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AIESEC

SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY

ANNUAL REPORT


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TABLE OF CONTENTS 3 ABOUT AIESEC

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EXECUTIVE BOARD 2012

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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OUTGOING EXCHANGE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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CORPORATE RELATIONS

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ALUMNI RELATIONS

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COMMUNICATIONS

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

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WRC 2012

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE

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INCOMING EXCHANGE

FINANCE

SPONSORS & CREDITS

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ABOUT AIESEC

50, 000 Students and recent graduates part of the global network Active in over 1,600 universities across 113 countries and territories 10,000 leadership opportunities and 10,000 global internships annually Network of 1,000,000 alumni worldwide including heads of state and prominent leaders

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IESEC is the largest student-run organization in the world. We offer unmatched opportunities to ambitious students ready for a challenge in an exciting and dynamic environment through two exchange programs; the Global Internship Program and the Global Community Development Program. These programs send current AIESEC members abroad on paid work internships or volunteer opportunies as well as allows international interns the opportunity to work in Vancouver. As a student-run organization, AIESEC is also an international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential to make a positive impact on society. Each university chapter is entirely student-run and, much like a small company, members are responsible for managing and maintaining the main operations of the organization. The functional work within each local chapter combined with the various exchange opportunities available makes AIESEC an excellent opportunity for students to break out of the classroom walls and gain international experience complementing their degree.

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Activating Leadership We lead by example and inspire leadership through our activities. We take full responsibility for developing the leadership potential of our members.

Living Diversity We seek to learn from the different ways of life and opinions represented in our multicultural environment. We respect and actively encourage the contribution of every individual.

Striving for Excellence We aim to deliver the highest quality performance in everything we do. Through creativity and innovation we seek to continuously improve.

Demonstrating Integrity We are consistent and transparent in our decisions and actions. We fulfil our commitments and conduct ourselves in a way that is true to our ideals.

Enjoying Participation We create a dynamic environment by encouraging the active and enthusiastic participation of our members who enjoy being involved in AIESEC.

Acting Sustainably We act in a way that is sustainable for our organisation and society. Our decisions take into consideration the needs of future generations.


PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE AIESEC SFU President’s Message 2012

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here is a single phrase that can be used to summarize the year – breaking the mold. AIESEC SFU, as a Local Committee, has steadily been growing and achieving many accomplishments in recent years. We went into the year having all the ingredients required to have another successful year, and potentially taking the Local Committee to greater heights – a stable foundation and motivated members. What did we do in 2012? Shake up that foundation and challenge every single member. Over the course of the year, in the Executive Board’s shortened ten-month term, our Local Committee reached new milestones. From Colombia to Malaysia, we sent more students on life-changing internships. We learned from and discovered the cultures of our three interns. Partnerships were both strengthened and established, providing our members with more and diversified ways to develop themselves. Members, alumni, and supporters were engaged through different events, from conferences to workshops.

The year could not have been made possible without the support of many individuals. On behalf of the Local Committee, I would like to thank our Board of Advisors, alumni, our Member Committee coach, the Beedie School of Business, and our partners. Thank you!

In closing, I would like to invite you to celebrate the achievements of the year. This annual report outlines From a personal perspective, I am most proud of our our Local Committee’s story, one-of-a-kind to AIESEC. members. Each possesses unique traits that truly make them AIESECers. Every person, with their own experiences and contribution, made up the community of AIESEC SFU. It is a distinctive culture of support and collaboration, combined with refusing to let one Christina Buiza Local Committee President 2012 another achieve anything less than exception.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD CHRISTINA BUIZA

JOAQUIM SANVICTORES

Join date: October 2009 Favourite part about AIESEC: Meeting and working with different people who challenge you to improve yourself.

Join date: June 2011 Favourite part about AIESEC: The spirit, the people, the adventures, and the vision!

TAMARA HOMBREBUENO

JULIA LUU

Join date: October 2011 Favourite part about AIESEC: Developing a global network of passionate leaders!

Join date: October 2010 Favourite part about AIESEC: Meeting new people and gaining a global perspective from our interns.

TIMUR SHUVALOFF

RONNIE KO

Join date: September 2011 Favourite part about AIESEC: Meeting new people, and going to conferences!

Join date: September 2011 Favourite part about AIESEC: Endless opportunities and developing people to lead the future.

MELODY ZHANG

PEGGY CHEN

Join date: October 2010 Favourite part about AIESEC: Its ability to cultivate and connect youth globally.

