Rieke Straatsma

PR Coordinator

Rieke Straatsma – PR Coordinator ESN Board 2016//2017

My name is Rieke Straatsma and I am the PR Coordinator on the ESN Groningen board of 2016//2017. I am 23 years old and last year I finished my bachelor in Psychology at the University of Groningen. At the beginning of my stay here in Groningen I joined a sports society and I have always been an active member there. Besides this I love to read, go to the Aclo, drink coffee in the city center and meet up with friends.

Why the ESN board?

In my third year of my studies I went on exchange to Ireland, and it was there that I realised again how much I love to travel, discover new places and meet people from all over the world. Back in Groningen I knew I did not want to lose this international feeling and that is why I decided to apply for the ESN-board.

Function description

As the PR Coordinator of ESN Groningen you are responsible for a diverse range of tasks. Mainly, you will be responsible for the media channels such as the ESN Groningen Facebook page, Instagram, Snapchat and of course this website. This includes working together with the ten committees to make sure that their events are properly promoted. It is up to you to figure out the best way to reach the target group. Furthermore, you will be in charge of taking pictures and videos during the ESN activities, however you will have plenty of help from the PR & Graphics committee too. In addition you will also try to create more awareness for the organisation and recognition for the ESN brand. This means you will aim for a higher response rate among international students and more interest from Dutch students to join the organisation actively. This gives you the freedom to think outside the box and come up with some creative solutions. Next to this you will work closely together with the graphic designer to help design all posters, flyers, maps etc. Lastly, you will supervise two amazing committees, namely the PR & Graphics Committee, and the Culture Committee!

If you would like to find out more about being the PR Coordinator of the ESN Groningen board then don't hesitate to send an email to pr@esn-groningen.nl!