AIESEC Phenomenon or Why it’s so hard to explain what AIESEC truly is

Bean's Corner

This article was written by an AIESECer, but not me.


“- Excuse me, I heard you said you are in AIESEC?

– Yes I am.

– I’m not sure if I know what is this about.

– Well, …”


Have you ever had a situation when you found it difficult to explain to others what AIESEC truly is? If not, please be my boss ;)

These moments have made me thinking why so? Moreover, after leaving AIESEC I’ve been observing people who have left the organisation two, five, ten years ago. And surprisingly they are more likely to remember (or even recommend) AIESEC rather than their recent corporate (‘professional’) engagements.

Is AIESEC really special and unique? If yes, why is that? What makes it stand out from other organisations?

Beside traditional opinions like enthusiasm and energy of its members or passion in everything we do, which are definitely…

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Why Exchange is Worth it — Anh Nguyen


Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”

— Anonymous

You might recall passing by a booth during Imagine Day or Clubs Week and hearing people ask you, “Hey, do you want to go on exchange?”

Sure, you do. It’s always been a possibility, buried in the back of your mind, a maybe for when things are going great and you find that you have a space in your life big enough to fit an internship abroad. “Maybe sometime in the future,” you might say. But you’ll find your university years will pass by faster than you think, and before you know it, you’ll have graduated.

When students think about life after graduation, they think about the horror stories of unemployment. Will your degree land you a stable job? Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. A important factor, however, will be the experience you have when…

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10 Ways To Catch A Faux Fashionista

Thought Catalog

1. When asked about what they do in the industry, they fail to say what company or brand they work for, nor the position they have. Conclusion, retail sales – everyone starts somewhere.

2. When talking about a garment color they give a primary color like “blue”, instead of something more precise like “azure”, “cerulean”, “cobalt”, “ultramarine”, “navy”. They also have no idea how very different they all are.

3. They have knowledge of one small fraction of the industry and do not know more than 5 of the following words or what they refer to (there are some freebies thrown in here): gingham, haberdashery, pirn, peak-toed, chambray, tunic, porkpie, weft, waistcoat, pinking, lapel, raglan sleeve, muslin, french cuffs, epaulet(s), milliner.

4. In conversation they try and talk about a legacy fashion houses and pronounces one of these brands incorrectly – Givenchy, Versace, Hermes, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Lanvin, Yves Saint…

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