Time for another introduction. In this Welcommittee, we will introduce the members of the Businesstrip Committee. They are responsible for the yearly Business Trip of FAECTOR! Want to read more about these legends? Keep reading!
‘I wish I was your derivative so I could lie tangent to your curves.’
Hi everyone, my name is Mirnesa, I’m 22 years old and I am currently doing the Quantitative Finance master programme. In my free time I like to cook (and eatttt), play tennis or go to the gym and travel.
My most embarrassing moment was during a tutorial from the first year of my bachelor. I was eating some chocolate ‘kruidnoten’, until I choked in one of the them and I had to run to the bathroom. When I came back, the teaching assistant asked me if he could ‘please continue his lecture’ now. I am still sorry for that.
Thijs de Bruin
‘Als ik nou voor jou kook, ben jij dan mijn toetje?’
My name is Thijs de Bruin, 22 years old and a new active member of FAECTOR. Last year I finished my bachelors in Economics and this year I'm looking to find a bigger challenge in the premaster econometrics. I'm also rather tall.
I once asked the owner of a weird looking dog if her dog had down Syndrome. Needless to say I did not receive an answer and the situation was rather awkward.
'Did it hurt when you fell from the vending machine? Cuz us a snack!'
Hi there! I am Rick Kessels and I am currently a third year BSc2 Econometrics/Economics student. This might sound very familiar, as I already introduced myself in another Welcommittee earlier this block, as I am also in the Estimator Committee! There’s quite a large probability (alpha = 0.05) that you will spot me studying in the library, but you can also find me running around Kralingse Plas (I signed up for the Rotterdam Marathon so I really need to step up my training game).
My embarrassing moment is mainly just very unintelligent. I was in my final year of high school, which meant I had to take state exams. My philosophy exam was scheduled at the very end of the exam period, so I kind of postponed studying for this exam until the day before the exam (mistake count: #1). I studied all night (mistake count: #2), didn’t have breakfast (mistake count: #3) besides a cup of coffee. Because I was so tired, I decided to take a shower and I kind of forgot about the time (mistake count: #4). I was running late, so I took my bike and biked so fast. On my route, there was only one road I had to cross to get to the exam hall. I didn’t even look whether a car was approaching (mistake count: #5). Spoiler alert: There was a car approaching. Fortunately, nothing severe happened, but the car hit me and my bike softly. I apologised to the driver and I rushed away. I don’t think I have to tell you guys that my exam didn’t really go that well.
Maxime van Ruiten
‘Het enige verschil tussen mij en Rembrandt is dat ik geen nacht wacht' (sorry only for Dutchies)
A short introduction of myself: My name is Maxime van Ruiten, I'm 20 years old and I'm doing the second year of the Dutch bachelor Econometrie. I grew up in Nieuw-Vennep, but I'm living in Rotterdam now. In my spare time I like it to party, travel, hang out with friends or play volleyball. I'm looking forward to being an active member this year, but mostly to the amazing business trip!!
My most embarassing moment happened when I didn't recognize my roommate from the skitrip at a cycling dinner last year, but she did recognize me (but like didn't recognize for half an hour).
Carolijn de Kok
‘I would take you to the movies but they don’t allow snacks’
Hi guys! My name is Carolijn and I am the Commercial Officer of the 53th board of FAECTOR. This makes me responsible for the acquisition and keeping in contact with our partners. Furthermore, I manage econometrie.com, the vacancy website for econometricians.
Once I fell asleep on the toilet in Antwerp, so I missed the FAECTOR bus back to Rotterdam.
Lastly, we asked the Business Trip Committee to answer some questions: