Be a young leader be a changemaker

It’s easy to say be a leader and change the world but it’s quite hard to apply it. To be a leader is to be able to listen to your team, to have the full knowledge about their strengths and weaknesses, to prepare the right atmosphere so they can work. to be honest and responsible, to have an opinion and accept challenges.

You might think it’s even hard to do it, do I have all these characteristics? Yes it’s challenging. Yes you will face struggles but before you can lead other people, you have to learn how to lead yourself. Being a leader means being able to step back and ask yourself difficult questions. Once you can answer these questions: What are my values? What do I stand for? What is my purpose? What kind of leader do I want to be? Your leadership skills will start developing.

Now that you answered these questions, you accomplished the first step. You should start thinking what will be the next one, how do you build values-based leadership? And are you ready to start your journey, to change yourself and the world toward the best? AIESEC is the right place for you.

What is AIESEC?

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. We are a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by youth. Our members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national, social origin.

Why we do what we do ?

Our belief is that sustainable, informed and globally-minded leadership can help us solve many of today’s challenges. By providing young people with a global platform where they grow in confidence, gain experience and can perhaps fail but learn fast, they discover what really matters to them while creating a positive social impact.

Our vision is peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential and to achieve this we seek for your engagement as a young person.

What will you gain?

Leadership Development:

AIESEC allows you to craft an intense learning experience that enables you to increase your self-awareness and solution orientation, develop communication skills in diverse environments and gain a global mindset.

Personal and Professional Growth:

Through volunteering and working in teams, you will gain both hard and soft skills while developing practical leadership qualities.

Global Network:

By joining AIESEC you become part of 40,000+ members across 120+ countries and territories. Depending on your ambition and advancing in the organization, you will have a chance to build connections and lifelong friends via conferences and development opportunities.

Contribute to the Society:

By being an AIESEC member, all your actions have a direct impact on the people around you. From impacting your own teammates, to driving change initiatives in your communities, the opportunities to shape the world are endless and are entirely up to you.

Imagine yourself years from now would you rather say”Yes it was hard but I did it” or you will regret not taking that step. Imagine yourself sharing your leadership story and empowering others. You won’t live these moments unless you take the next step and remember while you are writing your story don’t let anyone else to hold the pen.

Join AIESEC and be that young leader: aiesec.ee/join

7 Inspirational Quotes from Great Leaders

Let’s be honest, there are moments where we feel like we are stuck on a second gear or when it has not been our day, our month or even our year. And we just need that extra push, that insight to alter our thinking to see things, situations and opportunities from a different perspective. And sometimes one is not just good enough, so here are s e v e n brilliant quotes from great leaders.

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; Nothing on Earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude“–Thomas Jefferson

Often times the right opportunities are staring us in the face but our attitude is the main thing that keeps us from chasing the opportunities and leaves us wondering

„Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let their feelings stop them. “- T.Harv Eker

It is more than okay to be scared, and to be doubtful. You see, everyone experiences it but do the thing anyway. Do it d e s p i t e  the fear, and the discouragement.

„Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy. “– Dale Carneige

No one has ever excelled at something by just thinking about it. Achieving your goals is about patience, realising that it is okay to fail, then try again, and make it happen.

“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

If you only have this one precious life, what do you want to do with it? What do you want to experience during this journey? What is the legacy you want to leave behind? What are the stories you want to tell?

“You didn’t grow up driving…you figured it out.” – Gary Vaynerchuk

It takes hard work to make your dreams and goals happen. Just because you are starting right now and the gap between your current state and the end goal is massive, does not mean you will not make it to the end. Take a deep breath, make the first steps happen, work hard and you will figure out the way to your goals.

“There is no royal road; you’ve got to work a good deal harder that most people want to work.”
– Charles Wilson

Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard enough. There is no room for excuses, excuses will only slow down your journey. Be patient and work.

“Someone told me growth and comfort do not coexists. And I think that’s a really good thing to remember.” –Ginny Rometty

When was the last time you took a step out of your comfort zone? Instead of wishing actually making things happen? Experienced personal growth, pushed your limits, stared fear right into the eyes?

How about doing something bit scary, something out of your comfort zone this summer? Taking a big step towards reaching your goals? How about spending time abroad, developing your skills, networking, and enjoying the best time while creating a killer CV?
Check out the opportunities that AIESEC has for you! aiesec.youth.org

Youth Speak Contest

The Youth 4 Global Goals campaign was created to mobilise young people to take action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030. It has a set of initiatives aimed to make people aware about the Global Goals, understand them and take action. One part of the campaign is Youth Speak Survey: the survey got 162,292 answers in 2016, engaging people across more than 120 countries.

But here is the main reason why YOU should care about the survey:

Based on the results of the previous YouthSpeak report, Universities and Businesses seem to be disconnected from young people’s desires and interests. And YouthSpeak Survey is one of the ways to eliminate that disconnection.

Youth speak survey gives an important and valuable insight on what youth value and believe in today, and what are their personal goals are for the future. For example last year 68% of the survey participants believed that society will be better by 2030. Their biggest scares concerning the future were corruption, lack of resources, war, global warming, and lack of humanity. The survey takes a closer look on how youth stays informed on daily bases, collects information on how the young generation defines great leadership, and what their 5 year plans are after graduation.

You are one of the 1.8 billion young people that live in the world today. The way our world will be shaped by 2030 fully depends on us. Therefore, youth cannot be left out of the global agenda today – YOU cannot be left out. This survey gives you the space to voice your opinions on key challenges, hopes and ambitions. It lets you share your passion with the whole world and lets you learn how you can get engaged with the issues that matter to you the most, in order to generate positive impact in your life and life of people around you.

Based on the last year’s survey the most important thing in the first 5 years after graduation are global opportunities. In order to make sure that YOU get the job you want, AIESEC provides global volunteering and internship opportunities all over the world in all fields. In order to promote Youth Speak Survey, AIESEC in Estonia has created a Youth Speak Contest. AIESEC in Estonia charges a price from people who want to go on any of AIESEC’s exchange programmes – fill in the survey and follow the steps below, and get a chance to get your fee exempted.

STEP 1
Fill in the survey yss.questionpro.com
STEP 2
take a screenshot of the ‘thank you for filling this survey page’ that appears at the end of the survey

STEP 3
Like our Facebook page “AIESEC in Estonia” and post publicly on your Facebook timeline with the screenshot and caption, ‘I stand with SDG# …. , I’ve made my voice heard through AIESEC survey. I’ve done my bit, have you? #AIESECinEstonia #SDG #Letsgetreal #Y4GG’.

(Note: the post needs to be public on the timeline)

STEP 4             

Check out the most amazing global opportunities AIESEC has for you youth.aiesec.org

What is Youth Speak and Go Abroad with AIESEC Without Exchange Fee


About a year and a half ago, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals. During this time the initiative Youth4GlobalGoals become one of most powerful movements towards the Sustainable Development Goals. The reach has crossed more than 120 countries and territories around the world.

Youth 4 Global Goals campaign was created to mobilise young people to take action towards the SDGs. It has a set of initiatives aimed to make people aware about the Global Goals, understand them and take action. This campaign has three parts to it:

  • Youth Speak Survey: the survey got 162,292 answers until today, engaging people across more than 120 countries. The result is the voice of Millennials giving an opinion about what SDGs they would act upon, what kind of motives and fears they have.
  • Youth Speak Forum: an event realized around the world that brings together young and senior leaders to form a space for inspiring conversations and creation of actionable ideas around global issues. In various countries governments and UN agencies have supported the event.
  • Youth Speak Projects: considering the insights got in the Survey, AIESEC is running the social projects around SDGs and Millennials needs. This is how a young person gets an opportunity to directly contribute to an issue he or she relates the most to, while developing the leadership potential.

