Do you want to be a part of the project committee of 2023?
With a somewhat challenging year, but also fun and developing, the end of GADDEN 2022 is approaching. It’s time for us in the committée of 2022 to retire our wings and let new bees take over the beehive. So, are you interested in taking part in one of the School of Business, Economics and Law’s biggest projects and create the BZZT career-fair within the Nordic region? Great, because the application for the first part of the Project Committee of 2023 is now OPEN!
Apart from having the year of your life, filled with lots of fun, you also get the opportunity to attend an instructive year where you get the possibility to create new relationships within the university as well as with potential new employers. But most importantly you will make friends for life!
To apply for the Project Committee of GADDEN 2023 you need to fill in the application form. Make sure you don’t forget to motivate why YOU are the perfect choice for the position you are applying for (AND of course you can apply for more than one position!!).
The last day to apply for GADDEN 2023 is the 11th of December at 23.59.
At this moment, we are looking for driven students in the following positions:
Your best year at Handels is waiting
GADDEN has since its creation in 1982 grown exponentially and the fair, as well as the events and activities that take place during the year, make GADDEN HHGS 'largest project. The project committee consists of ambitious students at the School of Business, Economics and Law who have a common goal: to together create the best career fair for students and companies! The recruitment for the project committee 2023 is divided into two parts and in the first recruitment, which takes place in November, half of the positions are filled. In January, the application opens and in February, the remaining positions will be filled, and the project committee will be complete. After that, about ten months of hard work awaits to create a new fair, a time-consuming and challenging job that also means your most fun year at Handels.
– Project Leader
– Vice Project Leader and Human Resources
– Head of Company Relations
– Head of Corporate Relations
– Head of Events
– Head of Marketing
– Head of Fair
– Head of Sustainability
As a Project Leader for GADDEN, you have the ultimate responsibility for the project running smoothly throughout the year, being in charge of HHGS 'largest project. The Project Leaders’ overall tasks during the year are to guide, organize and inspire the ongoing work for the whole committee.
The tasks further include creating close contact with GADDEN's main partners, being GADDEN's official face to external stakeholders, and having overall responsibility for handling all agreements. In addition to this, you have a close collaboration with the Vice Project Leader throughout the year; together, you act as a sounding board and support for others in the project committee. It is of great importance that you are committed, driven, and most importantly humble as a person. Moreover, it is essential in your role as Project Leader that you have a great sense of quality with the ability to take on much responsibility. It is required that you have an ongoing holistic view over the project, and constantly ensure that the work runs smoothly and in the right direction.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the role of Project Leader, you are more than welcome to contact Karl Kristiansson at firstname.lastname@example.org,
VICE PROJECT LEADER AND HUMAN RESOURCES
As Vice Project Leader, you work in a close team with the Project Leader, and together you are responsible for the project being steered in the right direction. As Vice Project Leader, you will play a critical role in developing and maintaining a positive work environment and encouraging productivity in the committee.
This role is all about creating a culture in which the committee of GADDEN thrives within and is an essential part of our success. You have primary responsibility for all recruitments throughout the year, both for the project committee and for the recruitment of the GADDEN Crew. In addition to this, you will work actively with the internal well-being of the project committee, which includes, ‘one to ones’, planning kick-offs and evaluation trips, as well as holding workshops to strengthen group dynamics. This role will suit you if you are a social and caring character with a good sense of people and, of course, with the skill of planning successful team-building events. You will have the opportunity to shape this post yourself during the year, which also requires great responsibility and self-leadership.
As CFO you are solely responsible for GADDEN’s finances. The financial tasks involve budgeting throughout the year, keeping track of expenses and income, and making financial decisions required to meet GADDEN’s profit requirements towards HHGS.
You start your year by creating a budget for GADDEN, which you revise continuously during the year if needed. You have close contact with the CFO and Head of Associations and Projects in HHGS during the year, to make sure that the budget is followed and that invoices are being paid and put under the right accoun. The CFO also works like a helping hand for everyone else within the Project Committee when it comes to the economy, the approval of purchases and that everyone within the committee follows their given budget. As a CFO it is crucial that you as a person are structured, likes to work in excel and have a sense of handling finances.
If you have any questions regarding the role of CFO, you are more than welcome to contact Isabella Millings at email@example.com.
HEAD OF COMPANY RELATIONS
As Head of Company Relations, you are responsible for the contact with all of the fair's exhibitors; the companies! You will keep in touch with previous years' exhibitors as well as being responsible for selling GADDEN to new, exciting companies.
This will involve many phone calls, meetings, and the responsibility of the organization of around 100 exhibitors' participation at GADDEN. This role also involves supporting the rest of the committee in their company contacts and holding workshops to promote the process. As a company manager, you get the opportunity to shape the fair, make contacts with some of Sweden's most exciting companies, and be the first contact in the bridge between students and their future employers.
We are looking for someone who has a sense of detail, is service-minded and an excellent salesperson who is willing to put in a lot of work to ensure that the most interesting companies come to GADDEN 2023.
