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Board

President

From the land of Bavarian sausages and beer, Nicholas came to Zurich in the summer of 2018. Once here, the Bavarian quickly found favour at all of AMIV's sausage and beer events. It wasn't long before Nicholas was already master of the beer vending machine in the common room, taking up the post of infrastructure in his second year of studies on the AMIV board. However, since you can't spend the whole day just doing justice to your AMIV duties, he invested the rest of his time in playing cards. From Tichu to Jassen to Doppelkopf, Nic was there in every single game.

After a break from the AMIV board, Nicholas is now back to pursue his vision of bringing more life and events to the AMIV and ETH in general.

Tasks

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

Quaestor

Frederik is 19 years old and already in his fifth semester of studying mechanical engineering. Originally from sunny Milan, he now calls Switzerland his home. Since he enjoys traveling and discovering other countries a lot it is not surprising that he chose a different place than his hometown for his studies.

At AMIV, Fred is rather a newcomer, but all the more motivated. At this year's welcoming weekend for first semester students he transferred his vigor and his enthusiasm onto the other students.

It is rumoured that the native Italian has connections with Mafia circles, that means he is the perfect guy for monetary matters! But all joking aside, Fred is a very responsible and trustful person. Therefore, AMIV’s finances are in good hands with him as treasurer.

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

Classic Bernese. Exemplary student. Our grill master, our brewmaster.

Dominique, in a nutshell, is a machine whose fuel is beer, sausage and error-free code. A student whose secret weapon is his motivation and his connections.

Extracurricularly, also extraordinarily, our IT leader has managed to take on the position of brewmaster in the brewing commission alongside the very demanding focus project at the same time. Contrary to the norm, this position then led him further into AMIV, with the hope of one day acquiring a motorised pallet trolley for his poor hunchbacked beer haulers.

Much more relevant to his position, however, are his excellent coding skills. Starting in the first week collecting improvement suggestions, the expectations are set high for our technical services this year. To add to this, he has already managed to force all board members to correctly set up their email accounts; an admirable act.

Alas, we cannot forget his warm heart and beautiful smile. Almost always to be found in AMIV, he is present for all potential concerns you may have; and if the workload allows it, of course also for a beer ;)

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

Berlin, New York, Buenos Aires, Brussels, all over Japan, Singapore and finally here in Zurich, our info board member has experienced it all with his parents and two sisters. As you can almost guess, he loves to explore and discover new cultures. Now that he’s in Zurich, he enjoys sports and music as time permits. He is excited to take over a AMIV board position, but why? Besides his interest in marketing and communication, Martin wants to gain new experiences, learn to work in a team and make new contacts.

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

Aneska's AMIV career is a classic in the association. By participating in the Ersti-Weekend, she was highly motivated to help out in the best organization in the world. She quickly took responsibility in Eestec and attended AMIV's event kickoff in the fourth week of her electrical engineering studies. Now, in her 5th semester of her bachelor's degree she is involved as a board member responsible for the organization of numerous events.

Besides her studies, she likes to spend her time playing volleyball and visiting family in the far north of Germany. If you ever want to meet her yourself, you might find her playing cards on the AMIV couches with a cup of tea in her hand. Until then - Op Weddersehn!

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.

Do you know Tomas? No? Then it's high time you got to know him! Our Austrian-Canadian representative on the board is always open and up for a chat. After starting his AMIV career in the HoPo and Culture teams, the charming mechanical engineering student decided to join the board as a Kulturi in his fifth semester.

Even if he has to learn how to play Tichu a bit, he is always on board when it comes to organising an event or helping out somewhere else, or simply having a drink with colleagues (be it a beer or an artisanal tea from a small tea house in Vienna). You see, Tomas - who, by the way, is justifiably proud of his hair - is always in a good mood. So come by at the CAB and talk to him! Oh yes, just one rule: Tomas Hain is only spelled with one H, and that is in the surname, not in the first name!

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

If you should ever be active at AMIV, you will immediately recognize Aashi by her big smile. Her funny and relaxed manner is also reflected in her wide variety of hobbies: she loves to dance, sing and play the guitar, but at the same time she enjoys puzzle solving and mathematics (which probably explains why she ended up at ETH in the end).

The native of Basel is currently in her 5th semester in electrical engineering and is also part of the focus project RAPTOR, where she is working on a drone that is supposed to grab objects with a swooping motion.

After two years of involvement in the HoPo, Aashi is the perfect person to continue to represent her course on the AMIV board, where she is especially looking forward to assisting and working with the younger students. With her experience and enthusiasm, she will certainly be an important member of the board.

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

Alina's involvement in higher education politics began with her physics studies at VMP. After a good initial education in university politics, she decided to change her bachelor to mechanical engineering and joined AMIV. Since then, she has been fighting for the interests of her fellow students in the MAVT - already serving two years as a semester speaker and now as board member for university politics.

Besides her studies and volunteering, she is also part of the focus project «Aithon». Nevertheless, in order to find a balance for all the work she does, the Frankfurt native spends a lot of time in the mountains. However, her hobby is not just «normal» mountaineering, but high altitude tours with rope and ice axe. In winter, she would prefer to spend her time just skiing.

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

After Daniel sold a year of his life for free to a focus project, he is now back at the start. We will make sure that he does not also sell events for free. Dani is our central Swiss representative on the board. He has a relaxed manner and you can count on him. You could also meet Daniel on his motorcycle on a pass road. An ominous Zelda T-shirt is his distinguishing feature, but the author of this text has not been able to observe anything like that until now. With Daniel, the board has received a reliable and hardworking member.

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.

Growing up in beautiful Appenzell, Selcuk was driven to study mechanical engineering at the ETH. He is now in his 7th semester and has already completed 2 years of external relations at AMIV. You can immediately recognize him by his mustache and his nice, easy-going attitude. When not at the AMIV coffee machines, he can often be found at the lake or on the volleyball courts. A passionate cyclist, he can often be seen on two wheels, although some colleagues say he «dies almost every time he hits the road» ;). In summer, he likes to float down the Limmat on an inflatable llama, or return to the mountains in Appenzell to hike or just read a book.

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

«Klemens, I need to ask you a few more questions about your board description» - «No time», he replies. An answer that testifies that Klemens is exceptionally busy. At the moment he is in the process of slaving away his last missing ECTS and finally finishing his bachelor's degree after 7 semesters of hard work with focus project, WuF tutoring and since this spring beer vending machine filling duties. Fortunately for all lovers of ethanol-containing soft drinks, he will now stay with AMIV for a second semester as an infrastructure board member. Klemens also has ambitions to become AMIV champion in slot-fighting and will use the coming semester to perfect his vending machine refilling skills. Challengers are welcome! If you don't find him in the office, take a look at some flea markets, e.g. at Rigiblick. One of his hobbies is to buy junk at flea markets of Zurich on free Saturdays, where he gets hold of things like an umbrella with googly eyes and tentacles. (You can admire it on the ceiling in the office!) As you can see, Klemens takes his duties seriously and is completely committed to the well-being of AMIV. But he is also a joker, which is probably due to the fact that his birthday is an April Fool's joke ;)

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 his time. He is always pleased to see how AMIV members separate the garbage and make an effort to keep the rooms tidy and clean. He 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.