Hendrik Kuik

Hendrik Kuik

Hi, my name is Hendrik Kuik. I was born 23 years ago in Drachten and I have been living in Groningen since 2017. I am the External Relations of the FSG Board 2021-2022. In addition, I am currently doing the Pre-MSc Finance at the University of Groningen. After this I will start the MSc Finance in September 2022. In addition to my studies, I like to play football and golf, design clothes and make music.

In recent years I have been active by doing various committees. During my committee work I found out that I get a lot of energy from working together with other inspiring students in a specific goal. Because of these experiences I decided to do a board year at FSG. During my studies I learn the analytical skills in the field of Finance. On the other hand, during the board year I learn the soft skills such as communication, collaboration and negotiation which are at least as important in business.

As the External Relations of the board, you have a key role within FSG. It is not only your task to acquire general sponsors for FSG, but you are also responsible for attracting companies for all the activities organized by FSG. Throughout the year you are the contact person for current and potential partners of FSG. Every email or phone call needs to be handled professionally to ensure the company wants to cooperate with FSG. Companies are involved in almost every activity organized by FSG and your task is to make sure everything goes as agreed with the partners.

Company visits will be a big part of your summer. These company visits are aimed at strengthening ties with the existing partners and to get as many new partners as possible. These visits will show you the possibilities at those companies and their different company cultures.

However, you don’t have to do the acquisition completely on your own. In the committees there are also External Relations positions, and the Vice-Chairman of the board also coordinates a set of companies. You coordinate the acquisition for the committees and ensure professionalism.

Finally, you are always aware of the latest relevant vacancies and events of companies. This is because you are taking care of all the promotion for the companies, and you are responsible for the career part of the website. With this information, you can inform members looking for internships, traineeships, or starter positions. This is not only useful for members, but it also certainly helps to orient yourself on your future career as well!

Do you want to become the new External Relations of FSG? Please contact me by sending your email to board@fsgroningen.nl. In a follow-up interview I can tell you more about what this position entails and why you would like to become the External Relations of FSG.