Why you should apply for a committee
Joining a committee offers you many great opportunities. Not only will you be responsible for an event or project, you will have loads of fun while doing it! Whether it is planning a trip, organizing an event or managing your own project, you get to work in a dedicated team with students equally as excited as you are. Sounds good thus far? Then we suggest you read along!
Every committee offers a number of roles you can fill. These roles are specified towards developing certain competencies applicable for your later career. Do you have a creative brain? Are you good at managing organisation and planning? Do you have it in you to be an authentic leader? Or, are you capable of networking or closing a deal with a big company? If the answer to any of the previous questions is a yes, then committees definitely have some vacancies available just for you!
The many committees mainly offer either a Chairman role, Marketing position or Commercial roles. Job descriptions can be found on the associations’ websites, however, below we will present you with a general description of what to expect.
Enhancing your CV
Through a committee, you can gain experiences you can show on your CV. What were you responsible for in your committee role, and most importantly, what did you achieve? Recruiters are interested in students that participate in extracurricular activities, and are actively enthusiastic to learn. If you can show your personal achievements and developments during your committee term in your CV, recruiters will certainly be interested to learn more about you.
The - slightly more - Fun Part
Joining a committee not only offers you the opportunity to enhance your skills and make new friends it also allows you o to have the best time of your life at the many association parties or (networking) drinks.
Committees organize internal teambuilding activities, which include - but are certainly not limited to ;) - weekly dinners and (the occasional) going out and having drinks. Then, associations are known to organise several active member’s weekends, trips and team or skill building activities. Together with your teammates and friends, these events create experiences worth remembering.
So, you must be wondering, how do I apply?
We hope you give it a shot after reading this article, because trust us, it's worth it!