Join date: May 2011 Favourite part about AIESEC: Meeting like-minded individuals from around the world.

GRACE YANG

ESTHER CHENG

LOCAL COMMITTEE PRESIDENT

VP COMMUNICATIONS

VP FINANCE

VP OUTGOING EXCHANGE

PRESIDENT OF Western Regional Conference 2012 Join date: October 2010 Favourite part about AIESEC: Meeting people from all over the world, the fiery passion, and spirited dancing!

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VP ALUMNI RELATIONS

VP CORPORATE RELATIONS

VP INCOMING EXCHANGE

VP TALENT MANAGEMENT

PRESIDENT OF Coastal Conference 2012 Join date: January 2010 Favourite part about AIESEC: When the entire Local Committee gets together during conferences.


BOARD OF ADVISORS BOB ADIE

CHAIR (1998 - PRESENT) As the Chair of AIESEC SFU’s Board of Advisors, Bob continues to be one of our strongest Alumni Champions and has become an integral part of the local committee’s culture. He has held leadership positions as Vice-President Public Relations and Local Committee President of AIESEC SFU from 1992-1993. Currently, Bob is an Account Executive at JobShop.ca.

Brian fingler MEMBER

Originally from Manitoba, Brian has truly embraced AIESEC SFU, calling it his AIESEC home for the last few years. At AIESEC Manitoba, Brian had the opportunity to become Vice-President Incoming Exchange as well as the Organizing Committee President of the National Leadership Development Conference. Brian is currently the Business Development Manager of TranSource Freightways.

PABLO GALUPPO MEMBER

As AIESEC SFU’s newest Board of Advisor, Pablo traces back his AIESEC roots in Venezuela. In 2000-2001, he became the Local Committee President of AIESEC Maracaibo. A year later, he went on to the national team as AIESEC Venezuela’s Vice President Finance. Pablo also went on a AIESEC internship to Guatemala. Pablo is currently the Business Manager at Subway Development Corporation.

kirk hill MEMBER

As our connection to the university, Kirk has given us a lot of support when it comes to our relations with SFU, specifically with the Beedie School of Business. Kirk is originally from the USA where he became the Local Committee President of AIESEC Arizona State. He then moved to London to pursue his AIESEC internship. Kirk is currently the Assistant Dean of the Beedie School of Business.

cindy pearson MEMBER

As our industry insider, Cindy has provided AIESEC SFU with valuable connections and advice on IT firms. She is currently the Chief Operations Officer of the British Columbia Technology Industry Association. Thus it is to no surprise that she is the Board’s operational expert, ensuring that our local committee is running efficiently and sustainably.

SCOTT PHILLIPS

MEMBER Another proud AIESEC SFU member, Scott started out as a General Member in 1991 and later became involved as Vice President Projects working with the SFU Career Fair. Scott is currently the Vice President Human Resources at JD Sweid Foods, one of the largest poultry and meat processors in Canada.

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OUTGOING EXCHANGE

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he Outgoing Exchange portfolio provides youth with opportunities to make a direct impact in the world. We recruit, prepare, as well as match current students and recent graduates to existing exchange opportunities within the AIESEC network.

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“We are working towards establishing ourselves as the premiere exchange organization at Simon Fraser University.”

Exchange Participants sending 18 students abroad for both internship and volunteer opportunities -- That’s a 225% increase since 2011! In addition, our matching rate increased from 60% to 100% within the first Quarter and has been maintained throughout the year. Our first highlight of the year was seeing two Exchange Participants going on their second internships almost immediately after returning from their first. Our second highlight of the year was having four members of the 2012 Executive Board of AIESEC SFU pass through their own Exchange Review Boards. One of whom is currently interning at an NGO in Torino, Italy.

The Outgoing Exchange portfolio started 2012 with a bang. Two months into the year, we won the national Matching Blitz with nine Exchange Participants sent on an internship abroad. This was the first time AIESEC Simon Fraser University gained national recognition for its Outgoing Exchange efforts. In 2012, the Outgoing Exchange portfolio surpassed historical numbers! Our focus on finding quality exchange opportunities led to the successful delivery of our promise to our

As the Outgoing Exchange portfolio heads into 2013, we are working to establish ourselves as the premier exchange organization at Simon Fraser University. As we see our exchange numbers increase, we hope to sustain our high level of service and increase our credibility within Vancouver’s community. Our goals for the future are to continually engage the community through campus relations as well as partnerships within community development programs abroad.