Organizations like Asian Development Bank, PVBLIC Foundation and UN Habitat were the founding partners of the campaign and many more are joining the movement now.

Ours is the first generation with the potential to end poverty (SDG number 1) – and the last to avoid worst effects of climate change.

Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General

Fill in the survey and enter the youth speak contest, out of those who fill in the survey and post the snapshot of the thank you page  to AIESEC in Estonia Facebook page under the blogpost post as a  comment with the hashtags #AIESEinEstonia #Y4GG,  2 people will be selected for free exchange program by AIESEC in ESTONIA.

Survey: yss.questionpro.com

To learn more about the Youth4GlobalGoals campaign, visit youth4globalgoals.org

First Time Going Abroad with AIESEC

Aleksander is 21 years old, taller than most of us, and is currently a second year Food Technology student at Tallinn Technical University. After joining AIESEC in TUT this February his summer plans changed from doing internship in Tallinn to volunteering abroad.


So what are exactly you doing this summer, Aleksander?

I am going abroad with AIESEC. I am participating in volunteering project in South-Malaysia in a small city called Johor Bahur for 6 weeks. During the project I will help to raise awareness, especially amongst the youth, on food waist. We’ll talk about how to consume more responsibly, what to do with food left overs, how to cook something delicious of yesterday’s left overs. Because there are many who lack of food and at the same time there are many who live in abundance.

But why at all should one go abroad for the summer?

But why not? Is there anything better? We have already been at home, and we have plenty of time to be here more. But to go abroad and see how things are done there, and how people live- this is something that challenges the way we think.

Malaysia is pretty far away from Estonia, didn’t you want to go somewhere closer to home?

But that was the whole point: to go as far as possible. That also means that the cultural differences are much more noticeable compared to the experience I would have somewhere close to home, let’s say somewhere in Europe. Close to my cultural comfort zone, I already can assume how people are and think and work, but to somewhere far, I imagine I will experience and learn so much more than if I were to stay somewhere closer.

How much time did it take you to find the right program?

It took me around a week to figure out what I even expect from the program and the SDG I want to volunteer for. Because I study Food Technology I wanted the project to connect somehow to my major as well. And then it took me a week and a half to apply for different programs and do the interviews.

What is the scariest part about going abroad?

Hm, I am not scared of much. Maybe the fact that everything will be so different, which is good but it also means that I might not know how to act accordingly in every situation. That I might insult someone by accident because I am not familiar with some cultural or religious aspects. But at the same time it is a learning point. I will learn from my mistakes when I young, and avoid such incidences in the future.

Why should one go abroad?

If you are thinking about volunteering abroad, if it interest you, do it now! Don’t say that you are going to do it, or don’t say that one day or next year I am going to do it because you might miss out on your chance and end up not going abroad. So pull yourself together, take the first scary step, and just do it!
Find the best program for you on youth.aiesec.org

Mida kujutab endast AIESECi rahvusvaheline konverents?

Mina olen Laura, AIESEC in Tartu juhatuse liige. Eelmise aasta sügisel tekkis mul suur soov osaleda mõnel AIESECi rahvusvahelisel konverentsil. Olin ju poolteist aastat organisatsiooni liige olnud ning paljud teised sõbrad olid selle teekonna läbi teinud. Sügisel käisid kolm AIESEC in Estonia liiget Armeenias EuroCol ning nende kogemused panid mind veelgi enam mõtlema. Hakkasin vaikselt uurima, mis võimalused mul üldse on – Euroopast kaugemale ei tihanud ma minna. Mingi hetk hakkas mulle silma EuroXPRO, mis sel aastal toimus minu jaoks üpriski tundmatus Bosnia ja Hertsegoviinas. Esialgu polnud ma siiski kindel, kas ja kuidas, aga mida aeg sedasi, seda reaalsemaks see võimalus muutus. Kuni oligi käes 5. aprilli varahommik, mil takso mind varahommikul 5.50 peale korjas ja Tallinna Lennujaama läbi magava linna sõidutas.

Konverents kestis 5.-10. aprillini ning oli hommikust õhtuni (varajaste hommikutundideni) täielikult sisustatud. Kui esimestel päevadel oli sisu minu jaoks pisut kauge ja pehme, siis viimased päevad suutsid selle vea parandada. Esimesel päeval toimus ka üritus Global Village, kus kõik osalevad riigid näitasid enda riigi võlusid ja pakkusid kõigile huvilistele kohalikke maitseelamusi. Minuga tuli Eestist kaasa must leib, kamatahvlid, küüslauguleivad ja batoonikesed – just see kõige eestimaisem. Kusjuures, ei olnud üldse lihtne välja mõelda, mis siis on see, mis esindab Eestit kõige paremini. Loodust kaasa võtta ei saa. Laulu- ja tantsupidu samuti. Idufirmasid ja ITd ka mitte. Sellest hoolimata kandsin uhkelt Eesti rahvarõiva seelikut ja vööd.

Kogu konverentsi kõige olulisemaks osaks olid uued tutvused. Konverentsil osales ju üle 40 erineva riigi! Saan uhkelt öelda, et nüüd ootavad tuttavad mind näiteks Norras, Austrias, Aserbaidžaanis ning isegi Hongkongis. Samuti on just teised AIESECi üksuste inimesed need, kellelt häid ja halbu kogemusi koguda ning partnerlussuhteid luua. Tõin Eestisse kaasa näiteks huvitava lepingutasu mõtte Taanist ja partnerlusidee Kolumbiast.

Puutusin esimest korda kokku ka nelja AIESEC Internationali liikmega, sealhulgas AIESECi presidendiga. Need inimesed on aastaid enda elust AIESECile pühendanud ning edendanud organisatsiooni just selles suunas, kus see praegu on. AIESECi president rääkis, mis teda motiveerib ning see mõte on üks osa sellest: “Do it because the world is moving at such a fast pace and we need people to be global citizens and understand one another and the way we work if we must work towards achieving peace“. Ja neid inimesi on veel ja veel, kes on valmis nii suure osa oma ajast panustama sellesse suurde visiooni, mis meid kõiki edasi viib, ning organisatsiooni arengusse.

Ükskõik, kes sa oled, kes sa seda postitust loed – rahvusvahelised kogemused ja millegi suurem poole püüdlemine on alus sõbralikuma ühiskonna suunas. Meie ümber olevad inimesed on sama inimesed kui sina isegi. Ja sellest tuleb kõigil aru saada. Kui sa mõistad maailma, oskad sa seda ka muuta. Võin kindel olla, et konverentsil osalemine andis mulle palju suurema pildi maailmast ja kuidas asjad väljaspool Eestit toimivad. Seda peaks iga noor inimene kogema. Päriselt.

 

Konverentsile sõitu toetas SA Kodanikuühiskonna Sihtkapital (KÜSK).

 

3 Steps to Kick-Start Your International Career

Laura Liisa is 22 years old  foxy read head with a bubbling personality and with a go-getter attitude. As we wait for our breakfast to be served she turns to me with a big smile and asks :“ So, should we start now?“

So, Laura Liisa, spill the beans, how does a young person kick- start their International career?

I think there are 3 really easy steps for that

Firstly, take interest in the global world.

