Are you up for a challenge? Does it sound tempting to lead Norway’s best and most active student association? Do you wish to develop an organization in constant growth? Would you like to take on responsibility, lead others and talk in front of large groups of people? If you answered yes to some of you should run as president of our student union.
As the leader of NHHS, your days will be filled with different activities and challenges. No two days are alike, and you will never know what tomorrow will bring. You have the responsibility to coordinate and motivate the rest of the members of the Executive board. Together, you have the leading, controlling, coordinating and administrative function in the student union. In addition you are responsible for leading a grand and wide-ranging union.
You will be the one with the most information about what is happening in NHHS. You are also in charge of the continuity and progress in the student union. As the president, you will also function as the
spokesperson for NHHS. As the president you can influence through meetings with the rectorate, the board and the rest of the school administration. In addition you will attend meetings with the subcommittees, interestgroups and committees in the student union. During the pandemic you will also be a part of the expanded emergency management. In other words, you are everywhere in the daily life of the student union, and will get the chance to set the agenda on important issues. The juridical responsibility for the union is also in your position. This means that your signature is legally binding for the student union.
Perhaps the best thing about being the president of the Executive Board is all the great people you get to meet and cooperate with. You will get to know many great people both inside and outside of the student union. If you run as president of NHHS, we can guarantee that 2021 will be one of the greatest years of your life. Do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the position.
Head of Academic Affairs
In the role as Head of Academic Affairs in NHHS you are given an unique opportunity to shape the direction of the education at NHH. You are the student unions representative in several boards and groups, where decions about your own and the other students education is made. You will also be leader of Studentutvalget ved NHH (SUN), a sub-commite with aprox. 40 members.
In your position you will have the main responsibility for coordinating the activity from the students directed at NHHs educational and administrative boards and groups. You have contact with representatives from the NHH board and the rectorate, and you are often invited to participate at conferences, committees and in other settings where the students voice needs to be heard.
You will be member of the academic committee (Utdanningsutvalget) and the Learning Environment Committee (Læringsmiljøutvalget). Besides from these commitees there are several others you can be member of.
You will also have the function as deputy president of the student union, leading the board if the president should be absent.
Head of Information
Being a member of the Executive Board is challenging, but also incredibly exciting and educational. As Head of Information in the Executive Board, I can promise you a year you will never forget! Your area of responsibility is wide. This entails a pleasing variation, but it is also one of the biggest challenges in the position. The Head of Information shall ensure good information flow in the student union both internally and externally. You are the head of all NHHS’ information channels, and your task is to ensure that they
are used in the best possible way. NHHS as a brand is your responsibility. This involves coordinating the profiling of the student union to students at the school, external players and future students. Among other things, you must ensure that the student union appears professional and holistic. In addition, together with the President of the Executive Board, you are NHHS’ contact person to the press. This means that it is usually you Dagens Næringsliv, Dagbladet or Bergens Tidende call when they want statements from the
student union. You follow the news closely, and you always have an overview of the coverage NHHS and NHH receive in the media. You are the natural contact person for the Communication Department at NHH, and here you get the opportunity to work with people who are very skilled in their field. In addition, together with it.gruppen, you are a natural contact person for the IT department at NHH.
Together with the Head of Elections in Profileringsutvalget, you are also responsible for the two annual elections in the student union. You and the Head of Elections work together as a team to make a fair, orderly and effective election in the spring and fall, an incredibly important task for democracy in the student union. In addition to this, you are responsible for the General Assembly and the Recruitment Week together with Profileringsutvalget. Administratively, you are responsible for following up the subcommittees Profileringsutvalget, it.gruppen, K7 Minutter, K7 Bulletin, Foto NHHS og Grafisk NHHS. The groups have incredibly competent and engaging members, and it is fun and educational to be allowed to facilitate for these groups to exploit their potential to the full.
If you have a genuine commitment for communication, profiling and IT, and are willing to invest one year of your life in the NHHS-adventure, you are definitely on the right track if you consider making elections as Head of Information in the Executive Board. Do you want to be up to date on everything that happens at school, follow the news picture closely and have clear opinions on how NHHS should appear internally and externally? Then this is without a doubt the position for you!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want more information about the position!