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COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES WITH EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES

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sfu students sent on an internship abroad

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EXPERIENCES comparable to an aiesec exchange


INCOMING EXCHANGE

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n 2011, Incoming Exchange separated from the Corporate Relations team to become a portfolio of its own. The focus of this portfolio has been to work together with Corporate Relations to boost sales activity as well as to deliver the best possible experiences to our interns while satisfying the needs of our partners.

“Throughout the year, we have focused on providing high quality and timely service.” Throughout the year, we have focused on providing high quality and timely service showcasing our ability to manage issues and problems as they surfaced. Our dedication to the experiences of not only members

of the portfolio but experiences of our Exchange Participants and Trainee Nominees is something we take pride in as we work towards providing the best possible exchange experience for students. The Incoming Exchange Scrapbook was one of the major projects initiated this year. This portfolio binder is a memory book presenting the experience, memories, and feedback from exchange participants that have come to Vancouver. One of the purposes of this scrapbook is to provide potential partner companies with examples of the types of experiences, successes, and benefits AIESEC SFU has delivered to both Exchange Participants and past Trainee Nominee takers.

AIESEC SFU INCOMING INTERNS Marwen Abid, an exchange participant from Tunisia, and Szymon Marciniewicz, an exchange participant from Poland, both started their internship at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers in January.

MARWEN ABID

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is the world’s largest industrial auctioneer and is present in over 110 countries globally. Marwen and Szymon were able to demonstrate their talent both signing year-long internships as Software Developers for the company as well as receiving incredibly high ratings and feedback from their managers. Marwen and Szymon were also able to explore the area around Vancouver as they got a chance to go to Victoria for Coastal Conference 2011, held in Seattle, for a mini vacation in addition to taking in all the sights of Vancouver.

SZYMON MARCINIEWICZ

LOUISA OLAR

DID YOU KNOW?

Louisa Olar, an exchange participant from Romania, was able to successfully organize, coordinate, and run The Big Fair 2012, SFU’s largest annual career event attended by over 3,000 students and alumni. Her internship started in June and ended in November. Louisa participated in many Local Committee events as well including chairing the Local Committee President elections and becoming a panelist on our Review Board for exchange participants.

Some of the world’s most influential leaders have undertaken an AIESEC internship.

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CORPORATE RELATIONS

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he Corporate Relations portfolio this year has gone through many changes in our method of sales. We have moved farther away from our dependence on cold-calling to networking and engaging with our alumni and Board of Advisors. Collectively, the team has made countless number of calls, attended more than 15 networking events and have booked 93 marketing meetings thus far. Our focus on networking has created opportunities for us to create partnerships within our business community.

“We have moved farther away from our dependence on cold-calling to networking and engaging with our alumni and Board of Advisors.� During the summer semester, we started partnering up with conferences and, aside from generating sales leads, we have increased the external presence of AIESEC through special mentions during attended events. Our longstanding partnership with BCTIA has given us the opportunity to attend a variety of conferences including Techbrew, TechStampede and the TIA Awards subsequently helping us generate more than 20 leads. In fostering a sales culture, we started delivering a Local Sales Program to the Alumni Relations and Communications portfolio and the Conference Organizing Committees to increase the collaboration as well as sales knowledge. This year alone, we have delivered five sales programs to gauge interest in promoting the Global Internship Program.

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NETWORKING EVENTS ATTENTED

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marketing meetings booked

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DID YOU KNOW? AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization.

LEADS GENERATED per event


MAJOR NETWORKING EVENTS

BCTIA

BURNABY BOARD OF TRADE

technology impact awards

Marketing CultuRE STRATEGY Our strategy for building a marketing culture has started off in training members outside of Corporate Relations. AIESEC SFU created a sales program that invited members from the Organizing Committee, Communications and Alumni Relations. Since January 2012, we have hosted 5 sales programs. Aside from Corporate Relations members, we have engaged 20% of the membership in fostering a marketing culture by providing them with sales training. Customer Relationship Management Outside of taking an intern, we want to engage companies as much as possible. Relationships and leads are gained through networking events, depending on the size of the event, each member can book at least 2 meetings per event. In addition to findingTraineeship Nominees, we have created partnerships with Sun Life, Wavefront, Launch Academy, and Enterprise Holdings for the purposes of workshops, external awareness, and sponsorship. best case practice Corporate Relations had the opportunity to partner up with large-scale business conferences that were hosted in Vancouver. These partnerships have enabled us free admission and increased awareness of AIESEC during the conference through blog posts and volunteer recognition. Thus far, we have created three conference partnerships with GROW 2012, Merging Media Conference, and the Top Employer Summit. From these conference partnerships, we have attended 17 marketing meetings.

