This day brings with it the end of an era – it is the official end of my AIESEC career at AIESEC Victoria. Each term as a VP starts on March 1 and ends on February 28. This past weekend, the incoming and outgoing teams of AIESEC Victoria planned for the future and came up with a year plan, strategic actions and budgeted to make it happen. It was so inspirational sitting and discussing our successes in the past year and how the new team can build upon these successes and learn from our mistakes to have a great year for themselves. I’m excited for the future of AIESEC Victoria. I have full confidence in this new team.
March 1st brings with it bittersweet memories. Sweet and sour someone said this weekend. On the one hand, I’m going to be relieved – no more responsibility and I’m excited to head off into the future and explore new opportunities. On the other hand, I’m terrified of leaving. AIESEC was comfortable. It was (somewhat) predictable. I have made some amazing friends through the organization here in Victoria and across Canada. I leave AIESEC with so many fond memories and so so so many accomplishments.
I guess my AIESEC career isn’t complete over yet. There is still that option of doing an internship. I only just found a replacement for me so there is still turnover and training over the next month. Career Fair is happening March 9 – 10 and I’m volunteering. Then there is Coastal Conference March 26 – 28 in Vancouver where I’ll be facilitating. So for the next month or so things will be the same, but once April hits, I’ll be back at home – no school, no job, no AIESEC. Wow things are going to be changing. I’m excited to get out there and yet I can’t but help look back at the end of this chapter of my life.
I’ve been reflecting a lot on everything that I have accomplished through AIESEC, and I really can’t help but feel that without AIESEC in my life, I probably wouldn’t be who I am today:
I learned how sales really works and helped work towards raising internships with companies in Victoria. I also found out that while I could do the work, sales isn’t where I get the most enjoyment.
I learned that there really is more to human resources than just hiring and firing people. I gained an appreciation for the different areas of HR and that to make an employer a good employer doesn’t just mean...