Head of Corporate Relations
The position as Head of Corporate Relations in the Executive Board offers both incredible experiences and exciting challenges. Through a year as Head of Corporate Relations you will get many new acquaintances in NHHS and in the business world, while also having a lot of fun.
As Head of Corporate relations, you are responsible for taking care of the current business partners the student union has, as well as looking for new opportunities. Along the way you will gain knowledge and experience that you do not learn on the school bench. Sales skills, negotiation and presentation techniques are just some of the things you will have the opportunity to become really good at. As Head of Corporate Relations, it is also important to have ice in the stomach and take challenges on the straight arm. Is the company you are in contact with the right partner for NHHS? It is your job to provide our student union with attractive, good and long-term cooperation that defies the business cycle and other challenges in today’s market.
You will also have the authority and responsibility to approve sponsorship activities in the student union subcommittee. Working with the subcommittees is both instructive and exciting. In addition to this, you, together with Markesgruppen, will have the coordinating responsibility for sponsorship work in general at NHHS.
As Head of Corporate Relations in the Executive Board you get a unique opportunity to negotiate and work with major and exciting players in the business community, an opportunity few people get. Do you take the challenge?
Head of External Affairs
Head of External Affairs is the person responsible for representing NHHS outside of campus. This means that it is the Head of External Affairs responsibility to represent the opinions of NHH-students towards the institutions we interact with. Amongst other things, this includes the main responsibility for maintaining a good relationship to the other educational institutions in Bergen and the rest of the country, and the people that are representatives for the respective organs. Internally in NHHS Head of External Affairs is the leader of the Committee for Student Politics, (SPU) and contact person for NHHI and
Økonomiformidlingen. SPU works to promote the interests of NHHS and the political stances of the student union, and to increase both political interest and activity amongst the students by hosting events and debates.
To be Head of External Affairs is really fun and you will learn a lot. You are an ambassador for all the great engagement from the NHH-students and can communicate this passion to the rest of the world.
Head of Projects
Head of Projects is the newest position in the Executive Board, and was created in 2008 when there was an increasing need for strategic management of the different projects in the student union.
As Head of Projects you will be responsible hiring and leading committees that will arrange events like The NHH Ball, Welcome Week, the 17th of May breakfast and Førstekullsuken. In addition you will be able to make the position your own by creating new events or other projects aimed to develop and strengthen our student union.
As Head of Projects you need to be organized, and enjoy working in an hectic environment. Your days will be busy, but the experiences and good memories you will get makes it all worth it
Head of Internal Affairs
Good morning dear reader! Do you know everything there is to know about NHHS? Can you place the ”Hydromet” on the map and know what ”Steinlageret was before NHH stole it away? Do you find it quite natural that this ”Thea” who is responsible for everything, is actually 10 stressed men in their 40’s? Then the Head of Internal affairs is for you. As responsible for everything happening inside the building, you need a good portion of benevolence, patience and problem solving.
The head of Internal affairs have to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to unfold, but also make sure that those who are organizing today do not get in the way of those who want to create something tomorrow. With a coordinating role, it is your job to make sure everything goes well, with good help from your groups. With a supporting role for KKU, TG and VK you are in the middle of most of the activities in NHHS, and without good help you can never get anything done.
Your tasks are varied and involve, for example, garbage disposal, chair stacking, painting, hating, complaining, relaying and mediation. If you read this and think ”this is something for me!”, the position as Head of internal affairs might be for you! Good luck!
Head of Financial Affairs
As Head of Financial Affairs in the Executive Board you have a great responsibility. NHHS is actually a quite large company. And here you should have an overview and control over all the financial transactions and everything that affects the student union’s economy. It is also your responsibility to make sure that the books are kept within all laws and regulations, this means that you need to work with the accounting group, controller, internal auditor, external auditor and all the other heads of financial affairs in the sub committees.
