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Join the AU Challenge Team

Volunteer for AU Challenges and get a good experience!

Would you rather gain experience from arranging, than from participating in AU Challenges? Then continue reading...

  • Participate in co-creating and executing unique interdisciplinary case competitions with focus on sustainability
  • Work both independently and in a dedicated team with people from across AU-faculties, work behind the scenes 
  • Expand your professional capacity and social network while making new friends
  • Boost your CV with relevant experience from challenges connected to AU itself

The team is open to new members, and we have tasks in all categories and sizes, which you can contribute to. Feel free to contact us to learn more.

You are qualified if:

  • You are a current student at AU
  • You are driven, positive and determined in your approach
  • You are able to operate in teams as well as work independently
  • You want be active co-creators of the main AU Challenge 2021 in November
  • You can work approximately 5 hours/week, but up to and during the event in November, expect to work around 10 hours a week.

Tasks carried out by the team:

  • Event planning - Organize facilities and manage all event details such as location, staffing, equipment, promotional material, facilitation, etc.
  • SoMe – Creating content and structuring posts
  • Making presentations and videos
  • Writing cases for case companies
  • Contact with companies
  • Recruitment campaign – physical presence at canteens and presentation at lectures
  • Handle arising issues and troubleshoot any problems during workshops and main event

Tasks will change continuously and will be taken on in accordance with personal preferences, making it possible to work with different kinds of tasks and in different group constellations.


What is AU Challenge 2021?
AU Challenge 2021 is a case competition for all students at Aarhus University, Danish as well as international. AU Challenge 2020 had 120 participants from 65 different studies, divided into three smaller groups due to corona restrictions. The aim for AU Challenge 2021 is to scale-up and have 200 participants. The students are asked to solve a case provided by one of three big companies. This gives the students an opportunity to work in teams across faculties and gain experience with using their specific competencies in a practical and professional way. All cases have a strong focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. AU Challenge 2021 takes place 10th to 12th of November. 

SME Challenges is a new concept held in April, where students solve sustainable challenges for small and medium sized enterprises. The AU Challenge team is also responsible for this. Furthermore, we will hold various smaller challenges for external companies or AU faculties at other times, so we aim to hold different sorts of events throughout the year!


How to apply
Write a motivated application of no more than 1 A4 page to Merethe Kruse mekr@au.dk.
Describe who you are, why you apply, what you can contribute with and if you have any prior experience in this field. Attach your CV. Feel free to direct any questions regarding AU Challenge or the volunteer job to mekr@au.dk or call 21386066.

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