LCP Elections

On November 5th, AIESEC SFU held LCP elections for the Executive Board 2011-12 and I was the only candidate for this position. So this my view of how the elections went!

The application itself was very difficult. The current LCP, Colleen Wong, made the application more difficult. It took me about 2 weeks to fill out. There was so much I wanted to say and I wanted to be very clear in my application for people to read. Unfortunately, that made it really long. It did prep me for my speech in advance and got me thinking about what I wanted to accomplish during my term.

I think the day of the elections, I was super stressed and nervous. Knowing I was the only candidate did not help because I was aware that the Q&A would solely be targeted towards me. Colleen decided to make it a little more stressful with this lovely video:

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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 on TV!!!

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:

http://www.meworks.net/meworksv2a/meworks/page1.aspx?no=245735&step=1&newsno=21383

AIESEC: My summers as a jet-setter

So, the thought of writing about my internship experience has been sitting on my mind for the longest time. The idea to write for the Peak (SFU’s student newspaper) came out in one of the Communications portfolio meeting during the summer, but I knew I wanted to write some kind of reflection for my own sake as well. For the whole summer, I tried to write something but wasn’t very successful. There was just too much to write and words got stuck at my fingertips.

I ended up going to another international conference called Innovasia and met more AIESECers in other countries. Another awesome AIESEC experience! That’s probably when I realized I should really force myself to write something and let more people know about it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy to Alex Juy

 

It feels so strange to see something I wrote in printed version, but very exciting! If you are wondering how I got really cool international experience through AIESEC, pick up a copy of the Peak on campus (p.12-13) or you can read the online version of the article here! 🙂

Video: Southeast Asia

Check out this Promo video for AIESEC Southeast Asia! (Referred by our very own Ellen Law, who just came back from Indonesia!)

Facebook Video: Click here!

If you’re interested in going on exchange through our Global Internship Program, come to our Club Day booth this Tuesday and Wednesday in Convocation Mall.

Also, we have Information Sessions:

Mon Sept 20 – 11:30am WMX 2533

Mon Sept 20 – 3:30pm AQ5020

Tues Sept 21 – 12:30pm WMX 2533

Tues Sept 21 – 3:30pm AQ5048

Wed Sept 22 – 2:30pm WMX 2533

And our “GIP with the VP!” which will be primarily focussed on the Global Internship Program!

Fri Sept 24 – 2:30pm MBC 2290