Entries by catarina rodrigues

AIESEC Internships: 6 Countries You’ll Want To Work in

As a curious and proactive young person, you probably try to take advantage of every opportunity you find for your own personal development. AIESEC has partnered with over 1300 companies around the world to bring you internship options abroad, and we successfully delivered about 6000 experiences just last year. Our goal is to develop leadership…

7 Entrepreneurs Who Built an Empire From Scratch

All they had was a dream, outstanding resilience and a lot of willpower. Coming from impoverished homes and underprivileged backgrounds, these 7 individuals were able to rise to the top through their hard work. Below you’ll find the success stories of some well-known entrepreneurs who surpassed the difficulties inherent to their upbringing.      …

Explore the World with AIESEC

If you haven’t heard about us yet: Hi! Nice to meet you. AIESEC is an independent, non-political and not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. We provide cross-cultural volunteering and internship experiences abroad, in order to develop leadership skills in youth. Our opportunities are aimed at people between 18…

Katharina’s Global Volunteer Experience in Colombia

¡Viaja, explora, disfruta! – Travel, explore, enjoy! That was my motto during my five week Global Volunteer project with AIESEC in Bucaramanga, Colombia, in February 2020. And it could not have been more fitting: I explored a culture and lifestyles that were completely new to me and learned to love Colombia’s people, cuisine and music….

The Hardships of Leadership

There are millions of inspiring stories out there of people who have worked hard to become the best version of themselves. We often read about today’s leaders’ stories and there’s a large focus on everything that went right, but not everything is a bed of roses. Everyone’s leadership journey is different, let’s go over some…

Improving Gender Equality In The Workplace

In honor of this year’s International Women’s Day, we’re bringing awareness to women’s role in the labor force and gender-related problems present in the workplace. Did you know that even though there was an increase of women pursuing higher education globally, there’s still a gender gap in employment rates among highly educated individuals? Women represent…

Solving Problems Through Creative Thinking

In today’s ever-growing and changing world being able to think in an innovative way is essential at many levels. But sometimes it can be challenging to take a step back and reflect in a fast-moving environment.   Problem solving includes 4 different stages:   Creativity, in turn, isn’t the ability to come up with something…