Join our team: We are looking for a Volunteer oiCases Project Manager

Have you ever wondered what the oikos International work is all about?

Do you want to be a part of a diverse team at the international level?

And, above all, do you want to be the change?

Apply to become our volunteer responsible for oiCase Database Coordination

What is the oiCases Initiative?

oiCases is an initiative that connects the heritage of our case study competition (run for over 20 years) with our future-oriented work in the chapters and the stories that students write on the ground. In one direction, the old cases invite users to study sustainable development in real time, in the other, we will rewrite the meaning of cases within oikos & the world of business education by establishing a practice of collective storytelling. The program includes an automated case database with teaching and learning notes, storytelling workshops and trainings for our students and explicit display and dissemination of our Transforming Education cases. This role focuses on the database.

What are the responsibilities of the oiCase Database Coordinator & what is the estimated time commitment?

The purpose of the role is to take a lead in feeding, framing, improving, maintaining the oikos case database so that it is an accessible and clear heritage that can inform studies of sustainable development. As a volunteer, you would help prepare the existing cases as a helpful tool for oikos chapters to start dialogues with faculty and make sure that our old cases can be a bridge & attractor for faculty that come across oikos.

The time commitment is flexible, with an estimation of 3-5h/week on a self-paced, virtual basis. The volunteer will start mid November and the position will be focused on the project, closing at the end of Spring 2022.

Tasks can include, but are not limited to 

  • Feeding the oikos case database with oikos case studies (upload, tagging, summaries)
  • Optimizing the web-presence & communication strategy within the case program, together with our communication and IT team
  • Collaboratively creating teaching- & learning-notes for the cases
  • Creating a maintenance process
  • Answering comments & emails

What will you get from joining the team?

  • Become part of a network of student change agents & alumni, all working for a more just & sustainable tomorrow
  • Work with purpose in a multicultural, dynamic, international team that puts a high value on walking the talk and innovating ways of working
  • Learn about the day-to-day working of an international organization and gain insights into the global opportunities and challenges of international NGOs
  • Gain experience in working remotely in a virtual office
  • Connect to an extensive network of various NGOs

Who are our volunteers?

Volunteers are autonomous members of the International team, trusted with particular projects in a certain area. They become part of our teams and take real responsibility in making oikos work.

Are you interested in joining our Crew? Contact us via email or directly apply here!

Apply Now
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posted October 25, 2021

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oiKosmos Launch

On Friday, October 22 the oiKosmos was officially launched at the oikos Conference in St. Gallen.

After months of hard work on creating a single platform for all things oikos, Jonas Charrois, the IT Manager of oikos International and a part of the team working on the project presented it to the community. oiKosmos is a new oikos Community platform for all oikos chapters, alumni members and friends of oikos.

The platform consists of three elements – Miro, Discord and Google. Through Miro, we have created a big online hub with all the lates information from around the oikos world – from the upcoming community events, to opportunities and tools for students from the oikos network. As the usage and popularity of Discord at universities and beyond has grown lately, we wanted to incorporate it into our intra-network communication, allowing for a wide array of possibilities to exchange with others and stay up to date with what is happening in the oikos Community. Lastly with integrating Google Workspace into our work, we have opened new possibilities for chapter members in form of various toolkits and resources our community members can use for their own activities.

Learn more about the oiKosmos in the video below!

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oikos International

posted October 23, 2021

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Board 2022 Candidates

The following oikees have applied to be elected for the oikos International Board for 2021, in alphabetical order:

Mehraj Aliyev | oikos Baku

Mehraj is a bachelor graduate of International Relations at Baku Engineering University. He is a receptive person with a passion for Sustainability and a member of the oikos since 2017. Mehraj obtained BA degree in International Relations in 2020. Besides his activities in oikos Baku, he worked in European External Actions Services (EEAS), Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe (PACE), Center for Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) in different positions. He has a mature outlook of life and is always committed to his tasks. He believes that there’s always “one more thing” to learn.

