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ERASMUS RECRUITMENT DAYS The Erasmus Recruitment Days is the largest and most professional on-campus recruitment event in the Benelux organized for students and by students. In the first two weeks of February the event takes over the entire campus! During the Erasmus Recruitment days, nearly 2500 students get in touch with around 100 companies. By letting companies and students participate in various activities, the ERD offers students in all study phases an ideal opportunity to see what the job market has to offer and possibly meet their future employer!

Will you have the incredible experience of organizing the Erasmus Recruitment Days? Get the thrill of working towards the event with your team and develop yourself through the unique challenge of organizing the biggest project on campus. Invest in your future and apply for the Erasmus Recruitment Days committee!

Every committee member has his/her own responsibilities like selling the project to companies, designing the book, or lead the promotion activities so thousands of students will subscribe. Nevertheless, working together as a team towards and during the event is essential for the organization of a successful event.

The ERD is a cooperation between the EFR and STAR. As a committee member you will get to enjoy the culture, members, benefits and activities from both study associations.



As the Chairman you are the leader, the motivator and the inspirator of your team. You are constantly checking if the process runs smoothly, and you are the one to jump in if something is about to go wrong. You are required to be a strong communicator, to be decisive and to have a great sense of responsibility. Your greatest challenge lies in leading the fulltime committee that organizes the biggest on campus recruitment event in Europe in a successful way. Can you take that responsibility?

As the Treasurer you are in charge of the financial side of the Erasmus Recruitment Days. You are required to be precise, to see the bigger picture, and to be good with numbers. Support decision making with budgets and prevent bad investments from being made. It’s a challenge to be able to say “no” to your committee members if their ideas are over the top. Can you handle the financial administration of the project with the largest budget at the Erasmus University?

Your responsibilities include: • Lead your team • Represent the Erasmus Recruitment Days • Take care of the two head sponsors • Set goals and monitor them • Help out where necessary • Main contact person for the EFR en STAR Board

Your responsibilities include: • Create the budget • Track and control the budget • Keep your committee informed about the financial situation • Organize invoices and contracts • Do all the payments • Contact with treasurers of the EFR and STAR Board

Everything you worked for comes together during the two weeks of the event. Being surrounded by enthused students and satisfied recruiters, that’s what it is all about.

Aimee Cox, Chairman ERD 2012

Almost every decision within the committee involves money, therefore you keep close contact with other committee members and are aware of everything that is going on.

Iris van der Heijden, Treasurer ERD 2012


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As the Commissioner of Marketing you will cover the whole campus with in the Erasmus Recruitment Days 2013 campaign! You have to organize and lead the four week promotional period and spend the large budget you have wisely. You need to be very creative, but structured at the same time. Your greatest challenge is to think of ways that will trigger students and make them want to register for the Erasmus Recruitment Days right away! Can you exceed last year’s 2417 subscriptions?

As the commissioner of Commercial Relations you are in charge of getting as many companies as possible to participate in the Erasmus Recruitment Days! You are required to have strong communication skills, to be persuasive, to be able to negotiate and to have the ability to sell the project. Your biggest challenge is to persuade the recruiters to join your event, but to also keep eye on their long-term relationship with the ERD. Can you top last year’s 98 participating companies?

Your responsibilities include: • Develop a successful marketing strategy • Work closely with designing and printing companies • Negotiate marketing contracts • Lead the promotional period • Think of impressing marketing stunts • Manage the marketing budget

Your responsibilities include: • Develop an acquisition strategy • Persuade companies to join the ERD • Negotiate with the biggest multinationals • Get them to sign contracts • Top last year’s revenue • Safeguard the long term relationships with companies

It is such an amazing feeling seeing the plans you made in August being realized in December, the goals you set being achieved and the enthusiastic reactions of students all over the campus to your promotional campaign!

