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The best thing you have to do is try again until you see the success

Hey AIESEC!

 As we already know to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential, AIESEC has a unique structure. We mainly target potential youth to achieve AIESEC goals while empowering young people to become value-driven leaders who can positively impact the world around them. 

 If someone asks why we focus on youth? What will be your answer as a representative of the younger generation? 

AIESEC highly believes that youth have more capacity to adapt and challenge the existing situation. They have a broader scope of seeing the things around them than the rest. We seek potential youngsters who are capable of sacrificing their time and effortlessly help to lead others to create a sustainable world for the future. 

From my perspective, becoming an AIESECer is like a gift and a not to be missed chance, but the question is will this be easy for us? 

 

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”

 

Human life is a combination of both negative and positive aspects. We smile, cry, dream and love. This proves that life is a combination of all emotions. At one time, we will succeed, and at the same point, we will fail. The problem that most of us have is that we are not ready to accept our failures. The truth is every failure in our life will teach us a lesson, and we can mold ourselves by learning through our frustrations. 

 Especially as AIESECers, we should have a clear vision of our lives. We do not quickly lose hope even if we fail. Try to learn a lesson through failures. Therefore the best thing you have to do is try again until you see the success. 

Let’s examine why failures are not always damaging and how those can change us. 

01. It's inevitable

Life is a blank book, and we are the authors who write the chapters on it. The branches of that book will be beautified through the life lessons. Many of our life lessons will be understood through our failures.

If you think you will not experience let-downs in life, it is not a valid statement, as failures can come to us at some point. All we have to do is be thankful for that because everything in life is happening for a reason. Even Though it is inevitable, try to change how you were by considering the failures as a lesson. That will help to grow yourself both internally and externally.

02. You will learn more about life

Failures change us and remain something to recall what we have missed. It is one of the essential things in life to experience. We humans have to take the positive side of it by neglecting the negative energy. Even the most successful people in the world attain success through the learnings from their previous failures. You will learn the areas you should improve and what can motivate you to lift yourself to become a more robust version of yourself.

Everyone has dreams and goals. If you are a person who experienced a downfall, you will understand that it is the force that pushes you to go after your dreams. For instance, if you fail in college, you will realize that you are not paying enough attention to your studies.  This will also surely improve your thinking ability and try to attempt the same challenge differently.   After facing such difficulties, you will eventually understand that embracing change is one way to get away to overcome failures

03. Make you stronger

After going through a tough time, there is a possibility of making you anxious or depressed. Sometimes it can be hard to start over, but you show how strong you are when you choose to re-do what failed. It can be a source of motivation. Therefore try to convert the pain that causes by failures into strength and work dedicatedly to achieve the targets. Reschedule your life wisely and raise yourself as a strong person to see a better version of yourself.

04. You will be a risk taker

In life, failures come as challenges. It can be a turning point in life. We should accept those challenges and face them to measure our strength. When you bravely meet the challenges without panicking, you will no longer be afraid or worried about other things in life. Think as: you applied for the leaderboard, but you did not select for the position. If you know the actual value of becoming a leader, you will never consider re-applying again in the next term. Retake the risk, prepare yourself, and do better by mitigating your mistakes next time. Pick yourself up and believe in yourself with confidence to see the success on your own. 

Even though who you are today, do not let your failures control you. See them as challenges and be brave enough to break those barriers as a bold individual! As young leaders, allow us to contribute to the fullest to show how strong and capable we are!!  

 

 

 
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Hold on to a wonderful experience through Volunteering with AIESEC

What is AIESEC?

AIESEC is a non-profit, independent youth-led organization with more than 35000active members in 110+ countries worldwide. It is a kingdom for; legendary young leaders who thrive on adventure and challenges. The cross-cultural experience that AIESEC brings up powers increases unity and adaptability, improves effective communication, and many more soft skills such as leadership skills and creativity in young individuals. The technical and practical knowledge gained through the challenges directs youth toward their future carrier goals gradually. Providing excellent opportunities to develop skills and talents, AIESEC leads the youthful energy of society towards success. As an internationally recognized organization, AIESEC brings many volunteer opportunities, local and international internships, training programs, and many more occasions to sharpen youth leadership skills while gaining experience. Therefore AIESEC is the ideal place for enthusiastic young individuals to develop their personalities while engaging with valuable exposure.

What is Volunteering, and why should we volunteer?

