What we do
In BEST Copenhagen we are organizing several events throughout the year, the biggest ones being the annual Summer Course and the EBEC local (European BEST Engineering Competition), and sometimes we strive to host internal BEST events. But we also do smaller events such as 4 hours training sessions for both BEST members and DTU students and a lot of social events for our own members.
For all our events we set up a core team of people, to make sure no one is left alone with a big task. The core team usually spend a lot of time together and will get to know each other very well, whites one of the great things you get out of event planning.
Besides organizing events we are continuously working on improving our organization. In order to keep the organization running it is crucial to continuously recruit new members and integrate them well to the group, to let the students know that we exist and advertise for our services and of course to raise money for all our projects.
BEST Copenhagen consists of 3 working groups to cover all the above described areas:
- HR (Human Ressources)
In the HR working group, we are working on everything related to the internal structure of our LBG – this means both making the LBG grow by recruiting new members and strengthening the LBG by arranging social events and training sessions. It is very important that we have some members that wants to do these tasks, in order to keep the LBG strong.
- PR (Public Relations)
In the PR working group we have 3 very important tasks:
(1) Promoting all of our events and services of BEST,
(2) Making design materials (posters, flyers, roll ups, websites etc.) for all events
(3) Updating all our social medias.
If you have knowledge in or simple wants to learn about using InDesign/PhotoShop/Illustrator it would be a great advantage, but it’s not mandatory. Everybody is welcome in the group – especially if you have some great ideas!
- FR (Fund Raising)
The FR team is in charge of Fundraising and Corporate Relationships. We are responsible for finding the financial resources necessary to BEST Copenhagen activities, and to ensure that BEST is represented in the corporate world. As a FR team member you get the opportunity to take responsibilities, to meet company representatives, to develop your communication, presentation, negotiation skills and to enlarge your professional network. This can be a real boost to your career.
We strive to meet up every week, Tuesdays at 5.15 pm, to get some work done. Usually the meeting starts with a short update/presentation from the board, then we split into working groups and then the core teams of the different events will have time to continue their work.
Usually there will be served some snacks during the meeting, and if we have the kitchen, we will cook dinner and all eat together after the meeting.
Every month we will do a social event for all our members, such as christmas/easter lunch, boxing training event, movie nights, canoe trips etc., so we can get to know each other better and have some fun together. Once or twice per year we do a Motivational Weekend, which is a weekend full of fun and training sessions. Besides these events, it is common among the members to arrange social activities themselves.
All in all BEST Copenhagen is an organization for you if you strive for international networking, developing your soft skills, cooperating with other students, companies and universities and if you want to get involved with event planning. All while having fun and making friends for life!