Contributed by: Tahira Naseem, Director Communications, AIESEC in Islamabad
Would you like to intern in a foreign country for a social project as an under-graduate? Would you like to work with a foreign firm in your chosen area of specialization as a graduate?
Graduate and Under-Graduate students can now explore the possibilities at Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales – AIESEC, an international students’ organization with over 86,000 members from nearly 2400 institutes spread across 113 countries.
Founded in 1948 by a small group of students hailing from seven countries, the organization no longer uses the AIESEC acronym as its membership has grown to encompass a much wider range of disciplines other than economics and commerce.
A non-profit, voluntary international organization active in 4 cities of Pakistan (Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore and Swabi) and having 4 Local Chapters and one Official Expansion (AIESEC in GIKI) with its head-office in Karachi, AIESEC is perhaps the largest outfit facilitating international training and internship to young qualified professionals across the globe in areas such as management, economics, engineering and IT. Students can apply for an internship through AIESEC either by visiting the website http://www.aiesec.org/student and filling a form or by attending the information seminar held semi-annually at different major universities in Pakistan.
AIESEC in Islamabad is one of AIESEC Pakistan’s Local Chapter and was started in 2007. It currently has a member base of 130+ students from different universities of the capital city such as NUST, Bahria University, FAST, SZABIST, COMSATS, NCA, TILS, UCI, etc.
AIESEC in Islamabad along with training young individual realizes that these young students should work for a greater social impact. For that, it currently has three projects (Parhay ga Pakistan, Experience Islamabad, Change in Progress 2.0) in collaboration with different NGOs.
AIESEC in Islamabad’s recently held Annual Member Recruitment Drive and its Leaders of Tomorrow (LoT) Conference proved that students in the capital city have realized how important it is for them to have a platform where they can apply their bookish knowledge and gain practical experience and exposure. AIESEC in Islamabad in the past 6 months has successfully sent students to 16 different countries across Asia, Europe and Africa to work for different projects and organizations.
The local chapter keeping in mind it’s AIESEC International Vision 2015 of achieving greater impact and engaging as many as students as it can, is now bringing you the upcoming biggest leadership conference called ‘Experience Islamabad’ where the students would be experiencing the AIESEC culture and learning dynamics of how to become a successful leader.
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