You have to take an interest in the global world and think bigger and further than just the reality of your home country and constantly develop that type of a mind-set.

One might ask how to develop that interest or why one should even be interested in global issues. I think that the whole world is moving towards being united and connected. Take for examples the EU, we do not have these kind of boundaries that we used to have in the region decades ago. It is smart to think through even before you start your career how are you going to fit into that society and working culture we are moving towards to.

Secondly, join and international organization.

I joined an international organization in the beginning of my university because I realized this is the best option where to get that international experience from early on.

Joining an international organization puts you into a position where you are facing different cultures and where you have an opportunity to learn from someone and build that foundation of cultural understanding. For example I am currently working in a company with 6 Latvians and 1 Brit (and then there’s the one Estonian, me).’ In order to be efficient in an international company you need to be able to communicate well with other nationalities. I think one of the reason why I was hired to work at that company is that I don’t mind stepping out of my comport zone, and it is relatively easy for me to connect with different people. And this is a skill set that I possess right now because I was part of an international organisation.

If you are actively participating and doing different things in an international organization, you are actually developing yourself because an organization is a legal body as any other company with the exception that people are more personally motivated to do things. They are motivated by self-development, and they joy of giving versus just being motivated by money. In an organization you see the structure, you understand your role and see how your contribution affects the overall results. And this is the same when working in a small or medium sized company.

Thirdly, apply for that job.

I consider this to be the trickiest part. Maybe others experience this differently but it took me 2 years to gain that courage to apply. When I started to think about applying it took me another 2 months to actually send out those applications. By that time I had been a board member in AIESEC, I had taken care of the over-all finance and lead teams, which is one of the biggest challenges. And the responsibility that came with these positions was huge. Another good thing about AIESEC is that it is okay to try and fail, which is not always the mind-set in companies. And my AIESEC experience gave me the necessary confidence and skill set to apply.

Are you interested in an international career? Check out the opportunities AIESEC has for you! youth.aiesec.org

6 Questions For Start-Up Shipitwise Marketing manager

Viktorija describes herself as 20 something years old rebel who moved to Estonia from Lithuania.  After couple of years in university she decided to leave and move to another country to see what will happen. So far she does not regret any of her decision.

We met up on an untypically warm and rainy February night in an upcoming hipster neighborhood in Tallinn. Had a cup of tea and a lively discussion about start-ups, start-up culture in Estonia and how Vik has made her way into all of this.

What do you do exactly?
I study in Estonian Business School and as well I work in Shipitwise as a marketing manager. I am a growth hacker. The start-up is very new and fresh and is in a developing stage. My goal is to make the start-up grow.

So, I must ask, why start-up?
After finishing my AIESEC experience, everything was circulation around start-ups and everything seemed very sexy about it and I did not see myself getting into a corporate world. Start-ups are very flexible, they have a different work flow then traditional companies, start-ups are very global, and as a non-Estonian speaker that environment suited me very well.
I recommend being part of a start-up because of an idea and mission, because it is different, because it is interesting, and there is a lot of room for personal growth. Start up is an experiment, and I would recommend it for a young person likes a bit of chaos. You learn everyday something new, you become stress resistant, and you become faster learner. I find people to be bit different in start-ups: They are more open minded and it seems to me that Estonian start-ups in general are more culturally diverse, more tolerant, more collaborative then other companies, which makes it very unique place where to work. I feel like if I were to sit in my office just for the whole day, I would learn a lot just by being there. So it is a place full of energy, ideas and learning and sometimes it seems like the room is about to explode because the room cannot contain all of it. But start-up is also about actions. You have the confidence to do it because you have people around who will guide you, mentor you, give advice, and you get the sense that you are not doing it on your own.

Well, is your typical work day sexy then?
Yes, it is actually. I would not say that I wake up and feel sexy, it is not about that.But every day it feels like I am doing something that is actually needed and it feels like I am learning at the same time. At the end of day I feel like I gave something that I have and took from it as well. Everyday ends with a win-win situation. It is a very sexy job.

 How has your time in AIESEC contributed to your current career?
So when I joined AIESEC 3,5 years ago I started very randomly: I was a member, a project manager, I was part of Human Resources, then I found myself being on communications team, which turned out into marketing team and at that point I knew little about marketing or communications. But I decided to put effort into it, I was learning about the topic, I studied a lot. And I discovered that I really liked it. I was drawn to it because it is not stable. The world of marketing and communications is constantly changing, you need to learn all the time and know what is happening in the field. It is like computer software that needs to be constantly updated. When I moved to Estonia, I got a position in AIESEC National Board as a Vice president of Marketing and I thought that I was going to share my knowledge, experience, working on what I know but I learned a freaking a lot during that year.

When it comes to recruiting, what do you think start-ups need?
It is hard to say start-ups in general, every start-up has their own needs, own directions, but for what I personally see is that, especially young start-ups, they need to recruit a dynamic team because in the beginning it is all about the team, and if the team cannot work together, the start-up cannot move forward. I still don’t know what magic they do in Shipitwise, but the team is insanely great. Like really.

What might Estonian start-ups look like in the near future?
I believe in the next couple of years we will probably see more virtual reality on the market, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, because this is what has become sexy right now and will attract young people.

 

How to Get Better at Being a Leader?


Creator of Global Leadership Summit Bill Hybles once said: “Everybody wins when a leader gets better”.

But how does a leader get better at… being a leader?

I think the secret formula of being a great leader is realizing that leadership is about moving things forward. Moving from point A to point B, and this concept is applicable to all various aspects in one’s life, whether that is in be relationships, personal goals, HR or business development. Leadership comes from within you. Leadership is something that cannot be learnt in a class room or only from textbooks, it requires practice.

AIESEC is very passionate about developing young leaders and how we do it is through providing young people with the opportunities of cross cultural exchange to integrate in a new culture and work in challenging situation.

AIESEC has broken down leadership development into 4 parts:.

Being a world citizen

You cannot change the world around you, if you do not understand it. AIESEC provides youth with the opportunities to explore new cultures while building their professional portfolios, creating a killer CV and developing essential soft skills.

Self-awareness

AIESEC experiences develop self -awareness in youth. These experiences provide plenty of challenges and puts a young person into an environment where they have an opportunity to reflect on their strengths and weaknesses, which is a major step in their formation towards becoming an excellent leader.

Being solution oriented

These leadership experiences enable the youth To have the mind set and the courage to step into messy situations, and instead of complaining, take action to solve complex problems.

To empower others.

Growing in your empathy and the ability to see qualities in others that they themselves might be oblivious to. Making sure that through effective communication and encouragement you are able to be part of someone else’s journey of moving from point A to point B

What is your point B?? The best time to start self-development is now, not a month or a year or 10 years from now. Opportunities will come and go but don’t you want to grow personally to be able to accomplish anything professionally. Create your own story. Check out the amazing opportunities AIESEC has for you! opportunities.aiesec.org

#3 AIESECer’s Leadership Story – Dajana

Dajana, member of incoming global volunteering team in local committee Tallinn University

I was born in Estonia. All my life I lived in Estonia. My parents were born in Estonia. I have Estonian nationality. But when people ask me what is my ethnicity, I can´t answer to this question. Why? My mum is half Russian and half German. My dad has Russian, Ukrainian and Finnish background. My native language is Russian but I have German surname with 2 grammar mistakes (what makes it actually Jewish). So who I am? I don’t even know it by myself. I am totally multinational child and I am proud of being an example of so many cultures mixture.

