Did you know… AIESEC History

AIESEC International created a video that outlined the history of AIESEC. Told through AIESEC International members, it describes the creation and relevance AIESEC has had in the world since the 1950s. This videos helps students and companies understand AIESEC a little more and be able to understand the impact AIESEC has had on the world.

What new piece information did you learn about AIESEC? Tell us in the comments below!

Four WLU Students Selected for AIESEC Canada’s National Support Team

The National Support Team (NST) consists of bright, active, and intelligent members all over AIESEC Canada and four of Laurier’s amazing members were appointed to become National Coaches! Not only are these youth leaders representing the Waterloo region on a national level, but they are also working beyond their role within Laurier’s Local Committee (LC).  The NST ensures that AIESEC Canada is maintaining high synergy between the Member Committee (MC) and LCs to drive national growth.

The following AIESEC Laurier members include:

  • Stephanie Yi – currently our Executive Vice President taking on the role as a New Sales Coach
  • Canny Chiu – currently our Vice President for Outgoing Exchange taking on the role as a National Coach for Outgoing Exchange
  • Shinjni Sharma – currently our Vice President of Corporate Relations taking on the role as an Account Delivery Coach
  • Joelle Leung – currently our Director of Internal Marketing taking on the role as a Brand Manager

northoncoastal and atlantic team student marketing

AIESEC Laurier member, Faiq Shad, Goes Global

AIESEC Laurier’s very own member, Faiq Shad, 2nd year Economics Major student, shares his experiences in Brazil, Germany, and parts of Europe. Faiq is also one of our new members that started out in January 2014. As a Learning and Development Coordinator of AIESEC Laurier, Faiq is a great example of a member who shows active participation, enthusiasm, and determination within our local commmittee.

To receive more updates on Faiq’s journey, check out his blog here!



9 Ways Millennials Can Teach Others about Engagement



An interesting read about another perspective on Millennials by Nigel Miller, Co-chair Europe and CIS Employee Engagement & Global Director Talent Engagement at Edelman. Miller shares that if given a chance, Millennials can engage others through the following:

  1. Frequent, instant recognition
  2. More productive use of time
  3. Short term performance management
  4. More collaboration
  5. A more explicit employee deal
  6. Meritocracy
  7. More fun
  8. More purpose
  9. Tailored engagement action plans

To read the full article, click here.

What are your thoughts about how Millennials suggest engagement? Comment below!

Volunteering for AIESEC is Tough

Image courtesy of Kate Tippin (@tippin_point)

“I meet with corporate professionals every so often for coffee, for meetings, at networking events, or even just hanging around cool places like

Communitech. I talk to them with the purpose of getting them interested in AIESEC, specifically to get them to take on an international intern. I mean we have some great interns working in the Region for Google and Maplesoft, and a couple more in process too. But one comment I have gotten from most of the people I meet with is: “You’re volunteering to do this? And you’re a student? This is like a full-time job.” And it truly is.

AIESEC is commonly mistaken to be just like any other “club” at Laurier. Officially speaking, AIESEC Laurier is a club, but it is, in fact, a division of the world’s largest student-run non-profit organization. And we run exactly like one. We have student volunteers (“AIESECers”); not members. We create experiences on local, national, and international levels. We work with our counterparts in 124 different countries to drive international internship experiences. We do this because we want to achieve the peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential – we do not want a World War III.”

-Gunjan Marwah, Vice President of External Marketing & Communications at AIESEC Laurier

Read the rest here.

The above excerpt is from Gunjan Marwah’s most recent blog post, as she is preparing to go on her 3-month teaching internship in Arequipa, Peru. You can follow her blog and stay tuned to her journey at www.GunjanInPeru.wordpress.com

As our students are almost a month into summer, they are up to many different things. They’re taking classes, working a summer job, starting up their own businesses – and going on exchange. One of the things we always suggest our exchange participants do while abroad is keep a blog. That way, they can share their experiences with their peers and inspire others do take on a similar experience. We will be sharing some of our exchange participant stories throughout the summer, so be sure to follow our blog to get updates.

We are still offering 6-week or longer exchange opportunities for the summer so contact us or sign up at www.AIESEC.ca to get involved now!

5 Tips in Leading Gen Y in the Workplace

Cassandra Ruggiero, a successful youth leader and Vice President of Global of Public Relations for AIESEC International, shares her experiences working with Millennials as well as representing the global youth voice. As part of this generation herself, she explains how leading her generation can be very difficult especially when they are volunteers. Ruggiero is also currently the Project Leader of the Global Youth Business Forum that bring together over 200 youth leaders to discuss the future of leadership.


Read more about here article here.

Share your thoughts about how you lead Millennials below!

To learn about our Global Talent program, click here.

Microsoft chairman explains the importance of AIESEC

Jan Muehlfiet, Microsoft chairman for Europe, filmed a video with AIESEC Amsterdam where he illustrates what AIESEC looks like in a company’s perspective. Muehlfiet outlines the difference from a non-AIESEC student to a AIESEC students and explains what makes AIESEC-ers much more capable employees.

Jan Muehlfiet sits on the Board of Advisers for AIESEC Amsterdam and watch the video below to hear more of what he says about AIESEC International.

What do you think of what Jan Muehlfiet has to say? Tell us in the comments below!

To learn about our Global Talent program, click here!