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AIESEC preparation booklet
AIESEC preparation booklet

AIESEC preparation booklet

AIESEC preparation booklet
AIESEC preparation booklet
AIESEC preparation booklet

Table of content

About AIESEC

- a description of the global organization

Who we are

AIESEC’s scope

AIESEC Vision

AIESEC’s approach

Our values

Short history AIESEC today

AIESEC

in

numbers

AIESEC in the world

AIESEC

Structure

AIESEC Experience What is the AIESEC experience Stages of the AIESEC experience

AIESEC

tomorrow

AIESEC

Norway

AIESEC

acronyms

Competencies of AIESEC members

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Table of content About AIESEC - a description of the global organization  Who we are

Welcome

to

AIESEC

You are now involved with the biggest youth driven organization in the world!

About AIESEC

This is a short description of the global organization

Who we are

AIESEC has 60 years of experience in developing high-potential youth into globally minded responsible leaders.

Present in over 110 countries and territories and with over 60,000 members,

AIESEC is the world's largest youth-run organization.

Focused on providing a platform for youth leadership development, AIESEC offers young people the opportunity to participate in international internships, experience leadership and participate in a global learning environment. What makes AIESEC unique is the youth driven impactful experience that it offers to its members. AIESEC is run by young people for young people, enabling a strong experience to all its stakeholders.

About AIESEC This is a short description of the global organization Who we are AIESEC has

AIESEC’s Scope

AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not- for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education. Our members are interested in world issues, leadership and management.

AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national, ethnic or social origin.

AIESEC’s Vision

Peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential

AIESEC’s Approach

AIESEC members live an integrated development experience. This involves leadership opportunities, international internships and interacting with a global network to support their development.

Our values

Activating Leadership

Demonstrating Integrity

We lead by example and inspire leadership We are consistent and transparent in our through our
We lead by example and inspire leadership
We
are
consistent and transparent in our
through
our
activities.
We
take
full
decisions
and
actions.
We
fulfil
our
responsibility for
developing
the
youth
leadership potential of our members.
commitments and conduct ourselves in a way
that is true to our ideals
Striving for Excellence
Acting Sustainably
We act in a way that is
sustainable for our
organization and
society. Our decisions
take into account the
needs of future
generations
We aim to deliver the
highest quality
performance in
everything we do.
Through creativity and
innovation we seek to
continuously improve

Living Diversity

We seek to learn from the different ways of life and opinions represented in our multicultural environment. We respect and actively encourage the contribution of every individual

Enjoying Participation

We create a dynamic environment created by

active

and

enthusiastic

participation

of

individuals. We enjoy being

involved in

AIESEC.

AIESEC short history

The ambition of bridging people and cultures across borders began even before the Second World War. This ambition for and by youth, finally took root in the foundation of AIESE, in 1946 (Prague). Because of external challenges, reality, it was re-founded later in 1948 in Sweden, and that is where the story we know of AIESEC typically begins. In this “first year” 89 exchanges took place, mostly in the form of study tours with the simple and important aim of “… promoting friendly relations between members.” In our first twenty years, the early ages, we grew consistently in self-awareness (mission to also develop skills of young people), organization (AIESEC International formed), and impact (900% growth in exchange, expansion from one to six 6 continents!)

In the beginning of the 1970s, the world experienced global economic crises. AIESEC was affected and this in combination with the embellishment of minimum criteria when it comes to the quality of our exchanges caused the first drop in exchange since AIESEC was founded. Externally, companies doubled managerial staffing and at universities, one could study topics such as marketing and sales and human resources, leading to an increased focus on management and how we educate our membership. After years of focus on exchange, seminars, and study tours, in 1976, global theme programs emerged and these came to impact AIESEC activities for years to come. Even though our activities changed, our identity kept the same throughout the decade.

With a tremendous growth in economy and population, AIESEC experienced continuous growth in the number of exchange and the highest number of exchange in history in the 80s. AIESEC starts to have a year round exchange program in order to better respond to companies’ needs. AIESEC continues to expand into countries in every continent, in particular Africa in this decade. With more member countries across the world, AIESEC is also looking at increasing its capacity financially and technologically, including bringing technology into office and into the exchange process. Moving from a strict managerial approach, AIESEC becomes more responsive to the external environment by working on International Theme, with focus on economy and business. Activities include exchange- related projects, seminars and conferences, plus follow up publications based on the International Theme.

