Rick van den Berg

Rick van den Berg

I'm Rick and this year I fulfil the function of Vice Chair. You will be busy doing a lot of different kind of tasks. You will be doing strategic work regarding the future of FSG, keep contact with the most amazing companies and helping with career support of members from FSG. Further the position will involve a lot of working together with the rest of the board. I consider it myself as one of the most entrepreneurial positions as you can get involved with anything you like.

Together with the Chair you are responsible for the strategy. The annual policy, made by you and the other board members at the start of your board year, is part of the association’s strategy. Further you are looking forward where the association should be in a couple of years. Last year we had the opportunity to guide a merger which involved a lot of thinking ahead and not act in the moment, which was a great challenge. Moreover, you are responsible for analysing opportunities to set-up new events throughout the year. By being responsible for the strategic side, you learn to make long term decisions.

As Vice Chair you are also responsible for around thirty percent of the partners of FSG, for who you will be the contact person. You must handle everything professionally. The companies are very important for FSG and together with the External Relations of the board, you must make sure everything goes as agreed with the partners. Next to that, you will be going on company visits in the summer. These company visits are aimed at strengthening ties with the partners but are also great for your personal development.

The contact with the companies helps you during the Career Support, another responsibility for the Vice Chair. If students want help with orientating, getting in contact with companies or want to prepare for after their studies, they can ask you for help. Of course, this also helps for your own career orientation.

The most fun of doing a board year is guiding committees. This makes the work super lively as you must get them involved in the association and create an amazing event together. This leads to angry calls but also to amazing highs during. Events are the best! Here you can see the companies you contacted in the summer, together with the committee you guided in the association you’re leading.

Interested and/or do you have more questions about the position of Vice Chair within FSG? Don’t hesitate to contact me by sending an email to vicechairman@fsgroningen.nl or give me a call at 31640346369