In general, volunteering is an unpaid activity for the benefit of society. It is done by an individual or a group of individuals for the use of the community. It involves spending time, knowledge, and strengths to support and uplift the quality of society. In modern days there are volunteers trained in many fields and qualified to handle much formal work of private, public, or voluntary organizations. These volunteering experiences will contribute to gaining new knowledge and practical skills while developing personalities by increasing self-estimation. Volunteerships provide youth with a sense of purpose and a sense of community. Therefore it becomes a base for building new friendships and growing social skills.

Not only that, those volunteerships lead to growing job prospects for many talented individuals. Therefore, in a society where there is competition for job opportunities, volunteer experience adds an extra qualification that will benefit the individual. 

While adding all those things to life will surely be a blessing that will help youth to enjoy their life to the fullest.

Volunteering with AIESEC.

AIESEC provides youth magnificent opportunities to work on volunteering projects run on Sustainable Development Goals worldwide. Therefore young individuals will gradually develop their leadership skills with excellent cross-cultural experiences and lifelong lessons by engaging in those projects. A network of new friendship will automatically build unity and peace while exposing to different views and livelihoods will strengthen the bonds between youth worldwide.

Not only that, Sustainable Development Goals address the world’s most pioneering challenges. Therefore making an effort to achieve the Sustainable development goals will make an impact on tackling those issues as passionate young individuals.

Life is a marathon with hurdles along the way, and passing them is a success. People learn through challenges and obstacles, and therefore volunteering is ideal for brave young leaders to learn through experience.

Why AIESEC?

AIESEC has “GLOBAL VOLUNTEER,”  a cross-cultural experience for enthusiastic young individuals determined to grab the opportunity for personal development and impact the world. It provides global incoming and global outgoing volunteerships. As a country, gaining recognition for our next generation occupying international outgoing volunteerships will add exceptional qualifications to youth while developing their personalities.

Therefore Engaging in global outgoing volunteer projects with AIESEC will lead them towards a favorable future.

When it comes to Volunteerships provided by AIESEC,

  • AIESEC provides those internships for very reasonable costs.
  • As an international team leads these volunteerships,

An internationally recognized certificate will be given from AIESEC

A nationally recognized certificate will be given

Accommodation or food will be provided

Access to volunteering opportunities in 25+ countries 

Support with VISA documents and insurance will be granted

A local volunteer will be allocated to support throughout the project

  •  As well, outgoing preparation sessions will be given before the program.

How to apply,

  • First, the applicant should sign up and create an account to receive access to opportunities provided by AIESEC.
  • Then applicant should apply for an opportunity that he or she passionate about
  • Then the applicant will go through a selection process, and interviews will take place
  • After that, once the applicant is successful with their selection process, he or she has to pay the AIESEC program registration fee and get approved.
  • Then, the applicant is ready to go, and AIESEC will support getting their VISA documents and other necessities.

As AIESEC has supported many talented young leaders to overcome their fears and be successful as a volunteer, some expressed their experiences as follows,

 

“ It was a great pleasure that they have learned something from me. I was volunteering in Italy as a teacher and super excited to tell that this opportunity paved the way to witness the enchanting beauty of Italy.”

-Janitha Abeysinghe-

 

“Happy smiles of little children inspired me to explore the beauty of Indian culture. I was volunteering in Delhi for the project world view: Educate India

-Kalinga Palipana-

 

“It is an exciting experience where I discovered the turning point of my life. I was volunteering in Thailand for the English and global awareness project.”

– Pasan Samarakkody-

 

“The project “EDUchange” paved the way to uphold the quality education in Italy. I discovered “New Me” from this irreplaceable life experience.”

-Chamini Premathilaka-

 

Therefore here is the call for enthusiastic young individuals to grab the opportunity to challenge their selves and explore the world while enjoying their lives to the fullest by volunteering with AIESEC.

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Bolster your CV by appending some overseas internship experience

Life is about making the correct decision & moving on     – Josh Rayburn –

Internship training abroad is becoming one among the up-to-the-minute treasures within the world of international education. Being an expatriate abroad means gaining practical experience in a global company or organization and still having fun adventures. By dint of highly customized internships abroad and study abroad programs, global experiences uplifts and persuades juveniles to flourish their career skills, bolster their network and learn more about themselves. 

