AIESEC	  RMIT     40	  years	  of	  making	  an	  More	  than	  impact	  on	  RMIT	  students	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	  	...
 Table of Content  Page 3                        AIESEC RMIT  Page 4                        Demographics  Page 6          ...
 AIESEC RMITAIESEC has been providing students and recent graduates of RMIT with aplatform for enterprise learning, skill ...
 DemographicsNumber of membersIn 2011, AIESEC RMIT has 38 members in our local committee. In 2012,AIESEC RMIT aims to expa...
 Academic backgroundWe are not only ethnically diverse but also vibrant with people from varioussocio-economic backgrounds...
 Value to RMITWork Integrated Learning (WIL)RMIT has a strong reputation in providing practical, hands on learningexperien...
 AIESEC International Internship Program atRMITAIESEC offers two types of International Internship Programs, which areGlob...
 The two types of GCDP on offer through AIESEC are Development Internshipand Educational internship:                      ...
               • Ghana              • Mauritius              • Kenya      Those are the countries we are promoting or have...
 Goals in 2012In 2012 we hope to hit the goal of sending 70 students overseas to participatein GCDP and gain a different p...
 Team Member Program (TMP)As with the goal of Team Leader Program, TMP aims to create 42 newAIESEC experiences, including ...
   Focus Area 3  Build up solid professional foundation for sustainable growth both  operationally and financiallyCost to ...
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AIESEC Information Pack_AIESEC RMIT

  1. 1.  AIESEC  RMIT 40  years  of  making  an  More  than  impact  on  RMIT  students                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     1        
  2. 2.  Table of Content Page 3 AIESEC RMIT Page 4 Demographics Page 6 Value to RMIT Page 7 AIESEC International Internship Program at RMIT Page 10 AIESEC RMIT 2012 Planning Page 12 Cost to Member Page 12 Closing Statement                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     2        
  3. 3.  AIESEC RMITAIESEC has been providing students and recent graduates of RMIT with aplatform for enterprise learning, skill development and global opportunitiessince 1968. AIESEC RMIT has established this global development platformand made a positive impact on RMIT students since 1971.In recent year, RMIT University has played a key role in supporting theactivities of AIESEC RMIT. This has greatly contributed not only to theachievements of AIESEC RMIT in 2010, also membersʼ personaldevelopment.In 2010, AIESEC RMIT diversified its member base and increased its numberof members recruited and retained compared to the previous year. The LocalCommittee boasts members who are domestic and international students inundergraduate and postgraduate programs in business, commerce, law,science, engineering, information technology, arts and more.We have also created a great impact on campus last year that is shownbelow:230%Growth in RMIT students going on international internshipsAIESECʼs presence has greatly increased on campus since 2010 to date, andthis process was assisted by our decision in providing internationaldevelopment opportunities to a wider group of students on campus.Our 2010 focus area of external relations meant that our University Relationsand International Relations departments took up a larger role, and our focuson achieving this aim has so far driven our continual growth. The averagenumber of AIESEC outbound internships has grown from 3 RMIT studentsyearly, to approximately 10 participants yearly.200%Growth in RMIT leaders taking on international internshipsAIESEC RMIT wanted to send our leaders on international internships asambassadors for RMIT and Australia. We also encouraged internshipparticipants to become more engaged with AIESEC RMIT once they returnedfrom their international experience, and impact students with their newlearning and mindset through a leadership position. The average number ofAIESEC leadership and international experience has grown from 0 RMITstudents yearly, to 2 exchange participants yearly.                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     3        
  4. 4.  DemographicsNumber of membersIn 2011, AIESEC RMIT has 38 members in our local committee. In 2012,AIESEC RMIT aims to expand the positive life-changing impact to at least 42members. In 2012 we wish to focus on recruiting quality members andretaining as much of our current membership base as possible.  Cultural BackgroundAs an international organisation founded on the principle of facilitating cross-cultural exchange, AIESEC has a very diverse member base. Within our localcommittee we have quite an even representation of 50% local and 50%international. Through greater awareness in the university we aim to be moreengaged within the student body of RMIT and help provide students with aninternational element to their learning. AIESEC is fully committed to RMITʼssecond goal of “being global in attitude, action and presence.”                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     4        
  5. 5.  Academic backgroundWe are not only ethnically diverse but also vibrant with people from varioussocio-economic backgrounds, disciplines and age groups.The graph below shows that although the majority of students come from abusiness background, there is a healthy cross section of RMITʼs population.Next year we wish to further this and specifically target students in certainfaculties to utilise their skills. For example, we may have a need for a posterdesigner, which we could target from the school of media and communication.Similarly, we could approach the school of Global Studies, Social Studies andPlanning and recruit someone studying psychology to work in our HumanResource Department.AgeThe last important demographic in AIESEC RMIT is age. Quite often socialcircles are segregated into age groups. In AIESEC, members who are above28 and completing their masters are directed by members who are 18 and in first year of undergraduate study.Leadership growth within the Local Committee                                            AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     5        
