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Board

President

Originating from the beautiful Rheintal at the Austrian border, Lea travelled the world prior to her studies as a stewardess at Swiss, but even the world was not enough for her. No, she kept looking for new challenges along the way and thus ended up switching from the woman’s domain of the cabin crew to the man’s domain which are the mechanical engineering studies. But even studying at one of the most prestigious and difficult universities for engineering could not completely fulfill Lea, she also had to fully invest herself in the AMIV from the start. She was first drawn to the study organisation through one of the amazing LIMES events, which are organised by and made for the women in the engineering studies. Her choice of studies was no coincidence either, as she was clearly manipulated by her math teacher in high school. He sent her to math and programming workshops at ETH, which clearly propagated the false information that mechanical engineering is the best study choice available. Either that, or her choice against the superior electrical engineering studies stems from her profound hatred against everything concerning circuits and electronics. At least it must be said in her favour that she passed Elektrotechnik 1, although it was close ;) Nowadays Lea virtually lives in the AMIV bureau, where one can find her either drinking coffee or snacking. And working of course. She nearly never stops doing that. Lea is absolutely awful in card games, especially Jassen and Tichu, despite her long history with the AMIV and the board. That does not mean that previous board members and friends of the AMIV haven’t tried to teach her, just that she is exceptionally clumsy when it comes to them. But who knows, maybe we can finally remedy this deficit during her precidency! Due to her vigilant work ethic, Lea seldom knows when to take a break. Therefore she always appreciates it if someone wants to steal a moment of her time for a quick coffee or talk, some even say that she will offer the drink... Long story short: Lea may not work at Swiss anymore, but she still reaches for the sky. First Quaestor, now President, who knows what else the future holds in store for her...? But one thing is clear, as the President it is her sworn goal to keep our beloved AMIV rooms open for as long as possible! (She also tries to ensure that not the whole board has to go into quarantine at once!)

Tasks

The president is responsible for coordinating the work of the entire board and represents the association to the outside world. She convenes the meetings and general assemblies and delegates the work to the individual departments. She is the link to the umbrella organization, the VSETH. Contact at praesident@amiv.ethz.ch

Quaestor

When Vick made the very successful decision not to go from the business school in Biel to the HSG, he took the first step in the right direction. The one from the electrical engineering course to the freshmen weekend and then directly to the Bastli for shop shifts was the second! In the third year, Vick wanted to take it easy, but unfortunately AMZ Racing got in his way with a cool focus project. Thinking "just do it" he was quickly hooked onto it and his studies became even less relaxed than before... But that's why he is now completely ready to sit in the office every day, enjoy his life and support the AMIV! From AMZ Racing he is also familiar with amazing team spirits, which he is looking forward to build and enjoy the most in his time as a board member. But he also thinks that he often does things without really knowing what he is getting himself into... Let's hope that his predecessor didn't just tell him about the office chill out sessions ;) With Vick’s own registered sports club they ride flat and high around Biel on their racing bikes and in their very own jerseys. How cool is that! During Corona, his colleagues suddenly had a lot of time to train and so he has to step it up a gear, because the next competition is coming soon! Let's see if this will work out if the beer vending machine here runs 24/7 ...

Tasks

The Quaestor is responsible for the financial affairs of AMIV, namely budgeting and accounting. He also manages the bank accounts of the association and checks the bills of all commissions. Everything financial: quaestur@amiv.ethz.ch

IT

Michi is currently in the seventh semester of his ITET dream career and now takes on a new challenge as our new IT board member. He already fulfills one of the most important AMIV criterias: Michi is a passionate and keen Tichu player who plans to extend his skills, now that he is on the AMIV board. But he has to work on his choice of a favourite animal... because dogs are cute and all but rather useless for a good Tichu match. Way more useful are his navigation skills though. Whether he shows them off whilst "bööteln" (boating) on the Limmat with friends, or whilst trying to find his way through the depths of the AMIV IT infrastructure, a lot depends on him. There is certainly nothing more annoying than an out of order server or one, that can't even handle a real-deal AMIV sign up event. Just like his predecessor Luzi, Michi is a proud owner of a sous vide cooker. Is that now the new IT board member criteria or just a good sign? We will have to wait and see... If you want to support Michi a little with his hard work, just drop off a bit of chocolate on his bureau shelf :) The rest of the board will thank you kindly, because even though he claims to be a real Swiss, he just doesn't like chocolate one bit.

Tasks

The head of IT is responsible for all technical stuff at AMIV. This includes maintaining the website, apps, beer dispenser, PVK tool, servers, workstations as well as leading the IT team and organising the coding weekend. Everything regarding the website: it@amiv.ethz.ch

Information

Alex studies electrical engineering in the 5th semester. After a somewhat bumpy start with the natural sciences in high school in Lucerne, Alex discovered her enthusiasm for the ETH through a great tutor, who coincidentally happened to be studying electrical engineering. The half Russian and half German Alex joined the AMIV a little late, but then ended up directly on the board. When we were desperately looking for members in the whole CAB to change the statutes at the GV in the spring semester of 2019, we found more than just one more vote. Alex was of course rewarded with food and drink in the typical AMIV manner and immediately felt at home. During the Christmas season, Alex completely fell in love with our student’s association over our signature mulled wine. By the time we were desperately looking for a new information board member via the AMIV announce, Alex immediately felt called upon. Alex is our personal coffee junkie and can always be found in the AMIV office with a cup of coffee in her hand. When you don't meet her in the office, she is most likely playing volleyball or enjoying an evening in the cinema with friends. As our information board member it is her sworn duty to make the AMIV Insta fame and to recruit as many new people as possible for our design team.

