Become a Member of the 19th Board of Dimensie!

Become a Member of the 19th Board of the Study Association Dimensie! 
Because the current board of Dimensie passes on their functions over to the 19th board in September 2020, the application period is already in full swing. Are you excited about being a part of the board of a big study association? Besides having the opportunity to boost your CV, your professional/social skills and your network, you also have the chance to organize the coolest events and to spend a whole year on learning about managing a study association. You will meet loads of new people and work closely together with your team and other study associations. 

The board consists of a chairperson, secretary, treasurer, and commissioners. These commissioners are responsible for the internal, external or educational affairs, internationalization and the books. Because we are an international organization, it is a good thing if you want to be an international board member! 

In the fact sheet on the right, you can find an overview of the most important aspects of being a board member. Below, you can find a FAQ about being a board member. 

Interested?

If you’re interested in being in the next board, or if you are in need of more information, you can always send a mail to board@svdimensie.nl. We are currently not available in person given the circumstances but will try our best to be available to you through all the other channels. We can tell you about what you do as a board member and you can also join us for 'Board for a Day' when we show you what we work on or take you to meetings, so you can get more insight into what it entails to be a board member of Dimensie for the different functions. These is obviously not possible right now to the usual extent. Nevertheless, we would try to take you along as much as possible for the work we are currently doing from home. If you are interested in this, contact one of the board members or email to chairman@svdimensie.nl. 

Application

We are planning on opening the application process April 11th until April 30th 23:59. We will of course keep you up to date on all of our channels and if you want to make sure you receive all future information, please send an email to chairman@svdimensie.nl and let us know that you are interested.

You will  write a short letter of motivation about your functions of interest and will be invited to an interview afterwards. There are no specific requirements for this letter, except for that we would like to read what functions you are interested in.
More information will follow soon!

Board year at Dimensie FAQ

Where can I find further information and ask all my questions? 

On the 31th of March, we will host an Instagram Live Q&A Session at 14:00 @sv_dimensie. Join us when we tell you more about general information about a board year, specific information about the functions and the application process, and you can ask all the questions you might have or send them to us beforehand. Furthermore, there will be a Board Speed Date Event that we are currently adapting to an online platform, where you will be able to take to individual functions further. Additionally, you can, of course, always ask the current or former board members by writing us an email via board@svdimensie.nl or reaching out to us personally given the current circumstances.  

How many hours per week will I spend on the board year? 

As a board member, you are free to decide for yourself (as long as your colleagues agree) how many hours you spend on your board tasks. For every function, there are a few tasks which have to be done, but outside these tasks, you have plenty of time to set things up. The opening hours of the board room are from 09:30 till 16:00, but there are of course also the activities. In general, you spend between 28 and 40 hours per week in the board year as fulltime board member.

What about the costs? 

The nice thing of being a board member of a Study Association is that your tuition costs will be covered by a board scholarship because the UT encourages being active. Click here for more information. Furthermore, activities organized by Dimensie which cost €5,- or less are free for you as board member. The expenses you have are stemming mostly from activities and trips and sometimes drinks, dinners, etc. with other boards. 

What do I learn? 

Within a study program, you learn many skills needed for a professional career within the profession you’re studying for. But as a board member of any (Study) Association you learn relevant (practical) skills which you can 
use for anything in life and your professional career. Taking responsibility, working in a team, planning your tasks or Dimensie’s activities and networking are only few examples of skills you’ll learn. Of course, as treasurer, you learn different things than as commissioner internal affairs, but the above-mentioned skills are applicable to all functions. 

How can I apply? 

If you want to apply, but want to get some further information you can always contact us. For the application, you will have to write a motivational letter. You are free to choose the length, the things you write about and the format. The deadline will be April 30th 23:59. Please send it to chairman@svdimensie. After this, there will be an intake with a board member, one or more former board members and a member of the Psychology staff. 

Can I be a part-time board member? 

Yes! You can spend time on your study while being a board member. It is important to inform your co-board members about this and make clear schedules. You will not be the first board member who combined her/his board year with a bachelor thesis or minor period. So, studying and being a board member at the same time is definitely possible. 

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A board year at Dimensie