Every week a board member or consultant will talk you through a small biography, and more importantly, a little insight into their life, what parts of their agenda are devoted to TIME, and what parts aren’t.
This week, I will take over the blog and tell you something about my experiences with TIME over the last two years. Let’s first start with a small introduction. My name is Maran van der Dussen, I am 25 years old and live in Tilburg. Last year, I joined TIME to Indonesia as Travel Planner and member of the Board. Right now, I’m doing my board year as Secretary at study association Asset | Marketing and therefore I’m this years’ TIME coordinator. One of my biggest hobbies is travelling, which makes sense when you used to be Travel Planner. Although it might be very busy during a board year, I still like to spend my weekends with my family or friends, go places and enjoy a different nature and culture. Although the TIME board thinks I’m only at the beach, I have actually visited some interesting places last year, like Krakow, Ljubljana, Cala d’Or and of course Indonesia.
Right now, TIME is working on their preliminary research in order to be well prepared for the research trip in October. In this blog, I want to take you back in time (padum tsch) to the same period one year ago and tell you about my experiences as Travel Planner.
Let’s go back to Thursday 19th of July, 2018. Together with Justin (treasurer of TIME 2018) I was walking the ‘Nijmeegse 4 Daagse’ when we heard that we had a GO for the research trip. This extra boost didn’t gave us energy for the last day of walking only, but also for the busy period to come where all flights, apartments, excursions, shuttles, translators, etc. had to be arranged and the Travel Booklet (the holy bible for the Travel Planner) had to be finished. Besides these bookings and keeping the social platforms up to date, we were also busy with assisting the consultants in their preliminary research. Together with Hans Haans (who gave some special lectures about conducting a preliminary research or about how to conduct interviews during the research trip), the consultants managed to be well prepared for their research in Indonesia.