So here’s why you mustn’t just be chasing down shots in your own country… 

You will become an applicant that stands out from the crowd. An international outlook is one among those skills that employers are really worth. Accomplishing an internship overseas could be a way of reveling in openness to new experiences, enthusiasm to require on challenges and exposure to alternative ways of doing things. Grades are essential, but they’re not the sole thing employer’s rummage around for when deciding who to emphasize. Increasingly, employers are searching for graduates who can demonstrate a variety of adroitness – not just theoretical capability. In present circumstances, a globalized economy, international experience is everything. Your international internship experience will illustrate that you just are passionate, driven, and apprehensive to step outside your comfort zone, all qualities which will take you far within the professional world. 

You can make a choice from a manifold range of fields. The sheer amount and variety of internship opportunities across the world should be an enormous influence on your decision to intern abroad. To not mention, there are a lot of internship placement providers that are ready and willing to assist match you with the right internship abroad in whatever professional field you select. Whatever field you’re curious about, from fashion design to finance, there’s an immense number of internship placements looking ahead to you. 

You can make your passage from university life to the important world a small amount easier. Self-exploration happens on the outside of your temperature and also the exterior of your habitat. By immersing yourself during a fresh environment crammed with fresh vistas, you’ll learn more about yourself than you ever thought possible. Your chance to intern abroad will influence your future, shape lifelong connections and global network. Whatsoever your inspiration, an internship abroad can succor you on the trail to your dream career. 

You can develop a worldwide network. If you didn’t notice, there’s a trend emerging, the private and professional benefits of interning abroad are immense, and expanding your global network of contacts isn’t any different. During your internship abroad you may make friendships that will literally last a lifetime, still as develop valuable business relationships which will help progress your career goals to a global level. Foster meaningful relationships during your internship abroad, and don’t lose contact with the people you’re thinking that is also the key to unlocking your dreams! 

You can experience new cultures, new languages. Immersing yourself during a new language may be a skill and a present. If you’re within the process of learning a language, then interning abroad is the best possible thanks to elevate your comprehension to the following level. It’s one thing to find out the foundations of a language a day during a classroom, and another thing entirely truly submerge yourself during a professional environment where you’ve got to talk your second language each day. While the adjustment may certainly prove challenging, full language immersion could be a fantastic thanks to become fluent in a very second language. 

You can kill two birds with one stone. Travel and internships are two things that several college students aspire to take out of their checklist before moving into the professional world. Deciding to require your internship experience abroad means you’ll save yourself plenty of your time and money, because you may be combining your aspirations to work out the globe together with your academic or professional need for real work experience. 

If you’ve got the chance to urge some international experience, do it. It will be really nervous after you get there, but it’ll be a good thing that it’ll change your life. Experience is everything, and it’s an aptly named global experience. For that exact reason, you are getting on the ground firsthand knowledge of an industry. And if you even have an inkling of what you wish to try and do. This is often definitely a chance you cannot pass up. They will be super helpful, they lead you each single step along the way from coaching calls to resume updates. If you get in, you’re automatically placed in your field, which is unbelievable and unparalleled. Your mind expands in an exceedingly whole different way. Just from experiencing different cultures. This can be the experience of a lifetime, and it won’t take anything back for it. 

Life is journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn but most of all, experience to enjoy. Take the leap. Do it. Just do it. Do global experiences. Opt for it because it’s going to change your life.

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Incantations of a magical spell “La Movida” the member meeting of MKT Squadron of AIESEC in the University of Ruhuna

Embrace the amazing, potential magic of today’s small everyday moments.

-Zina Harrington-

Gatherings make the most cherished moments in life. The monthly member meeting of MKT Squadron of AIESEC in University of Ruhuna “La Movida” was held on the 21st of May 2022 with the participation of all members of MKT Squadron together with the OEP Mr.Kavindu Bogahawatta, OEVP Branding and Showcasing Mr.Roshan Rathnayaka and OEVP Product Marketing and IM Mr.Praveen de Silva. It was a delight to have MCVP BCXP AIESEC in Sri Lanka, MCVP Elect AIESEC in China, Mainland Mr.Maleesha Randunu as the guest speaker of the day. An organizing board with the leadership of Miss.Sasandana Sandahari was appointed at the very first.

La Movida came into reality undergoing a series of efforts which made the day a real success. With the theme of limitless creativity of MKT Squadron, an inspired name was to be given to the event. La Movida was finalized as the name and it means a countercultural movement in Spain. The theme for the event was magic within oneself. Several discussions were held via zoom as prior preparations for the day.

Opinions of members and utmost guidance of OEVPs directed the event to a successful destination. All the marketing materials were designed under the theme of magic. Thereby, an extraordinary collection of posts were made by the graphic designers. The content manager provided the necessary captions for the posts. The events and delegates managers filed up an agenda and made the script for the day. The day was also moderated by them. The OB project manager Miss. Dulmini always supported in making the work easy and accurate.

