Internship Testimonial: Events Management

Professional internships offer valuable career experiences for VanWest students and are growing in popularity in Canada.  VanWest College provides 3 kinds of internships: short-term unpaid, paid casual (service industry) and paid professional placements.  Each internship offers a chance for international students to learn industry-specific vocabulary and gain valuable work experience in an English-speaking environment.

Iris, from Switzerland, completed an internship as Marketing Coordinator for an events management company.  This company manages corporate events and offers public relations and marketing services to medium and large size corporations in Vancouver.  Iris emailed VanWest to tell us more about her internship experience.

“I had to meet the clients, assess their needs, conduct market research into that particular industry, come up with website layout ideas and meet with various suppliers. VanWest College gave me a lot of support before and during my internship. With the Business English course I learned new and useful vocabulary and how to write an article. In addition, I was taught how to write a professional application and how an English job interview works. I learned so much…”.

Iris is just one of many students to have a successful and valuable internship experience through VanWest College.  If you are interested gaining Canadian career experience, please contact us!

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