1. What is your position in the board and what are your main tasks?
I’m the treasurer of JSA, one third of the presidium, and I keep track of the financial situation of our organization. My main tasks are to do book keeping, pay and issue invoices, have continuous dialogues with all of the project managers and make sure that all of the engaged students in our organization are confident and free to improve their projects in the best way possible.
2. How is a typical workweek in your position?
I stop by my office on the second floor of JIBS almost every time I get to school, leave my jacket and bags and I see if there are any invoices on my whiteboard to pay (our awesome vice Nhat is bringing them to me from the JSA postbox…). At the same time I take a look in my iconic, green mailbox, and see if there are any reimbursement forms to pay out to any students, and if there is none it is pretty much done.
I get a lot of questions from all project managers regarding their purchases, how they can order stuff for their projects through JSA and if I can help out with regular information. I also do all of the issuing of invoices to companies who want to work with our organization, and of course the book-keeping of all the transactions.
3. What do you like to do in your free time? Any hobbies or specific interests?
I try to play my guitar as much as possible, to get my thoughts away from all of the studying, other than that I’m pretty much the average student, I don’t go to the gym, I’ll hang out at any party I’m invited to, I try to make cheap and nutritious food and at all other times I hang out with my awesome girlfriend!
4. What made you decide to apply for your position?
I actually stumbled upon this opportunity when I was organizing the entrepreneurship challenge in april… I got in contact with and actually realized what JSA:s part was when it came to engaging students to do something outside of the studies. When the previous treasurer decided to leave his position I was at the right place at the right time, it sounded like a lot of fun and I realized it would be a great I applied for the position, and got it!
5. What have this opportunity given to you?
I have learned so much during this time, everything from basic book-keeping to contacting companies regarding incorrect invoices. I’ve learnt a lot about working together with different people with various views and I have learned how to compromise and work together to find solutions. JSA is a real organization with breathing organs that creates so many opportunities for students, and the most valuable thing I’ve gotten from being in the board of JSA is the enormous network of friends and new people I’ve met when working with engaged students!
6. Do you have any advice for future applicants?
Everyone that has the right mindset and is eager to do something for other students should be engaged within JSA! If you also want to add an extra spice on your resume, especially when applying for future economic-related jobs, you should apply for the Treasurer position of JSA, I guarantee you that it will be worth it!