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3 reasons why you must be at the upcoming YouthSpeak Forum

YouthSpeak Forum is in exactly two weeks from today. What is that, you ask? Never too late to find out!

YouthSpeak Forum is an annual event organized by AIESEC that serves as an exchange platform between young people and leaders from the business sector. It allows for discussions about the world issues and the possible solutions through the Sustainable Development goals to take place.

This year it will be held online, due to the restrictions caused by the corona virus.

If you haven’t yet signed up for it, there is still time! And if you’re still on the fence about it, here are 3 reasons why you should be there:

 

A healthy dose of Vitamin B!
Maybe you already know, but vitamin B tends to give you an extra kick when climbing the career ladder. We are, of course, talking about connections, or in German „Beziehungen“. At YSF you will meet other ambitious young people like yourself, as well as the business leaders who will be part of the panel and holding the workshops and get a chance to form connections with them.

 

 

 

Stay in the loop!
Do you even know what’s going on in the world today? Honestly, we wouldn’t really blame you if you didn’t. Apart from the general issues, such as hunger and climate crisis, that exist since decades ago, there are always new fights to be fought. But if you care about what’s going on, don’t be a mere spectator from outside the fence. Join the active discussion, hear new insights directly from those who are trying to shape the change and offer your own opinions and solutions.

 

Get inspired!
Sometimes, in the middle of a busy Monday, it’s easy to forget what our purpose is. We seem to be doing many things – studying, reading, working on our selves, maybe even working at a part-time job, too. But why? At the YouthSpeak Forum, the discussion is less about how many to-do lists you’ve ticked off, and more about the collective ‚Why?‘. We talk about quality of education and how we can improve it, climate change and what we can do about it, among many other topics. Surrounded by these ideas, you are bound to find  your inspiration and maybe even your own ‚why?‘ behind all the studying and working.

 

Join us on October 29th by signing up under this link!

 

 

5 Reasons to Become a Youth Talent this semester! – AIESEC

1. “Living diversity”

Not only is this one of the organization’s key values, it also pretty much describes the possibilities AIESEC has to offer. No matter if your interests lie within Sales, Project Management, Marketing & PR or Human Resources – there are many different projects waiting for you to join in on and bring new ideas. And this is what diversity is all about, is it not? Connecting people with different mindsets and visions. Can it be difficult to work with many talented people, who all seem to know it all the best? Yes, definitely. Why bother to join anyways? It’s more than worth it, being part of an inspirational team like that, because in the end we are all striving to be the best possible versions of ourselves.

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2. AIESEC helps you to travel the world and connect with different cultures

Going abroad for an internship with the organization you’re working in! Can it get any better than that? You can select between numerous countries worldwide AIESEC in Austria is partnering with (Brazil, Peru, Greece, Switzerland, Ireland, Malaysia etc.). And if you are not interested in being away for a longer time, you can attend one of the various conferences AIESEC offers. They take place on national, but also international level. An amazing opportunity to work on your personal skills whilst simultaneously discovering another beautiful place, such as Istanbul for example. And even by staying in Vienna you can connect with people from various countries and sharpen your intercultural understanding as AIESEC is formed by students coming from many different cultural backgrounds.

3. It’s all about the networking …

Heard this sentence before?! Yes of course, especially when it comes to Business & Economics there is no such thing as the easy way to success. Forgive the disillusionment but nowadays it is not enough anymore to complete a bachelor’s degree in exactly six semesters with outstanding grades. There is much more to it. Practical work experience you experienced and connections you’ve made during that time play an important role. This is also where AIESEC can help you. Not only will you gain a lot of experience by completing different business related tasks, but you will also get the chance to meet many inspiring people and attend trainings, workshops and business meetings.

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4. Step towards your future career

As simple as it may sound -­ working in a student organization is also an extra point you can add to your CV. Once, an AIESEC member held a lecture presentation at a beginners course at WU and after he had finished the very well-­liked and respected professor encouraged the students  to give AIESEC a try. He  mentioned that being part of AIESEC can significantly improve your career chances. No need to say more, right?!

5. It’s a fun world …

Exactly! Nowadays we are so busy with striving for perfection, working and keeping up with everyone else. But as a matter of fact, we only live once and we should also not forget to have fun. And this is a big part of AIESEC, apart from the things you learn and the opportunities you get. You are going to meet amazing people with whom you can have a great time, share unforgettable memories and maybe even gain  some life-long friendships.

So what are you waiting for?! Give yourself the chance and start your journey with AIESEC.

For more information you can check the website: www.aiesec.at, our local Facebook pages or approach our info stands at universities.

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Author: Sara Balitzky