Nat co oc story
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nat co oc story
During the preparation of NatCo, many people had asked me this question: "How do
you feel being an OCP so far?”
It’s REALLY COOL.
I felt proud of myself when I firstly made the decision to be NatCo OCP and was
gradually realizing that what a wonderful experience I was having.
The JD of OCP is simple and complicated. You are going to be the final responsible of
this conference, which also means, final responsible for everything. That’s why I
always call myself “ OC Everywhere”. =) I faced pressure, but I never took it as
I can’t never imagine that I could be such a multitasking people. Everyday lots of
stuff related to NatCo filled up my mind and I managed to deal with them one by
one. Also all my OCs successfully done this, which made me so proud of.
AIESEC is always about talent development. It was true even being a conference OC.
I learned how to care about people in my team better, I learned how to make work
done efficiently and effectively. I learned how to lead a team. No such AIESEC
experience I had before made me grow so quick.
Tons of appreciation want to give to my teammates and all the people I met on
At the very beginning , I haven’t prepared for being OC Hotel because I had decided to
elect as OC Communication. Therefore, I felt a little bit nervous. After the 1st OC
Meeting, the joyful environment of this team brought me strength and energy. Every
one of us was passionate and full of various ideas. During NatCo ,despite the
changeable situation caused by the hotel , the team gave me sufficient support and
care, meanwhile, others like Edwin, Major, the others of MC Team and all the
delegates also provided me with a lot of patience and pertinent advice.
For sure ,during this period ,I have faced quite a lot challenges. You can see them in the dischargement report. Luckily ,I
have backups from dear Jovia and my external friends working in hotel industry, which avoided a larger loss.
I truly obtained much from the experience. In the past ,I knew little about the
knowledge of signing a contract. And I felt difficult to deal with people with high
social position. Nevertheless, communication with great patience matters. Every
problem can be settled down if you make efforts and take patience. What’s more,
never lose your rational mind even if crisis happens. Think for twice and then solve it.
Throughout this conference, I felt the change, and it truly happened to me. Whatever
we do , we need to prepare a plan B. With Plan B ,many problems can be solved in a
short time. Therefore, I am getting used to making risk plan before things. Another
learning point is to wear other’s shoes, which made me more understanding and
It is my first OC experience in AIESEC.
I have learned a lot from it.
First of all, I think the biggest challenge I have met during this OC
experience is the requirement of communication skills. Not only
between OC teammates, more importantly, when communicating with
companies and corporations.
Secondly, I have learned the importance of putting myself in our
partners’ shoes if we want to well corporate with them. If we are not
clear about what they want and what they really need, building a good
partnership would become impossible.
Thirdly, as OC sponsor, we also have to be clear with what we need. To
balance our expectation to the conference and the need of our
partners, we have to stay in frequent touch with other OC members as
well as MC members. Under no circumstances should we any decision
without getting the permission our supervisors.
Thanks to this OC experience, I have the chance to go and explore and
corporate with different kinds of companies and institutions, which
really have broaden my eyesight and deepen my understanding of
Actually I didn’t see any problem when getting into the
new team. I enjoyed every meeting because my
teammates are so efficient and lovely. I really appreciate
the experience with the OC team.
I got into the new role by the guidance of Jovia. After
learning some principles and reading the materials left
by former OCF, I got rough idea of what I should do.
I used to made many versions of budget in order to control the balance, but some versions
didn’t fit the real situation. We made some goals, like the amount of sponsorship and the
total expense on hotel, however some of them are hard to achieve. Then we faced the truth
and try to reduce every unnecessary expense.
We faced some crisis. I think the most serious one come from hotel, we were not allowed to use the plenary at night or
have meals in the plenary. However these requirements were turned to be written on the contract. OCP and OC hotel
stand out to communicate with the manager of hotel. For me, what I did is to accept the unexpected expense and check
the budget again.
Only if I got enough information, I could made the budget closest to the truth. So, collecting information means a lot to
an OC Finance. I got information from teammates and searching by myself.
What I discovered about myself is I can be THAT patient. I used to working on the same thing for months, that is, making
budget. I used to live under the protection of parents so I seldom have to take part in financial issues. But when I was
OCF I must take care of the balance, I must make decisions instead of just waiting others tell me what to do.