Why I told you this now? I just know that absolutely all people in the world are different. Everybody is unique somehow. Even if you are one hundred percent Estonian or one hundred percent Russian there is no another person who is one hundred percent Estonian or one hundred percent Russian having exactly same personality as you. I believe that everybody has own opinion, own dreams, own goals, own values, own culture etc. Somehow all these different people with different thoughts and ideas must live together on one planet. There is only one way to do it. We just don’t have another option as to accept each other, accept our differences.

I think that when you are able to do that you get from the world much more than before. This is the reason why I am a member of organisation AIESEC. AIESEC is full of different students from different cultures. What we would talk about with each other if we were all same? There is always something to research with AIESECers. Every day I get to know something new about my friends in AIESEC. I feel I am really open-minded and ready to communicate with any person. I am not scared of differences in people. It is even opposite with me. I love them. I know I am full of empathy and I want to share it with the whole world because I am against racism and any discrimination. I just wish everybody feels safe in our society. I know that I can´t change the world alone, only all together we can do it.  Multiculturalism units AIESECers and it makes us strong. We are all different but we are one big family.

Now you have the chance to be part of AIESEC and develop yourself as well.

Link to join us:www.aiesec.ee/join-aiesec/

Start up your career with Global Entrepreneur!

Are you stuck in the eternal limbo of not being hired by employers because you have no previous work experience, thus making it impossibe for you to gain said experience in the first place? Don’t fret, AIESEC in Estonia has a solution for you and that solution is our Global Entrepreneur programme!

 

The Global Entrepreneur programme is a great way to kickstart your career. The programme offers a short-term unpaid professional internship in a notable start-up company.

 

The projects’ duration is 6-8 weeks and you have over a hundred destination countries to choose from. Accommodation will be provided for you free of charge; the only things you’ll have to pay for are the EUR 150 programme fee and the transportation to your destination and back.

 

The best part about AIESEC’s Global Entrepreneur programme is that it requires little to no previous experience in the field as long as you have the dedication and passion that start-up companies look for in their employees. The only requirements AIESEC has for an intern are that they be in the age range of 18-30 years old and that they speak English (B1, B2 should suffice). Please note that some start-ups might have additional requirements.

 

The selection process itself is very straight-forward and simple – when you see an opportunity you like, apply for it via www.opportunities.aiesec.org. After the application is submitted, you will be contacted shortly and an interview will be conducted with both the AIESEC entity facilitating the offer and the company’s representative. Then all you have to do is wait to get selected and bada-bing, bada-boom – you have an international internship opportunity in your back pocket!

 

You can sign up and browse all of our opportunities at www.opportunities.aiesec.org. See you there!

 

To continue with the theme of start-ups, AIESEC in Estonia has some exciting news for entreprenurial enthusiasts who just so hapen to be free on March 10. We will once again be facilitating LEAP, a one-day event full of different sessions for the businessman/woman/person in you!

 

What is LEAP, you may ask? Well, LEAP is an initiative powered by AIESEC in Estonia with a purpose to boost the entrepreneurial spirit of Estonian youth through interactive learning spaces with businesses and start-ups.

 

LEAP 2017 will have discussion spaces from start-ups like Taxify, Shipitwise, Testlio and more, as well as workshops provided by Timbiter, Shipitwise, Greenhouse CI and many more. A great added value that LEAP has in addition to having informative workshops and lectures is the networking aspect. If you want to work in any of the companies present at the event, approach the representative of the company and schmooze them into oblivion.

 

The venue for LEAP 2017 is MEKTORY, Raja 15, Tallinn. The ticket will cost you no more, no less than 4 euros. The tickets are limited, so get yours now at: http://bit.ly/JoinLEAP2017

In conclusion, there is still hope for you even if you don’t have experience in your chosen field yet. Just grab the bull by the horns, carpe that diem and let AIESEC help you kickstart your career!

#2 AIESECer’s Leadership Story – Grete

 

Grete, Vice President of Marketing and Innovation
of Local Committee of Tallinn University of Technology

My name is Grete. I am 22 years old and studying Applied Economic BA At Tallinn University of Technology. Currently I am the Vice President of Marketing and Innovation of Local Committee of TUT and member on National Support Team of Digital Marketing.

“We lead by example and inspire leadership through actions and results. We take responsibility for developing the leadership potential of others.” I find this to be very daring statement. And a promise and perspective of such a kind of community is one of the main and many reasons why I decided to join AIESEC.

Well, let me start again- I love this saying: show me your five closest friends, and I will show you your future. I believe that the people we surround ourselves with today and in general on daily bases have a direct impact to mold and fold us into the people we will be in five, ten or twenty years’ time. During the short period of time I have been part of AIESEC in Estonia I have seen and experienced first-hand excellent leadership qualities: the inspiring conversations, the constant encouragement to be bold and take on new challenges, and I have seen how teams have been led through complicated questions and situations into exciting solutions. Witnessing these leadership qualities amongst my peers, leave no room for excuses, it pushes me to keep up with them and to contribute equally to the team, to AIESEC cause.

I hope that in five years time I will be more solution oriented than I am today, able to think more outside of the box, and inspire and empower others around me. But when reaching those big goals, we need to take steps already today and break the big and maybe even distant goals down into smaller steps. And this is what AIESEC has been for me. A part of the journey to reach my goals, to grow into a person I hope to be in 5, 10 and 20 years time.

Now you have the chance to be part of AIESEC and develop yourself as well.

Link to join us:www.aiesec.ee/join-aiesec/

“We are from the world”

Libby Chiu, 22, from Taiwan, recent graduated in Foreign Languages and Literature and currently living in Estonia. In the summer of 2015 she was part of a volunteering project with AIESEC in Cairo, Egypt, and this led to the next experience she is currently having with the organization. She is now the Vice President of Talent Management of the national team of AIESEC in Estonia and she told us a little bit about her experience in the land of the pharaohs. While in Cairo, she worked in a project called Enlighten, with the goal of teaching basic English to the local kids and exposing them to different cultures.

We caught up with Libby for a little chat about her AIESEC experience in Egypt and Estonia, check it out:

Libby in Cairo, Egypt

Why did you decide to go on an exchange?
Going abroad was always in my plans during university. At first, I was planning to do an academic exchange, but I changed my mind when I realized that AIESEC’s volunteering opportunity is not only about developing myself in a cross-cultural environment, but also having a social impact on the local community. I had never though that I, as a young individual, could have an impact on anyone. So I felt it was a cool idea, and that is why I decided to go on an exchange with AIESEC.

What was the biggest cultural shock you experienced abroad?
Cairo is an interesting and exotic city. The life in Egypt was very different from the life I had in Taiwan. Firstly, because of the language barrier with the local people. I had to use body language to explain what I wanted to buy or google the photo for them. Secondly, traffic and cars were mixed with donkeys, carts, bikes and camels, all on the same road. And the constant traffic and noise with unwritten code. But overall, I enjoyed this culture shock a lot. This is what made my experience so different and memorable.

What was the best part of your experience?
I made lots of good friends from all over the world and we still care about each other. The connection does not disappear with the end of the experience. Instead, it grows stronger. There were more than three projects happening simultaneously in AIESEC Cairo University, so I was able to build up a connection with almost 100 interns from different nationalities. Every time we went out, some Egyptian would ask us where we were from and we always answered: “We are from the world”, because it would take a lot of time to explain the nationality of every individual.

