Hi NESUits and other people with NESU State of Mind!

The year as a Country Representative and Chairman of NESU Finland is coming to the end in a couple of months. Therefore, we’re starting a blog series to introduce our board and telling you what we’ve done this year but first let’s have a little pop quiz for which you’ll find the answers in this blog post.

What do you think, which of the following are responsibilities of a Country Representative of NESU in Finland?


a.   Coordinating the network of NESU Chairmen

b.   Act as a Chairman of the Board of NESU Finland

c.    Managing and expanding the network to Business World

d.   Supporting all the NESU-Organizations equally

e.   Developing of NESU together with the President of NESU and other Country Representatives


As a Country Representative in Finland, I Jenni Siivonen, a third year Business and Economics student in the Oulu Business School have had the most amazing year. Since I was in a position of a Communications Coordinator of NESU Finland for the previous term I had a little different premises to my year as a Country Rep than my predecessors.

I know a lot of you are keen on knowing what I have concretely done during the past year. If I’m honest, communication in the form of replying to messages has been the most time-consuming aspect. This has included amongst other things organizing two Case Competition –events, coordinating the network of NESU Chairmen as well as developing of NESU with the President and other Country Representatives. The most remarkable is still acting as a Chairman of the Board for the NESU Finland.

As I already mentioned, we have organized two Case Competitions this year, one in October and another one in March. Both days were extremely successful and didactic. At this point I want to thank all the participants and our partners. In the autumn in Tampere we had as partners The Finnish Business School Graduates (Suomen Ekonomit), and Dreambroker. As a Case host we had to media monitoring and business intelligence specialized software company Meltwater. Respectively, in Lappeenranta this spring we had as a Case hosts representatives from the Strategy team of Accenture.

The most remarkable accomplishment for this term has been stabilizing the financial situation of NESU Finland mostly through Case Competitions and the upcoming new Songbook which will be published in August. The Songbook team consisting of 6 hardworking NESUits has done outstanding job so far and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

All in all, this past year has been rough but at the same time extremely rewarding. I have had an incredible board with me and I couldn’t have survived without them. I’d also like to thank all you NESUits, because without you NESU wouldn’t exist. I know I’m not the only one who has been able to get lifelong friendships through NESU. As someone more cleaver has said, all good things come to an end.



Jenni Siivonen

Country Representative and Chairman of the Board

NESU Finland 2016-2017


P.S. all the given choices for the pop quiz are right.