The Monthly Look: February 2021 Newsletter

Feb 11, 2021

 

Want to get the most out of your
AIESEC Life Alumni Network?

Take a look at your profile on aieseclife.org and be sure your professional history, education, and interest in being a mentor is just the way you want it. You can share a bit about your AIESEC experience, add your photo and resume, too. You can easily transfer the information from an existing LinkedIn profile by clicking on the blue Update from LinkedIn button in the top right corner.

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AIESEC Life is the way for AIESEC Life alumni to connect, collaborate and contribute. Get in touch with our online community today at aieseclife.org.

Ways to Get Involved

As a response to the pandemic, AIESEC Life launched our first-ever summer internship program last year. It was such a success that we are offering it again in 2021. Our "Think Tank Team" consisting of former AIESEC Life alumni and interns are collaborating with AIESEC US to bring you a more robust and impactful summer internship program.

It's time to start thinking about how a domestic AIESEC intern could add value to your company, non-profit, or startup. Internships can be paid or unpaid and will take place between June and August. Become a Premium Member to take advantage of this program. More details will be shared in the coming months!

Did you have an AIESEC traineeship? Was it incredible or what?

AIESEC's Exchange program was shuttered by the global pandemic and travel restrictions. It's time to re-energize the program and you can help! Support your LC and AIESEC US by recording yourself in a 45-second video saying why young Americans should go on exchange with AIESEC and/or why American companies, non-profits, and startups should partner with AIESEC to find great trainees from participating AIESEC countries. These videos will be used in upcoming social media and marketing campaigns.

After recording your video, upload it via this bit.ly link and fill in the Identification Tab. Questions? Contact Grace-Marc Dakpogan, National Director of Marketing, AIESEC US: marcd@aiesecus.org.

AIESEC Life Events

How an AIESEC Traineeship Inspired a Novel
with Molly Gartland

February 27th @ 10:00 am PST/1:00 pm EST

There are many fascinating alumni in our community who have reflected on their time in AIESEC and thought, "I should write a book!" Fortunately for us, Molly (Boudreau) Gartland is one who did. Tune in Saturday, Feb. 27th for an hour of fun and informative conversation with Molly, who will share stories about living in Russia as an AIESEC trainee and how it influenced the writing of her novel, The Girl from the Hermitage. Mark Wheeler, AIESEC New Hampshire alum and Molly's coworker in Russia, will facilitate the discussion. Fluent in the Russian way of life, Molly and Mark have many exciting stories from their time spent in Moscow in the 1990s. Click here to register for this and other upcoming events.

Bay Area Winter Happy Hour

February 18th @ 5:30pm PST

 

Reconnect with your old friends and meet new ones at our Bay Area Hub Winter Happy Hour, via Zoom. We will introduce our programs for this year, including our new Bay Area Pioneer series (see article below), plans to support our local LC San Jose State University, initiatives to assist your passion projects, and more! Click here to register. Contact us at aieseclifebayareahub@gmail.com if you are interested in helping with the Bay Area AIESEC community.

 

News and Updates

MCP Elect Haley Wickman and Winter National Conference Wrap Up

We are pleased to announce Haley as MCP-elect 2021-22 for AIESEC US! Haley is from AIESEC San Jose and was VP Incoming Global Talent (iGT) in 2018 and VP Talent Management (TM) in 2019. Haley was AIESEC Life's Sales Rockstar winner ($1,000) in 2018. She is currently serving as MCVP Local Committee Development for AIESEC in the US.

Thanks to Dayna Kully, Michelle Levesque, Franklin Morales, and Natalie Rodgers for sharing their insight and experience at our WNC Alumni Panel. Lydia Edwards (MCP AIESEC US 2018-19) shared the strength and importance of our alumni community with the plenary, and AIESEC Life E.D. Maggie Gisel awarded AIESEC Washington DC with the Sales Rockstar award ($1,000). With just over 100 delegates, WNC was the largest virtual conference for AIESEC US in 2020. Click here for a list of the LCs which won awards at WNC.

Bay Area Pioneer
Peter Kovacs

The AIESEC Life Bay Area Hub is excited to introduce Bay Area Pioneer, a newsletter and interview series to feature the most influential alumni leaders in our community who make a powerful impact for a better world.

We are excited to present our first interview with Peter Kovacs, an executive coach, cross-cultural expert, and successful serial entrepreneur. Read the full article here.

Through thought-provoking questions and our pioneer's personal experiences, we aim to connect our Bay Area hub members and thought leaders to better lead and grow.

Interested in becoming or recommending a pioneer? Contact Nell Mei, Bay Area Hub Chair, at aieseclifebayareahub@gmail.com

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