There comes that time in a student’s life when he or she gets closer to the ‘real world’ – more responsibilities, more decisions, more burden. One of those burdens is linked to one’s vocation. In this respect deciding on an internship becomes a crucial step at the beginning of the career. Does the field of work fit? Will the time I spend help me in the future? – These struggles appear without doubts at some point. But during that particular time, AIESEC wants to help the youth spread its wings.
In order to support the future generations, AIESEC steps in with an exclusive project called Global Talent. From UK to China or Mexico, this internship program has been making the bond between companies and students from all over the world for a long time now and is always ready for more.
Such an experience assures not only professional development, but also, more important, personal development. While out of their comfort zone, people tend to realize more about the world and about themselves and what they really want in life.
Throughout our life the learning never stops. What is important, though, is that we learn the right things. Here are some of the interns’ thoughts about their experience throughout the program:
UK – Alpha Card Compact Media
“Considering my professional development it was a very important step in my career. I got valuable insights into working in a professional environment, working independently and into customer relationships. And it made me think about what I want to do in my future life.”
Mexico – Bosch
Project Mobile Migration – IT department
“I definitely enhanced my Spanish, I learned that there is a big difference in the working culture, although it was the same company. I learned how project management is done in Mexico and how the meeting culture is different.”
“It was one of my best experiences of my life. Every young people should really make this experience and work abroad. You can learn so much, which can help you for your whole lifetime in your private as well as professional life.”
Birgit Hoheneder Dublin/Ireland
Hertz European Service Center – Call Center Agent
“As for me it was really difficult to find a suitable internship for my studies I decided to go with AIESEC as they supported and helped me from the first moment on. My expectations as whole were completely met, speaking of the whole experience.”
Rus Diana Elena
Xi´an – China, Days Hotel & Suites Xinxing – GRO (Guest relations officer)
“I was always interested in different cultures, to meet new people, to live in different countries and to see different places. These are the main reasons why I decided to take this internship.
I am completely satisfied with all the time spent in China. I enjoyed every day.”
“I would take part again and again and again at any other internship. No matter where it is.”
Taking an internship could be an important first step in anyone`s career. For that simple reason, taking an internship abroad makes this first important step even more significant. Shannon L. Alder once said “The only real conflict you will ever have in your life won’t be with others, but with yourself.” First, you need to figure yourself out, and then everything will become easier. That is why AIESEC puts forward the program Global Talent.
Take the chance – get a grip on your compass and turn this first step into a solid foundation of your future.
Author: Ioana Voineag