Reasons not to join AIESEC in 2019
We’ve made it easy for you. When someone starts talking to you about the benefits of AIESEC and how we’re enabling youth to become positive, driven, and passionate leaders, you won’t even need to waste any effort coming up with any excuses because we’ve already done that for you.
- You are not interested in meeting new people.
AIESEC brings youth together, from all over your city, your country, and from more than 120 countries and territories around the world. You get to meet new, passionate people that you’ll find a lot in common with while still learning from the differences. AIESEC organizes conferences that let young people come together to create more leadership experiences together.
2. You are not interested in gaining experience for your CV.
If you prefer to have a very simple, short and easy to read CV to give to potential employers then you should definitely not join AIESEC. Opportunities for internships with companies across the world, international volunteer opportunities, and opportunities locally for professional, personal and leadership development are just a few of the many experiences that AIESEC offers. That’s a lot, right? Who has the space to be able to fit all of that on a CV?
3. You think today’s world leaders are already doing a great job.
AIESEC believes that we need future leaders who are innovative and adaptable to change. We want leaders who have experienced and who encourage cross-cultural understanding and take an active part in tackling the challenges we face as humanity: creating a stable economy, saving the environment, solving the issues of poverty, and world hunger, saving the endangered animals, and creating a world filled with equality and love.
4. You have absolutely no interest in other cultures.
Who needs to become culturally aware and learn about how to communicate effectively with people who are different from you when your personal bubble is just so nice and easy? AIESEC gives you the opportunity to completely immerse yourself in another culture; working, eating, traveling and living as others do. It’s also an organization that allows you to connect and learn from people all across the world. With all of that you’re pretty much forced to step out of your cultural bubble.
5. You don’t want to step outside your comfort zone.
The experience AIESEC gives you is designed to push you beyond your limits, make you more self-aware, make you focus on your strengths over your weaknesses and at the same time give you a leadership experience which will change the way you see leadership forever. You get challenged with each new role and you get more certain about who you are and what you want to achieve.
6. You don’t care about what’s happening in the world.
World hunger, poverty, diseases, equality, climate change, human rights, wildlife conservation, sustainable energy. . . someone else will take care of all these things, right?
7. You feel you are doing enough as a young person.
It’s enough to go to graduate high school, go to university, get a degree, and get a decent job. As young people we shouldn’t be taking any more responsibility beyond our personal life.