AIESEC is the largest youth-led organization in the world. Today, we are present in over 120 countries, with more than 86,000 members and 1,000,000 alumni and are still growing. AIESEC was founded back in 1948 in 7 countries in Europe. We strive to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential.
Established in 2004, we are a Local Committee based in University College London (UCL). Our members come from universities across London and we take pride in developing youth leadership by providing a platform for the exchange of cultures, ideas and knowledge. We believe that being part of this global community, taking these management and leadership opportunities and having the chance to learn and question our roles in society gives us as AIESECers the power and direction in becoming change agents for positive impact.
We enable young people to develop their leadership through learning from pracitcal experiences in challenging environments.
With a network of 126 countries and over 20,000 international internships each year, AIESEC offers more than an international experience. By living and working in a foreign country, an intense cross-cultural environment allows you to increase your self-awareness and solution orientation, improve communication skills and develop a global mindset.
With our Global Volunteer programme you have the opportunity to spend 6-8 weeks volunteering in one of the hundreds of countries where AIESEC is present, and we have fifteen partner countries which we have selected just for you, due to their projects and quality.
Currently our partner projects focus on five key issues; Cultural Understanding, Education, Environment, Health & Social Entrepreneurship.
The Global Teach programme connects final year students and recent graduates to paid international teaching placement experiences across the world. Each placement lasts between 3 and 18 months and are exclusively available for those that utilise AIESEC’s services.
Education interns can provide a major impact to local communities by fostering cultural understanding, improving basic work skills, or creating passion for a second language. These opportunities are the most abundant and available in the AIESEC network and are necessary for developing countries as an investment in humanity.
The Global Talent programme connects students and recent graduates to paid international Internships experiences across the world. Each internship lasts between 3 and 18 months and are exclusively available for those that utilise AIESEC’s services.
Global Talent allows to you expand your horizon by allowing yourself to develop your professional career in a global setting. Our pool of opportunities is always growing, with a wide range of industries including HR, Marketing, Education, Engineering, and many others.
Global Village 2015
The festive event attracted a huge crowd, especially during lunch hours. It was held at South Cloisters, a long hallway near the UCL Main Quad. Light music chimed across the hallway and the aroma of food wafted through the air as students, professors and staff of UCL explored different cuisines across the globe.
The Global Village was split into 2 zones: Asia and Europe, mainly because interested societies fell into these 2 categories. Societies came early in the morning at 9 to set up for their stalls. The Chinese Society sold traditional dimsum and “wonton Noodles”, Vietnamese Society prepared fried rice and baguettes, Kurdish Society brought delectable Kurdish food such as Borek and Lokma…… European Society even bought a bottle of wine for lottery!
The Outgoing Exchange Team set up a GoGlobal stall to promote AIESEC’s core exchange programmes to students. The Marketing and Communication team asked each attendee to write about a social issue they were most concerned about on a piece of paper, before folding it into an origami plane. This was inspired by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Unsurprisingly, the most popular Sustainable Development Goal among our participants was “Quality Education”!
Christmas Ball 2015
Our annual Christmas Ball took place on 11th December 2015 at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel. This years event was a huge success with 59 attendees deciding to celebrate with us on this festive occasion. This included the company of many externals and partners including those from NACUE, JCI, Bryanston Square, SkillsGym & many more.
With AIESEC in UCL, companies in London have the opportunity to gain access to international talents around the world. From our database, we can help companies bring in graduates from 126 different countries with our Global Talent Programme. We provide competitive pricing for the programme in terms of obtaining Tier 5 VISA for international graduates, as well as first-class service for VISA application advice. On top of that, we take care of the interns and ensure that they have a smooth travel and settling in process in London. On the whole, companies are able to hire interns from around the world seamlessly.
RBC Capital Markets ranks among the world’s top 12 global investment banks, with 70 offices in 15 countries across North America, the UK, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific region. The firm advices clients from over 100 countries. RBC Capital Markets has been an official sponsor of UCLU AIESEC’s flagship events in term 1 – Global Village, a cultural and food festival featuring 18 different cultures from around the globe.
JCI is a global network for young professionals. It is present in more than 100 countries, and has nearly 200,000 members worldwide. In February, UCLU AIESEC collaborated with JCI in organising one of our flagship events in term 2 – Young Professionals Conference, a business seminar in which more than 80 undergraduates participated.
SkillsGym is an organisation that focuses on guiding students in finding their ideal career path and landing their dream job, through organising industry-specific career workshops that aim to provide students with practical work experience, and providing mentoring service. SkillsGym is a close partner of UCLU AIESEC, and has collaborated with us on many occasions and events.
Bright Network is one of the largest recruitment companies in the UK. The company frequently organises networking and career events, and is famous for its professional social networking website. Bright Network was a major sponsor for the Young Professionals Conference.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is a computer consulting firm that provides IT services and digital and business solutions. TCS has been recognised by Brand Finance as one of the Big 4 global IT service providers. UCLU AIESEC and TCS collaborated in organising a Global Village at the firm this May. In fact, many consultants at Tara are former AIESECers.
City Munch is a free food app that allows users to find discounts vouchers for restaurants in London. Last year, the developers of the app was an official sponsor of UCLU AIESEC. The app was officially debuted this year in February at the Young Professionals Conference.
PONY Express runs several events a month in Central London – a monthly Speakers Club Night, a Beginners Day, a Two-Day Intensive and a 12-month Training Programme in form of a Members Club. PONY Express and UCLU AIESEC co-organized Young Professionals Conference in February and a public speaking workshop exclusive for AIESEC members.
Kua ‘Aina is a Hawaiian burger and sandwich grill first opened in 1975. It has been said that the restaurant is US President Obama’s favourite brand of burgers. Last year, Kua ‘Aina was a sponsor of Global Village.
Meet the team
Jonathan WongLocal Committee President
Rachel YiuExecutive Secretary
Aaron TeohVice President, Outgoing Volunteering
Willianto LiangVice President, Outgoing Talent
Cole KohVice President, Incoming Talent
Tom NgVice President, Marketing & Business Development
Kenton NgVice President, Marketing & Communications
Siuyu YeungVice President, Talent Management
Arthur DijouxVice President, Finance