Mentorship Experience

I am participating in a mentorship program as a mentee in YWiB SFU, and I went to the orientation of mentorship this Friday to meet other mentees and mentors.

One thing I learn from mentorship is that the mentee should have specific goals that he/she wants to accomplish in mind and mentor will be the one that is guiding the mentee to accomplish those goals. Goals should be set in the first meeting.

Mentee should be the one that is maintaining the relationship. In a mentee-mentor relationship, not only the mentee will learn and benefit, but so will the mentor.

Another interesting thing is that in a statistic report, it shows that female mentor tends to be more like a teacher, and male mentor tends to be more like friend. For example, female mentors would give advise to their mentees and try to help them to accomplish their goals, but male mentors will open their  network to their mentees.

People that are or are thinking of participating in AIESEC Mentorship Program could take these comments in mind 🙂


How-to Guide for International Conferences!

My first conference in Malaysia, 2009.

Going on an AIESEC internship is not the only way to gain international experience and expand your network. You can also go to the conferences outside Canada! Did you know there are over 470 AIESEC conferences held every year all around the world?

I started my AIESEC experience with facilitating a youth conference in Malaysia during my internship in 2009. It was very inspiring to meet and work with AIESECers from different countries. Also this conference made me see and experience the international aspect of AIESEC as the “world’s largest student-run organization”. This year I also went to another international conference in Korea and experienced the same thing all over again!

So you might ask, how can I attend these conferences? Read on to find out!

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AIESEC SFU and UBC Working Together

Local Committee Presidents from SFU, UBC and UVIC

Local Committee Presidents from SFU, UBC and UVIC

The rivalry between SFU and UBC has become a custom for many business students but AIESEC puts aside these differences for their annual AlumNight event. Every year, AIESEC SFU and UBC take turns hosting the event while combing their resources.

AlumNight is an important event for AIESEC because it helps us expand and build our AIESEC Alumni relationships. Our Alumni are our central source for business advice, event speakers and support. This event gives us the chance to recognize Alumni members with outstanding contributions to the AIESEC community, as well as give updates on the Local Committees (LC) of SFU, UBC, Kwantlen and UVIC. It’s a great chance for members of the different LCs to meet and mingle while getting inspired from AIESEC Alumni stories. Individually, the LCs would not be ableto host such a successful AlumNight because AIESEC Alumni are a limited resource.

This year, UBC hosted AlumNight but I had the opportunity to be on the Organizing Committee (OC) as the Vice-President of Communications. I’m proud to announce that our OC was all female, with three UBC students and two from SFU. With an inside perspective, I thought I’d share my insight on hosting a joint event with our student club counter-part at UBC.

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AIESEC is appearing on a Taiwanese TV show called “University Student Yet?”

The show is about a group of university students discussing  their university life. One of the topic they discussed before  was where can you find cheap and delicious food around universities in Taiwan.

In this episode, they discuss about different clubs in universities.

At the beginning of the show, the students guessed about what club Bill Clinton has joined before. One of them guessed “President Development Club”.

The name of the student that was presenting AIESEC is Zhen Yu.

When Zhen Yu announced “AIESEC,” the host thought it was “I sick.”

Zhen Yu introduced AIESEC as the biggest student-run organization in the world that operates in 110 countries. The goal of AIESEC is to develop student’s skills before they entering into the work force and therefore have positive impact on society. Also, he includes the International feature of AIESEC club by introducing the National Conference that was held in Taiwan.

Zhen Yu shared his personal experience of going to Africa to volunteer for two and a half month through AIESEC. He went there to promote the prevention of AIDS.

Zhen Yu then introduces an interesting fact about the International “cheer” that all AIESEC students do, which is if someone says “Hey AIESEC” and you have to reply “What’s Up”

He said that if you said “Hey AIESEC” on the airplane, there might be people from AIESEC replying you “What’s Up”

Click the link below to watch the actual TV show:

Summer Simulation Recap!

I would like to thank all past and present AIESECers that were able to attend Summer Simulation 2010!

Despite the beautiful weather outside, 15 members, 5 alumni, the whole Executive Board (EB) AND a guest from AIESEC Ottawa, were able to attend and it makes me very proud to say the event was successful.

It got the new members to experience what AIESEC does in a full year in a span of 2 hours and they learned that communication is key to run a successful Local Committee.

The EB really hopes that all members that participated were able to learn something and will apply it to their portfolios in the near future!

Without further adieu, here are pictures of your mass chaos!

I am an AIESECer

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Iris and Colleen Featured in the SFU Volunteer Services Blog

As a follow up to the article I wrote about Cheryl, I published an article about Iris and Colleen in the ENGAGE blog.

Iris Eom is currently doing double duty for AIESEC SFU. In addition to her role as a Project Manager for Outgoing Exchange, she is also part of the Communications portfolio serving as Director of Information Systems.

Colleen Wong is the current Local Committee President of AIESEC SFU, a Vancouver-based local chapter of the largest student organization in the world.

Visit the ENGAGE blog to read more about Iris and Colleen. As I noted in a previous post, ENGAGE is the official blog of SFU Volunteer Services.