The main goal of our organization is preparing students for the business world. Learning theory is not enough on its own to get the best jobs. In order to get the most out of a study, the theory has to be turned into practice as well.
By giving our members this experience, we want to give them a head start in the race to the top. Helping our organization equals business experience and hard work. It is this experience that we want to bring to our members, all while they are studying.
GetConnected brings out the success in people. We guarantee students success in three different skills: Social development, professional development, and networking.
It is not only about building friendships; it is also about helping people that need our help. By doing something extra next to the studies, we can give something back to other students. This organization encourages all of our members to help students pass their exams, enjoy school, and help with all of the other activities others could need help with.
Additionally, we encourage professional growth. Our members are busy with budgeting, marketing, and events while growing in teamwork. We ensure professional experience in a safe environment, to prepare for the dangerous business world.
GetConnected started as a group of students that wanted to connect international students. It quickly shifted focus to events that contribute to professional success. As more events were successfully organised, the organisation became an official study association.
The organisation is financially supported by the Utrecht University of applied sciences to finance its activities. With this capital, the organisation is growing in size and value for the university, the students, and the city of Utrecht.
With the activities that GetConnected is performing, the organisation has been able to help international, and internationally orientated students to build on their personal and professional success while helping them to reach their goals.
We have selected some highlights of our journey to show you how far we have come.
We keep updating this timeline for everyone to see what great things we are achieving.
Hosting our first seminar was a big step, a really big step. To show everyone in Utrecht we are supporting everyone that has a dream, we hosted “Being The Best You” in the city theater of Utrecht. This was the perfect location for such an event and gave us the opportunity to accept participants from all over the country. We invited speakers from different industries to give our participants all the tools needed to reach personal success. This event had everything we advocate as GetConnected and showed the whole city what we believe in.
Dec 7, 2016
To show students that their studies are connected to real-life practices, we took 60 students from the “International Business And Management” studies to the Coca-Cola factory in Antwerp, Belgium. We drove with a touring bus from Utrecht all the way to Antwerp, to see what is happening during a working day at the factory. Next to seeing the inside of the factory and its facilities, we also got a tour throughout Coca-Cola’s visitors center. During this tour, our guides explained more about all that is needed to run a company of this size. It was a very successful and entertaining day that showed how closely theory and practice lay together.
Dec 7, 2016
May 27, 2016
To celebrate the end of the year and the start of summer, we hosted an international barbecue for the complete FEM faculty of the Utrecht university of applied sciences. We brought in delicious food, drinks, music, and 150 students. The result; a wonderful day full of new friendships and contacts. A very good way to end the school year and a great start to look forward to the next one.
May 27, 2016
May 23, 2016
Signing our bylaws was an amazing moment for us. We had been working very hard to get the title of an official study association. After a very long procedure of making and adjusting our bylaws with the notary, we finally got to say we were an official association! And of course, we will never let this name disappear from the official books. Instead, we keep growing until the whole world knows our name.
May 23, 2016
Levy is responsible for our Acquisition Department. His daily work consists of building relationships and partnerships. He is always getting in contact with interesting people and companies that can help us in our quest for success. He is also our spokesperson. Having a spokesperson makes communicating much easier and we are happy to have Levy speak on behalf of the team.
“I am in GetConnected for the challenge. It is amazing to find a way to organize great events and meet fantastic people. in my role in particular, it is encouraged to meet new people every day. It also is a great learning environment and a wonderful experience.”
Telephone:+31 6 17012094
Fabiola is in charge of our financial strategy and planning. Our finances need to be assessed and accounted in order for us to continue with all our activities. Yet, this is not the only thing she is doing. Next to her role as the finance director, she is also the driving power behind our marketing. Together with the marketing team, she manages the designs of posters and flyers, social media, promotion and different marketing strategies for our events.
”I love GetConnected, because I want to support and inspire my fellow international students to feel better and get the best out of themselves and their studies. GetConnected also gives me the opportunity to differentiate myself from other students and to gain valuable experience of putting the theory we learn into practice. ”
Chiel is responsible for making sure that we can organize our events. His daily work consists of event planning, constructing project plans and coordinating the execution of our events. With his experience in various fields of expertise such as sales and management, he is a great asset to have for our organization.
”Personal growth, freedom, passion, ambition, creativity and development are characteristics that are really important to me in life. As a Board member and Event Director, I strive to create the best events and concepts to add value to all the international oriented students so they can distinguish themselves from the rest. I want to create a network of ambitious students who are helping each other in life and business”
Telephone:+31 6 42841719
We are very excited about getting in contact with interesting people! Please contact us via any of the options mentioned here. We love personal contact and are very happy to see the impact we are having on the community.
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