I have never dealt with such an event that is related to
over 300 people.
It’s not an activity only dealing with kind teachers and
students, it’s a work facing the real world. Crisis may rise
because of lacking experience; challenges arouses
because of the high standard I set for myself. It was really
annoying when I was struggling, but everything would be
OK with the teams’ encouragement and help. After all
that suffering I suddenly realized the problems I had faced
before was just little case, a wider and a more splendid
road was right in front of me and waiting for me to
Courage gained, self-awareness strengthened and
It's not hard for me to get into the role because I love to try something new and I look
forward to exploring myself through this experience. But in the beginning I was too
shy to fit into the team. Thanks for the weekly meetings. Also, the OCP was of a gentle
nature genuinely concerned with others, which moved me deeply.
As the OC Comm responsible for promoting to the delegates, I have to collect, sort out and publish the materials. It needs
good team coordination. Through the work, I learned to put myself in my teammates' shoes, improving my communication
and coordination skills. What's more, I've learned how to encourage and implicitly urge my teammates to work.
When the conference ended, I felt happy and proud. For my role, if the delegates
speak highly of the conference I think it a success. I hope that this conference will be
a persistent topic, or be a good example.
Through this experience I finally further knew myself. I found my passion about
promotion and communication. On the other hand, I used to feel confident about my
work. But after the conference, I found my weaknesses and realized there's still a gap
between me and others, which inspire me to improve myself. I still had difficulties
getting familiar with strangers quickly but I started to have more courage after talking
with many kinds of people in the conference. I used to be impatient. But learning
from my teammates' good temper I realized my shortcomings and began to be more
considerate and understanding.
- My team and my role
It’s a wonderful team. Everyone is kind, helpful, energetic
and has different personalities. It’s very fun when we stay
together and work together. You will feel that there’s
always someone stand behind you and give you support.
My role is OC Design before the conference’s opening and
OC Everything on site.
Each experience brings me unforgettable memories, because I hadn’t tried it before. It’s
happy to learn new skills and try different things, although sometimes they let me
become crazy and felt anxious and pressure.
- My challenges
It should be a person who can master the softwares, such as Photoshop, AI, to do the OC Design.
But as a student major in Language, it’s a little bit hard for me to make an attractive souvenir when I just now basic
operating. Sometimes you have a great idea, but you can’t make it because you don’t know how to make them in AI and
Photoshop. The choice of calligraphy, color is the most different thing for me. I could only try thousand times and give
many samples to let my teammates choose. It’s always happened that I used 3 hours to make a sample, and your
teammate just used 1 second and 1 word to veto it. Sometimes I felt super frustrated.
- My development
I was going to lose passion to @, maybe. Sometimes I thought, maybe I’m not suitable to be an AIESEC, lack of some traits
which AIESECer need. But on NatCo, you could know different XP form many people. Their stories will bring you
confidence, commitment and power. You will ask yourself, that others had tougher moments than you and they could
overcome it, so you can do it, too.
I’m not sure whether I’m empowered from NatCo, but at least I’m trying to keep on breaking my bottleneck.
Actually, when I know I am the only boy in the OC team, I can strongly
feel the responsibility in the OC team, and I also feel afraid.
Before the NatCo, I never thought it would be so tough and engaged. I
have stayed in the printing shop for three days to print the delegate
books. As we all know, Shanghai is very hot, but there is no airconditioners in the printing shop. When it was 3:00, I joked myself, ‘ I
am the king of Wenhui Rd. Because there was no people in the road
except the printer and me.
On site, there were a lot of tasks you should fulfill. MC needed many
materials to complete their sessions. The most difficult material was
tricycle!!! Although it was really very hard, with the help of some
delegates, we made it! I was obliged to everyone who helped us !!! So
now, when I face with difficulties, I will say ‘Is there anything i cannot do
even after that i have lifted a tricycle?（我连搬三轮车都做到了，还
It is really an unforgettable experience. Until now, I can still feel the
power of our OC team!!!Soooooooo proud of you all !!!