Sitting on the Executive Board is an experience that isn’t easily described, but let’s give it a try anyway. The Executive Board is the umbrella over the entire student association. We aim to make it as rewarding, fun, and challenging as possible to be a part of NHHS, whether you are involved at the highest level in a subcommittee or a member of an interest group. The Executive Board is responsible for the day-to-day operations of NHHS and ensures that the student association functions as it should. Over the past nine months, all board members have put in a lot of effort to provide the best possible conditions for the operation and development of all subcommittees and interest groups. Throughout the calendar year, the Executive Board also organizes a variety of events and plays a role in shaping events like “Førstekullsuken» and the «Tillitsvalgseminar.» This, of course, requires both time and planning, but there’s nothing more enjoyable than creatingsomething that brings happiness and satisfaction to so many. This year has been largely characterized by the need to think innovatively, and the Executive Board has had to make many tough decisions. This is a significant responsibility, and if you wish to run for the Executive Board, you must be prepared and motivated for it.
Another of the Executive Board’s tasks is to represent NHHS in various contexts. Everything from conferences to other representation around Norway and the Nordic countries is attended by NHHS, not to mention all the exciting things happening at NHH. These tasks can be enjoyable, but at the same time, they are very important. The Executive Board consists of eight people who work closely together, and by the end of the year, the other seven will know you better than many others. The office will, in many ways, feel like your second home, and you will spend a lot of time here. Therefore, it’s important that the Executive Board members get along well and have good teamwork within the board. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the optimal composition of the Executive Board, but one commonality is the advantage of having a diverse group of people with different experiences. This way, you will bring forward as many perspectives as possible when discussing an issue and be well-equipped to make the best decision for the majority of NHHS.
In 2024, the Executive Board will also be elected under a new composition, following the changes to the Executive Board approved at FM #1 2023. The new Executive Board will have the opportunity to test and influence the implementation of this new change
In the Executive Board, you will be involved in major decisions in NHHS and discuss central issues within the association. The Executive Board processes applications, initiates new projects, and advocates for issues with the leadership at NHH. A common thread in the work you do is that you always try to act in the best interest of NHHS as a whole. This comes with a lot of responsibility, a steep learning curve, but also a lot of joy! You will become skilled at organizing and planning, and you will learn to make quick decisions in pressured situations. You will become organized because such planning and execution require both effort and discipline. Speaking in front of larger gatherings will also become something you are comfortable with, and your debating skills will improve through the many interesting discussions you will take part in. We hope you run for election if this sounds exciting to you.
Do you want to embark on the challenge of your life? Does it sound tempting to work with Norway’s most active and best student association? Do you want to be a part of further developing an organization that is constantly growing? Could you imagine taking on responsibility, leading others, and participating in significant decision-making processes? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider running for the position of president of the Executive Board.
As the president of the Executive Board, your days will be filled with activities and challenges. No two days are the same, and you never know what tomorrow will bring. An essential part of your role as the president is to motivate and coordinate the other members of the Executive Board. You will facilitate their ability to carry out their tasks in the best possible way while also leading the large, complex, and fantastic organization that is NHHS. Together with the other members of the Executive Board, you will have the leading, controlling, coordinating, and administrative function within the student association.
As president, you will have the best overview of what is happening in NHHS. You will ensure continuity and progress throughout the entire organization, and you will serve as the public face of the student association. You should not rule out the possibility of speaking on behalf of NHHS in the media, as you, as the president, become an interesting interviewee in matters related to NHH and NHHS. As president, you will have significant influence through meetings with the rectorate, management, and the rest of the administration in general. Additionally, you will have meetings with subcommittees, interest groups, and committees within the student association, and you will be a permanent member of the Finance Board. In other words, you will be deeply involved in the activities of the student association and have the opportunity to set the agenda in many areas that are important to the student association. Legal responsibility for NHHS also rests with your position, which includes, among other things, that your signature commits the student association.
The most rewarding aspect of being the president of the Executive Board and the student association is all the talented people you will have the opportunity to collaborate with. You will get to know many wonderful people both within and outside the student association. If you run for president in NHHS, we can guarantee that the year 2024 will be one of the best and most challenging years of your life. If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to get in touch!
Head of Organization (Vice-President)
Being a part of the Executive Board is challenging, but also incredibly exciting and educational. As the Head of Organization in the Executive Board, we can promise you a year you will never forget! In this new position, you will have the opportunity to influence NHHS both in the short and long term.