The 90s is a decade of rediscovery for AIESEC. In a world where global inclusiveness, democratization and social topics were on the table, AIESEC went from sporadic attempts to make a direct impact on society to understand the effectiveness of developing individuals. The transformation process was challenging: while the amount of local activities increased our ability to capitalize in our global nature decline. AIESEC saw the highest drop of exchanges and also failed to implement an information system aiming to connect our network.

After the decision to move back from projects to exchange focus at the end of the 90s, we lost many partners and members as they no longer saw the relevance of AIESEC for them. The AIESEC 2005 vision was developed, but goals and framework thereof did not follow. The AIESEC Experience concept was released in 2001, but focused effort on ensuring the consciousness of members’ development thereof took some years to take place. After the

division of AIESEC into sub-systems in 2003, the professionalism of the organization increased, with the Growth Network structure and launch of the brand promise. In 2005 we formed the vision of AIESEC 2010, supporting this with planning and review systems soon after. In 2007 AIESEC is present in 100 countries/territories. Today, the drive to realize the 2010 goals is prevalent; personal development through leadership opportunities, international experience and participation in our global learning environment. Will we achieve our vision for 2010? Only time will tell!

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AIESEC today

AIESEC in numbers

AIESEC today AIESEC in numbers AIESEC in the world  63 years of experience  60,000

AIESEC in the world

63 years of experience

60,000 members worldwide

present in 2,100 universities

107 countries and territories

4,000 partners

we facilitate over 16,000 exchanges

we offer 20,000 leadership roles

we organize 470 conferences each year

945,000 Alumni

AIESEC today AIESEC in numbers AIESEC in the world  63 years of experience  60,000

AIESEC the structure of the global network

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AIESEC Experience

What is the AIESEC Experience?

AIESEC Experience What is the AIESEC Experience? T he AIESEC experience is a common path for

The AIESEC experience is a common path for personal and professional development for each members of AIESEC. By living this experience members gain needed knowledge, train skills, build attitudes in order to become leaders that have a positive impact in society.

What are the stages of the AIESEC Experience?

Engagement with AIESEC

Experiential Leadership Development

Team member programme

It is one of the most crucial ways in which you can start on your path towards leadership development. In this phase you will be introduced to a practical team experience, gain access to a global network and engage in practical hard skills development

Team Leader Programme

This experience will support your personal and professional development through the concept of team building and management. You get to experience of directing other members and guiding them in their work, thus becoming a crucial part of their development.

Global Community Development Programme

International internships are the most intense learning experience we offer and links together our global network. This program encompasses cross-cultural positive impact through entrepreneurial projects that lead to self development and skill enhancement of the member

Global Internship Programme

This program offers internships that contribute to the professional development of a member and assist them to specialize in a certain field of work. They are normally long term in nature and involve working on diverse business projects and organizations.

Life-long connection

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AIESEC tomorrow AIESEC 2015

What do we want to accomplish till 2015?

AIESEC tomorrow – AIESEC 2015 What do we want to accomplish till 2015? 9

About AIESEC Norway

AIESEC Norway is one of the

founding countries of AIESEC, together with Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, the Netherlands, and Sweden.

Back in 1948, the students from these 7 countries felt the need for a change in the world they were living in.

The European students were lacking the practical business experience necessary for the rebuilding of their devastated countries. And just as important, the students then believed that they were charged with a responsibility to increase international understanding and cooperation. After years without success, the students of Europe hoped to create international friendships once again. And from this need of change AIESEC was born in 1948, in Stockholm, Sweden.

AIESEC Norway today

Today, after 63 years, AIESEC Norway is experiencing a rapid growth and expansion. Our organization is currently present in 3 major cities of Norway: Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim.

Our 4 Local Committees, AIESEC UIO, AIESEC BI, AIESEC Trondheim and AIESEC NHH, are lead by 20 young students. Each year we provide qualitative experiences for our members and for the students of Norway through our leadership and exchange programs.

About AIESEC Norway AIESEC Norway is one of the founding countries of AIESEC , together with

By developing and running exchange related projects, our members enable the young people of Norway to develop their skills and also have a positive impact in the society. In the same time, we are offering the companies of Norway the opportunity to develop their businesses by receiving high qualitative interns from all over the world. Our exchange program changed over 100 lives of young people in Norway and all around the world in 2010 and this year our ambition is to increase our impact and deliver more than 300 exchange opportunities.

Our departments Finance

Why is FINANCE so important?

Finance as a strategic area in AIESEC is underestimated. There have been a lot of discussions on how finance and financial management are linked with AIESEC experience. The question is: Are we able to provide these opportunities to live this experience without cash flows being involved? Can we act sustainably without funds needed for further development?

