GLOBAL ENTREPRENEUR’S PROGRAMME
Global Entrepreneurs Programme is “An initiative to create entrepreneurial leaders through an international experience.” Through this program’ AIESEC is providing young students an opportunity to develop entrepreneurial and leadership skills through international internships mainly on social issues. The objective is to target our country’s youth, the global entrepreneurs of tomorrow, help them enrich their education by providing them with a holistic international experience It challenges their worldview and help them gain a unique combination of multi-cultural, social and entrepreneurial experience during the formative years of their lives.
What will you gain from The Global Entrepreneur’s Programme? Gaining international work experience in a new & dynamic working environment. • Be a part of an international team & gain global perspective. • Enhance entrepreneurial skills through organizational experience & exposure. • Get a chance to research and learn one of the following: a world issue, culture of the country, history, architecture, cuisine, language, economy or the people in the host country. • Create a travelogue of your own experience in the country. • Networking with young likeminded people across the globe & AIESEC’s external partners. • Travel & explore a new country. The Global Entrepreneurs Programme provides students with a global experience for the duration of 6 weeks to explore a new country while they work on one of the following issues: • Information Technology • Communication and Journalism • Teaching & Language Education • Human Resources • Cultural Education • Social Sciences • Organizational Management • Event Management • Finance • Project Management
AIESEC is a global, non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of institutions of higher education.
Its members are interested in world issues, leadership and management. AIESEC does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, creed, religion, national, ethnic or social origin. AIESEC provides its members with an integrated development experience comprised of leadership opportunities, international internships and participation in a global learning environment.
“AIESEC showed me that it is the journey, not the destination that is important in life. I gained practical business skills, for which those learned in my academic courses were no match. I learned how to be professional in every encounter, to lead and motivate teams, and to widen my scope of thinking. As President of our local committee, I gained an appreciation for the value and power of teamwork and passion among people working toward a common goal.
“I have been familiar with the activities of AIESEC India for the past 24 years. I have been a member of the National Board of Advisors for the majority of those and have closely followed the association’s activities. I believe the various programs conducted by AIESEC, both nationally and internationally, create a great opportunity for the business students of today to engage in meaningful and gainful activity. I would strongly recommend the support for AIESEC.”
In sharing these challenging and emotional experiences, my team developed a unique bond and today I count these people among my best friends – they are the most interesting and passionate people I know. Had I not become involved with AIESEC, I would have not taken some very important detours and as a result, would have missed out on incredible friendships, amazing travel experiences, and fascinating insight into people, business and our world.”
Adi Godrej, Chairman, Godrej Group
Danielle G. Soucie, AIESEC Canada Managing Consultant, Strategy & Change IBM Global Services
“AIESEC has admirably met it’s objectives of providing students with the opportunity to interact with the business community internationally, thus giving them necessarily industrial exposure, so vital to their future careers. AIESEC in India members have played an important and commendable role in actively pursuing AIESEC’s objective in India.”
THE ALUMNI HALL OF FAME
Ratan Tata, Chairman, TATA Sons
OUR ADVISORY BOARD Janez Drnovsek President of Slovenia 2002-07
Arjun Bhagat Calibrated Logistics Founder AIESEC India ‘80
Martti Ahtisaari Nobel Peace Prize 2008 President of Finland 1994-2000
Cesar Gaviria Former President Colombia 1990-1994
Meera Sanyal Head of Services RBS Bank Asia
Koosum Kalayan General Manager of Shell
Aleksander Kwasniewski Former President Poland 1995-2005
Junichiro Koizumi Prime Minister of Japan 2001-06
Vikram Gandhi Credit Suisse President AIESEC India ‘83
Peter Wuffli CEO UBS
OUR LOCAL COMMITTEES
Delhi University Delhi IIT Lucknow
Indore Ahmedabad Vidyanagar
Baroda Navi Mumbai
IIT Kharagpur Kolkata
Goa Manipal University
AIESEC Nepal is the most recent initiative of AIESEC India, wherein AIESEC India is helping renew operations of AIESEC Nepal with guidance in terms of intellect, HR and financials. AIESEC India was also the country that expanded into Pakistan, South Africa, Mauritius, and UAE and was successful in establishing local offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. Indian and Pakistani AIESECers have crossed the border several times for country development visits and conferences. We are now in the process of conducting exchanges between the two countries steadily contributing to our vision and cultural understanding and sensitizing the youth to promote peace.