Kim van der Aar, Marketing ERD 2012

When the euros start flowing into the Erasmus Recruitment Days’ bank account, that is what makes a commercial truly happy

Laura van Rie, Commercial Relations ERD 2012

Editor in Chief & IT


As the Editor in Chief & IT you are the writer and publisher of your own Erasmus Recruitment Days book with a circulation of more than 1,500 copies. Moreover, you are responsible for the IT behind the Erasmus Recruitment Days. As the Editor in Chief & IT you are required to have diverse interests, and be very creative, analytical and precise. Your greatest challenge is to balance the two very different tasks of Editor in Chief and IT. Can you handle such a diverse position?

As the Commissioner of Event you are the one organizing the actual two-week event. You need to be able to plan and organize, to keep a helicopter view, to deal with stressful situations and to think in a problem-solving manner. Your main challenge is the fact that there is no room for error with such volumes of students and recruiters during those two weeks. Can you make sure the ERD runs perfectly?

Your responsibilities include: • Create the Erasmus Recruitment Days book • Contact companies for their input • Contact printers and designers • Negotiate the publishing contract • Handle the Website and App • Handle the IT system behind the Erasmus Recruitment Days

The IT of the Erasmus Recruitment Days is really challenging, because you are connecting 2,300 students with 100 companies and a selection process is involved. I really enjoyed solving the puzzle.

Marjolijn de Haas, Editor-in-Chief & IT ERD 2012

Your responsibilities include: • Lead the 2 weeks when everything comes together • Have the contact with the university and caterers • Make a minute to minute planning • Create a schedule for almost 100 companies for 10 days • Manage all the active members involved with the operations • Make sure the ERD runs perfectly

While the rest of the committee is busy with their position related responsibilities, you are able to elaborate the entire event and in the end to experience the event the most intense.

Linda Langemeijer, Events ERD 2012

Kim van der Aar, Marketing ERD 2012

Armin Firouzi, Marketing & PR ERD 2011

Organizing the Erasmus Recruitment Days you will be faced with challenges you could not have imagined, you will develop yourself in a million different ways and have the best seven months of your student life!

You will gain incredible experience in realizing marketing strategy, business relations and social development

An experience that I wouldn’t want to have missed and that will be remembered by me for a long long time

It’s intense, overwhelming, hard-work, long hours, professional, but most of all, it’s worth every single minute

Tatum Kaptein, Marketing & Editor in Chief ERD 2011

Julia Weits, Commercial Relations ERD 2012

Practical Information Fulltime compensation

Application process

The Erasmus Recruitment Days committee is fulltime from August 1st 2012 until March 1st 2013. Because organizing the event is fulltime, you will not be able to spend much time studying. Therefore, EFR and STAR will provide financial compensation.

Applying for the Erasmus Recruitment Days is really easy! For EFR members apply through, for STAR members apply through Non-members are free to choose. You can apply until May 2nd 2012, don’t forget to apply before the deadline!

Bachelor internship Organizing the Erasmus Recruitment Days is granted 15 ECTS by both BA and IBA program management, and can be used as a bachelor internship for your minor!

Selection process After application closes, you will be invited for your first interview. This first interview will serve to get to know each other, talk about the project in general, and to manage expectations. If you are invited for the second interview, we ask of you to prepare a specific case for your position which will be discussed during your second interview.

Find out what position fits you best! Would you like to know more about the project or the positions? Talk to old committee members at the informal recruitment drink on the 17th of April! You can also come by the EFR Office (H16-30 or VB-24) or the STAR Office (T4-53) where you will be welcomed with a hot cup of coffee!

More Information? Do you want to hear some more about the positions? Or what it’s like to join a fulltime committee? Don’t hesitate to contact us! Ask for Rik Beekers (EFR) or Milou Houtman (STAR). Recruitment drinks Join both the EFR and STAR for the recruitment drink at ‘In de Smitse’, 16.00h April 17th. Would you like more information? • Stop by the EFR or the STAR Office • Check or • Send an e-mail to or

Apply online before May 2nd 2012!

Erasmus Recruitment Days 2013  

Will you have the incredible experience of organizing the Erasmus Recruitment Days? Get the thrill of working towards the event with your te...