This week, we’re showcasing all the different board functions here on the website! Last up is Veerle, the commissioner internal affairs of the board.
“When I started as commissioner internal affairs in the board of our study association, I wanted to develop my skills and come up with a new policy for the association. I had some ideas on how to improve some aspects with our new board as a team, and wanted to see them put in practice.
During my year as a commissioner internal affairs, I formed eight committees. This includes recruiting, guiding and training committee members. Furthermore I supervise and guide the committees in their tasks during the year. By being a board member of the association I developed myself on a professional and social level. I gained experience in managing an organization and I was able to see it into practice while being a student.
I learned to take interviews, see peoples potential within a team, train the committee members in their specific tasks, mediate committees, have an overview of their activities, work together, lead committee meetings and organize events. During this year as commissioner internal affairs I had to network within, but even outside the association. I know for sure I acquired some skills and expanded my network, which will be useful in my future career.
I really like being connected with all the active members of the association and love their enthusiasm. It’s great to see how people make a product or organize an event with each other. Most of the time they start out being a little insecure, but seeing them grow as a team and as individuals is great to see. I love to see how people are proud in the end! I learned a lot during the process and made great friends along the way. As a commissioner internal affairs, you make all of this possible for your fellow students as well!”
Apply for the board! Send your motivation and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 5th of May. Keep an eye out for other updates this week about the other functions!