MANY OPPORTUNITIES – VENTURE to the EAST Application Form
AIESEC is an international organization, which operates in more than 80 countries, only 3 of them speak
German as the official language. As English is the official language of AIESEC please complete this application
form in English.
This application consists of 3 parts:
1. Personal information and background e.g. Education and languages.
2. Your preferences should you be selected for a traineeship.
3. Short answer questions.
This application is a source of information, which will assist AIESEC in considering your suitability for
participation in an AIESEC MOVE Exchange. Failure to supply the requested information may prejudice
AIESEC’s ability to assess your suitability for the exchange program.
Such information may be kept as part of AIESEC’s exchange records. You are entitled to access this
information upon request to any AIESEC Executive Board member.
Before submitting your application, please include the following?
Incomplete Applications won’t be accepted.
CV (English, on CD and printed)
Academic record (current Sammelzeugnis)
Supporting documentation for additional qualifications (e.g. confirmation letters and certificates about
your working experience and/or other additional qualifications and traineeships)
Signed Student Contract
MANY OPPORTUNITIES – VENTURE to the EAST
Part 1. General Information
Home Address: Study Address:
Phone #: Phone #:
Fax #: Fax #.
Web Page: Date of Birth: (dd-mm-yyyy)
Place of Birth:
Name & phone number of person to be notified Nationality:
in case of an emergency: Passport #:
Phone #: Gender:
Please read all explanations carefully & answer the questions to the best of your knowledge and
truthfully, thank you.
Part 2. Which Programme are you interested in? (you can chose only one programme!)
Management Traineeship – You have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government,
university or other organisation and to spend the majority of your time working in areas related to
management. These areas may include finance, accounting, marketing, project management, organisational
management or human resources.
Development Traineeship – You have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government,
university or organisation and to spend the majority of your time working on community development,
charitable work and social issues. These traineeships can also include language teaching traineeships.
Technical Traineeship – You have the opportunity to work in a company, NGO, government, university
or organisation and to spend the majority of your time working on information technology projects.
Technical skills, experience and expertise are required to participate in this type of traineeship.
Part 3. University Education
Universities Years of Study Course of Study (expected)
Degree in current studies: Undergraduate Bachelor Masters
Part 4A. List of Regions
Below is the list of regions from which you can select. The regions you select from this list are binding
and they will be entered on your final form if you are selected. Your level of flexibility is a very
important selection criteria.
When you select a region you must be willing to go to ANY of the countries in that region.
However, you are permitted to name 2 countries in the selected regions (not including Austria) to which
you are not willing to go – valid reasons must also be provided. This will also be binding.
Please note that the regions are grouped by AIESEC administrative groups and therefore, please check
that your understanding of the countries in that region is the same as that of AIESEC. A list of the countries
that make up the regions is on the next page.
There are countries in the world with extremely delicate political situations (see foreign ministry website)
and if you are matched to a country where you may be in danger you will not be expected to go there.
So, if there is a region containing such countries, but which also contains other countries where you
would be willing to go then please do not avoid selecting the whole region as particular situations such
as these will be taken into account.
Please indicate your regional preferences here. All the countries within the region you choose will be
considered when finding a match through our online-database Insight2.
World: I don’t mind being matched to any part of the world
By Geographical Region
Entire African Region North Africa West Africa English Speaking
English speaking Africa South East Africa West Africa French Speaking
Entire Americas Region Central America North America
Caribbean Latin America Northern South America
Southern South America
Entire Asia-Pacific Region Greater China Oceania
English Speaking Asia North Asia South Asia Sub-Continent
Entire European Region Western Europe French Speaking Europe
Balkans Eastern Europe German Speaking Europe
Baltic Europe Former Soviet Union Greater Scandinavian
Central Europe Former Soviet Union Mediterranean Region
English Speaking World French Speaking World Spanish Speaking World
By Trade Zone
APEC Mercosur ASEAN
NAFTA ECOWAS European Union
Countries NOT accepted and why?: (no more than 2)
Note: Please ensure you read carefully ALL the countries which are contained in the regions you
choose. If you are matched to one of them, and you have not listed it in the “not accepted country list”
above, you cannot reject the traineeship on the grounds of the country. Naturally, as stated above, if a
delicate politicial situation exists in that country (see foreign ministry website), this will be taken into account.
