Every year Uppsala Business and Economics Student Association organises several supplementary courses, 20 parties, 35 “gasques”, activities together with more than 100 companies and much more. We have a fashion show, a regatta, four sports tournaments, seven sport practices a week, and we offer our members 27 chances to travel abroad. Almost all of these activities are arranged by project groups formed out of our 350 active members. Of course we want you to be one of those, so that the association can keep developing with the help of your personal ideas, perspectives and knowledges.
What can i apply for?
After last year’s succes the Sports Committee is is happy to present our newest, but yet so popular event – The sports trip 2020! Have you ever had the dream to visit the coolest sports events in the world with your friends? Do you want to plan a weekend trip to check out your favorite sport? Bundesliga match in Berlin, NBA match in Brooklyn or something else entirely? Apply to the project team for Sportresan 2020 and decide where the members of Uppsalaekonomerna should go next.
The Buddysystem project is made to welcome new international exchange students to Uppsala University by creating fun events that both international and swedish students can take part of. A buddy in this context is a Swedish student that has been paired up with an international student with the purpose of answering questions and being a friend to turn to. Purpose: The purpose of Buddysystem is to facilitate for the new students to get to know Uppsala and the people who live here. Being new to a foreign country can be challenging, and having someone to turn to with questions and events to attend in order to make new friends is probably very appreciated. We hope to achieve this through the Buddysystem project and at the same time give them memorable moments and friends for life. Goals: Main goal: The main goal of the project is to help integrate the exchange students into their daily life in Uppsala. Part goals: – Help international students find their way in Uppsala (nations, ekonomikum, Borgen…). – Provide the possibility to make new friends, both from Sweden and internationally by promoting both exchange students as well as buddies to participate in events. – Create a relationship between the students and Uppsalaekonomerna and encourage them to participate in events. – Provide participants the potential of creating a cross-cultural understanding. Audience: The event will be held in english, since both international exchange students and buddies will participate.
Who can apply?
Everyone! We’ve got projects that doesn’t require any previous experiences – as well as projects, or roles within projects, that’ll be interestingly challenging for those of you who have done things before. Similarly we’ve got projects that only takes a month as well as those running over an entire year. Thus, there are projects perfect for you, regardless of the amount of time you want to spend or what type of project you want to organise.
How does it work?
During the spring semester we’ll open up a number of “Application periods” where you can apply to our projects. In most cases you apply by filling in a short web form. We recommend doing this as thoroughly as possible. How the process goes on from there depends on what project and the committee you are applying to, but be prepared for an interview with the committee presidents. You will, however, get notified within a couple of days. If you succeed, you and your project group will have a start up meeting and some training – then it’s go time!
How do I find out more?
Talk to any Elected member and they will tell you more! Or send an email, attend a committee meeting or swing by Borgen, our association house, to eat your lunch. If can be fun to talk to active project groups to know more about how it is to do projects within the association in general – but when it comes to details about a specific project it is best to talk directly to the committee presidents. You find their contact details through the Activity tags below.
We look forward to hearing from you, and wish you the best of luck with your application!