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 🙂


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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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.

Summer Simulation 2010

Simulation is a session at a conference that shrinks a whole AIESEC year into a span of a couple hours. AIESEC SFU has decided to bring that fast-paced experience to the Local Committee level!

Members will be placed into smaller local committees and are given a general LC situation. From that point on, they will be given various tasks to complete, in which they would be completing in a normal AIESEC year, but instead there won’t be external factors to prevent their productivity. It’s a race against time to see who can bring their LC back to the top.

The purpose behind this is to promote the creation of ideas and sharing that with their fellow members.

Coastal 2010 Simulation

Simulation from Coastal 2010

It’ll be a great way to meet the members of AIESEC SFU and pass on any of your wisdom! We always like to hear stories.

When: Saturday July 10th
Time: 1pm-6pm
Where: West Mall Complex, SFU

If you want to re-live simulation once again, please contact Bealaine Pamandanan at bp.aiesecsfu[at]

AIESEC — definitely NOT boring

by Sybil Loo

Summer 2009 will truly be memorable for me. This August marks the first year I’ve been here in Vancouver and I have not regretted my choice of place of study one bit (with the exception of last winter! Brrrr…)

My journey into AIESEC SFU didn’t start entirely the same, however. How did I join AIESEC? I got coaxed into it!

Well, it all started out with a friend of mine, a fellow AIESEC-er who thought I’d do great in writing for AIESEC which then led to an interview with Matt Baril of the Communications Portfolio and an ice breaker that forced us (the Comm people) to perform lewd poses while making sounds of “ShhTAAA” (You have to play this game to truly understand what I mean)… And here I am, writing almost every week on the blog. I must admit that the lewd poses and weird sounds we had to make made the Comm portfolio a whole lot “intimate” … Oops, I mean “friendly” each other. (Thanks Matt!)

We meet every alternate Tuesday evenings at the SFU Pub while chugging down a few beers. (Now, wouldn’t you say that’s a great way to start the meeting?) And what I really like about our meetings is that it’s very casual with just a hint of formality. There is always something great to report which just makes us even more awesome!

Personally, there isn’t a lot to talk about my AIESEC experience since I joined it just this summer but from what I can gather, AIESEC has so much fun stuff planned – from barbeques to dances to walks on the beach while singing Kumbaya – it’ll leave you begging for more [come to think of it, I’m still waiting for this summer’s kumbaya singalong…].

AIESEC has allowed me to meet so many new people this semester; it just makes my summer that much sweeter. Making friends in new places is really important. And AIESEC has allowed me to do that. We’ve also had the pleasure of taking responsibility of 3 exchange students. We’ve all learnt to know more about each other – whether it’s about knowing how open Finns are to nakedness or to Evan’s love for attention from reading Friedrich Nietzsche’s The Gay Science on the Skytrain – and to conclude, AIESEC is definitely NOT boring. It truly has been a great semester and I hope the coming semesters are going to be even better than the last.

Have a great week, everyone!