Todays AIESECer, tomorrows leader

“Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better. “Bill Bradley

Every and each one of us have found ourselves unsatisfied with a certain situation happening to us, either in our society, somewhere over the ocean or a bit closer to us, in our community, at our university…and felt like we in, particular, had no influence over it.
What if we told you that you could definitely have an influence? What if we told you that the world is yours to explore, change, and make a better place for yourself and, for at least for one more person? There is the solution, contained in one word, in one organization.
The magic formula is AIESEC.

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We, in AIESEC put a lot of time, energy and effort into creating leaders of tomorrow. We believe that each individual in this world can make a difference because a potential lies in every single one of us because we all strive to become the best possible versions of ourselves.

So, how do we do it ?!
We ensure that our members gain the four core concepts of AIESEC Leadership development as demonstrated:

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1. SELF-AWARE
Being self-aware means to have the capacity to recognize ones strengths and weaknesses, to acknowledge its own emotions, beliefs and thoughts because by getting to know itself, an individual has an opportunity to grow and make advances in its life.
Involvement in AIESEC enables a person to engage into experiences that will drive to understand and live personal values, focusing on strengths over weaknesses and explore one`s passion/s.

2. SOLUTION ORIENTED
By being solution oriented means to come up with solutions to challenges. It means that one is approaching the problems with optimism and an open mind, being flexible and always ready to take the necessary risks. After all, it is essential to bear in mind that the obstacles we encounter on our way to goal are not there to stop us, but push us beyond our comfort zone.
Being a member of AIESEC means to be personally challenged but having in mind that as a part of AIESEC community, you will always be supported and inspired to achieve great things.

3. WORLD CITIZEN
To develop “World Citizen” characteristic means to be aware what is going on in the world, enjoy taking an active role in contribution towards making it a better place for everyone. The key for achieving it lays in believing in our own abilities to make a difference in the world because sometimes, even supposedly small steps and contribution from your personal side can make a great difference.

4. EMPOWERING OTHERS
The characteristic that bonds every key point from above and makes it possible to actually get closer to our common goals is to be a team player, meaning to empower others. It implicates that a person is able to communicate ideas clearly, engage in meaningful conversations with others, in diverse environments, and co-create spaces of collaboration that empower people to take action.
AIESEC is a community where knowledge and experience is freely given, received and shared among ourselves and society, wishing to unite people all around the world.

Get in touch with students with Consulting Challenge!

Many employers face different challenges during a recruiting process. It is not only important to know what kind of employees you are looking for, but it is also essential to present the company itself as an attractive work environment. The more specific the tasks and requirements are, the more difficult it is to find the perfect candidate. This is why AIESEC created Consulting Challenge, a unique interactive career event that gives you the opportunity to get in touch with top students from the Business University in Vienna.image1

 

On the 17th of December get ready to gain insight into the current student market and address your target audience within the framework of case studies.

 

How will the application and the Challenge proceed?

 

From 125 applicants, only 60 will be selected based on their CV to ensure that the participants suit your ideal profile. By giving us details regarding your target audience, we can promote accordingly so that qualified applicants approach you in order to increase the chance that you find the suitable employee(s).

 

This first step of Consulting Challenge is the perfect way for the students to get an overview of what your company stands for, while simultaneously enabling you to get to know the students and observe them work on a solution for the simulated case of your choice. Allow the students to find out more about your company culture and explain your vision and values by giving them the chance to work on a practically-oriented case study.

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Reflect on the case study together with representatives of the other participating companies in the course of a podium discussion. Emphasize the key points of a job in the consulting area and present its many facets in a nutshell.

 

Use the planned networking lounge in the evening as a more informal meeting between companies and students. Interact with representatives of other companies and students, establishing a connection to those who left a lasting impression during the case study or perhaps get to know some of the students chosen by the other companies.

 

Among the companies represented in Consulting Challenge are EY, ZEB and BearingPoint.

 

Have we aroused your interest? Make sure to visit http://consultingchallenge.at/ in order to find out more details about what Consulting Challenge means!

AIESEC Values- what do we believe in

In a world of change, where rules seem to renew day by day, a value scale can be easily overthrown. But in spite of the oscillatory trend of society’s development, AIESEC chooses to stay faithful to the values it has been following ever since it was founded, pursuing the aim of making the world a better place.