NHHS is a complex organization that is constantly growing. Over the years, it has required organizational adjustments at all levels to ensure that NHHS operates as efficiently as possible. In the new composition, the responsibility for organization has been refined into a new position. The Head of Organization is responsible for the Strategic Forum, Association Meeting, as well as the oversight of NHHS’s articles of association, instructions, and guidelines. In addition to this, you will be responsible for NHHS’s internal systems, such as G-suite.
New from 2024 is that the Head of Organization also becomes the vice president of the Executive Board. As the vice president, you are the president’s deputy but also a supporter in the board’s work. In this position, you will also be responsible for driving the organizational development of NHHS and initiating new processes.
Head of Student Politics
The Head of Student Politics in the Executive Board serves as the student association’s ambassador both internally and externally. In this position, you have a unique opportunity to influence NHH’s educational direction and represent the perspectives of NHH students to external institutions and political actors we collaborate with.
Internally, this entails being the student association’s representative in various committees and working groups where important decisions affecting students’ academic life are made. You participate in regular meetings with the NHH Board and the rectorate, and you are often invited to conferences, committees, and other forums where the student voice is crucial. As the Head of Student Politics, you are a permanent member of the Education Committee, where significant decisions regarding NHH’s education are discussed, as well as the Learning Environment Committee, which focuses on students’ physical and mental well-being. In addition, there are opportunities for participation in other councils and committees.
Externally, you have the primary responsibility for maintaining good collaborative relationships with other educational institutions in Bergen and nationally. Locally, you represent the student association in the Velferdstinget Vest, where representatives from various educational institutions in Western Norway discuss student political issues. You also have regular meetings with the mayor through the mayor’s contact committee, alongside other student leaders. At the national level, you represent NHH to the Norsk Studentorganisasjon (NSO), which deals with national student political issues. Additionally, you are responsible for maintaining contact with the Ministry of Education and its ministers.
The role of Head of Student Politics is highly exciting. You become an ambassador for the members’ engagement and have the pleasure of conveying the heart issues of NHH students. Through cooperation and dialogue, you achieve favorable solutions with the outside world and gain valuable insights.
Head of Financial Affairs
NHHS is a complex medium-sized business with over 20 million in assets and nearly 20 million in annual revenue. As the Head of Financial Affairs, you have the primary responsibility for all of this. You are to have oversight and control over all financial transactions and everything that affects NHHS’s finances. Therefore, the role involves close contact with almost everyone in NHHS, especially the Regnskapsgruppen, head of financial affairs in the various subcommittees, and your own board.
Your role in the Executive Board is to have control over the money! You are to provide the financial perspective on the matters that the Executive Board and the Finance board decide at any given time. At the same time, you must ensure sensible financial development for the association. Your tasks beyond the regular board duties include preparing full and half-year financial statements, creating and monitoring the entire budget for the Executive Board and subcommittees. In addition, you need to follow up on investment decisions and ensure that UKEN, NHH-Symposiet, and Bergen Challenge deliver financially.
Through the position of Head of Financial Affairs in the Executive Board, you learn a tremendous amount. High-level financial management, accounting in theory and practice, laws and regulations that not even the MRR group knew existed, the accounting system Visma.net, as well as the preparation of investment analyses. After reading this, you might be thinking, «Why on earth run for Head of Financial Affairs?» The answer is quite simple because you can have the most challenging, demanding, rewarding, and enjoyable year of your life! You will get to know an infinite number of people, and you will gain experiences you can’t get anywhere else. Moreover, you will gain the world’s best insight into the world’s best student association!
Head of Corporate Relations & Communication
The position of Head of Corporate Relations & Communication in the Executive Board offers incredible experiences and exciting challenges. Throughout your year you will make many new and valuable connections within NHHS and the business community, all while having an incredible amount of fun. New from 2024, this position will have overarching coordination responsibilities for social media communication and the website, and will also be responsible for media management.
You are responsible for maintaining our current main corporate partners while also seeking out new opportunities. Along the way, you will gain knowledge and experiences that can’t be learned in the classroom. Sales skills, negotiation techniques, and presentation skills are just some of the areas where you’ll have the opportunity to excel. It’s also important for a Head of Corporate Relations & Communication to have patience and be ready to tackle challenges head-on. Is the company you are dealing with the right partner for NHHS? It’s your task to secure attractive, strong, and long-term partnerships for our student association that withstand economic fluctuations and other challenges in today’s market.
You will also have the authority and responsibility to approve sponsorship activities in the student association’s subcommittees. Collaborating with the subcommittees is both educational and exciting. In addition to this, you, along with the Markedsgruppen, will have the coordinating responsibility for sponsorship efforts throughout NHHS.
