My name is Ellie. I am a first year master’s degree student in economics. Beyond studying (which is great!), what I love to do—and what really makes me feel alive—is planning events. I ran my own business for five years, where I planned, publicized, and hosted regular events. I also served as the “event master” for my alumni association for three years, helping to forge connections between members. This is what brings me joy.
Over these first nine months, my love for this unique school, city, and country has grown. There is so much to see, do, and explore. And the best way to do this is with new friends.
Therefore, my objective is to enhance the IHEID experience through planning and promoting more regular events that create unity both within the student population, and between students and the city. I will achieve this by:
o Planning more frequent and inclusive events.
I will help ensure that the events calendar has recurring activities that are free or low cost! Sports, nature walks, visits to museums and outdoor markets—all are easy ways to create a more fulfilling student experience.
o Automating and streamlining the logistics involved with event coordination.
I will diligently serve the student initiatives to make the process of planning, publicizing, and hosting events as painless, problem-free, and automatic as possible.
o Promoting more “off-campus” events to help students better integrate into the city.
Geneva and the surrounding areas have so much to offer. I will use my position to plan events that enable students to explore together.
o Providing the time, energy, and support needed to ensure that Welcome Week and other official GISA events are smooth and successful.
One of the most important elements of our time at the Graduate Institute is the time that we spend with each other. We have such a unique opportunity to learn from and connect with each other, and I intend to encourage this with more regular events that are accessible to all.
Please feel free to contact me through email (email@example.com), through Facebook, or in person if you have any questions or concerns. I will also be in the cafeteria between 13h and 15h tomorrow (Friday, 12 May) and invite you to come chat with me then.
I hope to see you soon! J
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