Your role in the Executive Board is to keep control over the money bag! You need to apply the economical view in the cases the Executive Board and the Board of Representatives deals with. At the same time you need to make sure of a reasonable development for the student union. Some of your work tasks beyond the regular board duties is to prepare year- and half year settlements and make budgets for the sub committees.
A two-year adventure is at the end of the road for us, and even though the last year did not go exactly as planned, it has been absolutely fantastic. It all started with eight people coming together and running for the board of the second oldest and perhaps most exciting project organization at NHH. Just like 8 committed people have come together every other year since 1983. It ended as before with a dozen exciting speakers, over 500 participants and a two-day conference. But the format this year was a little different. We would like to be invited to a magnificent program at NHH, and show off a newly renovated school. Not least, we were to celebrate it all with Symposion – the biggest, best, whitest and wettest outburst of joy on earth.
The NHH Symposium 2021 was a little different… BUT now you can make sure of a comeback in 2023 – the year the conference turns 40 years old!
The NHH Symposium is well-established as one of Europe’s largest student-run business conferences and is arranged exclusively by students at NHH – Norwegian School of Management. The conference itself runs over two days and is held every other year by almost 400 students. For almost 40 years, the NHH Symposium has been a prestigious conference with speakers such as Nicolai Tangen, His Majesty King Harald, Edward Heath, Carl Bildt, Erna Solberg, Gro Harlem Brundtland and other influential leaders.
As part of the board of the NHH Symposium, you will have a bunch of challenges and friendships for life, you will participate in cool meetings, you will be listened to by renowned leaders, and you will not only take part in, but actually lead something of the funniest things that happen in the student association in 2023. If this sounds like something for you, we hope that you are the candidate for the board of the NHH Symposium 2023.
The board of the NHH Symposium 2021 looks forward to the election campaign!
As the leader of the NHH Symposium, you get to experience some of the best NHHS has to offer. Together with the board and the almost 400 sympathizers you recruit, you will experience creative joy, excitement and countless hours of fun. For two years, you will lead the preparations for Northern Europe’s largest student-run conference. Your interest in society and ability to motivate people around you will be crucial. It will be hard work. It will be long days. But every minute will also be the most exciting and educational minutes of your life.
The work as a leader in the NHH Symposium involves many different things. You do a lot of external communication, contact with the school, the student association, with alumni and with other helpers. Not least, you should be a supporter of the section chiefs. You have the overall responsibility and will take part in every step towards the conference in 2023. It will be two absolutely fantastic years, which you will never forget.
Head of financial affairs
“Money never sleeps.” – Gordon Gekko
As head of financial affairs of the NHH Symposium, you may not seek the biggest return, or lend yourself to the clouds like Bill Hwang, but the saying still has a certain degree of truth. The money does not sleep, and as head of financial affairs of the NHH Symposium, you have the overall control over the flow of money. Both money goes out and money comes in, and as finance manager it is your job to make sure that the money is sufficient at all times.
You need good financial sense, hopefully order in the sewing matters and have a facility for numbers. As responsible for budgets, financial management and to some extent accounting, it is you who will try to control the wild horses that are money-spending sections. You must thus also have a good overview and insight into all parts of the organization, as well as ongoing contact and dialogue with the section members. Like all other positions on the board, you also get memories for life, and an absolutely fantastic group of friends!
Money never sleeps, and neither does the NHH Symposium.
Head of program
As head of program in the NHH Symposium, it is your responsibility that the top of the Norwegian business community will spend their time on us. You set the agenda through topics, speakers, workshops and a student voice. You are responsible for the content of the conference and get a unique opportunity to influence Norway’s foremost in the way you want. You must dare to think new, free and wild.
Community involvement, meaningfulness and a willingness to challenge the established are important factors one must possess. It is about searching for new opportunities, growing, dealing with an uncertain world, adapting to changes quickly, dealing with today’s threats and tomorrow’s opportunities, and not least – building the future and being ready for the day after tomorrow.
Your job is to challenge, provoke and inspire. You set the agenda for Norwegian business. Use the chance well.