As Head of Corporate Relations & Communication in the Executive Board, you have a unique opportunity to negotiate and work with significant and exciting players in the business world, an opportunity that few receive. Will you take on the challenge?
Head of events
The position of Head of Projects was introduced in the Executive Board in 2008 after recognizing a growing need for strategic management and leadership of small and large events. In the new composition of the Executive Board, this position is renamed to Head of Events and takes on a dedicated responsibility for events within NHHS.
As the Head of Events in the Executive Board, you become the spearhead in coordinating the Executive Board’s own events or collaborative projects within NHHS. You gain expertise in project management and become a vital link between the Executive Board and the rest of the student association, fostering collaboration across the organization. Some of the major NHHS events you will have primary responsibility for include the International Welcome Week in January, The FKU, and the May 17th breakfast. In addition to these, you will have the freedom to design new and exciting events throughout the year in collaboration with the NHHS Project Group. For most events, you will appoint committees to assist you, and you will oversee their work. However, for projects like FKU, you will be in charge yourself. Furthermore, you will also be responsible for many smaller events that need to be organized.
As the Head of Events, you should be highly organized and thrive in a fast-paced environment. There are often many tasks that need to be managed simultaneously, so being well-prepared for everything that happens is essential. That being said, the Head of Events is one of the most social positions on the board, with the most enjoyable areas of responsibility. You can look forward to one of the most exciting and fulfilling years of your life!
Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding the position!
Head of Operations
Good morning, dear reader! Do you know NHHS inside and out? Do you find it completely natural that this «Thea» who is responsible for everything is actually 10 slightly stressed-out older men? Then, Head of Operations is the role for you! As the person responsible for everything that happens inside the building, you’ll need a healthy dose of goodwill, patience, and problem-solving skills.
The Head of Operations should ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thrive while also making sure that today’s activities don’t get in the way of tomorrow’s. In a coordinating role, it’s your job to ensure that everything runs smoothly, with the help of your groups. With a supportive role for KKU, TG, and VK, you are at the center of most activities in NHHS, and without good help, you can’t accomplish anything.
Your tasks are varied and include things like garbage collection, stacking chairs, painting, mediating, and facilitating. If you’re reading this and thinking, «this is something for me!» then Head of Operations could be the role for you.
Head of HR
We are proud to introduce the exciting new position of Head of HR in the Executive Board, which will come into effect from 2024. This is your chance to be part of shaping how this important role evolves within the student association. As Head of HR, you have a unique opportunity to influence the direction and development of this position. Your commitment and vision will be crucial in strengthening our work with human resources in the student association.
One of the key responsibilities of the Head of HR is to ensure the inclusion of international students. You will actively work to create an environment where everyone feels welcome and valued regardless of nationality, cultural background, or language. In addition to focusing on international inclusion, the Head of HR will also be responsible for developing and implementing inclusion measures to ensure that all members of the student association feel included and respected.
The Head of HR will play a crucial role in the election processes within the student association and the organization of elections, ensuring fair processes and encouraging active participation from all members. Additionally, you will be involved in recruitment weeks and hiring processes for projects within the student association.
This new position gives you the opportunity to be a force for change and inclusion in the student association. We encourage all candidates to consider applying for this exciting role, where you will have the chance to make a meaningful difference in our community.
Two incredibly fun years have come to an end as our time with the NHH-Symposium concludes for now. It all started with eight individuals joining the board of the second oldest and most exciting project organization at NHH. Just like 8 passionate people have come together every other year since 1983. It culminated in a grand 40th anniversary, a dozen intriguing speakers, over 400 engaged symposiasts, and a two-day physical conference. It all wrapped up with Symposion – the best, wettest, and reddest closing party at NHH!
Now YOU have the chance to ensure two fantastic years leading up to the NHH-Symposium 2025!
The NHH-Symposium is firmly established as one of Europe’s largest student-led business conferences and is organized solely by students at NHH – Norwegian School of Economics. The conference spans two days and is held biennially by nearly 400 students. For almost 40 years, the NHH-Symposium has been a prestigious event featuring speakers like Nicolai Tangen, His Majesty King Harald, King Carl Gustav, Edward Heath, Carl Bildt, Erna Solberg, Gro Harlem Brundtland, and other influential leaders.
As a member of the NHH-Symposium board, you’ll face numerous challenges and form lifelong friendships. You’ll participate in cool meetings, be heard by respected leaders, and not just participate in, but actually lead one of the most fun activities in the student association in 2025. If this sounds like something for you, we hope you’ll join the board for the NHH-Symposium 2025.
