Preparing for a job that does not exist yet …

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Winding road to your future

As you might have figured, this was a process that developed over time and I must admit that it also had to do with AIESEC – amongst others. Due to several steps (see headlines) this post is also a bit longer than the others – I hope you enjoy the time until getting there! I surely did living it! 🙂

 

If have to give it a start it would be during my time as member of the Continue reading Preparing for a job that does not exist yet …

What Egypt, Pakistan and Togo have in common and what Europeans are blessed with …

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[Update] Check out this text to get some more background information and videos: Updates on the Situation in Egypt: What is Happening

Also check out the current parties and their stands interactively.

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How will this end? After the initial promising change in Egypt and other Arab States now there are threats to safety and freedom of it’s people again. I was chained to the TV back then watching how the situation would evolve and was glad that it remained mainly peaceful!

Current State

After the initial struggle to overthrow the past regime (in which the army soldiers on the streets stayed mainly peaceful and did not act against the protesters) and a following quieter time to consoldate there now are struggles between the population and armed forces, Continue reading What Egypt, Pakistan and Togo have in common and what Europeans are blessed with …

Major Shift in Pakistan – the peaceful Leader

Imran Khan
Imran Khan

After talking about believing in your ideals and bringing positive change here is somebody who is doing it – right now!
One thing that got my attention, apart from my personal experience that I have mainly been focusing on in the last articles, is the current awesome development in Pakistan!

 

 

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You have seen the Arab Spring happening and Continue reading Major Shift in Pakistan – the peaceful Leader

Walking the line …

Well, this one is not exactly going to be about Johnny Cash, but rather about the difficulty of keeping the balance in emotional situations when dealing with others. The past weekend has again shown me a lot about this and those are experiences I do not want to miss!

Some days ago I told you about my experience in chairing a conference in Denmark – this time I chaired a conference in Germany for the Local Committees of Kaiserslautern and Karlsruhe for their new members and some more experienced ones with about 80 delegates.
As I mentioned in the previous article, the job of a chair is to keep the overall mood, provide inspiration and personal challenge and ensure the flow of the agenda.

 

This was even more a particular challenge now since there were new Continue reading Walking the line …

Chairing the national AIESEC Conference CITIUS 2011 in Denmark

still learningSo after I said in my post about 5 years in AIESEC that I do not have any active position in AIESEC anymore this held true. Yet there are some occasional opportunities still coming up – like training and chairing conferences!

So I was asked to be Chair of a national conference in Denmark. But so

What does a chair actually do?

A chair of a conference (at least in AIESEC) is responsible for the overall mood of a conference, the coordination of Continue reading Chairing the national AIESEC Conference CITIUS 2011 in Denmark

5 years of AIESEC – a Resumé

So it has now been about 5 active years of AIESEC until left my last active (operational) role some weeks ago. So what has AIESEC actually given me in this time? Actually quite a lot – otherwise I would not have stayed for 5 years I guess. 😉

The Start of It All

I started in November 2006 in Hamburg, Germany actually rather looking for a way to promote international experiences to my fellow co-students but getting more than I had bargained for! I started as a member of the Talent Management Team (HR) and Local Information Manager. I loved the athmosphere of living in a very international team (just 2 Germans in a group of 10) and saw the different facets of working in a multicultural team.

My Talent Management Team
My Talent Management Team in Hamburg

 

As the job of the Information Manager I was also responsible for the local IT  Continue reading 5 years of AIESEC – a Resumé

Some get what they want – and some just don’t get it!

People taking to the streets in Togo
People taking to the streets in Togo
People taking to the streets in Togo

Now this is obviously a historic event with finally Mubarak stepping down. I am really relieved and congratulate the Egyptian people that their voice and prayers have been heard and hope that a peaceful and prosperous future following the idea and the spirit of the people comes into place.

But I remember very well a place where it does not! It reminds me of a story that I lived personally a few years ago in 2005 – Continue reading Some get what they want – and some just don’t get it!

The new Beginning

People lately told me that I experienced quite a lot in my life and that I should start writing it down. So besides writing my memoires at the age of 26 (I am still not the youngest one to do so – check out Justin Bieber(!)) I will also do occasional recaps on parts that come into my mind – and have usually taught me a lesson. So stay tuned and write me a mail if you think that there is something particular that I should write about or you have feedback.

Let’s see what this becomes :).

Life's Instructions
Life's Instructions