Head of Corporate Relations
As Head of Corporate Relations you create the link between the NHH Symposium and the various partners. Large parts of the funding for the conference come from the main business partners and in meetings with these, agreements will be negotiated and renegotiated. The section will ensure that every representative from these companies pushes the box forward and the chin up every time they present themselves in connection with the NHH Symposium! In addition to the responsibility for the main partners, the section is responsible for other partners, suppliers, product sponsors and benefit agreements for the symposiums.
In addition, the collaboration section is responsible for arranging the Student Symposium – a separate conference of students for students about a month before the NHH Symposium.
As Head of Corporate Relations, you have two challenging years ahead of you with a lot of work and fun. At the same time you will learn an incredible amount and make a lot of new friends! You get the opportunity to meet key players in Norwegian business and bring them on the team. It’s an experience you definitely do not get in Aud Max!
Head of Marketing
How often later in life will you have the opportunity to travel around Norway to meet business leaders, politicians and cultural personalities to sell a concept you believe in and have helped to create? The most important task of the market section is to name the participant list. Do you want Nicolai Tangen or Kristin Skogen Lund to experience what we NHH students get to do – or maybe that the high-rise block will shake a little sense in Jonas Gahr Støre? Then you must make sure to meet and invite just these to the conference.
The marketing section is responsible for making the NHH Symposium the perfect meeting place. You choose the method. No matter how you choose to do it, you can expect challenges, patience, travel, a bunch of phone calls and a completely insane experience. The contacts you make and the experiences you get are unique!
The work in the market section is exciting and educational. In addition, the section is known for being among the funniest and most social. Then you have the enthusiasm, time and desire to meet new people with an infectious good mood. Then the position as marketing manager is for you!
Head of Communications
As head of communications, it is your job to ensure that the NHH Symposium is seen and heard both internally and externally. Your section will use everything from posters, photos, text, video, websites, and generally all media channels to convey the conference’s message to the whole world. Your job will be to plan, coordinate and motivate, give feedback and improve what happens in your section until the reputation is strong.
Are you a creative soul who wants to convey the NHH Symposium’s message in an innovative way? Then you are perfect for the job!
Head of events
Have you ever admired the lighting effects at a concert? Do you notice the service when you eat out? Do you have an overview of your friends’ calendars? Do you make minute-by-minute plans for your days off? This is not necessary, but can certainly come in handy in the work as event manager for the NHH Symposium.
The event section is responsible for the technical and practical implementation of the conference. SYMP21 went digital as a result of COVID-19, but when society returns to normal, this will involve everything from check-in of participants, transport of speakers, decoration of the school, sound and light in the Auditorium and catering. As event manager, you are at the forefront of planning and implementation, and will lead the work of making the conference run smoothly. David Arkless from the corporate management of Manpower said it best when he said “This conference is disturbingly well organized”
Head of HR
“The greatest joy one can have is to make others happy!”
The source and driving force behind the students’ voluntary efforts lies in the HR Section! As HR manager in the NHH Symposium, you have the joyous task of ensuring that over 300 Symposiums have the motivation, joy and tools they need to make the conference the best possible. Does this make HR the most important section? Maybe. Does that make HR the nicest section? Definitely!
As head of HR you will have a number of varied tasks. You will be responsible for four recruitment rounds, employee training, and not least social events. In addition, you are responsible for the organization’s internal communication structure. You get to try your hand at leadership and organization in practice in a section that is deeply involved in the entire life course of the NHH Symposium – from the recruitment round to the closing party (“Symposium”). It does not get better !!
President of the Business Committee
As President of the Business Committee you are enrolled in one of the biggest and most exciting positions in the entire student association. You have the overall responsibility for everything that happens in the committee, and spend most of your time planning and managing, alongside some strategic assessment, in close collaboration with The Board. You are the face of the Business Committee to NHHS, the school, businesses, and the media, and you will handle exciting challenges at every level. This entails a lot of interesting meetings, and you gain great insight and influence in the student association overall.
Head of Human Resources
As HR Manager in the Business Committee, you will be responsible for the personnel administrative tasks of the student association largest and most active committee. The HR manager is responsible for ongoing follow-up of the members, as well as determining internal responsibilities. Furthermore, you are responsible for arranging internal events in the Business Committee, including the annual trip abroad, cabin trips and other social events. For this position you should be conscientious, creative, cooperative and committed.
