Several students from AIESEC Chapel Hill went on AIESEC’s annual Fall Retreat on from Nov. 1 to Nov. 3. This year’s retreat was in Asheville, North Carolina. The group didn’t have any heat, but they sure did bond after snuggling to keep warm in the November temperatures.
LC member Phillip Chu summed up the weekend with a thoughtful Dr. Suess quote:
“We are all a little weird and life is a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.”
Can’t wait until the 2014 retreat!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go abroad with an AIESEC internship?
Meet Lauren who had a great time going to Mexico through AIESEC!
“My experience in Mexico was unlike any other! It was a once in a lifetime experience, which allowed me to leave my heel print in a different country. I worked with remarkable children, met wonderful friends from all around the world, and learned more about Mexican culture!”
Are you interested in have a life-changing experience like Lauren? Interested in immersing yourself in another culture and developing both professionally and personally this summer?
Come to one of AIESEC’s info sessions this week!
October 29 & 30 from 5:00 – 6:00 in Union room 3202
Also, If you are interested, fill out this form:
Go abroad! Change the world!
AIESEC offers internships to students in the areas of business, technology, teaching, and service in over 110 countries!
Fellow UNC Student Catherine Jackson-Jordan was able to intern in Bratislave, Slovakia through AIESEC. She describes her experience as being truly transformative and unique. Not only was she able to grow professionally, but she was also able to discover a new country and culture, making life-long friends along the way.
“My AIESEC internship in Bratislave , Slovakia was the most amazing thing I have ever done in my entire life. The people I met, the friendships I made, and the places I saw were all unforgettable and truly indescribable,” said Jackson-Jordan “If you ever have the change, make sure you do everything you can to do an internship through AIESEC!”
If you are interested in interning abroad, growing professionally, and making unforgettable friends and memories take Catherine’s advice and stop by our info sessions and see what opportunities AIESEC has for you!
October 28th, 29th, 30th from 5-6pm in Union Room 3201
AISEC Chapel Hill welcomed eight new Vice Presidents to its Executive Board on Oct. 14.
The current Local Committee President Samantha Riemer revealed the applications of the 12 candidates for all Chapel Hill members to view. The newly elected president for 2014, Alexandra Robinson, then decided how to organize the AIESEC committees in a way that would benefit the entire LC. Then, Robinson chose who she could best work with based on the candidates’ skills and potential.
Once the decisions were made, the candidates were led outside into the chilly October air. They stood in a line while their future predecessors stood behind them, holding cups of water at the ready.
The current VP of each committee said some words about their post, then promptly dumped the water on the anxious candidates.
Congratulations to our new Executive Board for 2014!
Peace up A-town: LC at RoKs
New members of AIESEC Chapel Hill attended RoKs in Atlanta, Georgia to learn about their chapter and how they can make a difference from a global standpoint.
From Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, new members got to mingle with and learn from other LCs in Southern Comfort (SoCo). The Southern Local Committees include LCs from Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, Georgia State University, Appalachian State University, Florida International University, and our very own University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.
“It’s a rad way to reconnect with all of our AIESEC friends from across the region and get on track with the national strategy,” said David Scarisbrick, veteran LC member and current vice president of Talent Management.
RoKs is a regional conference that occurs every semester after the recruitment of new members. “It was a wonderful opportunity to attend RoKs for the first time, because I got to see the global scope of AIESEC and the strong community that exists within the U.S.,” said member Corie Walsh. “I was able to better understand how AIESEC exists outside of our LC.”
The RoKs committees plan a range of activities and events that help different committees and different schools form bonds. Walsh said that the outgoing-exchange and incoming-exchange synergy session was her favorite part of the conference.
“Everyone was passionate and it got me pumped for the upcoming semester,” said Comm member Maya Fukui. Fukui, a foreign exchange student, especially enjoyed RoKs after having experienced conferences in Cambodia and Romania.
The purpose of RoKs is to bring an LC closer by learning about AIESEC on a global scale. Chapel Hill’s new committee members have already grown closer because of their experience in Atlanta. AIESEC Chapel Hill couldn’t look more promising for fall 2013!
On Monday Sept. 30, AIESEC Chapel Hill welcomed its 2014 Local Committee President! The ceremony was brief as current 2013 LCP Sam Riemer dunked a bucket of water on her future successor Alexander Robinson.
Robinson received the LCP position due to her skill and commitment to AIESEC Chapel Hill for the last three semesters. She believes that she can fill the role of LCP with three key competencies: “vision, dedication, and interpersonal skills.”
“I’m motivated to be a leader because I believe that you gain when you give; the more of my time and dedication that I give to AIESEC the more I gain as personal and professional development,” said Robinson. “Without having the right words to articulate it or the outlet to act upon it, I have always believed in the mission of AIESEC: peace and fulfillment of humankinds’ potential. AIESEC gave me the platform to develop myself into someone who can actually contribute to the world and the development of the world’s potential in meaningful ways.”
Robinson started as a member of Outgoing Exchange but later discovered her calling for business. She has been vice president of Business Development since January 2013 and has gone on to become a Star Seller.
“I believe the experience I have gained as Vice President will be most helpful in the future, in other leadership positions, when I am required to find the balance between strategy and goals; meaningful strategy that will develop your team members is only valuable if it also helps them reach the goals you set,” said Robinson in her LCP application.
We all wish Alex the best of luck in her new leadership position at AIESEC Chapel Hill!
Welcome to all the Newbies (names listed below)! We are excited to have all of you join the AIESEC Chapel Hill family, and are looking forward to working as a LC to effect change in Chapel Hill and around the world!