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.
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A WORD FROM THE CO-HEADS OF DEPARTMENT
“After having obtained my Bachelor’s degree in International Relations at the University of Geneva, I am now in my first year of a Master’s degree in public management, with a specialisation in political communication.
Already a member of the financial departments of other associations since several years, I am co-head of the treasury department since October 2022.”
“We IR students learn a lot of theory, but what is really fascinating is the practical application. The SDSA is one of the main players in organising these practical opportunities: whether it is through organising conferences with extremely interesting guests or workshops to develop one’s own skills, or through the facilitating role the SDSA plays in obtaining internships. The SDSA provides access to the post-graduate world. As a member of the Treasury Department, we are in a privileged position because every idea of the association and every conference goes through our office – this is where you have the opportunity to get involved and it is one of the most rewarding opportunities in the world. I am grateful to be a part of this association and its serious environment, where we can learn from each other on a daily basis.”
“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.”