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“Leaders imagine a world that they would like to be a part of, a world worth fighting for.” - Seth Godin

AIESEC envisions

Peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential We believe it is possible by enabling leadership development in young people to make a positive impact in the society

AIESEC enables leadership development by young people through the

Experiential Leadership Development Model


Experiential Leadership Development AIESEC offers and facilitates the experiences below for young people

Team experiences

Students volunteer to join AIESEC to have practical team experiences, which compliment their academic study at university.

(6 months to 4+ years)

Be a team member or lead a team HR, Sales, Marketing, Operation, Finance

Frequently assess performance and development Report to a Board of Advisor

Run AIESEC operation

Be allocated to a function Go through a selection process

Work abroad experiences (1.5 months to 18 months)

Frequently assess performance and development

Receive logistical, visa, culture integration support from AIESEC

Report to a supervisor

Go abroad to volunteer at NGO or work in a company

Students or recent graduates sign up to go abroad for volunteering or professional work opportunities. AIESEC partners with 5,000 organizations around the world to provide these work abroad opportunities.

Be offered challenging opportunities abroad

We call this the “Global Volunteer” or “Global Internship Program”

pre-selection process


The uniqueness of AIESEC platform Unique characteristics of AIESEC, that most of other organizations don’t offer to young people with.

Real Resources

Real team, AIESEC brand, conferences, training, global information system, etc.

Learning by Doing

Create and implement initiatives, risk tolerant environment, learning oriented environment

Developing Others

Take real responsibility for others – a team, an entity, etc., and being kept accountable

Global Network

International conferences, work abroad experience, global information and communication system, entities from different countries are required to work together to deliver student exchange program

Achievement of Results

Offering of high goal and ambition, performance assessment and celebration of success

The leadership AIESEC develops AIESEC is enabling life-long leadership journey for young people. Based on unique nature of the organization and essential elements to trigger leadership journey, we develop the following:

Self-Aware Aware of my strengths and weaknesses; Know my values and purpose in life

Responsible and purposeful Aware, take ownership and action to contribute to something bigger than my self

Effective Communication Engaging others with my purpose and values; communicate effectively and build networks


High inconsistency of graduate quality across different markets Low retention rate of graduate hires

Lack of basic leadership skills

Talent gap challenge Change agent

Lack of necessary soft skills

Asia Pacific

With Experiential Leadership Development Model, AIESEC is developing a regional talent pool, who could be change agents for organizations in Asia Pacific. High caliber, well rounded

Sense of loyalty, tend not to leave the company because of a better offer (due to volunteering experience in AIESEC at young age)

Highly transferrable soft skills

Basic leadership skills

Partner with us to contribute to youth development and gain direct access to our talent pool! Milena Nguyen Global Business Development Manager | AIESEC International 13-14 | www.aiesec.org 126 Teilingerstraat, 3032-AW Rotterdam, The Netherlands | milenan@ai.aiesec.org | +31 10 443 4371 |


How AIESEC develops young leaders