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ALUMNI RELATIONS KPI

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2 0 1 2 P roje c te d 2 0 1 2 A c tua l*

# of A lumni Me e tings

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# of P oints of C onta c t with A lumni # of A lumni in S a le s forc e

326 477

140 540

255 592

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Engaging Alumni

Alumni Barbecue

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percentage growth in the number ofalumni in salesforce

*As of 16 November 2012

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percentage growth in alumni meetings

On July 14, we hosted the first-ever Alumni Barbecue at Deer Lake Park Burnaby. We had over 40 members attend, including 15 alumni and externals. This event was held as a fundraiser for the Western Regional and Coastal Conferences. At the end of the day, we raised $750.00 from ticket sales, raffle and 50/50 games.

AlumNight 2012 Co-hosted by UBC on November 14, AlumNight 2012 proved to be a success! A record 27 SFU and UBC alumni graced the event which was aimed towards engaging AIESEC members old and new. Alumni were able to meet our current members as well as reconnect and relive memories with fellow alumni.

Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers With the hard work and dedication of the Corporate Relations and Incoming Exchange Portfolios, we were able to resign a Trainee Nominee through an alumnus, Brad Cumiskey, the Internet Marketing Manager at Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

Western Regional and Coastal Conference Having the Beedie School of Business be a platinum sponsor for our conferences was made possible by Rosanne Ng, the Manager of Student Engagement and Recruitment, who was also the Local Committee President of AIESEC SFU from 2004-2005. During the Western Regional Conference banquet in October, we had 12 alumni come and see our local committee win the Spirit Keg!

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FINANCE

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he Finance portfolio is responsible for the yearly financial management and long-term financial planning of the Local Committee. This includes completing mandatory minimum standards submissions to AIESEC Canada, financial reporting, budgeting and analysis, and administrative policies.

Projects and Accomplishments

One accomplishment of the Finance portfolio in 2012 was granting online access to documents required for audit and financial statement preparations. In doing so, we have made information more accessible to members of the portfolio, as well as AIESEC Canada’s internal audit team. We have also developed an easier transition system minimizing the risk of lost documents. Additionally, our Finance page on the internal AIESEC database, myAIESEC.net, was created this year making AIESEC SFU one of only two AIESEC Local Committees in Canada who have a finance page in the internal database. At the beginning of the year, we implemented a new accounting system from Simply Accounting to Wave Accounting, which has allowed us to update our financial reports and improve our budget analysis system. A dashboard creation system was also created for quick comparisons and ROI reports. Conference Subsidization • $4527.63 was subsidized this year • $6360 is to be subsidized in the remaining year • 349% subsidization increase (at the end of 2012) Due to a shortened financial year, there were three fewer months than the last. The Finance portfolio has helped ease the financial burden of AIESEC SFU members going to various conferences including the National President’s Meeting, Strat-Tri Congress, Ontario and Atlantic Regional Conference, and JUMP: Central American South Leadership Conference in Costa Rica. A break-even budgeting system was utilized from making a profit to reinvesting all revenues back into membership. Financial Statistics • 17 months in financial reserves, assuming $1000 in expenses every month meaning AIESEC SFU can survive and remain sustainable • 17 months with current activity assuming that no revenue is made in those months • Growth in operational revenue (44.8%) compared to previous year (YTD) numbers • Total revenue YTD is $13,147.62, compared to $9082.10 in the previous year Financial Data: Program Revenue Measure Months in Financial Reserves Total Revenue Number of quarter’s passed minimum standards SoA debt amount Total Program Revenue Profit YTD

DID YOU KNOW?

KPI 15.43 $21,572.20 3 (Q4, Q1, Q2) (1,987.81) $5,820.00 $9328.12

AIESEC was founded in 1948 by students in seven European countries.

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COMMUNICATIONS

CAMPUS RELATIONS

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IESEC SFU was able to create a stronger brand presence on campus this year. Through targeted and cohesive marketing campaigns, we were able to build positive awareness of both the AIESEC organization and the programs we offer students. We utilized many strategies including holding information sessions, print advertising, creating a new banner, and word of mouth to spread awareness among the SFU community. Through the techniques mentioned, the Communications portfolio has been able to improve the status of AIESEC as the premiere organization for international exchange and leadership opportunities.

