International Financial Program
The International Financial Program offers students the opportunity to develop themselves in the field of sales, research and consultancy. It is possible to apply for a position either as board member or participant. A board position will cost approximately 24 hours per week, whereas participants spend around 12 hours per week on the project.
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The IFP board consists of 5 members. Each of these members has their own responsibilities and tasks. You can read a description of the 5 functions below.
As chairman, you are the general contact person for the IFP project. You keep close contact with for example; the FSG Board, the University, the embassy, and the professors. You are leading the meetings with your fellow board members and provide the topics of these meetings. Thereby you have to keep an overview of the whole project which includes the motivation of the team and assisting where needed.
External Relations and Treasurer
This function is a combination of the function ‘External relations’, which is described below, and ‘Treasurer’. As External relations and treasurer you are responsible for the acquisition phase together with the other externals, and you manage the budget of the IFP project. At the start of the year, you construct a budget and throughout the year you are responsible for the financials.
External Relations (1&2)
As the external relations you are responsible for the acquisition during the first phase of IFP. You are in contact with big international firms to discuss the possibilities for a research project. You guide and help the participants and keep an overview of their progress. It is important that you have great communication skills, persuasiveness, leader skills and a smooth chat.
PR and Travel Logistics
The ‘PR and Travel Logistics’ function includes many tasks, such as keeping the social media channels up to date, the recruitment of participants and the organisation of the informal activities of IFP. Throughout the year, you are in charge of an ‘activity group’, with whom you will organize the trip to the country of destination. For this function it is preferable that you have some experience with photoshop, InDesign or other creative programs.
Please find below the outline of the project per phase. Bear in mind that the set-up phase is only for the members of the board.
Set-up phase (April 2021– September 2021) – Only for board members
The first phase is concerned with selecting the destination for the project. Afterwards, the board will select 15 participants during the month May. The board members will already start preparations and the acquisition phase during the summer. This will approximately cost 2 days per week.
Preparation phase (September 2021– January 2022)
The students are specially trained in order to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge which will enable them to conduct the research successfully. This will be achieved by means of lectures, workshops and training sessions.
Desk phase (January 2022 - April 2022)
Research groups will start with their individual research assignment. The students will be coached by three professors in order to guarantee the quality of the research. A final research design will be developed in cooperation with participating companies.
Field research phase (April 2022 - May 2022)
In the second week of April we will travel to the country of choice. This phase of two and a half week will be marked by conducting research, which will mainly consist of visiting companies, taking interviews and gathering information. Again, the students will be supported and coached by the professors.
Reporting phase (May 2022 - June 2022)
After returning the information gathered will be processed into a report. The final report will be handed over and presented to the participating companies in June.
A board year gives you the opportunity to develop yourself on a social and professional level, to gain valuable contacts, and have the best time of your life!
Are you interested in becoming the next IFP Board member?Feel free to schedule a coffee date with one of the board members by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to gain some more information about the IFP Board.