Head of ICT
As the Head of IT at NU, you are primarily responsible for the Business Committee’s IT strategy. Your responsibility is therefore to update, renew and improve NU’s IT front. As Head of IT you work mainly with NU’s website and its further development. Good dialogue with the external developers of the website is a key part of the position. You are also responsible for ensuring that the members of NU have the necessary knowledge about the various programs used by the committee. The position requires steady work throughout the year. In addition, you get to be part of a fantastic board in NHHS, where you work closely with all the board members. You get useful experience that also goes beyond the IT tasks. The position allows for creative freedom and the opportunity to take initiative beyond the usual work tasks.
Leader of the Career Fairs
As the Leader of the Career Fairs, you get a challenging and rewarding role on the board of the Business Committee. Primarily, your area of responsibility will be to set a board for the Career Fairs and work together towards the Career Fairs 2020. This role is exciting because you help create an important arena for students and the country’s most attractive companies to meet. Furthermore, the role offers insight into how both the Business Committee and NHHS work. If you like leadership responsibility, teamwork and become motivated by working towards a common goal, this position is for you!
Would you look at that!
NHHS’ most fun group is up for yet another election. Hytteutvalget is responsible for Kramboden, NHHS’ very own cabin, just outside Bergen City center. The cabin became ours in 1938, thus making it an integral part and the backbone of the student organization. The cabin is used for partying and social gatherings between teams, UKEN etc. and it is Hytteutvalget’s task to facilitate to make sure everything runs smooth. Every year we host Førstekullsseminar, dugnadsuke and a Christmas party with our beloved alumni. If you like cabins, parties and hosting parties, then this is definitely the place for you. There are 5 positions, where none of them requires any prior knowledge, other than motivation and joy for cabins.
As leader of Hytteutvalget you are responsible for the cabin and its members. This includes coordinating meetings, delegate tasks and contribute where it is needed.
Head of Economics/CFO
As head of economics, you are naturally responsible for the economy of the cabin. This includes setting up simple budgets and simple accounting. You will also have close dialogue with Kjernestyret and their head of economics.
Head of Booking
You are responsible for bookings and making sure that there are no dobble bookings. Most of the job is over e-mail, which is a good thing. This ensures that you can spend more time at Kramboden
Head of Information
It is your job to make sure that our beloved cabin is in everyone’s minds 24/7. You are responsible for promoting different happenings, answering questions students and handling the immense press pressure. You will also have the main responsibility over our Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Head of Purchase
To make sure that Kramboden is a nice place to be for our guests, it is important that certain necessities is in place. This is where you come in. You have the main responsibility, in consultation with the head of economics, for purchasing whatever is needed. If you love shopping, this is definitely the job for you.
The leader is responsible for the organisation and also to make sure that NHH Aid develops in a satisfying way. Furthermore, the leader is the face outward and holds the dialogue with Aids project partner UNICEF. You also have to participate at “Foreningsmøte” and “Strategisk forum”. In addition, you are the head of recruitment to the UNICEF/NHH Aid-internship.
Head of Financial Affairs and deputy leader
Head of Financial Affairs/deputy leader has the responsibility for all funds collected by NHH Aid and its events and that these funds go directly to UNICEF. He/she has to track the spendings of the organization, and is responsible for budgets, accounts and all assets. In addition he/she is responsible for storage, the office and the membership database.
Head of Corporate
Relations Head of Corporate Relations has the responsibility of maintaining contact with the business partners of NHH Aid. Together with your own team you will work on maintaining existing deals with the main partners. You will also work actively to enter into new agreements with potential business partners.
Head of Information
The Head of Information works with the info / profiling team to promote NHH Aid’s work using as many channels as possible, both at the school and elsewhere. This includes the responsibility for the website www.nhhaid.no, NHH Aid’s Facebook page and Instagram.