Tasks

The head of communications coordinates various information channels such as the Announce, Facebook and the good old website, and ensures that all students stay well informed about the events in and around their favorite association. Last but not least, dutifully answering everything that remains at the end of the day in the info@amiv.ethz.ch mailbox is part of it. She also leads the design team, which takes care of the entire AMIV advertising material.

Event Planning

Only in the third semester of her still young ETH career and yet Fredi is already a well-known AMIV regular to most students. But it is hard to miss her! Because Fredi is a "Let's do it!" on two legs... and sometimes also two wheels! Our high-energy, passionate "Kulturi" not only has a passion for organizing a great student life at ETH, but also for sports. That exists?! Students who actually do more sports than the monthly alibi-fitness in the ASVZ? Yes! And our dear Friederike is one of those special people. She and her triathlon club have already driven the few "kilometers" from her home town in southern Germany to Strasbourg and back. Of course she didn't miss the opportunity to buy a treat from the excellent cheese maker in France and take it home with her :D. With the same exhilarating verve and a no less fine palate for good food she also tackles her events, selects the food and drink of the evenings and promotes the colorful offer of the AMIV to everyone from the first to the eleventh semester. So a warm advice from us to you: If you don't know her yet, you should definitely get to know her^^... except for Karaoke maybe... hmm, not Karaoke... if you still like your eardrums, you should try another activity. She's an excellent Tichu-partner for example! Or generally with all cultural activities, which do not include singing ;)...

Tasks

Besides the demanding and time-consuming studies that ETH is known for, our social life is often neglected. That is why the department of culture pursues the task of offering students a varied range of leisure activities. The "Kulturis" organize various events where our members have the opportunity to get to know each other. For two years now, "the Kulturis" team has been supporting the cultural directors in organizing events. In this team, anyone who feels like it is welcomed. In addition, depending on the event, there are numerous helpers to handle all the work involved. If you are interested, please contact us at kultur@amiv.ethz.ch.

Our in general friendly Irma got to know the AMIV at the easter-bunny-event. She also found a new hobby that day: putting chocolate eggs into the nose of the ETH statue. Apparently it’s very satisfying. She mostly consists of creativity and randomness and that makes her the perfect event planning board member. Just as much as she loves being a part of the AMIV board, she loves card games. Irma thinks Tichu and Jassen are pretty okay but if it’s up to her, Briškola (a Croatian card game) is the best one by far. Sometimes Irma loses herself in her Indie music or trash-reggaeton and sings along with all of her heart. In the shower on the other hand, she only sings when the acoustics are acceptable, even though her singing isn’t always perfect. If you hear an averagely stressed ETH-student speaking Croatian it’s probably our beloved event planer. You can always address her if you have a new cool event idea, but maybe only after she had her first coffee in the morning. ;)

Tasks

Besides the demanding and time-consuming studies that ETH is known for, our social life is often neglected. That is why the department of culture pursues the task of offering students a varied range of leisure activities. The "Kulturis" organize various events where our members have the opportunity to get to know each other. For two years now, "the Kulturis" team has been supporting the cultural directors in organizing events. In this team, anyone who feels like it is welcomed. In addition, depending on the event, there are numerous helpers to handle all the work involved. If you are interested, please contact us at kultur@amiv.ethz.ch.

University Policy D-ITET

Paul ended up in Zurich two years ago on the trails of his ancestors who stem from the deepest parts of Frankfurt a.M. On his first day at ETH, he unsuspectingly wanted to start his electrical engineering studies as the AMIV offered him a beer and changed his life forever. He directly dived into the realm of university politics as the spokesman of the electrotechnical engineering studies. After a long path of promotion, he leads his team into the next adventures now. Our blondie plays tennis and shreds the hills with his mountain bike in his free time - but his speciality remains eating up to 9 crepes at a time. Even though he would prefer cows over lamas it is just a matter of time until a Paul fan club arises, given that he fancies dreams like opening up a bar on top of the ETZ.

Tasks

At ETH, students have a lot of say - perhaps more than you think. The HoPo board members are involved (together with a HoPo team per department) in the departmental and teaching conferences of the two departments covered by AMIV. In addition, they are the first contact persons for all possible study-related questions, organize exam preparation courses and conduct lecture evaluations by semester speakers as well as tutorial evenings for students from the lower semesters. Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please contact the HoPo team at hopo-itet@amiv.ethz.ch or hopo-mavt@amiv.ethz.ch.