  6. 6.  Value to RMITWork Integrated Learning (WIL)RMIT has a strong reputation in providing practical, hands on learningexperience to its students. Fundamental to this has been the Work IntegratedLearning (WIL) programs that operate out of the different schools. Thereexists the opportunity for AIESEC RMIT to partner with different schools andbecome an additional option that students have for finding internships.Discussions with the head of WIL for International Studies students were verypositive and clearly show that there is significant interest in this synergy-takingplace. If AIESEC internships can gain official accreditation, WIL coordinatorswill be more willing to offer AIESEC RMIT as another internship pathway.Student LifeThe members within the AIESEC RMIT enjoy a platform where they are ableto experience accelerated personal and professional growth. AIESEC RMIToffers a leadership program that enables members to progress from TeamMember to Team Leader, Vice President and Local Committee Presidentpositionsʼ - functioning as a professional organisation. These membersexperience great benefits to the leadership program as it enhances theirpersonal growth and the skills learnt contribute to their employability. In thepast, members who enter the workforce are able to rely on their experience inAIESEC to enhance their career prospects. In addition, being part of AIESECprovides an environment where highly talented and ambitious individualsshare a vision and create a supportive network to each other whilst making apositive impact to society. The time commitment of members is highlysignificant of the value students see in the AIESEC experience, with teamleaders contributing a minimum of 20 hours per week.RMIT AmbassadorsIn Australia, AIESEC presents in 14 different universities, including threeuniversities in Victoria. In AIESEC, each local chapter is an ambassador oftheir university. Their representation of the universities is fairly outstanding inregional or national events. In January 2012, AIESEC is having one of itsbiggest events as the national conferences happen twice a year. AIESECRMIT is entering AIESEC Victoria National Conference 2012 with the largestdelegation and aims to deliver an inspiring experience to all presence. Weproudly represent RMIT and appreciate the opportunity to drive its awarenessand recognition.                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     6        
  7. 7.  AIESEC International Internship Program atRMITAIESEC offers two types of International Internship Programs, which areGlobal Community Development Program (GCDP) and Global InternshipProgram (GIP).Global Community Development ProgramInternational internships are the most intense learning experience AIESECoffers and links together its global network. This program encompasses cross-cultural positive impact through working abroad for social and communitydevelopment projects that lead to self development and skill enhancement forthe participants undertaking the program. It covers Development Internshipand Education InternshipGlobal Internship ProgramThis program offers internships that contribute to the professionaldevelopment of a young people and assist them to specialise in a certain fieldof work. They are normally long term in nature and involve working on diversebusiness projects and organisations. It covers Management Internship andTechnical Internship.AIESEC RMIT only focuses on Global Community Development Program(GCDP). The reasons are as follows. • AIESEC RMIT wants to promote AIESEC as an organisation working towards helping the underprivileged community and create a positive impact on both youth themselves and underprivileged people. • AIESEC RMIT aims to provide students an opportunity to make a difference, immerse themselves in a new, unfamiliar culture, and do something that they will probably never get another chance to do after they move on to the workplace. • Global Internship Program (GIP) is in high demand in contrast to the supply throughout the world and the selection process is very competitive. The matching period is a lot longer, and students are not guaranteed to find a place after their hard work applying. • The number of students AIESEC RMIT sends over on a Global Community Development Program is higher and the matching process runs much more efficiently.                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     7        
  8. 8.  The two types of GCDP on offer through AIESEC are Development Internshipand Educational internship: Global Community Development Program Development Internship Education InternshipDuration 6 weeks to 3 months 6 months to 12 monthsWhere - Participants have the opportunity to - Participants have the opportunity to work in work in an NGO, government, university an NGO, government, university or or organisation organisation - They will be directly working in - They will directly work in areas related to developing or underprivileged areas education.Positive In community development, childrens By teaching underprivileged children or nextImpact rights, sustainability, HIV/AIDS, generation a language, assisting in education, cultural development or curriculum development and cultural social entrepreneurship. interaction in academic fields.Eligibility All students and recent graduates under - All students and recent graduates under 30 30 years of age years of age - Academic and/or working backgrounds in the field of education are preferredLocations of Development Internship Asia Pacific (South-East Asia) • China • Taiwan • Malaysia • Indonesia • Philippines Eastern Europe: • Romania • Poland • Turkey Africa:                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     8        
