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A word from the Chairman

A word from the Chairman


Sefa is the study association of Economics and Business (EB) at the University of Amsterdam. Sefa inspires students to transcend, connecting them to their future. Throughout the year, Sefa accommodates activities for students of all years and disciplines. We offer students an extensive network to explore and develop their capabilities. All Economics and Business students are provided with a diverse portfolio of career events, social activities, academic intensification, and international congregations. By participating in events, students can broaden their academic, professional, and social horizons, which can be of great value in their future careers.

Sefa has 7.000 members, of which over 400 are active within a committee. Active members are provided the opportunity to participate in challenging committees in a social community. Our active members are spread over more than 40 committees that organize over 125 events every year. By organizing such an event, active members gain organizational, communication, and teamwork skills. These are practical skills that students do not get taught in the lecture halls.

Furthermore, we offer great advantages for non-active members such as discounts on books and syllabi, and even free participation at our events.

On a personal note, I started my studies in Business Administration in 2019 and I was curious to see what Amsterdam had to offer. I applied to every possible event I could to broaden my horizons outside of my studies. That’s where I stumbled upon Sefa. I joined Sefa and immediately got introduced to the welcoming members and community of Sefa.

Four years and many experiences later I can say that this academic year is extremely important for Sefa. With all of us moving away from the after-effects of the pandemic and our members being more motivated than ever, we once again dare to explore growth and innovation within Sefa. With an increasing number of students at our University, we strive to grow our community and diversify our committees. The introduction of the Women+ committee and restructuring of the Master Career Club will allow us to provide a more diverse line-up of events for our members and the students of the University of Amsterdam. Reaching this goal means moving with the ever-changing times whilst embracing the traditions of 102 years of Sefa that got us to where we are today. This is a fine balance to uphold but one I am more than confident in achieving with our members, partners, and the 102nd board.
I would like to thank you all for your continuous efforts and interest in Sefa and I hope to welcome you soon at one of our events.

On behalf of the 102nd Sefa board,

Kind regards,

Pim van Stekelenburg
Chairman Sefa board 2023-2024