Libby in Egypt

How has your internship experience helped you in your experience as national team in AIESEC Estonia?
Definitely, the internship experience helped me a lot. In Taiwan, sometimes it’s hard to understand myself as a person, because I’m in my comfort zone. Due to this experience, I was able to explore my strengths and weaknesses and find my personal values through living in a foreign environment and working with people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Now that you live in Estonia, what do you love the most about this country?
I would say the clean and safe living environment, the hospitality of the Estonians and convenient digital services, that facilitate credibility and trust online. Estonians work hard and play well. They know how to relax and enjoy their life. Estonia is a true digital society, Wi-Fi is literally everywhere and the convenient service makes life easier.

Would you recommend an international experience? How has it developed you into a better leader?
Yes, I would recommend it! These two international experiences have helped me to realize my identity as a Taiwanese. Also, with a strong understanding of different cultures and backgrounds, I have grown more emphatic towards universal problems. I am able to bridge cultural differences, to deliver desired results and be more solution-orientated. These experiences also enabled me to become more independent, self-reliant, adaptable, open-minded, patient and tolerant.

Libby with the national team of AIESEC Estonia

#1 AIESECer’s Leadership Story – Anna

Anna, President of Local Committee Tartu

My name is Anna. I’m 22 years old and studying in Masters, social work and social policy at University of Tartu. Currently, I’m the President of Local Committee of Tartu.

For me, one of the biggest AIESEC value is Demonstrating integrity, which I’m following daily basis. When I joined AIESEC in March 2016, I couldn’t even dream that in couple of months I will be the board member of MTÜ AIESEC Eesti and Local Committee President (LCP) of AIESEC in Tartu. That “leap” from a member to a president showed that I dare to decide over difficult situations and I’m willing to learn by doing. Also this kind of leap shows that regardless of little knowledge and skills, it’s hard to make decisions for the whole Local Committee (LC) in Tartu. When I started leading LC Tartu, I made rules that we will be partners with the Executive Board and we will support each other – through these rules we are more like a family to each other, but we are also co-workers who know about each other’s doings and know how to help one another. Moreover, our meetings are in a friendly environment, where we discuss all the decisions regarding LC Tartu, everyone can share their opinion and if opinions go apart, then we will find a solution that fits for everyone.

I have been the LCP for Tartu for 8 months and through this experience I have developed myself as a leader more than all the previous experiences put together. I have shown to myself and others that you don’t have to have the longest experience to become a leader, but you can be a person who really wants to be a leader and who is willing to learn, be flexible and most of all, be partners with others. I am giving my best to be a leader for my team. I don’t want to be the boss who demands others to do tasks, so that I wouldn’t do anything. Through all these actions I have shown the “Demonstrating integrity” value to everyone else.

Now you have the chance to be part of AIESEC and develop yourself as well.  Link to join us: www.aiesec.ee/join-aiesec/

Volunteering experience in Bulgaria

Keily  – Bulgaria

Duration of project: 6 weeks

Type of exchange: camp counsellor in a summer camp oriented for international high-school students

I had always known I wanted to be involved in a long-term voluntary work someday in my life. Little did I know that the opportunity would present itself so suddenly and would have such a huge impact on my life. My decision to apply for the projects came pretty much on the last minute because I had lots of hesitations, whether it is worth stepping out of my comfort zone and will I actually go through with this. Thinking back now, I can’t even imagine standing between the two options and second-guessing – my volunteering experience was literally the best time of my life.

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My voluntary project took place in Bulgaria, in a little city called Blagoevgrad and specifically in The American University of Bulgaria.

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My job there was to be the camp counsellor in a summer camp oriented for international high-school students, a bit more than 150 of them. My project lasted for 6 weeks but since I arrived a bit earlier and left a week later, then I spent around two months abroad. There was a total number of around 20 camp counsellors and teachers volunteering for the project from various places around the world – Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Spain, Macedonia, Canada, America, Kosovo, Albania, Hong Kong etc. 7 of us came through AIESEC. I was the first ever Estonian to have stepped my foot into the camp.

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We, AIESEC volunteers flew in a week earlier to prepare for the camp. The camp itself lasted for three weeks. Among many various duties, my job as a camp counsellor was to be in charge of different afternoon and evening activities, staying up late during the nights to do rounds around the campus with other volunteers and provide a safe environment for the campers. The camp time was a really busy, runaround kind of crazy experience since there was not enough sleep but tons of positive emotions and happy moments triggered by both the campers and the volunteers.

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During the last week of the project we helped out with the international mathematics competition which had more than 300 participants.

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What I loved about the entire project was that I had the possibility to be engaged in various activities and responsibilities. I was able to develop my communication and leadership skills and I definitely learned to be more independent. What I cherish and love above all, is definitely my irreplaceable family of volunteers! I cannot begin to describe the way they opened my eyes about other cultures, countries and even my own home country.

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I will never forget the adventures, the laughs, the tears (both the ones through laughter and the ones through sadness), the frustrations and even the daily potatoes and chicken we shared! I love those people to death and I can’t wait to see them again one day. I am glad and lucky beyond measure to have a bunch of beautiful people around the world to call my family!

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I will never forget the two incredible months of my life and I recommend everyone to try volunteering through AIESEC. You have nothing to lose, only bunch to gain.

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PS! Some of the photos used for this blog post were taken by the talented Alvaro, one of the volunteers.

Volunteering experience in Egypt

Chengcheng Feng – Egypt

Duration of project: 6 weeks

Type of exchange: voluntary work about women rights in Egypt

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Hi! My name is Chengcheng Feng, from Shanghai University of China and studying in University of Tartu as an exchange student now. I went on a volunteering to Egypt for one and half month, which is really my first experience for working as a volunteer abroad. I have a strong desire to be connected to something interesting and special about outside world, which means a significant aspect for me to learn about myself and the world deeply. Egypt is a dream place that I desired to go when I touched the history there since secondary school, especially in my undergraduate University that made me have a new sight to Africa due to an ethnography called The Nuer. That is mostly the reason why I choose the project to do a research for promoting women rights in Cairo, Egypt. Such an amazing internship gave me an unprecedented experience which meant a giant challenge for me as well at the early time in Cairo. I wanted to do my best to experience the new world and do something good for the people in need. Once arriving, I was arranged to live in a hostel with another two Chinese girls and two Brazilian girls in downtown of Cairo which was 5 kilometers far from my workplace Giza.

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There were two groups in this project . The one was about doing research which was included connecting materials about local community and the situation of Muslim women especially via fieldwork and talking with local people in some certain spots, and there were another two partners working with me in Egyptian Business Women Association of Giza. Also, I need connect much more databases from internet and write some papers for the NGO-EBWA. Above were the main tasks of mine from 11a.m. to 17p.m. on workdays (Sun-Thu).

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Another group was the part of organizing conferences in the city 6th of October where had 20 participants there. They were in charge of discussing some co-ordination topics and building web site and so on. If it was necessary, we need also go to the city 6th of October to attend some significant conferences and events.

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When I was beginning to do fieldwork here, I was made to face a first big challenge which was about the local language Arabic. In order to get them ideas and thoughts, I started learning some simple words and dialogs from my project manager and the manager of hostel and asked help from one of my work partner who was from Libya and could speak Arabic.

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Later, I did face to another problem that was about hostility and lack of understanding from my communication objects. I didn’t have any good idea to solve it, only I could do was to be more patient and participated in their events and treated them by heart. I knew it need much more time to be familiar to them, so did them.

