This is about IC content and how it relates to me.
IC has lots of sessions, some are related to AIESEC, some are related to personal issues (like the ones I told in the previous post) and some spaces are sold to companies so they can promote their brands and bring some value to us, while they profile themselves as a good choice for a career movement. In the war for talent, companies consider this as a good investment (and that definitely is, some companies that I never thought to work for seem pretty much a good option now, like Unilever, ING, Microsoft and DHL). Sometimes I feel valued, I mean, these companies fighting for us, for me, it makes some good impact in your self-esteem – and make you really be proud of being an AIESECer, because it seems organizations value our experience, values, profile, competencies, skills, etc.
But sometimes I feel bought – and bought cheap, by free stuff, like caps and bags or beer or anything.
I guess I am just going through a bad moment, caused by personal and professional stuff. IC is a very powerful experience, I can see now, because it seems I am having my first cultural shock related to Norway – even if I am in Brazil. Yeah, it’s strange, in these 2 months in Norway, I didn’t have any culture shock, but as I am back in Brazil (even though I feel in a global village with other 105 countries), I feel some pressing issues that are making me feel a little depressed, dazed and confused.
Maybe it’s just too much work and too little sleep, I don’t know.