As the Chairman of Asset | International Business & Management, you are responsible for a variety of tasks, amongst others: leading the weekly board meetings, leading the DMM’s, maintaining contact with the university and being end responsible for strategy formulation and implementation of the association. There is always something to do and no week looks the same!
In order to perform these tasks, it is very important to maintain a ‘helicopter view’ of everything that is going on within and around the association. Furthermore, you have to motivate and steer your fellow board members in achieving the policy goals that you set at the beginning of the year. A challenging task that comes with room for plenty of personal development throughout the year.
This means that you will have a filled agenda every week. To give you an idea, a normal week for a chairman with the Events portfolio within Asset General could look like this:
Morning: Board meeting.
Afternoon: Update email, meet with the Symposium Committee and a University representative to discuss the Business Night, meet with Student Career Services together with the Independent Chairman and chairman of the EBT, prepare the board meeting of the General Board of Asset Tilburg.
Evening: Free Evening with Friends and Housemates
Morning: Board meeting of Asset General and a meeting with the Academic Director of the International Management Master.
Afternoon: Meet with the Ski Trip Committee, Finishing up some miscellaneous tasks, preparing the recording of ‘Food for Thought - The Podcast’ on Friday. Meeting with the Chairwoman of the EBT.
Evening: Advisory Council of the EBT for the Events Portfolio + Free Remainder of the Evening.
Wednesday: Working a day at the Rooms
Morning: Reviewing the projects for IB&M. Meeting with the Academic Director of IBA to discuss several projects and the upcoming year. Working on Asset General related tasks.
Afternoon: Training on Personal Leadership. Looking at the year planning with our Vice. Meet with the IM Trip Committee.
Evening: Sports/Free Time + a Date with another Asset Department
Morning: Update email + a few calls to arrange projects for next week. Work out some plans and ideas for IB&M (e.g. setting/updating up the Alumni LinkedIn page, Preparing an event).
Afternoon: Business Cafe with amazon web services and the IM Master. Grab a coffee with one of our external stakeholders (e.g. student parties, alumni office, exchange office, international office).
Evening: (Online) Monthly Drink - Wine Tasting and Pizza Party Edition
Morning: Individual Conversation with one of the IB&M Boardies. Meeting with another department to discuss a project that we’re working on. Working on the Global Sustainable Leadership series.
Afternoon: Finalize left-over tasks of the week, write and send updates of the Events portfolio, fill in Board Agenda for next week. Recording of Food for Thought - Food for Thought the Podcast.
Evening: Go home to my parents.
Even though your weekly schedule can become quite full, flexibility is sometimes necessary, since certain matters require direct attention and could possibly mean that you have to shift with your planning.
It can already be seen in the weekly schedule drawn above, but apart from working on tasks related to Asset | IB&M, you will represent Asset | International Business & Management in the general board meeting of faculty association Asset. During this meeting, you will discuss all important issues concerning the overarching faculty association Asset, get updates about everything significant going on in the association, and keep track of the policy that you will write with the general board. You will also apply for a portfolio of your choice, which could for instance be the acquisition portfolio where you are responsible for coordinating all externals, the administration portfolio where you are responsible for the membership administration or the events portfolio, where you are responsible for coordinating the formal events organized by Asset. The amount of time you will spend on your portfolio-related tasks depends a lot on the portfolio you pick.
Basically, you are the one who is up to date about all matters within Asset | International Business & Management and Asset Tilburg, and you make sure that the board leads our beautiful association to a higher level!
If you would like to have more specific information about the Chairman function, you can always contact our current chairman, Simon van Rijsingen via [email protected].
How to apply?
To apply, you must hand in a motivation letter and curriculum vitae. In your motivation letter you should indicate why you would like to join the board and how you feel you can contribute to the future of Asset | International Business & Management in general. Additionally, elaborate on the function you prefer and why you feel you are the right person, in particular, for this function. You can also indicate a second preference and give reasons why this function will suit you as well. You can apply by sending an email containing your CV and motivation letter to [email protected].
Deadline for application is May 8, 23:59.