2014 Archive

Stepwest Stories – Guillaume, Student Internship

Stepwest Stories – Guillaume, Student Internship

Posted December 2, 2014 in Stepwest Stories, Study & Work

Stepwest Stories is back, and November’s star is Guillaume from The Netherlands, who has been doing a Marketing internship here in Vancouver! We spent some time with Guillaume in order to find out more about his international internship experience in Canada! If you’re under the age of 35, are registered as a student in your home country …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Gema, Working Holiday City Job

Stepwest Stories – Gema, Working Holiday City Job

Posted October 24, 2014 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

Each month, we highlight one of our program participants experience through Stepwest Stories, the best way to discover about their professional internships or working experiences in Canada. Gema came to Canada last May 2014 through Stepwest’s Working Holiday City Job Program and she became one of Stepwest Stories Star! Getting the chance to improve her English and have a working …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Claudia, Working Holiday in Vancouver

Stepwest Stories – Claudia, Working Holiday in Vancouver

Posted September 26, 2014 in Stepwest Stories, Working Holiday

If you’re under the age of 35 (or 29 in the case of Mexico) and from one of many eligible countries around the world, getting a Working Holiday Visa for Canada will allow you to experience living and working in Canada, without undergoing the usual costly expenses of finding work sponsorship in advance or going on an …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Melanie & her Engineering Internship Experience in Vancouver

Stepwest Stories – Melanie & her Engineering Internship Experience in Vancouver

Posted September 3, 2014 in Stepwest Stories, Study & Work

Throughout the year, university students from all over the world come to Canada to gain valuable international work experience through co-op and internship positions. This was exactly the case of Melanie, a young engineering student from France who spent 6 months doing her engineer internship in Canada. Headquartered in Vancouver, Melanie’s host company is an international energy …Continue Reading

Stepwest Stories – Madeleine, Marketing Internship

Stepwest Stories – Madeleine, Marketing Internship

Posted August 14, 2014 in Stepwest Stories, Study & Work

As part of the Stepwest monitoring process, we get monthly feedback from our participants that we have placed at different companies around Canada. We want to know how they are doing, and if they think that they are achieving their career related goals. We hear some great stories every month and some of them are definitely worth sharing! …Continue Reading

Stepwest nominated as a top 5 Work Experience Provider by Study Travel Magazine

Stepwest nominated as a top 5 Work Experience Provider by Study Travel Magazine

Posted July 29, 2014 in News

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted by Study Travel Magazine for a Star Award as one of this year’s top 5 “Star Work Experience Provider”, an annual award recognizing the best work experience agencies around the world. Study Travel Magazine (STM) is a  reference within our industry. Their monthly publication is sent to more than 32,000 study abroad agents in over 100 countries, providing news, industry statistics and articles …Continue Reading

10 Ways to make a positive first impression during your Canadian internship

10 Ways to make a positive first impression during your Canadian internship

Posted July 15, 2014 in Study & Work

We’re pretty sure you’ve heard the expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. So, it’s important that you do your best to create a positive impression when you are about to start your internship in Canada. Here are some tips for making a great first impression! 1. Dress properly. The initial impressions …Continue Reading

Lessons learned from a failed internship interview in Canada

Lessons learned from a failed internship interview in Canada

Posted June 17, 2014 in Study & Work

Did you fail your first internship interview? No problem, this will be actually good! You did you first interview in Canada, everything looked good for you to get the internship position at this company that actually looked pretty good place to work for, right? You can actually see yourself already working there, although you haven’t done the interview …Continue Reading

5 Best Tips For a Successful Marketing Internship in Vancouver

5 Best Tips For a Successful Marketing Internship in Vancouver

Posted June 6, 2014 in Study & Work

An international internship or professional experience in another country helps young professionals develop their resumes in an international setting. By working abroad, interns gain professional skills on their chosen career path while developing knowledge of foreign business practices.  They also enhance personal confidence, allowing them to thrive in any country or setting in their future career. This …Continue Reading

The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Skype Internship Interview in Canada

The Do’s and Don’ts of Your Skype Internship Interview in Canada

Posted April 28, 2014 in How To Guide, Study & Work

Before starting your internship in Canada, you will first need to get through the interview stage so Stepwest has devised a list of tips to better your chances of success! We want to share the dos and don’ts of every internship interview in Canada, which we have collated from previous interns’ experiences. DOs: -Be sure about your …Continue Reading