|My Speech for closing ceremony of Red Ribbon Initiative (Phase 2)|
When I had joined AIESEC, I never thought that I would be able to form part of the Executive Body (EB) someday. The Local Committee President (LCP) and Local Committee Vice-Presidents (LCVPs) were like super-heroes to me, and as a new member in AIESEC, I was really inspired to work hard and be like them. I gave the best of myself for my Organising Committee President (OCP) term, and when application Local Committee Vice-President for Incoming Exchange (LCVP ICX) was advertised, I did not hesitate at all to apply because I just knew that I wanted to do it.
I still remember those first days in the EB, which were magical and I was learning more about AIESEC and Incoming Exchange (ICX) gradually every day. I would say that the VP ICX experience has been a very enriching one because while performing the job tasks, I got to know more about Exchange, Talent Management, External Relations and Communication. Coming to learning itself, this experience in the EB has enabled me to get to know myself better and grow. I was learning everything very fast and the amazing thing was that I could feel that big change that was happening in me.
As VP ICX, I also got the opportunity to work on all the Development Traineeship (DT) Projects from the Red Ribbon Initiative – Phase 2 in November 2010 till the projects realized in June 2011. Working on projects is my favorite till now because through this experience I have worked with different teams and interns from over 20 countries. Today I am confident in facing challenges, planning and implementing projects, training, tracking and coordination of team leaders/members. This knowledge and skills (leadership, communication, interpersonal, cross communication etc.) that I have acquired are definitely going to help me in the future for my career.
Without any doubt, I can say that joining AIESEC has been one of the best decisions I have taken in my life. Now after 9 months, my term as VP ICX is over and I must admit that it’s very hard for me to leave. But I’m taking it positively because one day when I will look back, I will remember these experiences as a beautiful dream that I have lived. Most importantly, I’m happy to leave a department which is the best department in the Local Committee (LC), with more than 108 exchanges realized. This department has members whom I have seen growing in front of me and may go in the EB or the Member Committee (MC) someday, to contribute in making a positive change in this world. My last message will be that the secret for success is to grab all opportunities that we get, love what we do and give the best of ourselves. And yes, ICX ROCKS!
|My Last Opening Ceremony of 3 projects as Vice President of Incoming Exchange for AIESEC UoM|
Below are some videos of the projects I have worked on and the Results achieved in the 9 months that I was in AIESEC UoM:
Finally, I now have an "I am an AIESECer" Picture! :)