Justin Brandsma – External Relations ESN Board 2017/2018
My name is Justin Brandsma and I am responsible for the External relations of the 30th ESN Board 2017/2018. I am 22 years old and in the final year of my Bachelor in Business Administration at the RUG, through which I spend a semester in Beijing this year. Besides my studies I am a member of the student association Albertus Magnus and have done a few things at the FEB. The three things that I love to do are sailing, skiing and travelling but here in Groningen it’s mostly watching sports on TV.
Why the ESN board?
I have always loved to try new things and explore different places. The semester I spend in China and the travelling that came with it really taught me about international friendships and teamwork , it showed me what I wanted to do. I wanted to go and see everything I could and meet as many people from as many different cultures as possible. By applying for the ESN Board I could do exactly this, while not saying goodbye to my precious Groningen and my friends, after all I still had a thesis to finish.
As the External Relations of ESN Groningen your main task is to stay in contact with all the external parties. You are in frequent contact with the main sponsors and other sponsors. It is your responsibility to keep the relationships healthy and mutually beneficial. Furthermore you are also responsible for the exploration of potential new partners as well as setting up these new partnerships. If an external party is interested in collaborating with ESN Groningen, you will plan an appointment and assess the possibilities of a successful partnership or event. Lastly you will supervise two committees: namely the Network Committee and the Party & Pubquiz Committee.
If you would like to find out more about the External Relations position of the ESN Groningen Board, don’t hesitate to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!