EFR part-time Master Study Boards
Meet EFR With over 6.500 members, EFR is one of the most active and most professional study associations of Europe. From academic events to recruitment occasions and social gatherings; we bridge the gap between theory and practice. Each year, we organise various activities and events for students of Erasmus School of Economics, as well as other students of the Erasmus University. Among other things, we offer the cheapest books, provide study support and organise social events to help students feel at home in Rotterdam. We also help prepare you for the labour market, bring you in touch with your future employer and enhance your student experience. All events of EFR are organised by committee members. You can now apply for one of our committees, so you can organise one of our events yourself! For questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com Application deadline: September 9th, 2022 efr.nl/msb
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What is a Master Study Board? Bridging the gap
The goal of EFR is to bridge the gap between theory and practice. We try to do this by offering all students of Erasmus School of Economics everything they might not get in their regular classroom, ranging from free summaries to large recruitment events. As you start your master, this becomes more relevant than ever, and you and your fellow students will want to orientatie yourself more in-depth in the direction of your choosing.
Who and what?
A Master Study Board is a group of students from a specific master that is enthusiastic about organising events for their fellow classmates. Through a variety of social, educational and career- related events, EFR would like to offer the students of your master everything they need to have a fun year and to prepare them for their careers.
Master Study Boards get more autonomy and responsibilities than a regular committee. EFR will be your base, offering you a well-known name and a large professional network to start off your year. Still, it is up to you
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what activities you want to organise! Finally, the year is about your personal development, be sure to challenge yourself and try new things!
Advantages of being active at EFR Why EFR?
Naturally, you as a student can get extra-curricular experience at a wide variety of places. However, there are some distinct advantages of joining EFR. Firstly, being one of the biggest and most professional study associations in The Netherlands, EFR has a wellknown name and large commercial network. What we want you to do is to find the perfect match for students of your master and approach these partner firms. This is the perfect way for you to find out more about these companies and make your first connections. Secondly, EFR takes its role as a learning institute very seriously. We actively encourage you to be pro-active and take the initiative. Besides, through the EFR Academy, EFR supports its members by providing workshops and trainings. Thirdly, as an organisation, EFR has a lot of experience with organising events. The EFR board can help you with most difficulties you might encounter along the way. Besides, there is a large network of EFR alumni to
contact for specific and more complicated issues, for a fun chat, or for career advice!
Learning to handle stress, providing effective feedback, receiving criticism and making decisions around tight schedules are important skills that are not easily picked up during lectures. You might have had a time management class or read something about giving feedback, but it is only after you have put it into practice that you begin to understand the fine nuances of these soft skills.
EFR organises many social activities each year. When you join a Master Study Board, you become part of our active committee member network. This gives you the opportunity to participate in almost all of our events! From our own introduction weekends, committee members prom, parties, committee members weekend, our monthly social drink and other get-togethers, there is always something going on. Being active at EFR gives you the opportunity to expand your social network.
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Master Study Boards Behavioural Economics
A few years ago the study association for Behavioural Economics, SABER, merged with EFR to form the master study board for Behavioural Economics: EFRxSABER. Last year the board organised a pizza & networking event and a “farewell bias” walking dinner.
Last year, the board organised a thesis retreat, where students had the opportunity to work on their thesis during the day and could relax together afterwards. The retreat included a stay in an external location.
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International Economics and Policy Economics
In previous years, the board has for example organised a career event in cooperation with the European Union and a thesis panel with several interesting professors.
Urban, Port and Transport Economics Last year the board organised a city trip to Hamburg. During the trip, the students, among other things, explored the harbour of Hamburg. They also organised a few social drinks and two guest lectures. In a previous year, the UPT master study board organised an inhouse day at CEVA Logistics.
Each Master Study Board, consisting of several master students, organises various events that help students develop themselves, orientate on different sectors and network. Such events can be in-house days, study trips or social drinks. If you have new ideas and think your fellow master students need certain events, you have the freedom to organise them. In other words, you will have the opportunity to set up brand-new events on your own initiative.
Master Study Boards Data Science and Marketing Analytics
The Data Science & Marketing Analytics committee is a master committee, shared with MAEUR. The committee is responsible for organising professional activities for the Data Science & Marketing Analytics students. Roles and responsibilities within the committee vary according to the events you will organise. Previous events included workshops and trainings (e.g. Microsoft Power BI) and social drinks.
Economics of Sustainability
This is a new master at Erasmus School of Economics. Hence, this will be the first year that EFR will have a master study board for Economics of Sustainability. This gives you even more freedom to come up with your own events and be creative! There are a lot of interesting events that could be linked to this master. Think of guest lectures, panels and in-house days.
Each Master Study Board, consisting of several master students, organises various events that help students develop themselves, orientate on different sectors and network. Such events can be in-house days, study trips or social drinks. If you have new ideas and think your fellow master students need certain events, you have the freedom to organise them. In other words, you will have the opportunity to set up brand-new events on your own initiative..
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