Opportunity. It’s something everyone looks for, and when you find it, or it finds you, you have to seize it. With social media nowadays and many companies advertising in similar ways, it’s not always easy to spot an opportunity that we could be interested in. You have to be very cautious and inform yourself well before taking one. What is it that you want to do? What do you want to gain? What are you willing to sacrifice?
Depending on what you are interested in, there is many opportunities that you can seize in AIESEC. We have a program called Global Volunteer through which you are able to go abroad and volunteer and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, which all of our projects are aligned with. If you are rather more interested in entrepreneurship, you can go abroad with our Global Entrepreneur program and gain insights at a startup, while showcasing your creativity and your innovative side, learning valuable inputs in case you are interested in starting your own venture in the future.
If you want to contribute to our society in some way but would rather not travel at the moment, there are options for you as well. You could become a member of AIESEC in Austria and make these projects possible for other people, while at the same time developing your personal and professional skills. We also have the YouthSpeak Forum on the 9th of June at the United Nations Headquarters in Vienna, where young and senior leaders are united to discuss the biggest current issues and work on possible solutions. But instead of being all talk, you will take action, because the ideas will be implemented into a future project.
Now, all of this information is pretty vague. I bet you’re thinking, “some of this stuff seems kind of interesting to me but I just don’t really know what to imagine or what these things really are”. Well, I have the perfect solution for you. Our event ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ is happening on the 19th of May, where representatives from all different sectors will be sharing their experiences in a panel discussion. If you are still a little bit lost about what you would like to do in the future, this is the ideal event for you. Listening to the stories of different people might inspire you and give you an idea of what you might want to do in the future.
You can find more information about our exchange programs under www.aiesec.at or you can search for opportunities directly under opportunities.aiesec.org
If you would like to attend the YouthSpeak Forum you can find more information here and if you would like to attend our ‘Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ event, click here.
Your path is not written yet but it’s up to you to shape it. What will you do?