Journals by Interns at Vancouver English Centre, in Vancouver, Canada.
Friday, July 02, 2004
We'd like to thank Eri hato for her contributions to the "Intern's Journal" blog. Her daily posts have helped to "paint a picture" of her time helping us at VEC. We will miss her smile and sunny nature, and we wish her all the best in her future.
(If you feel like logging in again to keep us up-to-date on your activities Eri, please do!)
Wednesday, June 30, 2004
My Last Day
I cannot believe that today is my last day at VEC. It's been about six months since I started working, and I don't feel I'm leaving.
There was a nice surprise before I finished working today. Everyone came to say goodbye to me, and there were some cards and gift for me. Honestly, I didn't expect that, so I almost cried (but I didn't.)
I don't know what to write here now, but I had such a wonderful time. Whenever I had questions, there were always someone to help me. Also it was new and exciting experience for me to work for marketing even though I had worked for several companies in Japan as an assistant. I really enjoyed talking to students, and I was really happy whenever they said "thank you" to me.
Thank you so much for being nice to me, and I am going to miss everyone at VEC.
Hope I will see everyone in near future.....
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
I feel like I haven't done so much today, but it went fast today.
I came to school 9 a.m. as usual started working some translation from yesterday. I double-checked with Ai if the translation was right. I needed to know about a Custodianship Form, and it seemed like a little complicated for me. There is a rule if students come to Canada to study, they require a custodianship form until they are of legal age of the province of destination. Some students are at VEC they are quite young, also I will be asked about it from agents and individuals, so I will be ready for it.
I also compiled data from students' questionnaire. Actually, I kept forgetting to do this. It was very interesting because some answers were not what I expected. I think it is a good idea that we receive questionnaire or feedback from students to know what they really need.
Well, that's about it today, enjoy your evening.
Monday, June 28, 2004
Reception, Translation, and Administrative Work
It was a nice weekend. I went to Vancouver International Jazz Festival at Granville Island with my friends, and we enjoyed it. This festival is from June 25th to July 4th, so if you are interested, you still have a chance to enjoy it.
I came to school 8 a.m. this morning. I started working from some administrative work. Honestly, it is a little hard for me to be ready for working on Monday. I was at the main reception and another reception during the day to answer students' questions. I also prepared some stuff for the airport reception, and I worked on some translation. When I was working on translation, there was a tricky word that I couldn't find it in my dictionary. (the word was "custodianship") Unfortunately, I couldn't finish this translation work, so I will work on this tomorrow.
Have a nice evening!