Balkans: Bosnia-Herzogovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Macedonia (FYRO),
Romania, Slovenia, Turkey, Yugoslavia
Baltic Europe: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
Central Europe: Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia (FYRO), Poland,
Western Europe: The Netherlands, Belgium, United Kingdom, Ireland
Eastern Europe: Armenia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia (FYRO),
Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine
Former Soviet Union: Armenia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine
French speaking Europe: Belgium, France, Switzerland
German Speaking Europe: Germany, Switzerland
Greater Scandinavia: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
Mediterranean Region: Bosnia Herzogovina, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal,
Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Yugoslavia
Part 4B. Summer Traineeship Countries
According to experience that we have had in previous years, most students would prefer to go for a
short term traineeship (2-3 months) during the summer holidays. We have such a high demand for
traineeships over the summer period that it leads to difficulties in delivery. In addition to this, a lot of
countries only offer long term traineeships (6+ months).
To avoid misunderstandings and frustration due to unrealistic expectations on your side, we have listed
below the countries that have the most short term traineeships available over summer:
Of course we will try our best to find a suitable traineeship for you according to your choices in Part 4A,
however, the countries that you select in Part 4B will be used as a backup and doing this greatly increases
your chances of getting a traineeship on time. We are counting on your flexibility and openmindedness!
With MOVE you have to start your traineeship between April and Juli 2004
Part 5. Academic & Working Requirements:
Academic and/or Working Backgrounds (select 20 maximum)
Please cross ‘A’ if you have gained this experience through your study
Please cross ‘W’ if you have gained this experience through your working experience
Plesae cross both ‘A’ & ‘W’ if you have gained experience through study and working experience
A W Accounting A W Finance
Cost Accounting Financial planning & budgeting
Financial Accounting Insurance
Introductory Accounting International Financial Management
Managerial Accounting Introductory Finance
Social accounting Investment & Security Analysis
Social and ethical auditing and reporting
Taxation A W Human Resources
Advanced HR management
A W Business Administration Industrial relations
Corporate-community engagement International resource management
Event management Introductory HR Management
Hotel & Restaurant Management Organizational behavior
Industrial Management Personnel evaluation
International Management Recruitment and allocation
Introductory Management/ Business Admin. Training and development
Law & Business Law
Organisational Management & Planning A W Information Technology
Project Management Database management
Tourism Network management and data
Transportation / Distribution Management transmission
Software development and programming
A W Development Studies System Analysis and Design
Advanced Development Studies Web development and management
Introductory Development Studies
A W Marketing
A W Economics Advertising & Public Relations
Developmental Economics Consumer & Buyer Behaviour
Economic Research & Forecasting Import - Export
Environmental Economics International Marketing
International Trade & Balance of Payment Introductory Marketing
Introductory Economics Market Evaluation & Research
Macroeconomics Product Planning, Development & Control
Microeconomics Retail & Sales Marketing
Monetary Economics & Public Finance
Political Science A W Other Studies
Statistics Chemical Engineering
A W Education Electrical Engineering
Advanced Education Electronic Engineering
International Education Industrial Engineering
Introductory Education Introductory Engineering
Linguistics/Languages Introductory Mathematics
Part 6. Skills
Please select the skills you have. In the case of computer languages, a competent knowledge of the
language is required. Therefore, please provide some PROOF of your knowledge in these areas.
Computer Network management and data transmission
Internet Users skills IPX
Mac User skills LAN (local area network)
PC User Skills Novell netware
Databases WAN (wide area network)
Microsoft Access Operating Systems
Microsoft SQL Server AS/400
Development Tools Windows 95/98
Database design tools Windows NT/2000
Other development tools
Powerbuilder Personal Skills & Knowledge
Visual Basic Community Development
Visual Studio Drivers license
Visual/Borland C++ First Aid
Web development tools
ERP Financial Management skills
Baan Leadership skills
PeopleSoft Marketing / Selling skills
SAP Presentation skills
Graphics Team Management
3D Max Training/ Facilitating skills
Corel Draw Programming skills
Macromedia director 4GL
Shockwave Flash C
Lotus Notes/Domino FORTRAN
MS Exchange HTML
Novell Groupwise Java
Part 6. Fields of Experience
Fields of Experience Preferred: Please select the fields of work/experience you are interested in:
The more the better
Business Administration Development Studies
Information Technology Education
Economics Human Resources
Marketing Other Studies
Refuse minimum two Fields of Experience NOT accepted: (no more than 2)
Part 7. Length of Traineeship
Minimum Length of Traineeship: Weeks (Note: absolute minimum is 8)
Maximum Length of Traineeship: Weeks (Note: absolute maximum is 78)
Note: There must be a minimum of 3 weeks between your minimum and maximum length of
Earliest Start Date (day/mon/yr.):
Latest Start Date (day/mon/yr.):
Latest End Date (day/mon/yr.):
NOTE: For the MOVE programme you have to have your traineeship during the designated period
(starting March-July and ending latest in September 2004). If you fail to meet these requirements -
especially the END DATE, it might not be possible to finish the course.
