Study association Lucid provides students at Industrial Design with a platform for development in education, leisure and career. Lucid has over 1000 members.
During this year, we hosted 158 activities hosted by 24 committees, all managed by the 7 board members.
In the academic year of 2018-2019, I was a full-time board member at Lucid. My function within the board was "Commissioner of professional relations and bar". As commissioner of professional relations, I kept the lines between the students and the field of design short. I met with many companies who showed interest in getting to know the profile of our students, to see if they could be of value to them. From these conversations, I was better able to advise our members who were looking for an internship or job after they graduated.
We also organized many collaborations, where companies and students came together to meet each other and exchange knowledge. Doing this gave me a lot of insight in many different companies, from start-ups to multinationals, and how graduates from ID could contribute in such a company.
Lucid also hosts a bar, where students can socialize and relax after a long day of studying. I was responsible for keeping this bar running (financials, permit, administration).
Another big part of my responsibilities at Lucid was to organize the practical level of the move to a newly renovated building. I managed the planning and kept track of all stakeholders, like our interior designer and beer supplier. Besides that, I hired contractors like electricians and plumbers to make sure all facilities were in the right place and functioned for the grand opening.
Tjeu van Bussel, 2021