After 2 years of studies, I felt knowing the technicalities is not enough for ambitious graduate. Therefore, I looked at EESTEC in general as a playground to develop various soft-skills and broaden my horizons through travelling and meeting different cultures.
Firstly, I have been involved in organizing many students exchanges and workshops. Firstly as an active member, then as projects’ coordinator and teams’ supervisor. Later on, I was Chairman and I worked on making sure the organization which doubled in size in my mandate (from 40 to 80 people) was going in the right direction. In the end I was trainer, passing the knowledge and experience further to teach the next generations of members.
Working in students organization develops very different skills than studying, especially when working on long projects with many people. There are many up and downs and in the end the only thing a person is left with, is her own experience. Being a member of EESTEC fills the gap between what is learnt in academia and what is needed to be successful after one graduates.