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Besides the work, there were another  interesting and unforgettable things to share here, which were about the holiday arrangement by local aiesecers. Although there were only two days-off in each week, they still companied us to famous Pyramid, luxor, B&W desert, Alexandria harbor, Sinai and Red sea ever, which made us get more awareness of the Egyptian geographic culture and the folklore customs. It was one of the parts which left a deep impression on me. For me, it was also a good chance to find friends from throughout of the world. We lived together, worked together and enjoyed the food and scenery here, which brought us much more understanding and respect for each other and the different cultures.  

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AIESEC Tartus juhatus 16/17 – Teet

Teet, 20
Tartu Ülikool, saksa keel ja kirjandus
AIESEC Tartus, väljaminevad projektid

Teet

  1. Mis filmi pealkiri sobiks kirjeldama sinu elu?
    Arvan, et „Gone with the wind“ kirjeldab mind hästi. Olen teatud mõttes selline vaba ja vahest väga udu hing.
  2. Kelleks sa tahtsid väiksena saada?
    Olen suhteliselt kindel, et tahtsin kas presidendiks või kuningaks saada. Olin noorelt juba ambitsioonikas ning võimujanuline.
  3. Mida sa soovitaksid inimestele, kes on esimest korda juhipositsioonil?
    Fancy ametikoha nimetus on küll tore ja hea, aga peab arvestama, et sellega kaasneb ka suurem vastutus. Ei tasu kandideerida kõrgemale kohale kui ei olda valmis selle jaoks ka rohkem tööd tegema.
  4. Mis on sinu parim isikuomadus? Aga halvim?
    Mu parim isikuomadus on arvatavasti mu rõõmsameelne olek. Proovin kõike positiivse valguse all näha. Samuti olen avameelne suhtleja, kellele meeldib inimestega tegeleda.
    Halb minu juures võib olla vähene usk enda ideedesse. Kahtlen pidevalt oma oskustes ja mõtetes, mis takistavad mul oma täitpotentsiaali täitmist.
  5. Kui sa saaksid valitseda maailma, siis mida sa muudaksid esimesel päeval?
    Ma toetaks taastuvate energiaallikate kasutamist ning rohelise tehnoloogia arendamist. Inimeste vaheline läbisaamine on ka oluline, aga kui me keerame oma planeedi pekki, siis pole ka enam inimesi, kelle õiguste eest seista.

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  6. Milline on sinu unistuste töökoht?
    Filmi monteerija või režissöör. Olen pikemat aega juba videode tegemise ja töötlmisega tegelenud. Filmindus pakub võimaluse avaldada visuaalselt peas toimuvaid mõtteid, mis on minu arust ülilahe. Tegelikult kõik ametikohad, mis nõuavad mingisigust kunsti/disaini oskust, sobivad mulle.
  7. Kui sa saaksid valida endale ühe supervõime, siis mis see oleks?
    Ülipraktiline oleks võime elada uneta. Nagu boom! Kohe 7-12 tundi päevas rohkem, et tegeleda oma tööasjadega. Aga ennast tundes jääksin siiski vist ajahätta.
  8. Mis on esimene asi, mida sa vaatad/märkad vastassoo juures?
    Üldiselt märkan inimeste puhul esimesena nende peakuju – kas on ümar, ovaalne või pannkook.
  9. Mis värvi on sinu hambahari?
    Mul on 6 hambaharja. 2 rohelist kodus, 1 hall Tartus, 1 sinine Tallinnas ja 2 punast kotis.
  10. Kuidas sa veenaksid kedagi tegema midagi sellist, mida ta teha ei taha?
    Ma uuriks välja, mis on tema põhjendused, miks ta ei taha. Siis arutaksin temaga, kas see võiks talle kuidagi kasuks tulla ja tuua välja eelised ning miinused.

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Teet, 22

University of Tartu, German language and literature
AIESEC in Tartu, outgoing exchange

  1. Which movie’s headline suits the best to describe your life?
    I would say „Gone with the wind“ because I am a very freespirited but sometimes also really forgetfull.
  2. Who did you want to become when you were little?
    I am pretty sure that I wanted to become a king or president. You could say that I had big ambitions (and a lust for power)
  3. What would you recommend to a person who is a leader for the first time?
    A fancy job title is great, but you have to be ready to work for it. I wouldn’t recommen becoming a leader if you are not willing to take on the responibilities.
  4. What is your best characteristic? What is the worst?
    My best if my positivity. I have a pretty great outlook on life. Also I am really open and make friends really quickly.

    My worst quality is that I doubt myself too often. I don’t belive in my ideas, skills. It does not allow me to use 100% of my potential.
  5. If you could rule the world, what would be the first thing you want to change?
    I would develope green energy more, and give it more financial support. Solving problems between humans is also really important, but if we destroy our planet, then everybody will be screwed.
  6. What is your dream job?
    Working as a film director or a editor in post production. I have been doing some videos as a hobby. Basically ever job that is linked to art or disain suits me.
  7. If you could choose a superpower what would you choose?
    It would be so practical if I wouldn’t need to sleep. I mean boom 7-12 extra hours per day to do stuff. But knowing me I will still run out of time.
  8. What is the first thing you notice about the person from the opposite sex?
    In general the first thing I notice about people is their head shape (is it oval, round or a potato).
  9. What color is your toothbrush?
    Well I have 2 green ones at home, one grey in Tartu, one blue in Tallinn and 2 red ones in my backbag.
  10. How would you convince someone to do something one doesn’t want to do?
    I would try to find the reason why he/she does not want to do it. Then I would try to have a conversation and  bring out the pros and cons.

AIESEC Tartus juhatus 16/17 – Ina

Ina, 22
Tartu Ülikool, majandus
AIESEC Tartus, personalijuht

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  1. Mis filmi pealkiri sobiks kirjeldama sinu elu?
    Kuna suur osa elust on veel ees, siis ei tahaks ennustada. Seni aga “Finding Nemo”, kus tõlgendan Nemo’t kui mingit eesmärki, mis on ajas muutuv. Kusjuures otsing ise on mõnes mõttes põnevam, kui ta leidmine.
  2. Kelleks sa tahtsid väiksena saada?
    Balletitantsijaks, sest mulle lihtsalt meeldis mööda tuba ringi lennelda!
  3. Mida sa soovitaksid inimestele, kes on esimest korda juhipositsioonil?
    Õpi oma meeskonnaliikmeid tundma. Tea, mis on nende tugevused ja nõrkused, mis neile teha meeldib ja mida nad elult tahavad. Kui sa tunneid neid hästi, saad toetada nende arengut ja kasutada parimal viisil ära nende tugevusi.
  4. Mis on sinu parim isikuomadus? Aga halvim?
    Parim: Püüdlikkus selles mõttes, et ma tahan areneda ja saada paremaks endaks. Usun, et selleks tuleb oma mugavustsoonist välja astuda, proovida uusi asju ja teha vigu, et nendest õppida ja ennast taasavastada.
    Halvim: Ma muretsen liiga palju vähetähtsate asjade üle.
  5. Kui sa saaksid valitseda maailma, siis mida sa muudaksid esimesel päeval?
    Ma jagaksin kõigile piiramatus koguses empaatiat. Et oleks vähem vastandumist ja rohkem teineteise mõistmist, vähem ükskõiksust ja rohkem hoolivust.ina
  6. Milline on sinu unistuste töökoht?
    Tahaksin ka tulevikus töötada organisatsioonis, mille missiooniks on muuta maailma paremaks. Usun, et iga inimene saab maailma muuta, kuid koos inimestega, kellel on sarnased eesmärgid, tekib sünergia ja suudetakse rohkem. Tahan, et töö pakuks väljakutseid ning seltskond oleks inspireeriv ja toetav.
  7. Kui sa saaksid valida endale ühe supervõime, siis mis see oleks?
    Teleporteerumine, kuna armastan reisida! Et saaksin oma vaba aega kasutada uute kohtade avastamiseks, teiste kultuuride ja inimeste tundma õppimiseks.
  8. Mis on esimene asi, mida sa vaatad/märkad vastassoo juures?
    Vastassoost või mitte – inimeste puhul panen esialgu tähele aspekte, mis teevad ta eriliseks, individuaalseks.
  9. Mis värvi on sinu hambahari?
    Mis juhtub vannitoas, jäägu vannituppa.
  10. Kuidas sa veenaksid kedagi tegema midagi sellist, mida ta teha ei taha?
    Eeldusel, et see tegevus on inimesele kuidagi kasulik, uuriksin, mis on need põhjused, miks ta seda teha ei taha. Ma paneks teda neid põhjuseid ning võimalikke kasusid analüüsima eesmärgiga jõuda järelduseni, et sellest tegevusest on võimalik rohkem võita kui kaotada.12193891_1051644624891011_2114047026_o


