If there is a lack of soft skills in graduates, it is clear that our post-secondary education system is not supplying us with the opportunities to acquire them. So if we cannot learn these skills in the classroom, perhaps its time to start thinking outside of it.
Through AIESEC’s international exchange program, University of Calgary accounting student Irina Lipskaia found a teaching position in Kiev, Ukraine, teaching various levels of English to university students, businessmen and even young children at a summer camp.
Alvaro Ipanaque had served leadership roles with AIESEC for five years before going on his first exchange. Coming from Lima, Peru, he came here to Calgary not for the weather, not for the skiing, not for the Stampede, but for the job opportunity.