Application Bachelor buddy I*ESN Tilburg Fall Semester 2014 Hello student! Thank you for showing interest in becoming an I*ESN Bachelor buddy. As a bachelor buddy you help making the semester unforgettable for the international students of Tilburg. You and your co-buddies will be the first communication point for the bachelor students in your buddy group, and therefore we require your dedication when it comes to helping students with difficulties and making them enthusiastic for events organized for international students by I*ESN. Important events that are expected of you to attend during the semester: 1. Attending the Buddy and Mentor Meetings (Date: 12th of August, 19h00). During this meeting you will get the agenda for the upcoming semester as well as more information about the role of being a mentor of I*ESN. Afterwards, a fun informal activity will take place so that board, mentors, buddies and bachelor buddies can meet each other! 2. Helping I*ESN and Tilburg University during the Arrival Days (Date: 15th and 16th of August). During these days international students arrive in Tilburg and will have to pick up their important last minute information and keys to their new home. I*ESN’s buddies, mentors and bachelor buddies will help students with transportation and introduce them to I*ESN Tilburg. 3. Being present at all buddy dinners with your co-buddy and master group, twice a month on Thursday evening. And once a month at the I*ESN parties in Carpe Diem, so that your group truly integrates with I*ESN Tilburg. Also, once per semester your group will be responsible for the organization of an event for the other bachelor students. 4. The Bachelor Crazy 66 on Saturday the 30th of August. During this activity, the bachelor buddies will guide their bachelor groups through the city centre of Tilburg, trying to complete all 66 challenges in the city. 5. Your presence at the Introduction Camp (Date: 5th – 7th of September). During the camp, we need you to assist in games and other activities that are organised. Moreover, we need a sense of responsibility since we are with a big group. And above all, the Introduction Camp is a great way for students and mentors to get to know each other! 6. Helping out at I*ESN. During the semester all buddies have to take 1 Carpe Diem shift; at the door or at the wardrobe. The shifts take about 3 hours starting at 22h30 or 1h00 and is obligatory for everyone. Also will we require everyone to do one promotion shift for I*ESN. 7. As we are a Student Association, membership is required. If you are not a member yet, you can become one during the meeting. This will get you entrance to Carpe Diem, cheaper drinks and the I*ESN Card; which is good for many discounts throughout Europe. Membership costs 40 euro’s. Remember that these things are obligatory if you want to become an I*ESN buddy! Below, you will find some questions regarding your application and a link that sends you to a Google form. The Google Form contains questions regarding your personal data and availability during the introduction period. Send the filled in application form to [email protected] and do not forget to fill in the Google form. The application is only complete after you sent this email and filled in the Google form. After fulfilment of the application procedure, we will invite you for a short interview and let you know as soon as possible if you will become an I*ESN Bachelor buddy! Closing date application: Friday the 21st of April at 23h59. Personal Data Name: Date of Birth: Mobile: Email Address: Study (next semester): Sex: year: Questions regarding your application 1. How did first get in contact with I*ESN? 2. Why do you think it would be a fun /interesting /educational and good experience being an I*ESN-buddy? 3. Do you have any international experience/ambitions yourself (e.g. plans to study abroad)? 4. Do you have any experience being active for other study / student associations and in what function? 5. Tell us some more about yourself. What are your interests/hobbies? Are you active in any other field besides your studies? In each buddy group, one member is the contact buddy. Being the contact buddy means you will be the main person responsible for your group. You will, together with the Secretary, arrange the kitchen, organize a cooking schedule, lead the group through motivation and also give feedback on the organization and procedures involved. Also, you are the first communication point between the I*ESN board and your buddy group. The Contact Buddy have a special Contact Buddy meeting (Date: Wednesday, 13th Overviewwere of the important dates additional information concerning their new of August) they will receive function. Overview of the committees I*ESN is a vast organization and has a variety of diverse committees through which you can extend and improve your skill set in an international environment. Apart from its professional value, it is often also seen as a great way to get in contact with international students outside of your group. In addition, I*ESN will also organize a Committee Market for more information regarding the committees on the 4th of September! Academic committee: which is involved with several projects during the year, such as Meet the World, Night University, Language cafe and discussion/debate evenings at Carpe Diem. This committee is also responsible for organizing a symposium. Active Member Committee: This committee is involved with the organization of fun activities for all active members, in order to promote the bonding between mentors, buddies, bachelor