Ina, 22

University of Tartu, economics
AIESEC in Tartu, talent management

  1. Which movie’s headline suits the best to describe your life?
    Since a big part of my life is still ahead, I’d prefer not to predict anything. But so far it’s like “Finding Nemo” where I interpret Nemo as a dynamic purpose whereas the journey itself can be considered more adventurous than actually finding it.
  2. Who did you want to become when you were little?
    A ballet dancer because I just loved to fly around the room!
  3. What would you recommend to a person who is a leader for the first time?
    Get to know your team members. Know their strengths and weaknesses, what they like to do and what they want out of life. By knowing them well, you can support their personal development and leverage their strengths.
  4. What is your best characteristic? What is the worst?
    Best: Aspiration in a sense that I want to develop and become a better version of myself. To achieve this I believe that it’s necessary to get out of my comfort zone, try new things, make mistakes, learn from them and rediscover myself.
    Worst: I worry too much over trivial matters.
  5. If you could rule the world, what would be the first thing you want to change?
    I would give everyone a limitless supply of empathy in order to reduce polarisation, foster mutual understanding, reduce ignorance and increase kindness.
  6. What is your dream job?
    I would like to work in an organisation with a mission to make the world a better place. I believe that everyone can change the world, but collaborating with others who share mutual goals will generate synergy and therefore the outcome is greater. I would expect the work to be challenging and the colleagues to be inspiring and supportive.
  7. If you could choose a superpower what would you choose?
    Teleportation because I love to travel! Then I could use my free time to discover new places,  get to know other cultures and people.
  8. What is the first thing you notice about the person from the opposite sex?
    Despite the gender, I firstly notice the aspects that make the person individual and special.
  9. What color is your toothbrush?
    What happens in the bathroom, stays in the bathroom.
  10. How would you convince someone to do something one doesn’t want to do?
    Assuming that it’s beneficial for the person I would find out what are the reasons for not wanting to do it.  I would make them analyse those reasons and possible benefits in order to reach the conclusion that there’s more to win than lose from the situation.

AIESEC Tartus juhatus 16/17 – Katharina

Katharina, 22
Tartu Ülikool, rahvusvahelised suhted
AIESEC Tartus, sotsiaalprojektid

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  1. Mis filmi pealkiri sobiks kirjeldama sinu elu?
    “The Pursuit of Happiness” või “It’s Complicated”. Tegelikult vist pole veel sellise pealkirjaga filmi olemas. Äkki ma ise teen kunagi dokfilmi.
  2. Kelleks sa tahtsid väiksena saada? 
    Alguses ma tahtsin saada printsessiks, siis arstiks, kokaks, juuksuriks ja lõpuks vist lihtsalt “rikkaks ärinaiseks”. Iga nädal puhusid uued tuuled.
  3. Mida sa soovitaksid inimestele, kes on esimest korda juhipositsioonil? 
    Ma soovitan kõik olulised otsused enda jaoks läbi kaaluda, panna kirja plussid ja miinused, mis ühe või teise otsusega kaasnevad. Kui tahad olla hea ja edukas juht, pead läbi saama ka oma tiimi liikmetega, sest need väärtuslikud inimesed aitavad jõuda püstitatud eesmärgini. Juhina on täiesti okei ka vigu teha, seda juhtub kõigil. Oluline on aga nendest õppida.
  4. Mis on sinu parim isikuomadus? Aga halvim? 
    Mu parim isikuomadus on järjekindlus, sest kui ma midagi väga tahan, siis ei anna ma alla enne, kui olen selle saavutanud. Väga halb olen ma endiselt aja planeerimises ja jään palju hiljaks. See vajab veel tööd.
  5. Kui sa saaksid valitseda maailma, siis mida sa muudaksid esimesel päeval? 
    On selline ütlus: “Me näeme asju nii, nagu meie oleme, mitte nii, nagu need on”. Ma alustaksin maailma muutmist sellest, et ajaksin kõik oma mugavusmullist välja ja paneksin inimesed nägema asju just sellisena, nagu need tegelikult on. Ma arvan, et see lahendaks nii mõnedki arusaamatused, mis viivad konfliktideni.

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  6. Milline on sinu unistuste töökoht? 
    Minu unistuste töökohas on mõnus õhkkond, avatud ja rõõmsameelsed töökaaslased, see oleks innovatiivse, kuid säästliku mõtteviisiga. Ma tahaksin, et saaksin teha väga mitmekülgset tööd, mis mulle meeldiks, kuid oleks samas ka väljakutsuv.
  7. Kui sa saaksid valida endale ühe supervõime, siis mis see oleks? 
    Ma ei teagi, see oleks päris raske otsus. Võibolla ma tahaks osata teleporteeruda ühest kohast teise, sest nii saaks jube palju aega kokku hoida, eriti Tartu-Tallinn-Tartu liinil. Aga samas mõtete lugemine tundub ka päris kasulik. See aitaks rohkem mõista inimeste motiive, millel põhinevad nende (vahel veidrad) otsused.
  8. Mis on esimene asi, mida sa vaatad/märkad vastassoo juures? 
    Ma pole kindel, aga ma arvan, et vaatan esimesena silmi ja siis naeratust.
  9. Mis värvi on sinu hambahari? 
    Mul on tegelikult neid päris mitu. Üks on roosa-valgega, siis on roosa-mustaga ja veel üks roosa. Roosa on alati mu lemmikvärv olnud.
  10. Kuidas sa veenaksid kedagi tegema midagi sellist, mida ta teha ei taha? 
    Üldiselt mulle ei meeldi inimestele midagi peale suruda, sest kõik otsustavad ise, mis on nende jaoks parim. Aga kui ma üritaksin kedagi veenda, siis rõhuksin ilmselt mugavustsoonist välja astumisele ja sellele, et elame ainult korra.