Finance area in AIESEC, is the one managing all the incomes and expenses, as well as the balance between them. VP F and Finance team should play an important role when it comes to deciding the LCs goals, tracking the goals and investments.

The ideal state of finance area in an LC it’s when finances help you achieve your goals, and your financial sustainability reflects your results.

Ensuring Coordinate Grants Legal Financial financial management representative Sustenability decission There are two main processes in
Ensuring
Coordinate
Grants
Legal
Financial
financial
management
representative
Sustenability
decission
There are two main processes in the finance area:

FINANCE ROLE

Financial management processes Grants (Funds) management processes
Financial management processes
Grants (Funds) management processes

ICX Non-Corporate

What is ICXnc and what do we do?

The incoming exchange area we are creating and selling internships in Norway so that international students have the opportunity to come to Norway to work in different projects. In ICX the non-corporate area’s focus is within volunteering projects and our partners are NGOs (non-governmental organizations) and other organizations and institutions.

In ICXnc our activities consists of working towards the result of being able to offer international students to come to Norway to volunteer. We do this in two main ways:

The first one consists of selling internship-packages to Norwegian NGOs and organization where they receive international students to volunteer for them. These students are recruited from other AIESEC countries. Our task is then to ensure financial sustainability through selling our product to sponsors in order to cover the expenses for these internships. Other tasks in such a project consist of interviewing and selecting the best students for our projects and organizations. Lastly we are responsible for the reception of these interns, making sure that they are living a high-quality experience and enjoying their exchange.

We also work with another type of project which in many ways is similar to the one above. The difference here is that the local committee within AIESEC Norway is responsible for creating the project in which the interns will come and work. This means that we are cooperating with other organizations and institutions but that we (AIESEC) is the NGO that is responsible for the working tasks that the interns have while working in the project. In this way we are creating the project from beginning to end and we are also responsible for all the activities and management necessary for a project to be realized.

What will you gain?

Working in the ICXnc area will give you experience within team work, how to build and conduct a project, you will come in contact with NGOs and other organizations, give international students the opportunity come to Norway and ultimately the Norwegian society will be exposed for projects and people aiming to give positive impact and address important issues within our society

ICX Corporate

What is ICX C?

Incoming Exchange Corporate (ICX C) is a functional area in AIESEC that is responsible for facilitating internships in Norwegian companies for students and recent graduates from abroad. Incoming Exchange Corporate (ICX C) process includes selling internships to companies, finding suitable candidates for the internships, and reception of the trainees.

ICX Corporate detailed process

  • 1. Internal & external market analysis - First you learn about the product we offer to the Norwegian companies, analyze the candidate supply in our internal market, as well as do research on the Norwegian corporate sector.

  • 2. Selling process - Period when you are contacting companies in order to raise traineeships, go to sales meetings and follow up.

  • 3. Matching process - After you have raised a traineeship and agreed on a profile of the trainee, you are searching for suitable candidates in our international database, presenting them to the company and assist with the selection of right candidate.

  • 4. Trainee reception - When the company has selected a trainee you are also responsible for all the legal procedures connected to the starting of the traineeship (visa/work permit application, tax card, personal number, etc.) as well as for finding accommodation and social integration.

Outgoing Exchange (OGX)

What do we do?

We facilitate internships abroad for Norwegian students and recent graduates Outgoing Exchange (OGX) is one of the two departments in AIESEC that deal directly with exchange: international internships. OGX is the function responsible for everything related to sending students and recent graduates abroad for internships and volunteer projects. This includes recruiting people for the program, finding suitable internships for the candidates, preparing participants for their international experience, being the contact person while they are abroad and evaluation after the experience. OGX members are the ones who facilitates and make sure that Norwegian students get the possibility to go on an international internship with AIESEC. Throughout the whole internship process, OGX members support the Exchange Participants (EPs) in order for them to have as qualitative and impactful experiences as possible!

How do we do it?

OGX process step-by-step

Outgoing Exchange (OGX) What do we do? We facilitate internships abroad for Norwegian students and recent

AIESEC Norway structure

AIESEC Norway structure Our partners Our National Groups of Partners is comprised of the following companies

Our partners

Our National Groups of Partners is comprised of the following companies and organizations:

AIESEC Norway structure Our partners Our National Groups of Partners is comprised of the following companies

Our projects

Active Summer

The Active Summer project is a project developed by AIESEC aimed to give positive impact in the Norwegian society. AIESEC Norway and Hero Norge are arranging summer camps across the country with activities for the youth and children connected to Hero Norge's asylum centers.

