poniedziałek, 18 kwietnia 2011

Being an ambassador of MARS Poland

In the very beginning of my work in AIESEC, Mars company has draw my attention. Many times I've met it while working in the committee or at conferences. Mars Poland has always reminded me a professional, nice atmosphere and, of course, the delicious snacks, which it produces.
After nearly two years of my participation in AIESEC I decided to apply for the ambassador position of Mars company in our committee. 
I'm studying management and engineering of food production and additionaly,I was involved in the marketing and promotion activities many times. The company which is at the forefront of the FMCG industry was for me the ideal place to find myself. I've written my application and went to Warsaw for an interview. Finally I've got it!:)
I started work from the September meeting of all ambassadors in Sochaczew, where the office and factory complex of Mars Poland is. With all the ambassadors we went through the introduction trainings prepared, we were provided with the necessary information so that we can effectively build a positive image of Mars at our Universities. We've planned the first semester of our work and returned to our cities loaded with positive energy and a willingness to work.
The first big challenge for me was the organization of the Academy of Practical Knowledge - the day on which the employees of Mars were about to arrive at my university and conduct trainings for students. Undoubtedly it was a good lesson for me how to manage an organization of the event. Everything went smoothly though not without a little complication - who was at the training of category management, knows what I mean;)
In February there was a summary of the first work period,where all the ambassadors gathered in the Warsaw office of Mars. The best ambassadors were given awards and we discussed the next big task - the promotion of the Summer Internship Program. There was also the time to integrate during a bowling competition and afterward party. We stayed at the hotel Marriot so as you can imagine...  we felt truly regal:)
At the time I’m writing this note, my work is almost done, I've realized the promotion scheme of Summer Internship Programs, represented the company during the Career Days, have done everything that was my responsibility. So what can I write when this experience almost came to an end?
First of all, I'm very impressed with the company and the people who work in it. Mars is an organization that truly stands for the values that it has set itself, I mean here: Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom. Its employees are people with great knowledge, characterized by reliability, intelligence and enthusiasm. They are full of energy and passion. At work they are professionals, who implement a very ambitious tasks every day. Privately, they are bright, relaxed and very open. I think this is due to Mars cultural environment in which they work. In the company with equal rules for everyone in which you can see that comfort of the work is a priority. Knowledge of Mars gained from being an ambassador made me submit for the Summer Internship Program, I really hope to become a part of this company as an employee. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

Soon the recruitment for the next ambassador will be announced - I urge you to apply – it's really worth it!

If you want to learn more about the daily work of Mars and get to know better the company's just „Like it” at the profile: www.facebook.com /LudziezMarsa!

Agata Cieślak

piątek, 4 lutego 2011

What's already done? Career Days.

We might fight with the examination period, flu period, MC-feedback period and all periods possible, but the truth is we are moving forward.
It has been a busy time as „the big day” is closer and closer and four of our team mates are between DK’s duties and application writing/movie making/speach preparing. Are you quessing what am I talking about? But it’s all secret...
Anyway getting back to the Career Days: have you ever had this feeling that you are in the middle of a giant storm? That’s our everyday state. ER is running from one meeting to another, just changing the name of the company, in the Ice-breaking speech. If you ever see some crazy suited-up guy/girl running like wind it’s a sign that PR asked ER for some inkinds.
But let’s move to the dark side for a minute, how’s life on PeWrO (UT)? Well, guys from AU (Akademia Umiejętności/Academy of skills) are fighting with the exams, what is not so easy at UT by the way, at the same time they are trying to find the best companies with the most interesting trainings.
The stars from PR are getting more and more friends on facebook, trying to promote themselves in media, want to get as many new DK’s gadgets for their comittee as possible.

They have been on the meeting with the MPK representatives but even though they’ve tried so much they didn’t get any free tickets.
The one-person logistic section is pulling her hair out to make the DK event works.
And the last but not the least is our leader. And i have nothing to add about this...we love you Kuba we really dooo.
Oh and just so you know that’s us:

Hania Mytych (Career Days)

wtorek, 25 stycznia 2011

What is already done? Diversity Team.

Diversity Team: the truth you never knew about us:

Donia: mathematic genius. She takes care of everything that includes the surveys every EP has to fill, add every column and find out the real result.

Monika: passing all the information to the EP-s, she loves to photograph and paint gifts.

Dorota: nobody knew about Dorota's secret identity: a writer. She tends to be a very good journalist even though she chose Economic University.

And the last but not least: Olga: she first says and then thinks about what she said, loves being around EPs and learning about their culture, as some of you know she has a car, but she's a typical woman behind the wheel. So if you're in a traffic jam, she might probably be causing it :) What else? Lots of stuff is going on right now... I think you've all seen how the office changed during Christmas: it's all because of the effort Diversity Team has put into decorating and creating the Christmas Spirit. Soon you will discover the previous EP-s who's pictures will be hung on the wall and some interviews with them, which I hope you'll like :) So stay tuned and seek the changes in the office!

Olga Jankowska (Diversity Team)

piątek, 14 stycznia 2011

This is how, this is how – organizations have fun!

I don’t really know what I should write about the Hollywood Party. Results exceeded our expectations and this party opened our eyes for one important fact: there is demand to integrate young people, who's enthusiasm, beliefes and actions are similar. Looking at such a large group of people who can enjoy over eight hours of common amusement was really motivating and filled me (and others) with joy.

What is the reason? Is it associated with free beer? Or with great music? Not only – the best side of events like this are always people. So thank you, guys. We know it already: integration party will be a regullar event in our callendar, so reserve some time next year in January :)

Special thanks to Joanna Lewandowska, Marek Kotiuszko (our announcers) and Konrad Leszczyński vel Dynamid Disco (DJ)
for their work.

Some pictures from the Hollywood Party you can watch in our Picasa photo album:
picasaweb.google.com/wroclawue1011 (number of pictures will increase over time, If you took photos – you can add them on this site by yourself or just contact me).

We get photos from the "photo room" soon. I will let you also know about Kampus TV and
Styk TV spots.

Anna Rakoczy (LBT)

środa, 5 stycznia 2011

Note from our CEEDer, Emily from new Zealand

The one thing I can say for certain is that no matter where you go, how lost you get, how foreign the country is to you, how late you may be the people at AIESEC Wroclaw UE make it feel like you’ve found your way to a safe house. It’s the people who can help make your experience perfect or a complete flop.
So first impressions of Wroclaw… well it was dark and I had just spent 8 hours on a train from Poznan, doing a detour to Inowroclaw along the way. Definitely an experience to be had as it’s a great way to see the different sceneries of Poland, but not advised if you’re not looking to waste time.
I had a weekend to relax, or rather get involved in AIESEC activities, party and do a brief tour of the town centre – a must see at Christmas time. And then a sleep in and the start to a week of pulling what knowledge I have of OGX out of my head, and at the same time a week of sharing.
In my spare time the experience I have had of Wroclaw has been mostly to do with its transport and shopping. Both very interesting when you come from such a small place as Dunedin in New Zealand where public transport is almost non-existent and shops are also limited.
All in all, I think that although I have only been in Wroclaw for a week so far, I have experienced what I can only call an AIESEC experience. I have had to immerse myself in a new culture, and a new language, I have been exposed to a different perspective and I have learnt a lot more not only about AIESEC but also myself and how I deal with certain situations. And true to the AIESEC way this was all facilitated by some amazing people.

(date of note: 20.12.10)

Thank you for your presence at the Christmas Eve and for the nice words, Emily!

Anna Rakoczy (Local Brand Team)