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Katharina, 22
University of Tartu, international relations
AIESEC in Tartu, social projects

  1. Which movie’s headline suits the best to describe your life?
    “The Pursuit of Happiness” or “It’s Complicated”. Actually I feel that there isn’t any movie that would describe my life. Maybe I will make my own documentary one day.
  2. Who did you want to become when you were little?
    At first I wanted to become a princess, then a doctor, a chef, a hairdresser and finally I just wanted to be a “rich businesswoman”. I changed my mind quite often.
  3. What would you recommend to a person who is a leader for the first time?
    To be a good leader I advise to scale all pros and cons before making decisions. If you want to be a good and successful leader, you have to get along with your team members because these valuable people will help you to receive your goals. As a leader, it is totally okay to make mistakes, we all make them. What is important is to learn from them.
  4. What is your best characteristic? What is the worst?
    My best characteristic is persistence because if I really want something, I won’t give up before I get it. I’m still pretty bad at time planning and I’m late to meetings a lot. Still working on that!
  5. If you could rule the world, what would be the first thing you want to change?
    There is a saying that “We see things as we are not as they are”. I would start changing the world by making people come out of their little comfort bubbles and make them see things as they really are. I think this could solve many misunderstandings that lead to conflicts.
  6. What is your dream job?
    In my dream job, there is a comfortable atmosphere, open-minded and happy co-workers. It would be innovative but at the same time sustainable. I would like to do a work that I love but what also challenges..
  7. If you could choose a superpower what would you choose?
    I’m not sure, it would be a tough choice. Maybe I would like to be able to teleport myself from one place to another because this helps to save a lot of time, especially on Tartu-Tallinn-Tartu route. But at the same time, mind reading is also useful. That might help to understand peoples’ motives behind (those sometimes) weird decisions.
  8. What is the first thing you notice about the person from the opposite sex?
     I’m not sure but I think I see the eyes first and then comes the smile.
  9. What color is your toothbrush?
     I actually have quite many toothbrushes. One is with pink and white, another one is with pink and black and then there is another pink one. Pink has always been my favorite color.
  10. How would you convince someone to do something one doesn’t want to do?
    Generally I don’t like to push people to make things they don’t want to do because everyone has a right to decide what’s best for them. But if I would try to convince someone then I would weigh on coming out of the comfort zone and the idea of living only once.

AIESEC Tartus juhatus 16/17 – Laura

Laura, 21
Tartu Ülikool, kommunikatsioon
AIESEC Tartus, ülikooli suhted ja finants

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  1. Mis filmi pealkiri sobiks kirjeldama sinu elu?
    „Into the Wild“ on tore sõnadekombinatsioon. Tunnen, et olen terve elu harjunud olema looduse lähedal ning suures linnas liiga kaua viibimine mõjub mu jaoks muserdavalt.
  2. Kelleks sa tahtsid väiksena saada? 
    Tantsijaks, kuid see polnud reaalne, sest ma pole kordagi elus tegelenud tantsimisega, kui välja arvata kooli kehalise tunnid, peod ja kodus peegli ees.
  3. Mida sa soovitaksid inimestele, kes on esimest korda juhipositsioonil? 
    Ära eelda mitte kunagi mitte midagi. Samas, ole selline juht nagu sina endale tahaksid – kuula, anna nõu, edasta infot aegsasti ja selgelt, ole kui sõber ja kiida. Kõik teevad vigu, seega ära karda neid ka ise teha ning andesta teistele nende vead.
  4. Mis on sinu parim isikuomadus? Aga halvim? 
    Pean enda parimaks isikuomaduseks seda, et olen kohusetundlik – teen asjad alati lõpuni ja annan parima. Halvimaks võib nimetada liigse introvertsuse, mis sageli võib olla takistuseks uute suhete loomisel.
  5. Kui sa saaksid valitseda maailma, siis mida sa muudaksid esimesel päeval? 
    Ma muudaksin inimeste suhtumist teistesse. Tahan, et kõik mõistaks, et inimesed on tegelikult suures osas täpselt samasugused, olenemata nende rahvusest, soost, nahavärvist, religioonist ja seksuaalsusest. Nii jääks palju halba tegemata.

    Triinu lõpetamine

  6. Milline on sinu unistuste töökoht? 
    Ma ei tahaks enda unistuste töökohale silti külge panna. See võiks koosneda suhtekorraldusest, turundusest ja ürituste korraldamisest, aga samal ajal on AIESECis tegutsemine tekitanud tahtmise teha kõike seda ka mingil heal eesmärgil. Näiteks on minu jaoks väga oluline vastutustundlik tarbimine ja tootmine – äkki midagi sellest valdkonnast.
  7. Kui sa saaksid valida endale ühe supervõime, siis mis see oleks? 
    Kuna olin hetkeks väga mõttevaene, siis Google muidugi aitas ja tundub, et ingliskeelne omadus omnilingualism oleks midagi meeltmööda. See tähendab seda, et ma suudan õppida, rääkida ja mõista ükskõik, mis keelt automaatselt.
  8. Mis on esimene asi, mida sa vaatad/märkad vastassoo juures? 
    Tunnistan täiesti ausalt, ei ma ei suuda sellele küsimusele vastust anda. Küll aga meeldib mulle, kui inimesega tekib selline klapp, et jutt ei saa otsa või kui saabki, siis pole vaikus piinlik.
  9. Mis värvi on sinu hambahari? 
    Mul tegelikult on juhtunud nii, et mul on korraga kasutuses kolm hambaharja – must/roosa, must/roheline ja roheline/hall.
  10. Kuidas sa veenaksid kedagi tegema midagi sellist, mida ta teha ei taha? 
    Mida kiiremini sa selle ära teed, seda lihtsamaks muutub. Kaotada pole midagi. Kindlasti võib aga igast olukorrast leida midagi, millest õppida.

    witch

    Laura, 21
    University of Tartu, communications
    AIESEC in Tartu, university relations and finance
  1. Which movie’s headline suits the best to describe your life?
    “Into the Wild” is a great combination of words. I feel that I have always been used to be surrounded by nature and staying in a big city for a long time makes me frustrated.
  2. Who did you want to become when you were little?
    A dancer, but this wasn’t a realistic because I have never danced, except for PE classes, parties and at home in front of a mirror.
  3. What would you recommend to a person who is a leader for the first time?
    Don’t expect anything from anyone. But at the same time, be a leader you want to have yourself – listen, give advice, share information on time and clearly, be a friend and praise. Everyone makes mistakes so don’t be afraid of them and forgive other’s mistakes as well.
  4. What is your best characteristic? What is the worst?
    I think that my best characteristic is conscientiousness – I always finish things and do my best. The worst one is that I am too much of an introvert and it makes difficult to establish new relationships.
  5. If you could rule the world, what would be the first thing you want to change?
    I would change people’s attitude towards others. I want that everyone would understand that people are actually the same, regardless of their nationality, gender, skin color, religion and sexuality. It would help to reduce harm.
  6. What is your dream job?
    I don’t want to label my dream job. It would consist of public relations, marketing and organizing events but at the same time, AIESEC has given me a feeling that I would like to do it because of some good cause. For example responsible consumption and production is really important for me – maybe something related to that.
  7. If you could choose a superpower what would you choose?
    Since I had zero ideas I used Google from where I found a super power omnilingualism. It means that I could learn, speak and understand different languages instantly.
  8. What is the first thing you notice about the person from the opposite sex?
    I admit that I can’t find an answer to this question. But I like people with who I can talk about everything and when we don’t anything to talk about, the silence isn’t awkward.
  9. What color is your toothbrush?
    I actually have three toothbrushes – black/pink, black/green and green/gray.
  10. How would you convince someone to do something one doesn’t want to do?
    It would be easier when you do it as fast as you can. There is nothing to lose. You can always find something to learn from a situation.