What is it like to be part of the world’s largest youth-run organisation? To develop yourself in a group of people that inspire you to reach for the stars while being there to catch you in case you fall? In the series “Develop your leadership skills with aiesec.”, we interviewed different members of AIESEC The Netherlands. We talk about their experiences and learnings of being an AIESECer. In this third interview, we talked to Emma de Jager, 22, about her experience as External Relations Manager (ER Manager) in AIESEC Rotterdam.
What was the highlight of your AIESEC experience?
My first national conference! I was new to the organisation and did not really know what to expect, but I loved the atmosphere and the people I met. The conference was a really inspiring start to my AIESEC journey.
Were there any challenges you had to overcome during your AIESEC experience? How did you manage this?
Being stress-resistant. Through my personal development plan, I learned how to be more efficient with my time and planning. This resulted in being less stressed in busy times!
This post was written by AIESEC in the Netherlands. We offer international voluntary projects and professional internships with the aim of developing leadership in youth.