Our projects Active Summer The Active Summer project is a project developed by AIESEC aimed to

Winter Education Project

The Winter Education project is a project developed to increase cultural awareness amongst young Norwegian student and therefore to give a positive impact and an educated youth. The projects theme is an important one and AIESEC Norway wants to contribute with increased education and awareness for better understanding and communication among young people today. We are arranging several workshops around schools in Norway with the focus on presenting meaningful knowledge and experiences to encourage and motivate young Norwegians to be more open to and have a better understanding of other cultures.

Summer Abroad

The aim of the project is to offer a meaningful summer abroad for Norwegian students. Candidates for the program are given the possibility to work voluntarily on local development issues in China, Indonesia, Kenya and Egypt. The project entails recruitment of participants to the exchange program, and in collaboration with AIESEC in other countries, facilitates a qualitative volunteer experience for the students.

Our projects Active Summer The Active Summer project is a project developed by AIESEC aimed to

Choose 2

The aim of this project is to provide a more complete international experience for Norwegian students who choose to go on academic exchange through their university. AIESEC provides the students with volunteer opportunities in the countries they will study in order for them to gain a local network and a practical work experience in addition to their academic exchange.

Our projects Active Summer The Active Summer project is a project developed by AIESEC aimed to

Your impact, Africa

In collaboration with Fredskorpset, AIESEC organizes a 5 month volunteer program to Kenya, Mozambique and Uganda. The aim of the project is to give Norwegian students a possibility for personal development and growth through working on local development issues in a different country. In addition, AIESEC also organizes shorter volunteer projects for candidates who are not chosen to go through the Fredskorpset cooperation

Business Incubator

The project is run in cooperation with incubators, hubs, innovation centers and organizations. The goal is to arrange short term internships in startup companies where interns will work on product development or marketing & sales.

Our projects Active Summer The Active Summer project is a project developed by AIESEC aimed to
IT talent The idea of the project is to organize IT internships in Norwegian companies for
IT talent
The idea of the project is to organize IT internships in Norwegian companies for students and
recent graduates from Central Europe, the region with rapidly growing IT sector and number of
talented IT specialists.
UpGrade
The aim of this project is to provide Norwegian graduates with a professional experience
abroad. AIESEC offers opportunities for internships in both Europe and Asia. The project is
about recruiting participants to the program, preparing them for the experience and facilitates
a qualitative professional experience abroad.

AIESEC Acronyms

AIESEC

“Association International d’Etudiants Scientifique, Economique et Commercial

@

AIESEC

@XP

AIESEC Experience

CEED

Cultural Envoy for Exchange Development Summer Placements for AIESEC members

EB

Executive Board of the LC President and Vice Presidents

ICX

InComing eXchange International students/graduates coming to work in the UK

OGX

OutGoing exchange students from UK universities go work abroad in the AIESEC network

TM

Talent Management the team that ensures the members are having a powerful experience

LC

Local Committee – that’s all the people in AIESEC at City University

LCP

Local Committee President overall responsible for running of the LC

LC VP

Local Committee Vice President

MC

Member Committee the national team based near Old Street

MCP

Member Committee President

MCVP

Member Committee Vice president

BoA

Board of Advisors - The group of external advisors that provides advice and holds AIESEC accountable to

CR

its plans and activities Corporate Relations - The exchange function that is responsible for selling and/or raising internships and other AIESEC products

OC

Organising Committee responsible for organising conferences (apart from the content)

OCP

Organising Committee President

EP

-

Exchange Participant

TN

Traineeship Nomination a job that has been raised with a company by the BD team

AN

Acceptance Note - The document signed for the EP when accepts a TN or vice versa

OPS

Out going preparation seminar- The one weekend event made in Colombia to prepare the EP for the

P-BOX

exchange Project Based on Exchange - A project made up of both learning and exchange, themed around a particular issue (it is not a P-BOX until exchange has taken place)

AI

AIESEC International The international coordinating body of AIESEC, based in Rotterdam

PAI

President of AIESEC International

AIVP

AIESEC International Vice-President - The person responsible for a specific functional area at the global level

GN

Growth Network - A collection of AIESEC countries that are grouped due to their similar external realities and markets

WENA

Western Europe and North America the Global Network AIESEC Norway is a member of

CEE

Central and Eastern Europe

AP

Asia Pacific

IGN

Iberoamerica Growth network

MENA

Middle East & North Africa

AIESEC Global Competency Model

AIESEC – Global Competency Model 17

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