Part 8. Languages
Which languages are you able to speak? How do you estimate your knowledge of the language?
Please cross the level that you estimate your language ability to be in each language. If your native language
is not German, please cross N against your native language, otherwise, German will be taken as your
A level: This indicates an excellent ability in the language, with smooth speech, few grammatical errors, reading
of text with ease, an excellent understanding of native speakers and the ability to address a number of varied
B level: This indicates a good ability in the language. Speech contains some grammatical errors and is
occasionally hesitant with mispronunciations. You are able to understand native speakers with some
clarifications and a reduction of speed. Reading of text is relatively slow as is writing speed.
C level: This indicates a basic level in the language.
If you wish the language to be listed in your profile and therefore used in finding you a traineeship, you must be
tested - please mark this beside the language, in the test section. Please note that if you are not tested in
the language, it cannot be taken into consideration in finding you a traineeship.
TOEFL and Cambridge results taken within the last 12 months are valid and can be converted into our grading
system. Please provide a copy of your TOEFL results if you wish to do this. University diploma exams taken
within the last 12 months can also be taken into account. (Notes 1-2 = level A, notes 3-4 = level B – if you have
only achieved level B, we would strongly recommend that you take part in the tests)
Our language tests are kindly provided by Berlitz Language Schools.
Retesting is available, if desired, at a later date after selection, as well as language courses to improve your
ability are available at their language centres. Please contact your AIESEC representative for further details.
Language Level Test required? Certificate?
GERMAN N A B C
ENGLISH N A B C
FRENCH N A B C
SPANISH N A B C
ITALIAN N A B C
N A B C
N A B C
Part 9: Short Answer Questions
Please keep your answers to the point and no longer than 200 words. If you have a paper copy of the form,
please type your answers to questions 1-17 on a separate piece of paper and attach to the form.
Answers written by hand will not be accepted!
1. How did you hear about the AIESEC Traineeship Program?
2. What do you expect to gain from the MOVE Programme? (Please address the following aspects:
professional development, cultural interaction, knowledge & involvement in global & local issues).
3. To your knowledge, what are the values and goals of AIESEC and its traineeship program and how
do you, as a representative of AIESEC in Austria, see yourself contributing to this if you are selected
for a traineeship programme?
4. Have you been on an AIESEC Traineeship before? If so, how did you benefit from it?
5. How could you use the experience of your traineeship when you return to have a positive impact on
the environment around you?
6. Where do you see yourself in ten years and how can an AIESEC traineeship help you to realise this
7. Have you worked for a voluntary organisation before? If so, where, what role did you have and
what did you learn from it?
8. Describe a situation where you had to extend yourself to a major challenge or personal goal. What
was the challenge or goal and what did you do to extend yourself?
9. Describe a time you have failed to achieve what you set out to. What went wrong and how did you
deal with this? What would you do differently next time?
10. Give a brief outline of your view on internationalism and the responsibility of youth in a global
11. Please enter the working experience you have had here.
Please enter any relevant work experience you have had.
Organisation Title Responsibilities Duration (Months)
What were your learning experiences?
12. Have you been abroad for a long period?
Where? When? How long? Why?
And what were your learning experiences?
13. Other extra curricular activities (interests, hobbies, sports etc.) and level of involvement:
14. Why should we exactly take you? Which extra qualifications do you have?
The deadline for applications is: 17.02.2004
Language tests are: 19.-20.02.2004 in writing ( you will get an exact date on time)
The assessment centres are: from 23.02.2004 till 25.02.2004 ( you will get an exact date on time – see
schedule on our homepage or in the front of our office) – write your three preferences