AIESEC reunites young people from all the corners of the world who have a common goal: shape their character in order to become aware of the world’s issues and learn how to deal with them. With other words, shape the future leaders our world needs. The ultimate goal is striving for Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential, having The Six Core Values as basis of one’s actions.

Following a well-planned organizational chart enables us to walk in a team member’s, team leader’s or even a vice-president’s shoes, teaching us how to handle different situations and how to make decisions for the welfare of all our members. By delegating responsibilities to the new members and encouraging them to deliver exchange experience, we try to develop the leadership potential in each of them, as Activating Leadership is one of our values. We take responsibility for our words, choices and promises, every decision we make being based on the very important value Demonstrating Integrity.

Our decision-making considers the needs of our organization and the future generation development, being based on our value Acting Sustainably. Moreover, we learned that adding joy in what we do and creating a friendly and encouraging working atmosphere makes our achievements even more valuable, therefore we strongly believe in Enjoying Participation.

Interacting with students from 126 countries has given us the chance to meet different lifestyles and has taught us that communication is crucial among the members of an international structure. As our organization is present on each continent, we all learn to see life’s aspects from many points of view and encourage every member in their contribution. By holding international conferences and partnering companies who support our vision, we see Living Diversity as a solid value to believe in.

For almost 7 decades, AIESEC has been working on improving intercultural connections, managing through its programs to provide young people an insight of what world itself means. But what is more important, the exchange experience have given trainees the will and motivation of improving living aspects of today for a better tomorrow. This means that what drives us is the constant will of pushing one’s limits, in order to deliver the highest quality performance. With other words, staying faithful to Striving for Excellence in everything we do!
Having the Six Core Values as basis of one’s behavior and being aware of how do they influence not only our work, but our lives, makes us strongly believe that through our actions, we can help each other in developing our leadership potential and change our world to a better one.

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AIESEC Structure

For almost 70 years, since it was founded after the World War II, AIESEC has been giving students the chance of developing their skills and shaping their personalities in order to become the leaders the world needs. This has been possible by keeping a permanent connection with AIESEC members worldwide, creating a network of communication and mutual help which goes beyond the cultural borders.

AIESEC is a global, non-political and not-for-profit youth organization which was founded in 1948 by a group of young European people (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway and Sweden). Its fundamentals were shaped by the social, political and economic climate of that time. The aim was setting a worldwide network, aspiring to Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind’s Potential, so that young people all over the world can have the opportunity to develop their personalities in a peaceful climate, delivering the best version of themselves.

Our organization is present on each continent and counts 126 national committees and over 70,000 members. The Global Committee is in Rotterdam and consists of 21 members who oversee the activities of all committees worldwide. At the national level, the Member Committees are the ones which oversee the Local Committees in a given country. Moreover, the Member Committees are responsible for organizing more than 500 training & leadership development conferences every year.

A Local Committee enables students to take the first step in this organization, by being Team Members, Team Leaders or Vice-presidents in every Local Committee’s departments. Here they learn how to act according to the Six Core Values in AIESEC (Striving for Excellence, Demonstrating Integrity, Activating Leadership, Acting Sustainably, Enjoying Participation, Living Diversity) and most importantly, develop in their personalities the characteristics of leadership. Through the Leadership Development Model we want our members to develop their self-awareness, to adopt a solution-oriented attitude, to be able to express their ideas clearly and to empower other people to take action.

When the new members start their journey as Team Members, they take responsibility of their position by learning to work in a team and getting familiar with the general working pace. On the other hand, the Team Leaders have the responsibility of delegating tasks and making their members aware of their role in the team, tracking their achievements and most importantly, integrating them in the Local Committee.

The Vice-presidents are in charge of coordinating the operations in their area, but most importantly, give people within the chance of an amazing experience. “As a Vice-president you have a big responsibility: to supervise the entire department and track the implementation of different strategies. But more than that, you have the power to grow your members, to help them find their inner passion and develop their skills. What bigger accomplishment if not seeing them after a while, empowered and thankful for the experience you gave to them?” says Andra Enache, the Vice-president of Marketing in AIESEC in Bucharest.

By encouraging students to participate in international conferences and through delivering exchange experiences, we strive to develop the leadership potential in each of them and make them aware that every step they take can have a huge impact even in a non-familiar climate.

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