Aiesec Waikato

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AIESEC Waikato
Motto "Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind's Potential"
Formation 1982
Type NGO
Purpose Leadership Development
Headquarters Rotterdam, Netherlands
Location
Region served
Waikato Region, New Zealand
Membership
38
Local Committee President (LCP)
Naveen Singh 16/17
Main organ
Local Committee
Website http://www.aiesec.org.nz/
Remarks AIESEC is the world's largest student-run organization

AIESEC Waikato is a branch of AIESEC New Zealand.[1] AIESEC Waikato is one of the five committees in New Zealand which also includes Auckland, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago.

History[edit]

It was first established in 1982 at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, which is geographically located in the Central North Island, in the Waikato Region.[2] The expansion of AIESEC throughout the world was started in the mid-1960s and continues until the present day. AIESEC USA, was founded in 1956[3] so the Waikato branch is considered relatively recent amongst AIESECers.

Office Location[edit]

The Waikato branch is currently based in the Waikato Management School on the University of Waikato campus. AIESEC Waikato and the Waikato Management School entered a more formal partnership in late 2009 to help grow membership and to help deliver AIESEC's exchange experiences to the students of the university.

Today[edit]

AIESEC Waikato has established relationships with many of the different faculties and schools within the University of Waikato. Recently it became possible for the Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) students to join due to a partnership between AIESEC Waikato and WINTEC, one of New Zealand’s largest Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs). Over its years in operation AIESEC Waikato has sent out many University of Waikato students to countries such as China, Romania, the Czech Republic, the Philippines and Poland and more on varying types of internships. These internships were done with the purpose of voluntary work or professional internships. AIESEC Waikato has sent people in such volunteering projects as community development work, environmental projects, teaching English in schools and many more. Through Global Talent, the professional internship exchange programme that AIESEC Waikato offers, graduates and undergrads have the opportunity to go on a professional exchange abroad in the field of their study or on a long term English teaching exchange. Through the Global Citizen program, the students are invited to go overseas for periods of weeks or months.[4] In the Global Talent exchange youth have the opportunity to go on a professional exchange ranging from three to 18 months. The opportunities and training that the Youth Talent AIESEC Waikato offers to its members includes leadership development, professional networking and developmental opportunities and many more developmental areas for students to further succeed in their chosen career.

Local Committee Leadership[edit]

AIESEC Waikato brings a new executive board team in every July with their term going through to June the following year. Each executive board team is led by a Local Committee President leading the committee for the year. The most recent Local Committee Presidents include:

  • Naveen Singh 2017
  • Richard Liu 2015/2016
  • Luke Gibbison 2014/2015
  • Shanice Sim 2013/2014
  • Te Aki Moore 2012/2013
  • Rhys Whiting 2011/2012
  • Krizia Neal Nibungco 2010/2011
  • YingFei Yew 2009/2010
  • Stephane Janson 2008/2009
  • And more

Partners and Sponsors[edit]

Backed by a Board of Advisors consisting of the CEO of the Waikato Chamber of Commerce, a Senior Partner of Deloitte in Hamilton and John Gallagher the Executive Director of the Gallagher Group Ltd, AIESEC Waikato's external network has partners and sponsors including Dale Carnegie Training, Print House Ltd and Countdown and more.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIESEC New Zealand". AIESEC New Zealand Website. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "AIESEC Waikato". AIESEC Waikato Website. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "AIESEC USA". AIESEC for the USA branch Website. Archived from the original on 4 September 2011. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Global Citizen Program". Global Citizen Inpact Website. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015.