Hi everyone! In this week's magazine article, we would like to introduce ourselves to all Risk Members. Last Tuesday, we officially started as the Risk Board 2020-2021. Some of you may already know who we are, but for the people that don't we will tell you some more about ourselves. Please feel free to come by our office to have a chat or a coffee, when the university opens its doors again!
Douwe Schat - Chairman
Hey everyone! My name is Douwe Schat, I am 21 years old and grew up in Goutum. After finishing high-school, I decided to move to Groningen for my studies. As I was interested in economics and business I chose to study E&BE. During my studies I found out about the Risk Investment Team and I became a member of the team, this is how I got to know about Risk. I felt really welcome and met a lot of nice people. For this reason, I wanted to become more active and involved within the association. But first, I was going on exchange in Taipei. During this time I had a lot of fun and got to explore Taiwan and other parts of Asia. In the meantime, I still wanted to become more active. After talking with Victor, I decided to apply for the chairman position and on the 16th of December, while still in Taipei, I got announced to become the chairman of the Risk Board 2020-2021!
Everyone I have met has been very nice to me and I am really enjoying this experience
After I moved back to Groningen, I had the pleasure to meet a lot of new people and I learned a lot more about Risk. Everyone I have met has been very nice to me and I am really enjoying this experience. My first job as a chairman was to find my fellow board members. This year, it was all a bit different since I was still on the other side of the planet. Nonetheless, I am very happy with the result and I am really looking forward to spending the next year with these amazing people. Anyway, feel free to say hello and meet us at our office when the university is open again. We would love to hear from you. See you!
Gijs Hatzmann - Vice-Chairman
Hi, my name is Gijs Hatzmann and I am the Vice-Chairman of the Risk Board 2020-2021. I am in my third year of my Bachelor Degree Business Administration with the track Accountancy & Controlling. I first learned about Risk at the Pick Your Profile event and immediately started in the Activity Committee. During this year, I made a lot of new friends and I decided that I wanted to do another committee. So, after my time at the Activity Committee, I became one of the external relations of the Risk Conference 2020. I had a great year with my fellow committee members and really enjoyed all the positive reactions after the event.
This is my time to shine.
In the last months, I got interested in doing a board year, as I felt so at home within Risk. During my time as an active member I became motivated to do more within the association. After some coffee with a couple of the previous board members and the current chairman I was convinced to apply. Risk is the place where I want to do a boardyear. This is my time to shine. I am looking forward to the coming year with my fellow boardmembers and this association. I hope to meet you all very soon!
Johan Boersma - Secretary
Hi everyone! My name is Johan Boersma, I am 21 years old and I come from Minnertsga (Friesland). Currently, I am a third-year student of the Bachelor Business Administration with the track Accountancy & Controlling. In my first year, I got to know Risk at a university event. After a coffee chat with former board member Bart, I started my active membership being part of the Risk Activity Committee. I learned a lot about the association and what Risk has to offer for its members. Furthermore, I got to know so many new friends and had so many fun experiences, that I decided to join the Investment & Accountancy Evenings Committee. Here, the experiences kept on building and that made me interested in doing a board year.
Furthermore, I got to know so many new friends and had so many fun experiences
After a few coffee chats with the previous board members and with Douwe, my interest kept on groing and I became really excited. Since my board announcement, I have already made lots of memories, like the Lustrum Ski Trip or the Active Members Thanking Dinner. And I can not wait for everything that will happen in this upcoming year. I am really looking forward to work with my fellow board members and get to know all of you!
Noor de Jong - Treasurer
Hi, my name is Noor de Jong. I am 20 years old and therefore the youngest of the new board. I will be the treasurer of the Risk Board 2020-2021. Three years ago, I came to Groningen to start my study International Business. After getting my propaedeutics, I switched to Economics and Business Economics, because I enjoyed working with numbers a little bit more than the business side. I have already been active within Risk. I was the PR & Logistics of the Controlling Tour 2019 and I am still the Chairman of the Accountancy Day 2020.
I can't wait to see what's more behind the scenes
During this active membership experience, I got very enthusiastic about Risk and her members. What I like most is how everybody can be really serious and determinant about their work, but when the evening approaches we can all also really enjoy a drink together. I decided to apply for the Risk Board, because of this and because I can't wait to see what's more behind the scenes. Up until now it has been an amazing experience and I can’t wait for the year to come!
Sebastiaan Gessel - External Relations
Hi everyone, my name is Sebastiaan Gessel. I am twenty-one years old and I am the new External Relations of the Risk Board 2020-2021. I'm currently in my Master Management Accounting and Control. Last year I successfully finished my Bachelor. During this year, I went to Bordeaux, France, to be an exchange student. This year I was aiming to become more active and gain more practical experiences alongside my Master Degree. During my search for self-development, I got to know Risk! The experiences that I had have encountered with Risk were full of enthusiasm and they led me to apply for the Risk board.
I will never forget the experiences of the Lustrum Ski-Trip!
After hearing the news that I was apart of the new Risk Board, I felt welcome straight-away. In the following weeks, I had the pleasure to meet many new people and experienced life as a board member. I will never forget the experiences of the Lustrum Ski-Trip! That was the perfect opportunity for me to get to know many active members. I hope to meet all of you in the upcoming year. All in all, the past month has been great and I will miss the time with my predecessor Chiel. I am looking forward to starting my Risk Board year, especially after this hectic start with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Sarah van der Wal - Internal Relations
Hi everyone, my name is Sarah van der Wal and I will be the Internal Relations of the Risk Board 2020-2021. I am 22 years old and therefor the oldest of the board. Last year I finished my Bachelor in Business Administration and last September I started my Master Degree in Accountancy. As a third year student I became active at Risk being in the Accountancy Tour committee and after that I organised the Investment & Accountancy Evenings.
Risk always felt like a comfortable place, where you can develop yourself personally and professionally
Risk always felt like a comfortable place, where you can develop yourself personally and professionally. This was one of the main reasons why I became active at Risk. During my active membership, I had a really nice time and got a really good connection with the Risk Board. In a few coffee chats, the Board Members got me very excited for a board year and therefore, I applied for the Risk Board. The past weeks have been great as I got to meet a lot of our members and I am looking forward to starting my board year and meeting more new people!