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!