General Secretariat

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The General Secretariat department is composed of two people who head the administration and project management. They also attend to clerical tasks, including managing the association’s email, calling meetings, responding to emails, and transferring information from one department to another. Therefore, they are responsible for interdepartmental coordination and internal communication within the association. The secretaries carry out their tasks in close collaboration with the President and the Vice-President. The Secretariat also handles room reservations for events and records the minutes during committee meetings and General Assemblies. The incumbents must have a strong sense of responsibility and outstanding organization skills. Discretion is also a must, given that they work not only with the SDSA, but with external partners as well.

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A WORD FROM THE SECRETARIES

Anaïs Parade 

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“Having grown up on the French-Swiss border, I have always been passionate about the cultural differences between countries and how to best understand them. When I decided to start my Bachelor’s degree in International Relations, the Swiss Diplomacy Student Association (SDSA) quickly became the solution to deepen my passion for multilateralism and diplomacy. I therefore joined this dynamic and professionalizing association in October 2022.”

 

 

Giulia Renzi 

“I joined the SDSA in September 2022, driven by the desire to get involved in an association linked to International Relations. My interests in diplomacy and global challenges have easily found a place in the SDSA, thanks to the initiatives organized by the association and the various discussions exchanged with the members.
I was lucky enough to be promoted directly to the position of Secretary General, where I demonstrate my organizational skills, punctuality, and availability. The SDSA has allowed me to develop a multitude of soft skills that will be useful in my professional career.”