Hello everyone, I am Wessel Schemkes and I am the Commissioner External Affairs of study association Synergy this year. I am 21 years old and a fourth-year student of International Business Administration. I was born and raised in Beuningen, next to Nijmegen, which is one of the best villages in the world. Last year I did a semester abroad in Santiago, Chile which I really enjoyed but wasn’t half as good as living in Nijmegen. In my free time I like to play field hockey (my favourite field position is at the canteen), play videogames, and go out for drinks with my friends.
In the past three years that I have been a member of Synergy, I have taken part in multiple committees. It started with the Kick-off committee (in the same year as Rebecca), after which I became chairman of the BIT Committee of 2019, and last year I was part of the Synergy Week Committee, together with Luc and Zoë. Being part of a committee really helped me getting to know a lot of Synergy members throughout the years, but also it helped me develop myself. I became a board member because I want people to feel at home with Synergy, as much as I did in my freshmen year. Inevitably that was the reason why I became an active member in the first place.
This year I will be the Commissioner of External Affairs of Study Association Synergy. This means I will be the contact person for all companies our study association cooperates with. These partners are a variety of bars, restaurants and companies that you will see on our website, and the multiple events that we organise.
Lastly, I am more than excited to welcome you all to the sixth lustrum year of Synergy. I happily invite you to stop by at the Synergy office to grab a cup of coffee, tea or water, or join one of our activities!
Tel: +31 6 39 68 60 31