It’s an opportunity to Think , Look , Sound and Feel different
I like to describe the international PULSE volunteering experience as “Transplantation” , where you transplant your own mindset , skills and attitude to a new nurturing environment .it’s a complete immersion in new culture , sudden stop of most of old habits and instantaneous connections to a strong support system ( PULSE Team , PULSE alumni , PULSE buddy , Senior Mentor , Job-Plus coach , new working environment , GSK office in the assignment country , your assignment manager , and NGO internal support systems …….etc ).
In a Nutshell , you will have the opportunity to transform your personality and forge your own destiny !
This blog is for YOU as a Prospect PULSE Volunteer , it’s not about who am i and what i did ? it’s about what you can do and what you may become ! but please allow me to use snaps of my experience as an illustration for what i really mean !
PULSE volunteering experience has various of benefits , i will focus on only few of them to avoid messages dilution !
1- You will have a new sense of meaning :
It goes like that , “Since we are all born equal , you can never be great unless you make something great , and you will never make something great until you serve others with great help and passion ”
In PULSE my mindset regarding helping others changed completely , from an amateur to a professional , from giving a little of what i have to creating significant , sustainable and scalable impact in the area they have a great need and we have expertise .
This is the vision and mission of the NGO you will temporally join for your 6 months assignment , and it will be transferred gradually to you while you are working with them
In a nutshell , you will become a master of helping people , communities on both individual and organizational level . you will tape the skies of greatness ( greatness=helping others effectively and passionately )
2- You will work in a different scope of work , with more freedom and autonomy
Based on the matching process ( process done by the PULSE team after one to one interview to match the skills and interests of applicants to the available assignments ) i was assigned in hugely different working context other than my current work , i was focusing mainly of pharmaceutical sales and marketing with relevant trainings , now my work scope is ( corporate branding , fundraising , communications , social media marketing , staff training )
This was challenging at the beginning , but i can not describe the level of experience i am acquiring during my assignment .
currently i am in the middle of my assignment , according to ADP change framework i have completed the diagnosis phase and currently working in the design phase
During a meeting with Maitra Widiantini Faiszal ( Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications , Save the Children Indonesia)
I presented my project with Maitra after my manager Dragna ( Country Manager- Save The Children Vietnam ) referred me to her to discuss my project & ask for her insights to start my project implementation as soon as possible .
In a nutshell , you will gain professional experience you most probably did not have before , you will get back to GSK a totally new employee , with unique skillset and experience.
3- Meeting and/or working across boundaries with business leaders from various backgrounds
It’s hard to imagine the opportunities of interaction you may have during your PULSE assignment , and every volunteer has his own unique experience
i just would like to share with you my interaction with GSK Indonesia , and how the leaders there supported my visit to the maximum . Proud to be with GSK
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4-Having academic development and having fun !
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