A Sting Exclusive: “Climate change and youth inaction: oblivion or nonchalance?”, AIESEC wonders from Brussels

This article was exclusively written for the Sting by Sisekelo Sinyolo, President of AIESEC Belgium.  “Climate change? What do you mean? The weather is the same for me. It’s just a figment of your imagination. It doesn’t affect my day-to-day life, why should I be concerned?” I can see now with the benefit of hindsight […]

A young person’s perspective on the Paris and Beirut attacks and aftermath

  Written by Daniela Dandes, head of marketing and communication of AIESEC in Belgium On the evening of November the 13th, around 300 young people were attending an AIESEC conference in De Panne, Belgium. They were present at the national conference, taking part in different sessions and workshops. Everything up to that point felt like an […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2015: The power of an individual and how we can awaken Europe’s Youth

Written by Gordon Ching, Global Vice-President and Chief Digital Officer of AIESEC International Young people across Europe are facing extreme difficulties in securing high quality employment, leaving many parts of Europe with a lost generation that is does not live up to its potential. While major EU initiatives have given young people a priority, there […]

Leveraging digital for high quality internships

Written by Sisekelo Sinyolo, director of Marketing at AIESEC in Belgium The digital age has brought us an overload of information. A quick search for quality internships on any search engine presents a list of academic articles which detail what defines quality internships. Searching for the use of digital technologies in improving the delivery of […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2014: The Digital Era: A New Business Frontier

Written by Babajide Okusanya, National Director of Marketing & Communications of AIESEC Belgium We are at the start of the 21st century and technology is evolving faster than we could imagine; driving innovation in all facets of the life – from basic everyday activities to space exploration – technology is fuelling humanity’s progress and growth. All […]

AIESEC @ European Business Summit 2014: European Youth, Change Now Patiently

  Written by Dries De Schutter is currently National Director for Campus Recruitment and Projects for AIESEC in Belgium   In only two weeks’ time the European Business Summit is happening in Brussels. In our office that means that all eyes are turning in that direction. As a youth-run organisation we are looking expectantly forward […]

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page

Written by Uzanziga Ange-Raïssa, AIESEC Belgium “Travel, see the world, discover breath-taking places and have life-changing experiences” This is on the bucket list of many young people or even on the things-to-do-before-turning-30-list. But few wake up pack their bags and decide to finally go on adventure. Nevertheless, travelling while young is a life-changing experience that […]

Travel the world, find yourself

Written by Margot Vanfleteren, AIESEC Belgium 196 countries, 7 continents, 270 nationalities and 300 languages. Enough to explore and discover during your life. Right now I’m 21 years young. Throughout my life I had the opportunity to travel the world. Currently I’ve visited all continents. When people ask me what my life goal or dream […]

Tackling Youth Unemployment

Written by Arnaud B. Muller, AIESEC ICHEC, LCVP TM When asked to write a piece about youth and employment, my first reaction was: they did not choose the right topic. They had better gone with youth and unemployment, because let’s be honest, this is mostly what we hear nowadays and most definitely something most young […]

To entrepreneurship and beyond!

Often I hear people saying that entrepreneurship is dead, especially with young people. And numbers do support this. When you look at indicators for entrepreneurship such as the TEA-index, we see that Europe is definitely not a top performer in the world. The United States leaves Europe far behind. These numbers open the door for […]