If you have any questions regarding the role of Head of Company Relations, you are more than welcome to contact Elina Ingvarsdotter at firstname.lastname@example.org. or Albin Frick at email@example.com.
HEAD OF CORPORATE RELATIONS
As Head of Corporate Relations, you have the overall responsibility for finding and maintaining contact with sponsors of GADDEN. You are constantly selling the GADDEN brand to companies that want to be seen or otherwise collaborate with us throughout the year and during the fair.
Furthermore, you also have the task of finding inspiring speakers who will give appreciated lectures during the fair, and you are thus also responsible for coordinating these visits. The post also means that you are responsible for supporting and leading the committee in their work of finding sponsors.
You are also responsible for the coveted goodie bag, prizes for competitions and food and drinks. It is essential that you are outgoing, driven, and find it easy to talk to new people. You should also have a developed sales mindset, where you put great emphasis on the value of long-term relationships with companies. If you like B2B sales, logistics, establishing contacts, learning new things, and having a lot of fun, Head of Corporate Relations is the role for you!
HEAD OF EVENTS
In the position of Head of Events, you have the overall responsibility for all events organized by GADDEN. This includes both internal and external events, such as crew-dinners, mingles, and the final banquet.
You will also be responsible for planning our concept GADDEN-Talks, where companies host guest lectures for the students throughout the year. We are looking for someone who loves to organize and manage events, who is responsible, stress-resistant, detail-oriented, and has a developed ability to plan, both in the short and long term. Tasks in connection with the events include, for example, booking of premises, planning of the events, and creating event schedules for the committee of what needs to be done on-site.
One of the main tasks is to arrange the GADDEN final banquet with about 500 dinner guests, celebrating and ending the fair days. Previous experience of similar events is a merit, but the most important thing is that you are interested in organizing events! This post also includes close collaboration with the Head of Corporate Relations and Head of Marketing, both in finding sponsors for the various events as well as marketing the events externally.
HEAD OF MARKETING
As Head of Marketing, you are responsible for how GADDEN is marketed through all forms and channels. It is a very free role, but this freedom comes with great responsibility. Previous focus on printed marketing materials has been exchanged to digital marketing, a step in strengthening and communicating GADDEN's sustainable brand.
Being head of marketing, you are responsible for both the external and the internal marketing, and it is a role that suits a structured person with a creative side. You will lead your marketing team, consisting of the Art Director and Head of Communications, in all matters related to marketing. Even though the fair only lasts for two days, you will be responsible for marketing GADDEN’s brand throughout the whole year in order to maintain interest from the students as well as from possible exhibiting companies. Examples of your tasks include planning all marketing and delegating tasks in your team, managing the website, ordering merchandise and goodie bags and planning movies as well as photo sessions of the committee. As Head of Marketing, your role will require both analyzing and planning, as well as giving you an opportunity to express your visions in a creative sense, but also acting as a sounding board and support, leading your team throughout the year. Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator is an advantage, as well as some understanding of coding is greatly appreciated and will come in handy, but this is not a requirement. The most important thing is that you are willing to learn!
If you have any questions regarding the role as Head of Marketing, you are more than welcome to contact Felicia Kinnå at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEAD OF FAIR
As head of fair, you will have the overall responsibility for the fair's physical structure and plan and coordinate all activities during the fair days. It is your responsibility to ensure that unforeseen problems are solved during the fair days.
During the year, it will be your task to plan the design of the exhibition area and the fair's logistics. In addition, you will be involved in the other events held during the year in terms of physical design and safety. You will be the contact person for the project committee towards those responsible at the school and external actors during the fair’s construction. We are looking for a person with a sense of planning, developed stress resistance, and excellent delegation skills.
If you have any questions regarding the role of Head of Fair, you are more than welcome to contact Anton Rapp at email@example.com.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY
Our journey towards contributing to a better world started in 2015 with an emphasized focus on sustainability, and GADDDEN has been a certified sustainable event ever since. We always aspire to be sustainable in every aspect of our fair.
We have the ambition and vision to inspire our visitors, exhibitors, and sponsors to strive toward a more sustainable future. If you are someone who nurtures our planet and its population has a passion for sustainability and sustainable development, then the Head of Sustainability is the perfect position for you!
As Head of Sustainability, your primary responsibility is to develop GADDEN’s sustainability work and minimize our carbon footprint, which is essential throughout the whole project. This role also gives you the opportunity to put your own touch on GADDEN's sustainability work and find new, exciting ways to encounter the sustainability challenges facing us. In addition, we are searching for someone who has compassion for sustainable questions that will actualize and argue for sustainable work throughout the entire project. As Head of Sustainability, you are not afraid of taking the initiative and finding new and innovative ways for GADDEN's sustainability work to reach new heights. Are you the one? Then apply for our Head of Sustainability!
If you have any questions regarding the role as Head of Sustainability, you are more than welcome to contact Emilie Westerberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to see your application!
The Project Committee of 2022!