The day started with the welcome speech by OEVP Mr.Praveen de Silva. The ice breaker was quite interesting with the spinning wheel. Ice breakers revealed more about the hidden magic within themselves. The OEP Mr.Kavindu Boghawatta addressed the gathering and explained the future expectations from the MKT Squadron of the AIESEC in University of Ruhuna. And he emphasized how the MKT squadron can contribute in achieving the dreams of AIESEC in University of Ruhuna. And a goal was given to MKT Squadron to be the best MKT team in AIESEC Sri Lanka.

Then the guest speaker’s speech was delivered by Mr.Maleesha Randunu. His valuable thoughts and ideas were about achieving the goals of the MKT Squadron. His speech was knowledge sharing, highlighting the campaign creation and showcasing. The areas he discussed will surely help to upgrade the MKT Squadron of AIESEC in University of Ruhuna. Q & A session at the end of his presentation allowed our members to be flexible and deliver their questions over to him and gain factual answers to them. A great thanks must be given to Mr.Maleesha for allocating his valuable time towards La Movida.

The next was an online hide and seek game which created much engagement among the members. An educational session was created as a quiz regarding the general MKT knowledge and the highest point scorer is to be rewarded. The end of the meeting reached and a few of our members expressed their ideas about the session. It’s a great pleasure to have positive comments from them. A vote of thanks was delivered by OEVP Mr.Roshan Rathnayaka addressing the gathering. It was an amazing time to have a member meeting synchronizing all the members who work for achieving the goals of AIESEC in University of Ruhuna.

The support and guidance given to the OB must be highly valued and appreciated. A huge thank is to be given to all the members and OEVPs for making La Movida magical with their presence. It is an expectation of MKT Squadron of University of Ruhuna to make the next member meeting more significant growing day by day. Let the magic inside you shine over you to steer toward success.

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Self-discipline is the first step to a massive change.

Nowadays, we all raise our voices to make a change in this country. We protest and shout on behalf of the future of this country, and I admit that it is our responsibility. But at the same time, to make a change, we need to have self-discipline first. Well, it all starts with our mindset. Our behavior is influenced by the way we think. In our mind, there are two sides. Simply put, there is a monk’s mind and a monkey’s mind. The monkey mind lets us sleep an hour more after snoozing the alarm in the morning, while the monk mind encourages us to wake up to a great day with energy. The monkey mind keeps altering your mind when the monk mind tries to keep your mind focused.

 

In order to develop that monk’s mind, we need to follow the four R’s.

Reason

We need a powerful reason to do anything. To make a change in life, we need a strong purpose. Because a practice without a purpose will never succeed. This will make you realize the depth of their reasoning. Before making a change in your life, ask yourself, “What is the deep reason for wanting to have that change in my life?” For instance, if someone says that he wants to learn the art of cooking just because he wants to do it, it is different from someone saying that he wants to learn the art of cooking because he wants to open his own restaurant within the next couple of years. This clearly shows the difference in reasoning.

Research

Through good research, your reasoning starts to blossom. You can talk with people who have mastered that habit or with people who have gone through the same change that you are about to make. Focus on reading books, watching documentaries, and listening to podcasts about that subject. The more you absorb the information, the more likely you are to create a transformation because then your mind is all about that specific change. It is in full focus mode.

Repetition

Even though we did enough research, if we don’t make this habit a priority in our life, it is just not going to happen. It could be a very small step, but it needs priority. Repetition makes it a habit in your life. We can’t make many changes at the same time. So the best way is to choose one at a time. Give it the fullest priority until you master it. Then take the next step. One step at a time.

 

Responsibility

When practicing a habit with someone or a group of people, it triggers your mind too. It will make you feel that you are growing with someone. That is why having a tribe or community or a group of people aim for the same thing means you are more likely to get it. Because when you practice with a group, you are not only relying on your motivation, but you are ten times more motivated than you would be if you were practicing alone. So responsibility and accountability make you more likely to reach your destination.

 

Now think for a moment: why did you join AIESEC? Is it just because your friend joined? Or do you have a more powerful reason? If not, you are not too late to come up with a powerful reason. By working with former members, we could gain more knowledge about the functionality

 

of the organization, and a well-disciplined individual will be able to dedicate his continuous contribution to achieving the goal.

“Motivation gets you going but discipline keeps you growing.”

-John C. Maxwell-

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