Board application 2021-2022
Applications for the board of Asset | Economics 2021-2022 are open from March 16 until May 1!
Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to develop yourself besides your studies and improve your CV? Apply now for a position in the Asset | Economics board of 2021-2022!
Why do a board year?
A board year is an excellent opportunity to learn a lot and have a lot of fun at the same time. You can develop yourself professionally as well as personally.
During your studies, only little attention is paid to practical skills, for which are plenty of opportunities to be developed during a board year. Skills like: taking the lead in meetings, negotiating, presenting for a large audience, getting things done under pressure and working closely in a team. Companies prefer students that have been active besides their studies, and a board year certainly looks great on your CV. A board year usually follows after having done some committee work, and allows you to further develop the skills you have acquired as a committee member. However, some of the greatest board members have never been active before doing a board year - anything is possible, as long as you are motivated and driven.
Besides the professional insights you will retrieve during a board year, it is also a year with a lot of fun. It is a very social job with active members dropping by during the day and all informal activities in the evenings. Also, the atmosphere in building E with all the other departments is vibrant.
There are five board positions available: Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary/External Affairs Officer, Treasurer, and External Affairs Officer. You can find more information on each function via the link that is attached to the function. Additionally, the board of 2020-2021 shares their experiences in the blog section.
To apply, we ask you to send in a motivation letter (~1 page) and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your motivation letter, please include the following:
- Small introduction of yourself;
- Explanation of why you want to do a board year;
- Reasons why you think you are suitable for a board function;
- Explanation of the functions you prefer (first and second choice) and why these functions suit you.
The application deadline is May 1! After the deadline, we will plan an interview with you.
Of course it is good to discuss your interest in a board year with people whose opinion matters to you. However, to avoid any speculations and to ensure that your announcement will be a true surprise, we advise you not to tell everybody about your application.
During the summer period you will be busy with your conveyance together with your predecessor. This conveyance period is planned in consultation, because we understand that you also might have other plans during the summer period.
If you have any questions regarding a board year or the application procedure, do not hesitate to ask us! You can send a mail to email@example.com or click the button below to plan a coffee date with one (or more) current board member(s) where you can ask all questions you have!