Head of Projects
Head of Projects is responsible for the subcommittee’s projects. The Project-team are therefore responsible for creative projects, for example producing Christmas calendars, cookbooks, boardgames or CDs. In 2019 the Project-team planned and arranged a charity-concert, to great success, and we hope that NHH Aid can continue to arrange charity-concerts in the future
Head of events
Head of events is responsible for the planning and execution of all events directed by NHH Aid. This includes arranging charity fundraisers, conferences, competitions, debates, and so on. An important part of the role is creating a good framework for Aksjonsuken.
The leader’s areas of responsibilities are outlined in NHHS’ general instructions. In addition to this, the leader has the main responsibility for setting and implementing Økonomiformidlingen’s strategy. Hence, the leader is focusing on long-term improvement, as well as running the organization on a day-to-day business.
The MEBA Council represents the interests of international full-time students in the Master of Science programme at NHH. The Council is responsible for the welfare of over 170 international degree students in the realms of integration, academic affairs, social events and corporate relations. Furthermore, the MEBA Council works on increasing the visibility of NHH internationally and is part of the International Student Union of Norway. The Council is currently focusing on the better integration of full-time master students regarding the participation in student groups and the offer of more information in English.
The term limit for all positions is one year and each member is expected to serve out the entire calendar year (an exchange semester is possible nonetheless, but only in the last semester). The position descriptions are as follows:
The leader is the main contact person for international full-time master students, NHH and NHHS. His/her main job is to coordinate the work of the MEBA Council and to attend meetings with NHH, NHHS and the International Student Union of Norway. Furthermore, the leader should take care of the current improvement of the integration process for internationals while partnering with other clubs, organizations, and sub-committees to ensure the physical, emotional, and mental health of all students.
Treasurer / Deputy leader
The treasurer will mainly secure funding for all events organized by the MEBA Council such as cabin trips and the Business Trip as well as TEDxBergen. In addition, the treasurer must organize and catalogue all documents and financial records. He/she is also the deputy leader of the Council and representing MEBA whenever the leader cannot do so.
Head of Academic Affairs
The Head of Academic Affairs is the responsible person for monitoring and improving the quality of the courses in the Master programmes at NHH, getting more seminars and presentations in English and monitoring the quality of the Norwegian language courses offered. The Head of Academic Affairs is also co-responsible for the Business Trip.
Head of Communications
The Head of Communications is mainly responsible for the operation of the MEBA webpage as well as the MEBA Facebook groups and for conducting the MEBA Buddy program. He/she communicates and advertises events and helps MEBA students with their questions. Furthermore, the Head of Communication is responsible for the MEBA Council’s equipment and office furniture.
Head of Social Affairs
The Head of Social Affairs is going to create a cohesive social environment by arranging social gatherings and events as Julebord, bar nights, get-togethers and cabin trips. He/she will also organize the Buddy programme for new international full-time master students.
Head of Projects
The Head of Projects is responsible for extraordinary events and projects. He/she recruits team members and plans and organizes the event. He/she works actively to secure funding for the events in collaboration with the treasurer and takes care of logistics and execution of the event. Examples for projects from previous years are TEDxBergen and Oslo business trips.
Head of the Bachelor’s program
As Head of the Bachelor’s program, you are responsible for coordinating and implementing initiatives that deal with the undergraduate program at NHH. Together with the Head of Academic Affairs and the Head of the Master’s Program, the Head of the Bachelor’s Program is a representative in the Academic Committee of NHH. The Head of the Bachelor’s Program is responsible for following up the class representatives and has the main responsibility of coordinating work related to the mid-term evaluation and handing out the “Bronsesvamp” each semester.
Head of the Master’s Program
As Head of the Master’s Program, you are responsible for coordinating and implementing initiatives concerning the master’s programs at NHH. The Head of the Master’s Program is the leader of the Master Group, composed of active members of the Student Committee at master level. Together with the Head of Academic Affairs and the Head of the Bachelor’s Program, the Head of the Master’s Program is a representative in the Academic Committee of NHH. The Head of the Master’s Program is responsible for handing out the Master’s Students Award for Excellence in Teaching annually at the Master’s Students Graduation Ceremony.