OUR NETWORK Africa Botswana Cameroon Cote dâ€™Ivoire Gabon Ghana Kenya Nigeria Rwanda Senegal South Africa Tanzania Togo Uganda Zimbabwe
Asia Pacific (AP) Afghanistan Australia Bangladesh China, Mainland of Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Democratic Peopleâ€™s Republic of Korea Malaysia New Zealand Pakistan The Philippines Singapore Sri Lanka Taiwan Thailand Vietnam
Middle East & North Africa (MENA) Bahrain Egypt Jordan Morocco Qatar United Arab Emirates
Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) Armenia Azerbaijan Bosnia Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Czech Republic Estonia Georgia Hungary Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Latvia Lithuania Macedonia Republic of Moldova Poland Romania Russia Serbia Slovakia Slovenia Tajikistan Tunisia Turkey Ukraine Uzbekistan
Ibero-America Argentina Bolivia Brazil Chile Colombia Costa Rica Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Mexico Panama Peru Puerto Rico Spain Uruguay Venezuela
Western Europe & North America (WENA) Austria Belgium Canada Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Italy Malta Norway The Netherlands Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland United Kingdom United States of America
AIESEC VALUES AIESEC IN NUMBERS
10000 LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 15000 INTERNATIONAL INTERSHIPS 4000 PARTNER ORGANISATIONS 110 COUNTRIES 470 CONFERENCES 1700 UNIVERSITIES
HOW DOES AIESEC DIFFER FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE INTERNSHIPS ABROAD? AIESEC provides you with an international experience; the emphasis is on providing cross-cultural experience and complete overall development. AIESEC provides you a platform that students can use to for personal and professional development. AIESEC is a completely student run organization that focuses on creating positive impact and helping students tap into their leadership potential. WHAT DOES AIESEC OFFER STUDENTS IN THE GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURS PROGRAM? AIESEC offers you a platform to find an internship experience of your choice. The members in the organization provide guidance and assistance through out the course of your association with AIESEC. The members will ensure you are inducted into the organization, help you search and find the internship experience of your choice, assist you with documents and visa processes, ensure you are fully prepared for the experience in the country you have chosen. The AIESEC host committee, country will guide and assist you once you reach the host country. The host country will make sure of the pick up, accommodation, internship experience and all other networking events with the other interns working on the project with you.
Activating Leadership We lead by example and inspire leadership through our activities. Living Diversity We seek to learn from the different ways of life and opinions represented in our multicultural environment. Striving for Excellence We aim to deliver the highest quality performance in everything we do. Demonstrating Integrity We are consistent and transparent in our decisions and actions. Enjoying Participation We create a dynamic environment created by active and enthusiastic participation of individuals. Acting Sustainably We act in a way that is sustainable for our organisation and society.
WHAT DOES AIESEC NOT PROVIDE YOU? AIESEC does not offer you tailor made internships as a product, that is it does not provide you a particular internship in a particular country. AIESEC is present in 110 countries in the world and has a number of opportunities for students to choose from. The student enrolling in the Global Entrepreneurs program should be flexible and accommodative with the various internship experiences available in a variety of countries. Every student however will be given a choice of internships in various countries to choose from before he/she makes his/her decision. DO I RECEIVE A REFUND IF I AM NOT ABLE TO FIND A SUITABLE INTERNSHIP? The fees collected by AIESEC are not refundable if you are not able to find a suitable internship or decide to withdraw from the same. We assure students who enroll with us full guidance and support and access to AIESEC’s platform and network of internship experiences in 110 countries.
