Staff Spotlight: Vanessa da Rocha Gasino

Global Talent Acquisition
Vanessa is a 19-year-old Brazilian who is currently studying sales management at university and assisting with global talent acquisition at Intern Brazil. Her biggest passion is traveling as a means to get to know different people and cultures.

Eating gelato in Italy

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is from 2015, when I was in Italy. It was my first time visiting Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome and I remember being backed up in one of the castle balconies enjoying the view. From up there I could see a part of Rome and the Vatican. My eyes were delighted by the view of the bridge designed by my favorite architect, Gianlorenzo Bernini.

But what most caught my attention was the way the lights sparkled over the Tiber River in that winter evening. There I was, in my favorite country, in the most beautiful and magical city in the world, enjoying that amazing Italian sunset. At that moment I realized that dreams do come true, and also, in that same moment I decided that I shall someday, return to Italy for good.

visiting the Colosseum in Rome

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

I consider myself a natural-born seller. Since I was a child I've been selling things and ideas, I just never realized what I was actually doing. And now, working at Intern Brazil I am having the opportunity not only to work in my field of sales, but also to help people and companies achieve their dreams and goals, that's my main motivation and it's what keeps me going.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

One of my favorite success stories of our students is Raphael's. He is originally from China, was studying in the United States and came to Brazil for an Internship Program with Intern Brazil. After he returned, he got an amazing job at one of the best Publicity Agencies in Shangai, China.

Nowadays, he works inadvertising for the most prestigious brands in the world, such as Nike. I like telling his story, because it reminds me that my job is changing people's lives, by giving them the opportunity to improve their professional skills and consequently, boosting their career.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I believe that, if I was a foreigner coming to Brazil for an exchange program I would choose to do volunteer work, because that's something that I've always wanted to do but unfortunately, still haven't had the opportunity.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Intern Brazil has a very special organizational culture. We are proud to say that our main goal is as follows:

to unite and enrich cultures, people and business through cultural and professional exchange programs in Brazil.

I truly believe that our whole team aims to achieve this goal by giving the best of us every day at work.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think that the key factor for a company to become successful is to be focused on people. Not only clients, but also, the staff and the other people who are indirectly in touch with it. Intern Brazil is always committed to the constant personal and professional growth of everyone around it.