Meet the board: Interview - Amiya, Commissioner of Internal Affairs

The XXVth board of AEclipse consists of six board members and is tasked with all kinds of strategic and operational responsibilities. Today, we interview our Commissioner of Internal Affairs Amiya, who will tell us a bit about who she is, her story and her responsibilities at AEclipse!

Who are you? Tell us a bit about you!

Hey! My name is Amiya and I am the Commissioner of Internal Affairs at AEclipse.


Why did you apply for the board?

I was a committee member last year and helped in organising the National Economic Olympiad 2020. The whole role and job responsibilities resonated with me. I wanted to take up the position of heading the academic committee personally conducting some events I wanted to see as a student myself. The work environment at AEclipse was also super encouraging as a committee member and gave me a boost to apply as a board member!


What is your position within the board? What are your responsibilities?

My official position is the Commissioner of Internal Affairs which is majorly responsible for organising social and academic events for AEclipse. The role also includes heading the academic committee which is responsible for organising one of our flagship events The National Economic Olympiad. Aside from NEO, the position demands organising various academic centric events as well as social events through out the academic year.


What was your favourite AEclipse event so far?

Personally I thoroughly enjoyed Women in Economics and the Keynote lecture Green Recovery after the Pandemic.


What do you like the most about being a board member?

Definitely the fact that one can turn their ideas into reality! As a committee member, I wanted to see more events centric towards the gender disparity and how we could solve it. As a board member, I had the opportunity to organise the event I had envisioned a year back and successfully conducting it during Covid times! Along with the freedom the position offered, I enjoy working with some amazing and talented board members who are always encouraging and make working together fun!


What did you learn this year?

I learned that you can overcome anything if you put your mind to it! This year was the first online version of NEO, and although a challenge I learned to adapt to the situation and jump over the hurdles!


What would you tell someone who is considering applying for a board position?

I would tell them to organise their time well and don’t hold back on ideas to organise different kinds of events!


If you have any questions about the position of Commissioner of Internal Affairs, don't hesitate to reach out to internal@aeclipse.nl!


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