What is NESU?
Nordiska Ekonomie Studerandes Union (NESU) was founded in the 1950`s to enhance inter-Nordic co-operation between student unions of business schools in the Nordic countries. It's a non-political non-profit organization aimed for university level business students in the Nordic countries. NESU does not carry membership fees.
NESU works both on Nordic and national level. On the Nordic level, the main purpose of NESU is to bring its members together at semi-annual conferences, which take place every spring and autumn. On the national level, NESU for example organizes excursions, arranges parties or cultural events, or holds meetings on different NESU matters. There is also an organization for NESU alumni, which mainly maintains contacts between NESU people on the post-graduate level.
NESU offers its members an efficient way to get to know Nordic business life and to create a network of contacts between Nordic business students. This network can, in addition to it being a network of friends, be very useful and important in the future work life.
During NESU's history it has been active in 5 different countries. Currently NESU is active in Iceland, Finland, Estonia and Denmark.
The way local NESU organizations are formed varies from university to university. Either NESU works within the local student union or it can be its own separate association. If you are interested in establishing NESU in your university, please contact the president of NESU (email@example.com).
A word from the President
Hello dear nesuits around the Nordic,
my name is Noora Finne and in the Union Meeting in Tallinn I was chosen to be the new president of NESU. With this blog post I will tell you a little bit of myself and also about the presidency and what it means for me.
I’m 24 years old and I’m studying my 4th year in the University of Tampere. I had my first touch to NESU already in the beginning of my studies with NESU-Boomi’s practice sitsparty in 2014 and after that I was in the board of NESU-Boomi on 2015 as a project manager. I fell in love with NESU so I applied and was chosen to be the chair of the board of NESU-Boomi on 2016. During the Kesämöksä in 2017 I applied for the chair of NESU Finland board 17-18 and so now my position with this presidency is the chair of NESU Finland board and the country representative of Finland. I have attended to 46 sitsparties around the Finland in all NESU cities and also in Tallinn. NESU has been important union for me during my studies and I’ve had my best friends from NESU. I’ve got so much good things from this union that I really want to give back as much as I can, and that’s why I applied for the president of NESU.
So what are my responsibilities then? President is the head of the whole NESU organization and it’s job is to create new contacts in new NESU countries and also make sure that NESU stays alive and is powerful in the countries that are already active. Even though president is responsible of the internationalization, it is our common goal to develop NESU in existing and new countries. So if you are for example doing your exchange or you already have connections in the Nordic countries, you can ask them to join us in the following NESU conferences or in some sitsparties. I’m also more than happy to help you with all the questions you have if you have a friend in the Nordic countries you would like to invite to NESU!
My concrete goal for my presidency term is to contact different student organizations in the Nordic countries, starting with the ones we already have some contacts. My goal also is to be there for NESU Iceland now that they have made a real progress in expanding NESU there and they are arranging a conference in Iceland in autumn 2018. Of course it’s also important to make sure that we can still make NESU better in Finland and also in Estonia. I also try to tell about the things I’m doing along the year so we could make NESU president more familiar and open for nesuits.
If you have any questions or suggestions or contacts we could use, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook or face-to-face in the sitsparties, conferences or anywhere you see me! Let’s make this year great and hope that at this time next year NESU is greater and more international than before!
President of NESU 17-18