buddies and all committee members. Activities Committee: We are looking for volunteers to help create and manage activities for our event calendar. You will attend the events, and come up with new creative ideas around Tilburg and our bar Carpe Diem. Acquisition Committee: Are you interested in helping the fundraiser to find new sponsors for our organization? Want to improve your professional skills in acquisition? Then join the acquisition committee! Bar Committee: As a member of the barcommittee you are the face of Carpe Diem! You will serve the drinks during parties and dinner evenings about twice a month, together with an enthusiastic team of other BarCo members! Camp Committee: We look to put together a team with diverse skills to help create our weekend camp experience and to make it the most memorable. We seek to find people with diverse skills such as logisitcs, catering, creative ideas, bar skills, event planning and much more! Cantus Committee: which is responsible for the organization of an immense I*ESN international beercantus for 600 students at the main square of Talentsquare. Cooking Committee: Almost every Friday the cooking committee makes a lovely 3 course meal for around 30 members of I*ESN. You will cook around once a month with your fellow CoCo members. Dj Committee: Are you a DJ and wanting to play at great international parties? Do you have a specific style or great variety in playing? Then join the committee! Editorial Committee: This committee writes and designs 4 issues of the I*ESN Magazine per semester. Items vary from gossip to trip reviews, and from photoscapes to debates. The functions within the committee are: photographers, journalists and final editors. Excursion Committee: I*ESN Tilburg has expanded our trips outside of Tilburg dramatically over the past year and we seek to create a team to help manage these trips. You will get the change to take groups of students to Oktoberfest, surfing in Morocco, Skiing in France, weekend trips to such cities as Budapest, Paris, Berlin and Prague as well as many more local trips such as an IKEA day, Maastricht, Amsterdam and Holland City race! Introduction Committee: This committee will be responsible for the organization of all activities around the TOP-Week. This includes the setting up of our afternoon program, guiding arriving students through our program and the overall satisfaction of the new students visiting. Promotion Committee: This committee brainstorms, designs and organizes promo campaigns such as the board and buddy and mentor recruitment campaign, examples of functions are: volunteer coordinator, graphic designer, video editor, and online communications manager. Pub Quiz Committee: The pub quiz committee organizes a pub quiz in Carpe Diem every month, this will mainly be on Thursday evenings. As a committee member you are responsible for making questions and presenting them during the night. Research Committee: The committee which researches ‘hot’ topics on campus for International Students, together with the two political associations of the University SAM and FRONT. This committee especially works good for students interested in improving their research skills. Social Projects Committee: This committee is responsible for the volunteering work in and around Tilburg. In the committee, you will be responsible for the recruitment of volunteers, as well as the managing of our partners, the organization of the events and most of all having a great time integrating in Dutch society with locals who need our help. Sports Committee: Do you like sports? So do our members and we are looking for a team of volunteers to look after and organize our sports groups and teams. You will manage students who are at different sport abilities to get active and make friendships through sports. You will also seek to look out for University sport tournaments that our association can compete in as well as create new annual events to create awareness within our association and to help students keep active and current in the sports they enjoy. If you are interested in any of the committees above, please indicate so in the Google form. Overview of the important dates TOP Preparation days, BAMM Arrival Days City Tour TOPWeek Introduction Camp 1st & 2nd, 2nd & 3rd and 4th & 5th of August 12th of August 15th & 16th of August 17th of August 18th – 22nd of August 5th – 7th of September Google form The link to the Google form regarding your personal details, your availability and interest in committees. If this form is not filled in, your application is not complete! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1mGdyfa0nTBG2Uu41BlaWdP7xieygUh1FA4xyBccJL74/viewform As an introduction to Tilburg I*ESN organizes a few activities to bring international students together. After the arrival day, we organize a welcome drink. This is also a perfect opportunity for buddies, mentors and bachelor buddies to get to know each other and international students a little better. On Sunday, we also organize a City Tour. In this way, the international arrivals will get to know Tilburg a little bit better, and you’ll be able to meet all the wonderful people you’ll be working with during the upcoming semester! Again thank you for showing interest in becoming an I*ESN Bachelor buddy! We will contact you after you have completed your application, in order to arrange a small interview (also possible through Skype). Based on this interview, we will select our new volunteers for upcoming semester. For any further questions, please contact [email protected] or visit us at E205!