CISSI was established in 2014 to represent the Social Sciences students enrolled in the International programmes. CISSI is for both international and internationally-minded social scientists at the University of Helsinki. CISSI has proved to be a very important player in the integration of international students and also a channel for the student’s voices. Having the Vice-Dean, Keijo Rahkonen, as the curator has kept CISSI aware of what’s going on in our Faculty and in the university as a whole.
As a member of the board, you can work on your strengths and interests. Being it communication, student politics, event planning, networking, career connections, or study affairs; your strength and interest is welcome!
Becoming a board member of CISSI is not only important for the students, but also fun! Staying active in the university opens up many possibilities for making new friends, connections, learning, and giving back to the community. By joining the board, you can learn how the university works and make the university a more enjoyable learning environment for yourself and also for other students. CISSI definitely made our integration as international students much smoother and continued to provide its benefits when we joined the board.
Being a part of a board can, at times be challenging but it is a very rewarding experience, not to mention a great addition for your CV!
The mandatory positions are: Chair, Vice-Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary. However, CISSI since its establishment has other positions too. Its the board’s decision on how to organise itself.
Currently, besides the mandatory positions we also have: University and Corporate Affairs Representative,Equality Representative, Environmental Representative, Cultural Events Representative, Events Representative, Study Affairs Representative, Communications, Tutoring.
See the descriptions for the board positions here: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/internationalcissi/board-2015/board-positions/
Any student member can run for the board regardless of year of enrolment or nationality. Add to your experiences and your student life at the University of Helsinki and run for the CISSI board!
Elections will be held this Wednesday at 17:00 in The New Student House, 3rd floor.
The agenda can be found here http://blogs.helsinki.fi/internationalcissi/board-2015/agm-agenda/