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    I'm considering applying to be on my college ball committee, probably for a role as sponsorship dude. I was wondering if anyone had advice/wisdom/horrified warnings on the topic? An idea of how much time commitment it'd likely be would be good too, if anyone has an idea.

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      I haven't, but know plenty of people who have.

      Mansfield just had it's ball, and meetings were usually for about an hour every week I believe.

      Advice - get the sponsorship in as soon as possible. The rest of the committee relies on you to guarantee a source of funding to help them estimate their budget. Write a well-presented sponsorship proposal in PDF format and send it to the relevant people in companies where possible (if you have any contacts, even better).

      Warnings - don't buy oysters!

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      I'm President of this year's committee at Exeter.

      You'll have to attend a meeting each week, probably. Depending on how they're run, that's going to take about one to two hours. As committee positions go, sponsorship's not the most demanding. Essentially you're making the same or similar pitches to businesses each time, whereas if you're doing Entz, say, then you're constantly juggling logistics, having to plan arrival/departure schedules, etc.
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      (Original post by uthred50)
      I haven't, but know plenty of people who have.
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      I'm President of this year's committee at Exeter.
      Thanks both; if anyone runs across this I am now sponsorship dude for Merton's winter ball (obligatory plugs everywhere). No chance of shellfish, don't worry, and hopefully I'll wrangle some money out of someone soon.
     
     
     
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