returns to France.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to take part in an internship, gain international work experience, improve your English and enlarge your network, check out our Professional Internship Program.

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Vancouver Logistics Internship Testimonial: Georgelyne from France

Georgelyne during her logistics internship in Vancouver

Georgelyne during her logistics internship in Vancouver

Georgelyne is from France and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program.

As part of her Bachelor degree in Business Administration, she wanted to come to Canada because she thinks that Vancouver is an awesome place to work, and it was also recommended by some of her friends. She decided to register to our program that includes a guaranteed internship placement in order to gain international work experience and improve her English level at the same time.

After reviewing her Canadian-style resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of the STEPWEST Coordinators, an interview was scheduled with a Canadian owned and operated business serving retailers in Western Canada, located in Burnaby, near to Vancouver. She did a great job during her interview and got the internship position as a Logistics Coordinator Intern. After preparing her journey, she arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation seminar.

As part of our monitoring, we went to see Georgelyne at her office this week (see pic above). She is very happy with her duties and her job position. Her main responsibility is to take orders from the customers and manage clients. Interaction with the customers is what she likes the most in this job even though the most challenging part is to understand and learn the technical vocabulary related to this industry.

Although she has only one month left, thanks to this experience, she has gained independence and developed a lot of technical vocabulary and skills related to the logistics industry.

This internship experience in Vancouver will give her a competitive edge over other applicants and help her with her future career in the Business Administration field once she travels back to France.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to do an internship, gain international work experience, improve your English, and expand your network, have a look on our Professional Internship Program.

Vancouver Accounting Internship Testimonial: Carlos from Spain

Carlos during his accounting internship in Vancouver

Carlos during his accounting internship in Vancouver

Carlos is from Spain and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program.

After achieving his Bachelor Degree in Economics in Madrid, he decided to come to Canada because he knows about the good and stable economic system. He wanted to register to this program that includes a guaranteed internship placement in order to gain international work experience in accounting and improve his English level.

After reviewing his Canadian-style resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of our STEPWEST coordinators, an interview was scheduled with a chartered accounting company, located in Downtown Vancouver. He did well during this interview and got the internship position as an Accounting Assistant. After scheduling his trip, he arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation seminar.

As part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Carlos at his office last week (see pic above).  He is very satisfied with his responsibilities and this experience. His main duties are bookkeeping, to make invoices and to deal with deposit issues. He likes everything within his tasks but the most challenging part is to take phone calls because of the language and vocabulary.

He still has one month left, but through this experience he gained a lot of professional experience and his English level has improved a lot which has allowed him to communicate better with colleagues and clients throughout his work.

This internship in Vancouver will give him a competitive edge over other applicants and help him in his future career in Accounting once he will go back to Spain.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to do an internship, gain international work experience, improve your English and enlarge your network, check out our Professional Internship Program.

Vancouver Software Developer (IT) Internship Testimonial: Alberto from Spain

alberto network internship

Alberto during his software developer internship in Vancouver

Alberto is from Spain and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program.

After validating his bachelor degree in Telecommunication Engineering, he worked at Telefonica, Spain’s telecommunication leading provider. After 2 years, he decided to expand his professional background, with a focus on Information Technology. He decided to register to our program which includes a guaranteed paid internship placement in order to gain international work experience, develop his skills and improve his English level at the same time.

After reviewing his resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of STEPWEST Coordinator, an interview was scheduled with a booming start-up company located in Vancouver, which specializes in Games and Apps dedicated to the health industry. He did a great job during his interview and got the internship position as a Software Developer Intern. After preparing his trip, he arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation seminar.

As a part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Alberto at his office last week (see pic above). He is very happy with his responsibilities, as he is learning a lot thanks to the help of his colleague. However, he admits the most challenging part is to work in an English environment. His main duties are to help solving every IT issue in the office, update software packages in company servers, research and test software solutions and assist in using Project management applications.

Since the beginning of his internship, he has improved his English language skills, but he has also learned how to manage a project from the beginning to the end.

This internship experience in Vancouver will give him a competitive edge over other applicants and help him with his future career in the IT field once he goes back to Spain.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to do an internship, gain international work experience, improve your english, and expand your network, check out our Professional Internship Program.

