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Become the next board of ESN Wageningen

We are still looking for some board members for the board of 2024-2025! 

Are you interested in joining a team of enthusiastic, dedicated and creative students? Want to develop your professional and personal skills while completing your studies? Evolve your network of connections at the local, national and international levels and get to travel around the Netherlands and Europe? Then joining the ESN board in Wageningen is your best choice!

You will work on ESN on a fully part-time basis, meaning you can do it next to your studies and without having a study delay. 

We are looking for bright new faces that will fulfil the positions of

  •  President
  • Secretary/Vice-President
  • Treasurer
  • Activity Coordinator
  • PR Coordinator
  • Integration Coordinator; and
  • Partnership Manager

If you have any questions or doubts, make sure to send an email to [email protected]
We could schedule a moment and will gladly answer all your questions and give some more insights about doing a board year.

The application deadline is May 22!
 
We look forward to hearing from you,
ESN Board 2023-2024

Some imporant information

What does a board year at ESN entail? 

Definitely a lot more than you can imagine! ESN Wageningen aims to create a home for international students and an international adventure for Dutch students. With your fellow board members, over 100 events per year, committee members, buddy mentors and a close connection to other national and international ESN sections in Europe, your board year will be exciting, challenging and interesting every day. ESN Wageningen is located in the Global Lounge which gives you the opportunity to work on a project supported by the University and providing a home away from home. 

The board of ESN Wageningen is fully part-time. This means that you will work on ESN for around 10 – 12 hours a week. It is up to you how you divide these hours over the week. This depends on your own preference, course and personal schedule!

For both Dutch and international students, having a part-time board position in ESN Wageningen is a great way to develop yourself professionally by working in an innovative, young, interdisciplinary and highly international environment. You will have unforgettable experiences and friends for life, as well as a global network of students that are grateful for your efforts throughout the year. No matter where you are from and what your previous work experience is, we encourage everyone that is interested to apply. 

The process of becoming a board member

To be considered you need to send in a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter, containing a general part and your top three positions. Afterwards, you will be invited for an interview with some of the current board members. Important to note, ESN Wageningen is a student organisation for everyone, so the board is looking for international and Dutch students.

When you get one of the positions, the training period can start. One of the board members will have multiple 1-to-1 training sessions with you to teach you everything you need to know before you can start your ESN board year. And don’t worry, there are going to be a lot of board bonding activities, to get to know the other board members!

During your board year

An ESN Wageningen board position is considered to be fully part-time, so it is still possible to follow your BSc or MSc courses. Also, writing your thesis is good to combine with your board year because you are flexible during the day when to work on ESN and when to work on your thesis. Since this board year is on a voluntary basis, you will not get paid. However, there is a financial compensation regulation (FOS) to compensate for your tuition fees. 

During a regular day, you will have to work on your function-specific task as well as teaming up with the other board members and ‘being the board’ in general. Practical things like being present during office hours, helping students with all questions they may have, helping out at events and the introduction weeks, and representing ESN to different stakeholders is expected of all board members. 

Events

Most of your board year you will be busy with organising over 100 events. This can be anything, such as parties, pubcrawls, movie nights, study lunches, weekly drinks and excursions. The fun thing about being on the ESN board is that you not only organise it, but you can also participate in all the events.

 

I am interested! What do I do now?

So nice to hear! We encourage you to get in contact with us by sending an email to ([email protected]). The president will give you some more useful information and will explain the following steps in the process of becoming the board. Also, if you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to our president ([email protected]) or come by at the Global Lounge and have a chat with one of the board members. If you you’re already sure about doing a board year, make sure to officially apply for the board by sending you CV and motivation letter to [email protected]. The deadline for applying is May 22.

FAQ

Q: What does a fully part-time board year mean?

A: In general, a board position is considered fully part-time. This means that you can do a board year next to your BSc or MSc courses. Also, writing your thesis is good to combine with your board year because you are flexible during the day when to work on ESN and when to work on your thesis. Since you will mainly work on ESN in the evenings, you will not experience study delays. 

Also, FOS will be there as a compensation for your ESN work. 

Q: Do I have to be an international student to apply

A: No! We welcome all students. Nationality does not influence your application in any way.

Q: Do I get paid for doing a board year?

A: No, being a board member is on a voluntary basis. But, there is a financial compensation regulation (FOS) to compensate for part of your tuition fees.

Q: What is the term of a board year?

A: Officially, a board year at ESN starts on the first day of the summer holiday. Your first responsibility will be the organisation of the summer AID.

Your board year ends at the end of period 6 from the academic year.

Q: I have never been active in ESN before. Is this a problem?

A: No! Although it can be an advantage, you are more than welcome to apply. Almost every year people who are completely new to ESN join the board. Before you apply, make sure to get to know the organisation better by reading through our website and Facebook pages. You can also always come by the office and talk to some of the current board members to get a better insight into what we do. We would love to meet you!

Q: What is expected from me apart from doing the position-specific work?

A: A big part of your work will involve teaming up with the other board members and ‘being the board’ in general. Practical things like being present during office and opening hours, helping students with all questions they may have, helping out at events and the introduction weeks, and representing ESN to different stakeholders is expected of all board members. In addition, all board members are expected to attend many of the ESN events. 

Q: What is expected from a board member regarding event participation?

A: Generally, being part of the ESN board requires active participation in all types of events. A maximum of two evenings per week, you will attend/ host an ESN activity. The number of board members needed for an activity depends on the activity itself and if it’s organised by the board or one of the committees.