We at the NHH-Symposium 2023 thank you and look forward to the election campaign!
As the leader of the NHH-Symposium, you’ll experience the best of NHHS and the business world. You’ll enjoy creativity, excitement, and countless fun hours with the board and the nearly 400 symposiasts you recruit. Over two years, you’ll lead preparations for Northern Europe’s largest student-driven conference. Your social interest and ability to motivate those around you will be crucial. It will be hard work. There will be long days. But every minute will be among your life’s most exciting and educational minutes!
Your responsibilities as the leader of the NHH-Symposium are vast. You’ll deal with external communication, liaise with the school, the student association, alumni, and other helpers. Most importantly, you’ll support the section chiefs. You have the overall responsibility and will participate in every step leading up to the 2023 conference. It will be two incredible years you’ll never forget.
Head of Financial Affairs
“Money never sleeps.” – Gordon Gekko
As the CFO of the NHH Symposium, you may not be hunting for the highest returns or leveraging yourself like Bill Hwang, but the saying still holds some truth. Money doesn’t sleep, and as the CFO of the NHH Symposium, you oversee the overall flow of funds. Money goes out, money comes in, and it’s your responsibility to ensure that finances always suffice. You need a good financial sense, hopefully, organizational skills, and a knack for numbers. In charge of budgets, financial management, and partly accounting, you try to control the wild horse that is expenditure. You must also have a comprehensive overview of the organization and maintain constant contact with its members. Like all other board positions, you gain memories for life and an amazing group of friends! Money never sleeps, and neither does the NHH Symposium.
Head of Program
As the Program Director of the NHH Symposium, it’s your duty to ensure that Norway’s business elite wants to spend their time with us. You set the agenda with topics, speakers, workshops, and student voices. You’re responsible for the conference content and have a unique chance to influence Norway’s foremost as you see fit. You must dare to think differently, freely, and wildly. Civic engagement, strong opinions, and a will to challenge the status quo are essential. It’s all about seeking opportunities, growing, navigating uncertainty, adapting quickly, confronting today’s threats and tomorrow’s prospects, and shaping the future and being ready for the day after tomorrow. Your role is to challenge, provoke, and inspire. You set the course for Norwegian business. Seize the opportunity.
Head of Corporate Relations
The Collaboration Section forms the link between the NHH Symposium and its various partners. Most of the conference funding comes from main business partners, and agreements with them need to be negotiated and renegotiated. The section ensures that every company representative proudly associates with the NHH Symposium. Besides overseeing the primary collaborators, the section manages other partners, suppliers, product sponsors, and benefit agreements for the symposium attendees. Additionally, the collaboration section organizes the Student Symposium – a student-led conference about a month before the NHH Symposium. As the Collaboration Chief, you face two challenging yet enjoyable years. You’ll learn a lot and make numerous new friends! You get to meet key figures in Norwegian business and get them on board.
An experience not found in Aud Max!
Head of Market
How often will you have the chance to travel across Norway to meet business leaders, politicians, and cultural personalities to promote a concept you believe in and helped create? The marketing section’s main task is to fill the participants’ list. Want Nicolai Tangen or Kristin Skogen Lund to witness what NHH students achieve – or maybe shake some sense into Jonas Gahr Støre? Then, you need to personally meet and invite them to the conference. The marketing section’s job is to make the NHH Symposium the perfect gathering. Choose your strategy. Regardless of your choice, expect challenges, patience, travel, countless phone calls, and an incredible experience. The connections you make and the knowledge you gain are unparalleled. The marketing section’s work is engaging and insightful. It’s also known for being among the most fun and sociable. So, if you’re enthusiastic and eager to meet new, cheerful people, the position of Marketing Chief is for you!
Head of Communications
As Communications Chief, your task is to ensure that the NHH Symposium is seen and heard internally and externally. Your team will use posters, photos, texts, videos, websites, and all media channels to share the conference’s message globally. Your job is planning, coordinating, motivating, giving feedback, and refining until the image is strong. If you’re a creative spirit keen on innovatively conveying the NHH Symposium’s message, you’re perfect for the role!
Head of Event
Ever admired concert light effects? Noticed the service when dining out? Aware of your friends’ schedules? Plan your days minutely? Not essential, but it can be beneficial as the Event Chief for the NHH Symposium. The event section is responsible for the technical and logistical execution of the conference, encompassing everything from attendee check-in, speaker transportation, school decoration, lighting and sound in the auditorium, to catering. As the Event Chief, you lead the planning and implementation, ensuring the conference runs smoothly. David Arkless from Manpower’s corporate management said it best: “This conference is disturbingly well organized.”
