to developing young people
focuses on taking a proactive role, developing self-awareness and a personal vision,
building networks, and developing capacity to drive change . We do this through an
of opportunities that provides our members with over 6,500 leadership opportunities, 3,500 work
abroad opportunities, 350 conferences, and virtual tools to build networks.
allows individuals to craft their own experience through the available opportunities. The result is
typically a 1-5 year experience that produces individuals with the following skills and
Through the management of over 800 offices at the local, national, and international level,
AIESEC members have the opportunity to
teams in different areas, do planning, take decisions, speak in public, and turn their ideas into
action. AIESEC members are oriented to enter situations with the intention to make things happen.
AIESEC members get practical experience in all facets of running an organization, including
sales and marketing, customer servicing, recruitment, evaluation, budgeting, planning, project
management, presentation skills, and more. Practical experience in such a broad range of areas is
unique while still in university.
The way we run a global organization with such an impressive scale of programs and almost
100% turnover is through an incredible commitment from our membership. AIESEC members invest
between 15-30 hours a week in the organization while also managing university, part-time jobs,
family, and friends. They learn how to manage their time, set priorities, and multi-task.
Global and Diversity
Through the management of our
exchange program and interaction on our global on-line platforms, the average
AIESEC member is working and communicating every day with people from all over the world. Nearly
all AIESEC members speak more than 1 language and have an international experience. AIESEC members
learn how to work effectively in diverse environments and see things from a global
With a focus on reflection, AIESEC provides space and support for individuals to do
goal-setting, personal awareness exercises, and personal vision development. Pushed by an inspiring
environment, AIESEC members develop a strong sense of who they are and the role they would like to
play in the future.
This is the AIESEC Difference – what gives people with AIESEC experience an edge over other
young people and what drives them to play valuable roles within their workplaces and
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