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  • Montréal, July 13, 2017 – At its International Congress in Colombia, AIESEC today announced that it has decided to locate its new international secretariat in Montréal. AIESEC, one of the largest associations in the world, with 50,000 students and recent graduate members, picked Montréal over other finalist cities after launching a call for tenders in […] The post AIESEC picks Montréal for its int...

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  • 5000 children take part in the World’s Largest Lesson in one day, as 600 young people from around the world educate their peers about the Global Goals for Sustainable Development CARTAGENA,  COLOMBIA, 12 July 2017 – 600 young people from 126 countries come together in Cartagena to teach the World’s Largest Lesson to 5000 children […] The post Young People lead the World’s Largest Lesson in Colombi...

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  • There are over 71 million unemployed young people in this world, yet the employers find it pesky to find the right people to fill job positions. Manpower Group highlighted the concern in their 2016/17 Talent Shortage Survey where 40% of employers globally are having difficulty filling job openings – a 2% rise since 2015. It really is […] The post Why aren’t your junior positions being filled? appe...

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  • I was recently asked to design a CV for an internship I was applying for. Ideally it should not have been a problem, because how hard can it be to write down why the company should select me? Or maybe just why I say I am the right person for the job? But eventually as […] The post Why are young people having trouble making their CVs stand out? appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • As the technology keeps changing the world, what will soon define our success in our careers is not the things we know, but our ability to learn the new. The term learnability is usually associated with software or operating systems, and how easy it is for a person to get used to and start using […] The post Learnability – the must-have characteristic of the future appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • It’s crossed many of our minds, and for good reasons. Maybe the employment opportunities after graduating are better somewhere else than in your home country. Or perhaps the quality of education in general would be higher in a foreign university. Learning languages, challenging yourself or just wanting to see the world. A lot of people […] The post Abandoning your country or your education? appear...

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  • While 75 million young people are unemployed all over the world, employers are still finding it difficult to fill their entry level positions. In addition, estimates say that there are three times more underemployed graduates than unemployed. This means that there are hundreds of millions of young, unexplored talents, waiting put their skills to use. […] The post High youth unemployment vs. a shor...

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  • Not knowing what you want to do in the future is a common problem among youth, but what if you do know, but just can’t get there? Finding a job in itself can be difficult directly after graduation, but finding a job in your dream industry can be even more so. According to McKinsey & […] The post Top 3 challenges in the face of career goals appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • For most youth, building up a career is a lifelong process of engaging in the world of work, while skimming through different employment opportunities made available to them. As such, many factors can help influence a young person’s decision making when it comes to undertaking such milestones; including their social backgrounds, their personalities and their […] The post Who are the most influenti...

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  • More and more young people have access to higher education, making the minimum required degree for employment a bachelor’s degree in many developed countries. On the other hand, when facing unemployment, many young people choose to educate themselves even more, hoping that it would land them their dream job in the future. These two behaviors […] The post Calling all parties: Oversupply of graduate...

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  • You often hear things like “you have to take responsibility for your actions” and “it’s up to you to make a difference”. Well, those things are true. But why not make an impact by doing things you like? Nobody is saying you have to eliminate world hunger single handedly. Small things you can do every […] The post Do what you like and like what you do appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • More often than not young people feel under prepared after graduating and then moving through their first job and hands on experience into doing something practical. It is because of the gap in the knowledge and experience that can prepare them to know what is required to get hired or what skills are required to […] The post How can organisations contribute to the skill development process of youn...

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  • Education should be a fulfilling experience where individuals bring the learning skills they have developed all throughout their educational lives to their careers, in order to be successful, well-rounded people. Many valuable skills are taught at school, high school and college, although most of the times the academic curriculum does not include other practical and […] The post 3 Skills that educ...

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  • The career counselor asked to a roomful of first year law college students, “who here, wants to intern in an NGO this summer?”. Sitting at the end of the room, I saw a couple of hands go up in the air. “Okay. (pause) How many of you want an internship in a law firm or […] The post Who wants a Career? – Sustainable Development To Fight Global Youth Unemployment appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • I joined AIESEC in the beginning of my second bachelor studies. After my first degree, I did not feel that I had developed the competencies needed in the working life, so I decided to change to a more practical university. I have always felt I learn more when I can explore and do it myself, […] The post Why should you include experiential learning opportunities in your curriculum? appeared first o...

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The I in believe

  • If you have been staying up to date with everything AIESEC related, you probably know that we have big goals. We are always talking about creating an impact and making the world a better place. And it’s true! To actually even get close to achieving the 2030 agenda, we all have to pitch in. Power […] The post The I in believe appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • We asked 40,000 millennials what they think is the most serious global issue and the majority said it’s education. In general, millennials feel that the current education system is not filling their expectations. With so many resources from all parties spent on education, how can it not fulfil its purpose? What are the factors millennials […] The post Why are millennials not satisfied with educati...

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  • ‘I have been teaching for about fourteen years and for the majority of my career, I would consider myself a very traditional teacher. My students sat in straight rows facing the front of the class because I was the one who was usually talking. I directed the show, I decided what we were learning, when […] The post Where do students learn from? appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • It’s easy to view diversity only as a question of tolerance and progressiveness. If you’re the kind of person who is reading this blog, there’s a good chance that you see diversity as a good thing, and can even take it as granted. Being against diversity can seem conservative, backwards or close-minded. But when money […] The post The Burden of Workplace Diversity appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • You no more have to go to an expensive design school to become a professional graphic designer. The revolution around online courses has added a new level to the game. You can sit at home and try out different classes for just $100/month, and later if you see your interest grow in a certain field, […] The post Can our education shift online? appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • As stated in OECD Skills Outlook, 2015, the youth of today feels lost in a regular classroom approach. Conclusively, because they realize the fact that as soon as they step out of this safe zone, they will not have a clue about applying all the jargon and jumbled sentences they just finished learning and apparently […] The post How is youth enhancing education? appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • A college of management studies organizes a startup weekend once a year.  This is a competition where students of the college are required to come up with entrepreneurial ideas on new startups. At the end of the competition, which includes idea and action plan presentations, the person with the best idea is announced as the […] The post How can the education system be more accommodating? appeared ...

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Hear us out.

  • Dear we-don’t-want-to-listen-unless-we-have-to, Hear us out. I am a millennial, all my friends are millennials, we struggle to juggle between daily stigma. The right-things, the solid-jobs, the you-are-successful-when’s. While going through an identity crisis every year when making a new year’s resolution, we will tell you we have figured it all out and hold up to […] The post Hear us out. appeare...

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  • “Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” – John F. Kennedy These were the words of John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States of America. He states, that since our […] The post This week: The prosperity of cross-sector partnerships appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • In today’s globalized world companies are becoming more international, and there is also a higher need for people who know how to act in a multicultural environment. Training people to work in a multicultural environment is both timely, costly, and many times does not bring the expected results. But what if young people could develop […] The post Benefits of a global learning environment appeared ...

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Be a Superman/Woman

  • When you think about improving yourself and becoming a better person, what do you think of? Most people would say that to become a better person, you have to work on your weaknesses so that eventually you have none. But is this really the right way to go? Perfection is unattainable. It is a dream, […] The post Be a Superman/Woman appeared first on AIESEC.

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  • Culture fit and diverse talent. Fundamentally, these two concepts are symbiotic — meaning, they are not mutually exclusive. But what has been happening for a while is, on the path of establishing an enduring company culture and an employee profile with a set of competencies and skills, organizations have compromised the diversity at the workplace. […] The post Hacking “culture fit” at the workplac...

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