Vancouver Hotel Internship Testimonial: Ayaka from Japan

Ayaka during her Hotel internship in Vancouver

Ayaka during her Hotel internship in Vancouver

Ayaka is from Japan, after finishing her bachelor in Tokyo, she decided to come to Canada to study Hospitality Management at a top Vancouver college. In order to perfect her English level as well as gain international work experience, she participated in our Internship Program in Vancouver. She was placed at a four star hotel located in Downtown Vancouver where she gain her first hotel experience as a Room Attendant.

At the end of her hotel internship in Vancouver, we asked Ayaka to write about her internship experience as well as her thoughts on STEPWEST;

Her hotel internship experience in Vancouver
“Through my 7 months hotel practicum, I learned so many things which I could not gain from just sitting in a classroom. At the very beginning, I hesitated to work as a house keeping attendant. But as I started working there, I found out that the whole hotel department is connected and if I cant respect what Im doing or what others are doing, I wont be able to work as a team. I learned that team work is one the most important point in hospitality industry.”

“This practicum experience definitely helped me to feel more confident about my choice of this major.”

What she thinks of STEPWEST services
“I would like to thank STEPWEST for searching my practicum place in my field (Hotel) and supporting me for the entire time including resume check,  interview practice and follow ups.”

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, Ayaka, we wish you good luck in your future career, let’s keep in touch!

Vancouver Finance Internship Testimonial: Nanami from Japan

Nanami during her Finance Internship in Vancouver

Nanami during her Finance Internship in Vancouver

Nanami is from Japan and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program. In order to validate her degree, her university in Tokyo requires to complete an internship in her field of study; Finance. In the future, Nanami would like to work for a global firm, which is why she decided to register for our program; to gain international work experience, improve her english level and get credit from her university at the same time!

After reviewing her resume and going through an interview-preparation seminar with one of STEPWEST Coordinator, an interview was scheduled with a start-up company located in the Gastown neighbourhood of Vancouver which specializes in business loans. The interview went great, and she got the internship position.

As a part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Nanami at her office a few weeks ago (see pic above). She is very happy with her duties and the project which was given to her as it is challenging. She is helping the team, in screening businesses who can qualify for a loan. She reviews companies’ books, balance sheets, create financial projections and give a report to the decision making team.

She told us she enjoys her internship because  she feels “a part of the team” as they are trusting her with the report, and she can put in practice knowledge she learned in school, although she admitted she had an “intense training” during her first month. In addition, she mentioned that as a part of her screening process, she sometimes go and meet with the applying companies at their places of business, so she is able to meet a lot of new people and expand her network while practicing her english!

Nanami will be back in Japan in a few weeks, where she will finish her last year of university. Her plan is to start her career in the financial sector in Japan. No doubt this internship experience in Vancouver will give her a competitive edge over other applicants.

If you are also interested in coming to Canada in order to do an internship, gain international work experience, improve your english, and expand your network, check out our Professional Internship Program.

Vancouver Accounting Internship Testimonial: Bernadette from Germany

Bernadette at her desk during her Accounting Internship in Vancouver

Bernadette at her desk during her Accounting Internship in Vancouver

Bernadette is from Germany and is enrolled in our Professional Internship Program. In order to validate her Bachelor of Business Administration, her university requires to complete a 16 weeks internships in her field of study. Because Bernadette would like to specialize in the Accounting field in her future career, thus she opted for this sector for her internship in Canada.

After submitting her resume and filling out our application form, Bernadette had a free admittance interview conducted by one of STEPWEST placement co-ordinator. During this conversation, Bernadette explained in details her internship goals, and with our co-ordinator they agreed on her internship wishes. She was accepted in the program, after confirming the payment of her program deposit, the company search began. STEPWEST placement co-ordinator helped her revise her resume so it would fit with the North-American standards. And also prepared her for an internship interview.

An interview was scheduled with one of the leading company for consumer and business protection in North America, for their local Vancouver office. She did a great job during the interview and got the internship position as Accounting Assistant. After preparing her trip, she arrived in Vancouver and was welcomed by our team at our office for an orientation.

A few weeks ago, we went to visit her at her office (see pic above), she and her supervisor were both very happy about her responsibilities and performances. She told us that this experience will definitely help her with her career in Germany, although she mentioned that she might try to stay in Vancouver to pursue an MBA as she “felt in love with the city“!

If like Bernadette, you need to complete an internship as a part of your studies, and/or you would like to gain international experience, and practice your english, check out our Professional Internship Program.