Hi everyone! My name is Bob Metselaar, I am 22 years old and the Commercial Officer of the 73rd board. As Commercial Officer, I am responsible for maintaining our (long-term relationships) with partners and other companies. Furthermore, I am responsible for acquisition of both committees and the association as a whole and I coordinate the very motivated committees of the Amsterdam Career Days, Aureus Business Week, Commercial Team and the master-club Finance and Financial Management.
After I graduated high school, I immediately started my bachelor Bedrijfskunde at the VU. I have now almost finished my bachelors specialized in Finance. During this time I looked for ways to develop myself in a professional way.
I started my career within Aureus after my first year of Bedrijfskunde, by being a mentor in the introduction week. After this weekend I decided to join a committee within Aureus. I was placed in the Bachelor Club BK committee. Unfortunately, we were not able to organize any parties due to covid, but I still had a fun time with my fellow committee members. After the summer I was placed in the Commercial Team. During the year I worked on the acquisition of the discount service and was responsible for the contact with a couple of our partners.
After my year in the Commercial Team, I started to discover the possibilities of a board year. After having a few coffees with members of the 72nd board and the selection committee, I became enthusiastic, and I decided I wanted to apply. I was especially drawn to the function of Commercial Officer, since this function provides a good mix of experiencing the corporate world as well as still being a student and being amongst students.
I am really excited about the upcoming year. Please don’t hesitate to contact me for a coffee to get to know more about my function, the association or just to chat!