The Business team, led by the Chief Business Officer, is composed of five sub-teams: Finance, Operations, Outreach, Project Management, and Software.
The Finance sub-team is responsible for maintaining and building corporate connection for sponsorship and employment opportunities, managing the annual budget with the new budgeting system, and processing purchases and reimbursements.
The Operations sub-team is involved with maintaining and coordinating the internal manufacturing logistics, shop space upkeep and training for machine shop tools, and competition rules compliance, logistics, and preparations (securing lodging, food, travel, etc.). The team is also responsible for the new member intro program conducted to increase exposure to engineering skills, as well as organizing the schedule for training on various processes or systems (SolidWorks, design process, etc.).
The Outreach sub-team markets NER to the broader community by coordinating internal and external recruitment and marketing events and the tools used to support these ventures (designing flyers, collaborating with other clubs, etc.) to build a sense of community and increase member engagement. The team runs the social media accounts and updates the website on a semesterly basis and guides the development and implementation of the NER mission, vision, and values.
The Project Management Office supports the engineering team by using the members’ expertise in planning and managing projects. The team recently organized a dashboard and framework to ensure timely, efficient project completion.
The Software sub-team is building a full-stack web application to automate tracking projects, managing budgets, coordinating work, and more all in one place.