Looking for an internship?

So you are in your last year of studies and there is this requirement for you to do an internship? Or you finally want some practical experience? Do you know that it can actually be fun and exciting?

One of the exchanges we in AIESEC have is Global Talent – professional paid internships abroad.

Great! But how does it work actually?

It is pretty simple – we have our amazing portal aiesec.org and you can freely browse through thousands of opportunities in over 100 countries and territories. Opportunities with different starting date and different duration. You sign up there, finish your profile and apply for as much opportunities you want. We will be there for you in this process if you need any help.gtgt

Once you are approved for an opportunity, only when it is certain that you have the position for your internship in the company you have to pay the fee of 220 euros. After that it is all set and according to when your internship starts you are ready to go.
AIESEC internships are not just another internships as they strive to develop leadership qualities in youth. We have great partners – big and small companies with similar values as ours. In the end everything we do is because we strive to achieve peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential.

Still hesitant? – go check the opportunities here: bit.ly/AIESECsignUP and see for yourself also feel free to write to us and ask any questions that pop up :)

 

Let’s empower others

At one point everyone of us wants to be inspiration to others, to be the one who enabled them to fulfill their dreams, to empower others. But how to do that? How to know if we really are empowering others?  Of course by being the right example and by encouraging others to be brave but let me share 3 more qualities that define someone who empowers other

  1. The ability to communicate effectively in diverse environments – I am sure you understand what it means, just don’t forget that to communicate and to communicate effectively are 2 very different things
  2. To develop and empower others – and here it is meant to deliberately choose to do that, not just for that to happen by chance
  3. To engage with others to achieve a bigger purpose – because in the end you need the help of others in order to do something great.

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Empowering others is one of the leadership qualities that AIESEC develops. It for sure is a quality that is worth developing. Join AIESEC by 15th October and start your leadership development: bit.ly/JoinAIESECLatvia

 

Are you really a world citizen?

In today’s world of globalization and freedom, most of the young people consider them world citizens. But being a world citizen is much more than travelling around. Here are 3 qualities that define world citizens:

 

  • They believe in their ability to make a difference in the world
  • They are interested in world issues
  • They enjoy taking responsibility for improving the world

 

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Do you still think you are a world citizen? Doesn’t matter the answer because this quality can be developed and improved and it is true that we learn and develop during all our live. Being a world citizen is one of the leadership qualities that you can develop in AIESEC. Join us by 15th of October bit.ly/JoinAIESECLatvia

What does it mean to be solution oriented?

There are a lot of ways to describe a person who is solution oriented – it can apply to daily tasks or to big-life decisions but when you see this kind of people you can easily recognise them. So not to talk a lot, here are some more practical ways to know if you are solution oriented.

  1. A solution oriented person is someone who adapts and shows resilience in the face of challenges.
  2. It is a person who transmits positivity to move forward throughout uncertainty
  3. It is someone who takes risks when it is needed29407670212_0d668265d3_k

And even if these things sound logical, it is not the easiest task to do them. But the good news is that you can develop them. And as this is one of the leadership qualities in AIESEC, you can join us to develop it. You can apply here: bit.ly/JoinAIESECLatvia by 15th of October

3 ways to understand if you are self aware

To be self aware is one of the 4 leadership qualities you can develop in AIESEC, but what exactly does it mean? Of course you can say that it means to be aware of yourself (duh..) but let me tell you some more concrete things. And to be exact – three of them. And if you know and do them you can proudly say you are self aware :)

  1. To be self aware means to know your strengths and your weaknesses. And furthermore to focus on your strengths over the weaknesses. And honestly sometimes this can be hard but the great thing is that we all learn and develop.
  2. In order to be self aware you need to know and live your personal values. So the question here should be: Do you have personal values and do you live according to them?
  3. And the last thing but for sure very important is – to explore your passions. Do you know what you are passionate about?marion-michele-340133

So, if you know and do these things – great, you should also know that you can further develop them :). But if you are not 100% sure – don’t worry – you can learn them and develop your leadership qualities. AIESEC can help with that – now you have the opportunity to join us!

 

The leaders we develop

Maybe you already know or you are about to find out now – but AIESEC is a youth leadership organisation. And as it is very clear why we are youth organisation, (hint: we are young people here :)) ) it may not be so clear what exactly is meant by leadership organisation.

We believe that leadership is the fundamental solution. Said in other words, you need (to be) a leader for any issue that you or the world is facing. Furthermore, we believe that leadership can be developed in anyone. Isn’t that great?

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But leadership is so broad – there can be hundreds definitions of it. That’s why we came up with these 4 qualities that we believe a leader should have. These are the 4 leadership qualities that we in AIESEC develop.

We believe a leader should be

Self Aware,

Solution oriented,

Empowering Others

and a World Citizen.

And now it is up to you – do you want to start your leadership development by joining us? Apply here by 15th of October :http://bit.ly/JoinAIESECLatvia 

The Skills of 2020 and Changing Leadership

The societies we live in today are vastly different from what they were twenty, or even ten, years ago. The pace of the world is increasing exponentially, due to technology and its effects on the daily life of human beings. The most prevalent of these effects is no doubt the capacity for global connection.

TIME Magazine recently published an article with an infographic detailing the projected ten most important work skills required for the workplace in the year 2020 — which alarmingly, is only a little over five years away. Five years might feel a long way away for now, but in today’s fast-paced society, time flies.

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Success lies in preparation, and so we must ask ourselves, what does this mean for today’s skills training and how we can keep up for 2020?

What may set the individual or leader apart is the ability to adapt and innovate, a keenness for learning, and zero tolerance for complacency.

There are a number of things expected to change by 2020, including increased longevity (longer life spans), the heightened role that technology and computation will play in our personal and professional lives, and intensified globalization. Simply put, the world is finding ways to do things better and to get more out of it. If we are optimistic, we can expect to live in an “improved” society by 2020.

For leaders, however, it is important to realize that this improvement begins right now at this moment, not five years later. When the skills of 2020 demands people to own a wider sense of social intelligence, computational thinking, cross cultural competency. In addition, it requires leaders to be capable of new media literacy, virtual collaboration, and transdisciplinary work — the learning curve begins now.

Those we deem worthy of leadership are those who are “one step ahead”, and who are “leading the way”. They are the ones who are willing to take risks and able to adapt to change, and in doing so, become role models for those who wish to follow.

Leaders in today’s world must have a solid knowledge of both the past and a future, and secure understanding of where they themselves fit in between or bridge the gap. The world is expanding, and people need to grow along with it — as the world becomes better, so must we.

Here at AIESEC, we also wanted to identify some of the top skills young people were wanting to develop today, and our YouthSpeak survey with 25,000 millennial respondents showed that leadership / team management, new languages, critical thinking and problem solving skills were still the most in-demand to help them get ahead over the next few years.

The skills you need today versus in the future are rapidly changing. Are you prepared for the skills of 2020?

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