Videos of Opening and Closing Session
This is another posting on AIESEC, an organization that supports international internship s which I wrote about once before.
I was invited to give a speech at their training camp in late December at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Yoyogi. Over the course of a few days, about 150 people participated. Supporters from industries included Works Applications; （this is an amazing company, I went to see Mr. Masayuki Makino (Ref.1), the CEO, the other day with Mr. Matsuda of LFA several days before. I will write more about it in another column.）, Tanaka Precious Metals Group; (the price of gold is likely to keep rising), and GRAPH (this is a fun company, too.)
Everybody was in high spirits. During the speech I tried to make the audience feel free to ask questions and I think it helped because people asled question after question, so much so that the 80 minute session of Q&A flashed by. After the Q&A, the audience divided into 3 groups and continued the discussion with the 3 guests from the companies mentioned above.
From the start of the New Year, I will be helping AIESEC begin a project to spread their activities to the world. This year, about 300 people went abroad for training and about 60 people came to Japan. I must say that this is a complete mismatch. Although they expect to increase the number to 400 for the people going abroad and to 100 for the people coming here, this is still far from enough.
I am looking forward to helping AIESEC increase its reach, as well as increasing the total number of exchanges for the year 2011.