Francois Bernier | oikos Brussels

Coming from Belgium, François is currently studying for a Master in International Business Management at Ichec Brussels School of Management.
He joined oikos Brussels in February 2020, before becoming its president from September 2020 for one year. During this time, he worked to develop oikos Brussels, improve the chapter’s visibility, and adapt the Chapter’s activities during the pandemic era.
In May 2021 he also started developing a grassroot Community Building initiative to help oikos develop a stronger international community, break down the gap between the chapters and with oikos international, to overall create a stronger network.

Anna Kurth | oikos St. Gallen

Anna is a 5th semester Bachelor Student in International Affairs at the University of St.Gallen and the current president of oikos St.Gallen. In her role, Anna represents the 100+ dedicated students working towards the oikos mission: to empower student change agents, raise awareness for sustainability opportunities and challenges and build institutional support for the meaningful integration of sustainability in the HSG curriculum. Anna is also a Regional Leader of PRME`s global student (PGS) network. Prior to her engagement in oikos, she held interned at an ESG-consultancy in Zurich and held leadership positions in various purpose-driven student clubs and contributed to multiple international sustainability and peace-building conferences.

Carolin Lemke | oikos Reutlingen

I am Carolin, I was born in Germany in 1999 and I study International Business in Reutlingen, Germany. A few years ago, I started to learn more and more about sustainability, climate change and its impacts on our lives and future. That’s why I joined the oikos chapter in Reutlingen in 2018 and helped organising several events at university. In 2020, I became a member of the Fundraising Working Group. With my commitment I want to contribute to the impact oikos has on individuals, their education and personal development. In my free time, I like to do yoga, cook and be outside.

Yari Marquina | oikos Barcelona

Yari loves all things related to design and marketing, which means making, drafting, building and learning. Yari’s talents lie in constantly pushing her curiosity further. Outside of work she loves to drink coffee, draw and bake. She has been involved within oikos when she joined the Barcelona chapter in 2018. Since then, she has been working to make the world a little bit more sustainable through marketing. Yari has managed diverse marketing campaigns both at national and international level, her skills combine branding, data-driven marketing analysis and social media marketing strategy – all with an understanding of team and business requirements. She loves to work with people, participate in co-creative processes and take action within a global business environment while making a meaningful difference.

Elena Müller | oikos St. Gallen

My name is Elena and I would describe myself as a curious and positive learner who is always looking out for an opportunity to grow in my role as xy. Coming from Switzerland, I have supported the oikos St. Gallen chapter as the vice-president for one year focusing on organizational development and impact assessment. My background in business innovation allows me to take a look ahead and develop creative ideas. I am pretty sure that both social and technological innovation are necessary to solve the wicked problems and systemic boundaries of today. I am passionate about learning the methodologies to understand and be part of the solution to these problems.

Niklas Ziemann | oikos Hamburg

Niklas, 28, from Hamburg, northern Germany. I have traveled a lot. I am a student of Social Economics. I involve myself in many voluntary positions and politics. I am interested in technology, the economy, global trade, nature, classical music and I am a Netflix junky. I have like 40 plants in my flat. I would love to live by the sea. I am a number enthusiast, have played quite a lot of video games in my life, am extroverted and like to discuss everything, especially unpopular opinions. I am a self confident and very positive person and love my life.

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oikos International

posted October 13, 2021

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Support a Youth Leadership Journey GlobalGiving Accelerator Success

The Global Giving Accelerator has ended and we have raised $6,617 from 43 donors through our Support a Youth Leadership Journey campaign!

We wish to thank everyone who donated, shared or supported our campaign with their own fundraiser.

Your support helped us graduate the Accelerator and made us the permanent member of the platform, which will create more opportunities for the future.

Succesfully reaching the Accelerator goal by September 29 means that the campaign will stay active until we reach the campaign goal. If you haven’t had the chance to donate yet, you still have the possibility if you wish to do so at https://oikos.world/gga

We can’t thank you enough for your support that kept us motivated during this campaign. There will be more to come in the futue – so stay tuned.

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oikos International

posted October 1, 2021

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