FAQ’S IS THERE A SELECTION PROCEDURE? AIESEC does have a selection procedure for the applicants who register for the Global Entrepreneurs Programme. The selection procedure is basically to ensure flexibility, global mindset and English fluency of the applicant. WHO WILL HELP ME OUT IN THE HOST COUNTRY? AIESEC has its local committees in 110 countries. The internship experience is based in the nearest local committee of the project chosen. The members in local committee present in the host country will organize for your accommodation, pick up from airport/ station, show you around the city and accompany you to work on your first day. In addition, they will integrate you into their activities; organize events for you and the other interns. The members will help you get accustomed to the people, culture in the host country. If there should be any problems, there will always be someone to help you. We will also be in contact with you and support you in every way possible. WILL AN AIESEC EXPERIENCE HELP ME GET INTO COLLEGES/ UNIVERSITIES ABROAD? AIESEC is an international organization present in 110 countries and 1700 universities. The organization has a huge network, partners and renowned alumni. The AIESEC experience will definitely help you have an international outlook and a global network. The experience will only be an added bonus to your application. CAN ME AND MY FRIEND/FRIENDS GO FOR THIS INTERNSHIP TOGETHER? There might me a small chance that two people can take on AIESEC experience together but there is not guarantee that you will get the same project. AIESEC believes in diversity and we believe and encourage students to take this up alone as it helps one’s individual experience and helps you get out of your comfort zone. We strongly suggest taking up the Global Entrepreneurs Program alone. We will ensure you have a fantastic experience and make friends for life! WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE? Yes! You will get a certificate for your internship experience from he local AIESEC chapter.
PARENT FROM IIT DELHI
I under took English lesions as well. I was into two projects - International School IX and Summer Camp Project. As a result I got to travel a lot, a lot of new people and a lot of networking. First three weeks I was in my host city Szczecin. There I made a lot of international friends with the help of the AIESECers there. My buddy was one of the awesome person I ever came across. Now I have friends from Germany, Brazil, Georgia, Ukraine, China, Egypt, Taiwan, Greece, Portugal, London and Poland of course. I was there during the time of Euro 2012. So I could closely feel the essence of it. Over all I learnt a lot maybe not theoretically but practical aspect of life. Being more sensitive and useful product for the society. It is very difficult to pen down each and every moment and experience but I want to highlight few of the following: 1. Meeting the President of Szczecin, who was very keen on India. 2. Travelling almost all the major cities of Poland, where I didn’t spend a single peny. Thanks to the summer camp project and European Union 3. Making a lot of international friends and friends for life time. 4. Witness the essence of Euro 2012, saw the base camps of England and Russia 5. Amazing adventure sports which I never imagined in my life. 6. Warmth and affection of the people. Its been a week now am back to my country, and right now am in a cultural crisis. I badly want to go back again and relive those moments, which I could previously never imagined. Now as person I myself found changes towards personality development. My faculty in university are impressed by my accent, my way of communicating, punctuality. I am no more the Gaurab I was. A better one for sure, AIESEC all credit goes to you :)
“From the very beginning because of the nature of my job I kept getting transferred and this made my daughter change a lot of schools which made her more culturally aware and helped her in being interpersonally able. Hesitating to talk to people, stage fear was never of her personality. But there was something peculiar when she joined this organization. It was almost like a dream come true for me to see my daughter interacting with people from abroad, meeting professionals from the corporate world- the CEO’s, department heads of various Multi National Companies, addressing a crowd of thousands, having students working under her, holding conferences at national and international level, being a part of a culture where everybody is considered the same...all this at the age of 20 years is something exceptional to believe. The best part which I personally find is the immense knowledge which a student gains when he/she goes for an internship. My daughter has been to Mauritius for her Social Internship through AIESEC and the change I see in her post the internship is huge. She has lived with people who belonged to different countries, cultures, possessed varied values, beliefs, had different thoughts, opinions, viewpoints and today it makes me proud to say that she can very confidentially interact with anyone from across the globe. Being culturally sensitive, AIESEC has helped her build contacts almost everywhere in the world which has certainly made her more aware and knowledgeable. My daughter works in the Outgoing Exchange department and I strongly believe that she gains each day out of her work. She joined AIESEC in February 2012 as a member and today she is the manager in her department. Being in the corporate world right from the beginning it really is amazing to see students work in the most professional way they can. It’s delectable to come across students who are so well integrated, organized, systematic and most importantly efficient and effective at the same time in their work. Probably this is the reason that AIESEC has partnerships with big companies. I am impressed by the way students working in AIESEC communicate with the professionals in corporates. They have their own charisma where in they smartly walk in, talk to you, get sponsorships, do activities which are telecasted live and lots more which cannot be put into words. All I can say is that it’s a really pleasant feeling to see your child growing at such a pace and talking to you about things, which you might have never even heard of.
I was working with students from age group 2 years to 17 years old. I had to plan my teaching and activities according to the age groups. For cultural education I made sure I used a lot of video footage to describe the colorful India.