Activity Committee – Study Related
What does AC-study do?
All Aviation students know how interesting aviation business is. This can be learnt through studying books or attending college, but to really have a look at the diverse tasks of aircraft operators makes for a special happening. To be able to see what you can do carries importance for setting goals and striving for ambitions, to expand your network and to motivate you in order to reopen your books in search of new knowledge.
The activity committee study related plans activities and trips that are related to the Aviation studies and this is done under the leadership of Sander Christiaensen, chairman of this committee. All organized activities are associated with the study program. The task of this committee is to bring theory into practice and therefore making studying less of a deal. Next to the fact that the activities are very informative and interesting they also offer chances for networking that later comes in handy when you are in search of an internship. Examples of organized activities are excursions to several large operators such as Transavia or KLM but also Defensie where we can take a look in the workshop (and aviated arsenal). Next to these business-visits the committee also organizes trips to airshows and several interesting conferences. AC-study offers you an exclusive insight in the very dynamic and widely-applied world of Aviation. You might even come across your dream-job during one of the activities.
Yorrit van de Kamp
Merel van Paridon
Activity Committee – Non Study Related
What does AC-non-study do?
The activity committee non-study related is responsible for organizing activities that have no relationship with the Aviation studies and this is done under the leadership of Charlotte Veerman. Ranging from convivial drinks to dodgeball and from soccer tournament to Christmas prom. These non-study related activities help students relax in hectic times of study. Next to this benefit, all activities make up for an excellent atmosphere amongst students.
Gijs van Dijk
Lonneke van Wieren
What does the Media Committee do?
The Media Committee, led by Marilot Molewijk, maintains all media within the SVAAA. No day passes without the use of media as most of the news and information are retrieved via the Internet. We as Media Committee try our very best to follow this trend. All activities of AC-study, AC-non-study and SSC are shared on Facebook and website via textual or visual content. Snapchat also became an important platform as activities are promoted here and visual content is shared live during trips or convivial drinks. Thanks to this, members of the SVAAA are involved in the interactive sharing.
We also take care of the website on which both members as non-members have access to a large variety of information about the association. Members can quickly register for new activities thanks to their own user account. This makes the Media Committee a connecting element in linking the committees to the members by sharing thoughts and activities via various social channels.
Public Relations Committee
What does the Public Relations Committee do?
The public relations committee has the task of acquiring and keeping up relations with various companies. The committee is led by Bart Lanters. In the task of keeping up relations he is helped by other members and the commissioner PR. As a team, they try to minimize the gap between business and the Aviation academy.
Michel van Tooren
Sebastiaan van der Voort
What does the AIRco do?
The AIRco organizes the yearly official introduction of the Aviation Academy: Aviation Introduction for Rookies (AIR). During this introduction, students get to know their ‘year’. This 3-day introduction is filled with activities where teambuilding is the central goal. In addition, students are given a short acquaintance with the study itself. The daily activities are ended with a ground shaking festivity in the lands of Zeewolde. We share the opinion that drinks are indissolubly connected to the student life. We hereby try to deliver our new Aviation students an experience to remember. The SVAAA is a study association and not a student association, which means there is no student hazing. With the new AIR concept set up in 2016, there is more capacity which means even more students can attend this introduction. It used to be a group of 80 students but with the increased capacity, last year’s attendees counted 153 individuals! The goal of AIRco ’18 is to expand AIR in a healthy manner in order to – on long term – ensure full first year coverage. Past experiences have proven that students who participated in AIR, mostly perform better in the Aviation study. Because the students get to know each other, they can later decide to study together and help each other. This way, the seven-headed team tries to ensure you’ll have a flaming start in the wonder-like world of Aviation.
Ricardo van Voorst
Michelle van Ginkel
Thom van Laarschot
Jaimy van Rossum
Chamee de Kler
Senior Student Committee (SSC)
What does the Senior Student Committee do?
The Aviation study is made up of 4 years. The younger students of year 1 and 2 and the older students of year 3 and 4. This last group has gathered some experience during the internship and project work for their Minor. Some students chose to do so outside of The Netherlands. The Senior Student Committee focusses on this group of ‘senior students’. This is done by organizing high-level excursions at certain parts of aviation companies, such as KLM, LVNL, Schiphol Group and lectures. These excursions perfectly fit the four given specializations at the Aviation study. You’ll also receive more ‘skills & drills’ thanks to the organized workshops in cooperation with experienced people in the aviation work field. The committee will also help younger years via support with project and subjects of their year. In addition, activities are set up in order to initiate interaction between youngsters and seniors and establish connections. On the whole, thanks to the Senior Student Committee everyone receives a better insight in knowledge of study material. More so, is makes sure the gap between juniors and seniors is diminished.
Jordy van den Hark
Mille van der Drift