  9. 9.   • Ghana • Mauritius • Kenya Those are the countries we are promoting or have already set up partnership with. However, participants can choose various destinations and projects in our huge database with tremendous internship opportunities. Over this summer holiday, AIESEC RMIT is collaborating with AIESEC Melbourne University and AIESEC Monash University. We are working on establishing solid partnerships with AIESEC local chapters from the above regions to establish specific projects and promote them to students. This will ease and accelerate the whole matching process for participants as well as ensure the high quality of the projects. International Internship Process Outgoing Pre - Preparation Online selection - Group Inidividual Apply for Seminar"Application " Phone Interview " Internview" Internship"   Interview"   Performance in 2011 In 2011, we received 140 internship applications. 35 applicants passed the online selection and pre-selection stages to the final interview arranged by AIESEC RMIT. 25 applicants have passed the final interview and a majority of them have already gone for internship. Most of the participants went for 6-8 weeks and 1 went for 12 weeks. Examples of countries we have sent internship participants to are Mauritius, China, Philippines, Kenya, Turkey, etc. The types of projects areas are language education (English), Cultural education, HIV/AIDS awareness, women empowerment, poverty, childrens rights, fund raising campaigns etc.                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     9        
  10. 10.  Goals in 2012In 2012 we hope to hit the goal of sending 70 students overseas to participatein GCDP and gain a different perspective on the world, enhance their mindset,skill set and increase their employability. Our strategy for improving ourresults from this year (2011) is • A more intense and effective marketing campaign • Long-term and mutually beneficial partnership with the university, including School of Global Study, Social Science & Planning, Department of International Relations, the RMIT Student Services, RUSU, different clubs and societies, etc • An enthusiastic, skilled (excellently trained on OGX processes) portfolio team Quality partnerships with overseas AIESEC Local CommitteesFee:The fee for either of the GDCPs is 600 dollars for students, plus their flights,visas and spending money. Accommodation and Food depends on thespecific project but more often than not accommodation and at least one meala day is provided. The 600 dollars covers the administration side of theapplication processAIESEC RMIT 2012 PlanningEvery year in November, the incoming and outgoing local committeeexecutive boards in Victoria will come together as a state and plan for theyear ahead. “Future Conference,” as it is known is a time when reflections aremade on the year past evolving into the strategies for the year ahead and themeasures of success that will gauge them.AIESEC RMIT Vision 2012AIESEC RMIT strives to enrich and develop every member to create abonded Local Committee Culture. TOGETHER, we will create a positiveimpact on youth through delivering a high quality AIESEC experience.RMIT Measure of SuccessBoth Australia and Victoria each set their own national and regional measuresof success. The measures of success are then used as benchmarks by localcommittees to determine what they should be working towards. At FutureConference 2011/12 the executive board of AIESEC RMIT decided upon thefollowing targets:                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     10        
  11. 11.  Team Member Program (TMP)As with the goal of Team Leader Program, TMP aims to create 42 newAIESEC experiences, including 12 leadership experiences Emphasis will beplaced not on numbers, but on the satisfaction and self-development of thenew members.Team Leader Program (TLP): The TeamLeader Program is core to AIESECʼsbelief in developing young people. Bytaking on a leadership position within theorganisation, members learn to beaccountable and professional. The targetof 12 in 2012 ensures that there arequality experiences for members to growin the TLP.Local Internship Placement: In 2012AIESEC RMIT aims to create 4 internshipopportunities in Melbourne, bringing in 4internship participants from around theworld. The difficulty of this feat is noteasily conveyed in the numbers and will require intricate strategy, dedicatedmembers and consistent effort throughout the year ahead.International Internship Opportunities:The consistent growth of outgoing internship numbers at AIESEC RMIT hasgiven the executive board confidence to set an ambitious target of 70 realisedinternship participants. The national committee has set a minimum goal of 60realisations. This result requires the Department of International Relations towork in close association with the Department of Marketing to ensureAIESECʼs internship opportunities became more known throughout RMIT.Focus AreasPlanning in AIESEC revolves around the identification of 3 focus areas andthe factors critical to their success. The focus areas for 2012 as determinedby the local committee president in collaboration with the executive board are:Focus Area 1:High quality and integrated AIESEC experience that engages every memberFocus Area 2:Strong brand presence on campus and off campus as well as long-termuniversity relationship                                      AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     11        
  12. 12.   Focus Area 3 Build up solid professional foundation for sustainable growth both operationally and financiallyCost to MembersMany of the costs that are associated with our everyday activities is covered and paid forby AIESEC RMIT, to ensure that our members are able to participate in an environmentthat is free of financial discrimination.However, being a not-for-profit organisation, costs such as conferences and learningseminars are often passed onto members, as AIESEC is unable to cover these as partof our expense structure. Closing Statement Once again, thank you so much for taking time to read this AIESEC Information Pack, and thank you for all your support in the past. We really appreciate your help. I hope this pack have given you an overall understanding of AIESEC in general and AIESEC RMIT in specific. AIESEC RMIT will do our best to fulfill our vision and create more opportunities for RMIT students to develop their leadership potential and make a positive impact on the community. We look forward to establishing our long-term mutually beneficial partnership. We believe together we can strive for a more prosperous future for RMIT students. Jessie Zhang Jessie Zhang, President of AIESEC RMIT                                        AIESEC  INFORMATION  PACK  BY  AIESEC  RMIT,  DEC  2011     12        

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