Head of People
«The greatest joy one can have is making others happy!»
The driving force behind the students’ voluntary efforts lies in the HR Section! As HR Chief of the NHH Symposium, your delightful mission is to ensure that over 300 Symposium attendees have the motivation, joy, and tools needed to make the conference the best. Is HR the most crucial section? Maybe. Is HR the friendliest section? Absolutely! As the HR Chief, you’ll have various tasks, from recruiting, training staff, organizing social events, and overseeing the organization’s internal communication structure. You get to experience leadership and organization firsthand in a section deeply involved in the NHH Symposium’s lifecycle – from hiring to the closing party (Symposion). It doesn’t get any better!
Head of the Business Committee (NU)
Being head of the Business Committee is one of the biggest and most exciting positions in the entire student association. The leader has overall responsibility for everything that happens in the committee, and spends most of his time planning, managing and doing strategic assessments 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 many meetings, and you gain great insight and influence in the student association as a whole.
Leader of the Career Fairs (KD)
As the leader of the Career Fairs (KD), you have 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 of 2024. 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, team work 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 of NHH Aid has primary responsibility for the administrative and strategic aspects of Aid. In addition to this, the leader is responsible for coordinating the subcommittee’s work and maintaining continuous communication with the aid organization.
Financial Manager and Head of Internal Affairs
The finance and organizational manager is responsible for ensuring that the funds collected and received are channeled directly to the project, and they are responsible for all of NHH Aid’s assets and their organization. The finance and organizational manager has responsibilities in accordance with the subcommittee’s common instructions and is required to oversee the financial manager in the action committee.
The information officer is responsible for informing the student body about the group’s work and progress, promoting events, and primarily conveying the awareness of attitudes to the students at NHH. They also have responsibility for newsletters and the website www.nhhaid.no.
The event coordinator is responsible for planning and executing the subcommittee’s activities throughout the year. This includes a main event in both the spring and fall, with the program and theme determined by each respective board.
The marketing manager is responsible for liaising with the subcommittee’s sponsors.
The project manager is responsible for the development and coordination of projects that generate assistance for the purpose.
HR and Social Manager
The HR and social responsibility officer has the primary responsibility for the social welfare of the members of NHH Aid. Additionally, they should focus on the development of culture and camaraderie in the period after the Action Week, with the aim of creating a safe and social environment for members beyond the weeks when the Action Week is planned and carried out.
The Student Committee at NHH
The Student Committee at NHH is the only subcommittee that can influence the academic daily life of the students. We’re representing the students in committees and departments together with fellow students and the NHH administration. As a part of the board of the Student Committee, you’ll have a big opportunity to influence academic politics and solve different challenges. Do you want to improve your own and your fellow students’ academic life at NHH? Then run for the board of the Student Committee at NHH.
Head of the Master’s Program
The Head of Master’s program is responsible for coordinating and implementing initiatives that deal with the master’s programs at NHH. The Head of Master’s program is the leader of the Master’s group, which consists of active members of the Student Committee at master’s level. Together with the Head of Bachelor’s program, the Head of Master’s program acts as a representative on the Education Committee. The Head of Master’s program is responsible for awarding the master’s students’ prize for outstanding effort on an annual basis at the master’s students’ matriculation ceremony.
Head of the Bachelor’s program
The Head of Bachelor’s program is responsible for coordinating and implementing initiatives that deal with the bachelor’s programs at NHH. The Head of Bachelor’s program is responsible for following up the cohort representatives and has the main responsibility for coordinating work related to the mid-term evaluation and distribution of the Bronze Sponge each semester. Together with the Head of Academic Affairs, the Head of Bachelor’s program acts as an alternating representative (with the Head of Master’s program) in the Education Committee at NHH.
Head of Welfare Policy
The Head of Welfare Policy is NHHS’s delegation leader in external political arenas. Together with the Head of Student politics in the Executive Board, you will have overall responsibility for representing NHHS in the Welfare Assembly West and the Norwegian Student Organization.
To do this in the best possible way, familiarity with student welfare schemes in Bergen and education policy in Norway in general is required. The Welfare Assembly is involved in managing the semester fee and all the benefits students receive through Sammen – the Student Welfare Organization of Western Norway. Making these decisions and having the opportunity to influence them in collaboration with student representatives from other educational institutions is both exciting and challenging. You also lead a political committee, which is the group in SPU (Student Political Group) responsible for working with the Welfare Assembly, other political bodies, and general policy development on behalf of NHHS»