CHECKPOINTS - PUBLIC RELATIONS CAMPAIGN

This year we established a Public Relations campaign focused on highlighting the experiences of our stakeholders, in particular, our exchange participants and leaders. We established videos and posters to showcase their stories and the content is now being used not only at AIESEC SFU, but across Canada to promote our programs at information sessions and through social media.

ONLINE MEDIA

Promoting AIESEC on our social media platforms has been very effective when promoting our exchange programs and partnering with externals. We established marketing campaigns on Facebook and Twitter to engage audiences, and had endless retweets and mentions throughout the year.

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facebook: From 640 to 956 likes

*in 7 months

TWITTER:

From 762 to 1160 followers *in 7 months

DID YOU KNOW? AIESEC SFU has won the Communucations Excellence award for 3 years in a row.


BRAND ALIGNED MEDIA APPEARANCES

PUBLIC RELATIONS SFU BEEDIE The business faculty has been the biggest supporter of AIESEC SFU in the last year. By publishing articles on AIESEC through several of their media platforms such as the Experience Beedie Blog, The Executive Magazine, SFU Beedie News and more, we were able to promote the organization to multiple stakeholders. VERGE MAGAZINE & GO GLOBAL EXPO 2012 As an AIESEC Canada National partner, Verge has published the experiences of our exchange participants and AIESEC members on their online platform. Also, as the official host of Go Global Expo 2012, our members engaged in the community event, promoting our exchange programs even further. Dealmaker Media & Grow Conference 2012 Partnering with Dealmaker Media through the Grow Conference allowed us to attend the event and they actively promoted us through their online platforms. TALLENT EGG As our national partner, TalentEgg continuously supports AIESEC Canada, and our Local Committee in our vision of developing professional leaders through our exchange and leadership programs. BCIC New Ventures Believing in the work that we do, BCIC has enabled us to work with them as a media partner, promoting our organization to their network of businesses through writing on their blog and allowing us to attend their annual conference.

Experience Beedie Blog The Executive Magazine SFU Beedie News SFU Van Blog Dealmaker Media TalentEgg Verge Magazine BCIC New Ventures Blog The Hidden Transcript Engage SFU Volunteer Services Blog

THREE MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENTS 1. AIESEC International Public Relations Summit (North American Hub) 2. Checkpoints campaign 3. 16 brand aligned media appearances

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

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he Talent Management portfolio runs similarly to a Human Resources department of an organization. This portfolio is responsible for keeping members

“Responsible for keeping members engaged within our Local Committee ensuring there is active participation throughout the year.�

engaged within our Local Committee ensuring there is active participation throughout the year and supporting other portfolios primarily through recruitment and member development. Throughout the year, Talent Management facilitates monthly General Assemblies, organizes regular internal social events, hosts personal development seminars, and finds other ways to create and strengthen member engagement.

continued throughout the year. Some of the events this committee is responsible for include Clubs Days held on campus, information sessions, and interviews. The Recruitment Organizing Committee is also in charge of engaging the external community and recruiting both leaders and exchange participants within SFU.

RECRUTIMENT STATISTICS 2012 120

JANUARY

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MAY

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SEPTEMBER

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Our portfolio currently consists of three subcommittees: the Recruitment Organizing Committee, Member Development, and Events Team. The Recruitment Organizing Committee is in charge of the recruitment process held at the beginning of each semester and

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INFO SESSION RSVP

MEMBER APPLICATIONS

new members


RECRUITMENT ORGANIZING COMMITTEE FALL 2012 RECRUITMENT Our Local Committee has gone through several changes in our recruitment processes, most prominently in our Fall 2012 Recruitment period. Our interview process was cut down and altered as we moved from one-on-one interviews to a larger scale process of group interviews. This not only allowed us to better identify well-rounded ‘AIESEC’ quality members but also sped up the recruitment process allowing us to spend more time focusing on our core work. It is through our new Assessment Centre process that members go through activities that represent each portfolio, as assessed on their skills, and are then allocated to portfolios based on this information.

member development campus development and outreach Throughout this past year, AIESEC SFU has been able to make a few partnerships with other clubs and organizations, both on campus and externally, to host various events. Among many, the most notable events were held in partnership with SFU Global Agents during their Social Entrepreneurship Challenge and the Burnaby Mountain Toastmasters during a workshop held on the topic of public speaking. The Member Development Committee is in charge of organizing the monthy General Assemblies, creating activities and opportunities for members to grow, and ensuring that members are consistently engaged by encouraging cross-functional collaboration and interaction.

