The Treasury Department is in charge of raising funds from organizations, foundations, companies and cantonal/federal public funds in order to allow funding for activities and events organized by the SDSA, so that the association can reach its goals.
A word from the Head of Department, Dan-Thomas Elbaum:
“I joined the ranks of the Swiss Diplomacy Student Association one year ago during my first year studying International Relations. From the begining, I was was impressed by the professionalism of its members and how ambitious they were. Thus, I decided to get involved in to order to contribute to the great project that SDSA aims to be. Soon enough, it allowed me to acquire knowledge, tools and to meet people who share the same vision of the world as me, but especially the same interest: diplomacy.
The SDSA constitutes a true opportunity to get familiarised with diplomacy. As chief of the Treasury Department, I am in charge of everything loosely related to the association’s finances; a vast and complex world. Fortunately, I am lucky to be surrounded by a motivated and competent team upon which I can rely and work with actively.”
“I joined the association because I wished to get closer to the diplomatic world and to understand it better. Grasping international stakes and participating in the association’s projects with people who are as motivated and as passionate as I am are the reasons why I joined the SDSA.”
“I am almost 21 years old and currently in my first year of a bachelor’s degree in international relations at the University of Geneva. I manage the SDSA’s treasury. I joined the SDSA because of my passion for international relations and diplomacy, two subjects that I study at University. Furthermore, I wanted to put my skills as fund manager, that I gained while working as a member of another association, to good use.”
“Currently in my third year of a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations in Geneva, I am convinced that the Swiss Diplomacy Student Association allows me to professionalize the knowledge I acquired during my academic life. Thus, I decided to join the association, in which my participation constitutes an ideal complement to my studies. Moreover, all of the topics covered during conferences and events I have taken part in since 2019 caught my attention right away.
For all those reasons, I joined the Treasury Department whose objectives is to find partners allowing us to raise funds in order to finance the ever growing association. Furthermore, we must control the accounts and answer to the funding requests.”
“I decided to join the SDSA and to facilitate the discovery of diplomacy, a subject I have been passionate about for years and which is the reason I choose to study International Relations. Through this association, we are truly able to understand how diplomacy works and thus develop soft skills allowing us to strengthen our knowledge. It is important to underline the professionalism coming from SDSA’s members, who wish to set up a solid structure in order to teach its members professional codes recquired to one day work in diplomacy. Those are the reasons that made me join the association’s ranks in the Treasury Department, where I can help in finance management and develop my skills related to diplomacy. I am glad to be happy and to be a member of an ambitious association, training its members for the professional world.”