Hi everyone! My name is Silke Boterhoek, I'm 21 and was raised in Beetgummermolen, a small town next to Leeuwarden. This year I am the Internal Relations of the FSG Board. Currently, I am in the final phase of the BSc Business Administration - Accountancy & Controlling. During the first year of my study, I joined the Activity Committee at Risk, one of the two predecessors of FSG. I really enjoyed the association and joining a committee, so over the years I joined three other committees. The association offers a great balance between formal and informal activities. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, going out for dinner and reading. During my board year, I hope to become more self-aware and develop my personal skills further.
The Internal Relations of the FSG Board is responsible for the contact with students, the primary target group of FSG. You are the contact person for (active) members and responsible for bringing the association to the attention of new students. Besides, the Internal Relations is responsible for the promotion and ensures the corporate identity is consistently used. To ensure this, you will guide the committees in promoting their events.
Next to the promotion of FSG, you are responsible for the recruitment of new active members. FSG has two recruitment periods every year. Prior to these periods, you will coordinate the promotion and have coffee meetings with students who are interested in becoming an active member. Also, you plan and conduct the interviews and finally select the new active members.
Moreover, you organise a large number of informal activities, such as parties and the active members weekend. Next to informal activities, you also organise trainings for active members.
As the Internal Relations you meet many new people, which helps you develop your communicative skills quickly. Besides, you should be able to plan, keep the overview and work precisely. Also, assertiveness and creativity are of great importance.
Would you like some more information on the position of internal relations or are you curious about experiences of the current internal relations? Contact Silke Boterhoek via firstname.lastname@example.org for all questions about the position of Internal Relations or joining a committee.