EVENTS MEMBERS APPRECIATION BANQUET This year, the Talent Management portfolio decided to host a year-end banquet to formally recognize the efforts of the members of our local committee and their consistent dedication throughout the year and past semester. The banquet, held at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts Bistro 101 at Granville Island, allowed members to enjoy a three-course meal while giving them the opportunity to reflect on their achievements throughout their year in AIESEC both as individuals and collectively as a Local Committee. Awards and certificates were distributed to members who have demonstrated outstanding growth and who have contributed notable work across all portfolios.

DID YOU KNOW? AIESEC was founded after World War II in order to maintain peace.

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WESTERN REGIONAL CONFERENCE

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eld on October 5th to 8th in Richmond, BC, AIESEC SFU was honoured to host the Western Regional Conference 2012. This is an annual conference that brings together Local Committees from across Western Canada with around 200 attendees to partake in a unique learning environment aimed towards developing the leadership potential of students. This learning environment is possible through individual discovery, team experiences, mentoring, virtual spaces, seminars, and learning circles. As the delegates return to their cities, they leave better equipped with the skills to become environmentally and socially responsible, global leaders.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

• Develop oneself personally and professionally • Bring the global mindset to leadership • Network with AIESEC alumni and stakeholders • Culminate the top incoming executives • Establish soft skills

“These past nine months were the most stressful of my life but I also learned more than I ever did in the 20 years I’ve been alive.” – Grace Yang, OC President ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

GRACE YANG

OC PRESIDENT

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NATALIE LAU

VP COMMUNICATIONS

margarita sanchez VP LOGISTICS

vuitton chan

VP SPONSORSHIP

STEPHEN YEH VP FINANCE


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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE AIESEC SFU President’s Message 2013

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t’s incredible to be part of an organization that actively strives to create world peace. As AIESEC members, this is what we do, every single day. With every exchange participant we send abroad, every intern that is brought into Canada to work, and with every AIESEC member that believes in the vision of developing global mindsets, we are choosing to make a positive impact on our world. Sixty-four years later, AIESEC as an entity has proven to be an organization that develops the leaders of tomorrow. I am proud to have been involved with AIESEC for the past two years. I have seen groups of students develop their personal and professional skills, invest their time and energy into something larger than themselves, and put their ideas into action in order to make their impact on the organization and the people within it. As a result, the community in which we live is also positively influenced, with globallyminded AIESEC members involving themselves in networking events and leadership conferences, and with interns who provide an international aspect to organizations in Vancouver. Alternatively, in communities abroad, we have allowed for more SFU students to work on community development projects that tackle important social issues. As well, students who have engaged themselves in work internships have brought international perspectives to the countries in which they work. AIESEC has allowed for people everywhere to break cultural barriers and to bridge the gaps across countries.

partners, Board of Advisors, faculty, alumni and all external supporters that made all the difference. We are grateful for those who challenged us, pushed us, and undoubtedly believed in our abilities to become change agents through the work that we do. I have no doubt that AIESEC SFU will only continue to accomplish more in the upcoming year of 2013. The culture that we have developed at our local committee is something to be proud and excited about. Member engagement is thriving, and the passion for AIESEC resounds in the amount of time and dedication that is put into their work. More and more members are actively living the values that we promote, and believing in the bigger picture in that we do is making a difference. We are determined to enable even more students to have incredible life experiences through our exchange programs and through activating their leadership abilities. May 2013 be another year in which AIESEC SFU will continue in our vision of striving for peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential.

Seeing the enormous growth in this local committee, AIESEC SFU, continuously inspires me. Since its Sincerely yours, inception in 1981, we have enabled more students than ever to have quality international and leadership development experiences. Every year, we are able to grow stronger and build upon the successes of AIESECers that came before us. It is the support Tamara Hombrebueno that we had this year coming from our exchange Local Committee President 2013

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SPONSORS & CREDITS sponsors

PARTNERS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Janine Wong Vivian Li Alice Kim Jeremy Kung Jason Kim Christina Buiza Tamara Hombrebueno

Timur Shuvaloff Ronnie Ko Grace Yang Julia Luu Peggy Chen Gordon Ching Joaquim Sanvictores

Melody Zhang Esther Cheng Best Ungsuruchadapant

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I AM AN AIESECer.


AIESEC SFU - Annual Report 2012