University Policy D-MAVT

"What else do I have to do this afternoon?" Till asks himself and sits down on the couch. What follows is a list of control systems, MatLab and HoPo-meetings. It already becomes clear that Till works a lot and is extremely dedicated. What drives him is the pursuit of knowledge and development. After half a year in China, where he attended a university with an economic focus, he was drawn back to engineering and enrolled himself in mechanical engineering at the ETH. The Hamburger did this without ever having set foot in Switzerland - brave. As soon as he arrived in Zurich, he landed directly at AMIV. The activities of the association and the social cohesion (also because of the beer machine) fascinated him so much that he now takes responsibility for the association himself. He is ideally suited for this, as his interest in university politics has already been demonstrated earlier in his career as a school spokesman.

Interesting fact about Till: When he rides his bike he folds his elbows out, it almost looks like he wants to take off.

Tasks

At ETH, students have a lot of say - perhaps more than you think. The HoPo board members are involved (together with a HoPo team per department) in the departmental and teaching conferences of the two departments covered by AMIV. In addition, they are the first contact persons for all possible study-related questions, organize exam preparation courses and conduct lecture evaluations by semester speakers as well as tutorial evenings for students from the lower semesters. Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please contact the HoPo team at hopo-itet@amiv.ethz.ch or hopo-mavt@amiv.ethz.ch.

External Relations

When Kira started her studies at ETH in 2016, it did not take long and she was already organizing her first events as an active member of AMIV. Kira found a lot of joy in her work and decided after one year to dedicate even more time to the AMIV as a board member responsible for the cultural events. This second year at AMIV was very insightful as well as intense. So, it was time to discover something new. This is how it came to be that Kira joined a focus project, where she built an autonomous delivery robot. With this expertise Kira applied for an internship in autumn 2019 at Wingtra and in the following spring at ZF. After gaining a lot of knowledge in the industry as well as her focus project, Kira now returns once again back to the AMIV as a board member, but now for external relations, where she will represent the organisation in the best way possible.

Tasks

The members of the External Relations Department establish new contacts with the business community and maintain existing ones. Their main task is to raise sponsorship funds and exchange information between industry and students - to create added value for the students. Together with the President, the board members of this department are the face of the AMIV to the outside world. They also organize the big AMIV company contact fair "AMIV Kontakt" every autumn semester. In order to be able to offer interesting excursions during the semester as well, they have to rely on external help. Would you like to support the ER team in the area of excursions, contact or sponsoring? Then get in touch at er@amiv.ethz.ch.

Ciril is somebody you would call a latecomer from an AMIV technical point of view. Although he is already in his fifth semester of his studies of mechanical engineering, so far he was found almost exclusively at the coffee machine in the common room. The trigger was the realization, that he wanted to fight his way out of the sheltered and theoretical ETH bubble. Ciril now wants to do more than just solve exercise sheets upon exercise sheets of problems. In his position as an External Relations board member, he wants to have more to do with the real business world. Thus he hopes to find himself at the negotiation table convincing the companies to sponsor the next big event, and to get one or the other adrenaline rushes when another risky argument is thrown into the round. This is because after his recent cycling accident on the way to university in the morning, the usual adrenalin rush stemming from the morning parkour through the traffic will be missed for some time. If Ciril shows the same talent in his negotiations as he shows in keeping the goal safe in his soccer games, we can already imagine a glorious future for the AMIV.

Tasks

The members of the External Relations Department establish new contacts with the business community and maintain existing ones. Their main task is to raise sponsorship funds and exchange information between industry and students - to create added value for the students. Together with the President, the board members of this department are the face of the AMIV to the outside world. They also organize the big AMIV company contact fair "AMIV Kontakt" every autumn semester. In order to be able to offer interesting excursions during the semester as well, they have to rely on external help. Would you like to support the ER team in the area of excursions, contact or sponsoring? Then get in touch at er@amiv.ethz.ch.

Infrastructure

Our dear Géraldine had no choice but to fall into the clutches of the AMIV. Right at the start of her ETH journey, she attended the Rally and the Firstyear-Weekend, which satisfied her needs for cool events as only the AMIV can do. After that, she wanted a little more of the AMIV magic and was always busy dragging her friends along. No wonder she quickly fell for the signature AMIV charm. But the AMIV also fell in love with Géraldine. Our clumsy countryside girl may not be a morning person - and probably never will be - but once she has fought her way out of bed in the morning, she’s an unstoppable force. You will never bring her down from the ski slope and you have to drag her from the table when she’s playing cards. Be careful when you challenge her for a round of "Jasse", because she plans to bring great honor to the AMIV board. In addition to her position at AMIV, Géraldine has had a long lasting affair with the "Blauring". But she is able to remedy herself for this escapade with one of her legendary solos in her car, from which not only her driving instructor was able to benefit. Singing, joking and now and then stumbling clumsily through the AMIV office, the AMIV can really look forward to an infra-board full of passion.

Tasks

The Infrastructure board member is responsible for all premises of the AMIV and the facilities belonging to the association contained therein and their condition. The design and allocation in the cultural area, rules for the lounge and the supply of drinks take up most of her time. She is always pleased to see how AMIV members separate the garbage and make an effort to keep the rooms tidy and clean. She always has an open ear for all requests, incentives and ideas and is looking forward to an email from you to infra@amiv.ethz.ch.