As the External Affairs Coordinator you are responsible for (a great part of) the revenue of the association. Furthermore, all activites that are organized in cooperation with companies are your responsibility. These include inhouse days, recruitment dinners and informal activites. It is your job to offer your members a balanced an varied portfolio of activities. For this function, you have to maintain established contacts, but you must also create new contacts and do a lot of acquisition. You will get to know many companies in no time, where you will become the face of VESTING. The possible career paths of econometricians will no longer have secrets for you.
The daily activities of an External Affairs Coordinator vary widely throughout the year. In the beginning of your board year, you will be busy creating your brochure, which contains all possible cooperations VESTING offers. Afterwards, you will have to find partners. This mainly takes place during summer. This gives you the unique opportunity to experience workfloor cultures and to see offices of many different companies. It also brings you in contact with many recruiters. After the summer, you will organize the events you have planned. During your board year you will actively be pursuing new contacts. The peak of your activities will be in summer.
Besides managing your own contacts, you will assist all external affairs coordinators active in VESTING Committees. Your experience and your network makes you the perfect go-to for them, and you will help them where needed. From the very first phone call to the signing of the contract; you are involved in every commercial relation VESTING has.
Long story short: a year as External Affairs Coordinator is a unique experience. For more information on this function or about a board year in general, do not hesitate to contact me. I am glad to help!
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