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Challenge yourself! Become Active at STAR


We are STAR

STAR is the official study association of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. With more than 6,500 members, STAR is the most active, professional and international study association in the Netherlands and above all, Europe’s largest study association.

STAR gives students the opportunity to get in contact with their fellow students and a broad range of companies. This is facilitated by the great amount of activities which are organized by numerous committees and Master Study Clubs. Each year, over 300 dedicated Active Members organize diverse and challenging projects. These projects are classified into three pillars on

which STAR’s mission is built, namely: Social, Academic and Career. There are activities for all RSM students in all stages of their studies. The bestknown events organized by STAR are the STAR Management Week, the Erasmus Recruitment Days and the STAR Erasmus Consulting, all organized by (partly) full-time committees.


Organize diverse and challenging projects each year! Being an Active Member at STAR means you can develop yourself personally and professionally at all levels. Above all, you will get a chance to increase your network by meeting lots of new people.

This brochure will give you more information about the Bachelor committees STAR is recruiting in September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us, join our Recruitment drink or step by the STAR Office at T4-53 in the Mandeville Building, Erasmus University.


What happens if I become active at STAR? Once you are an Active Member, your social network will start to grow immediately. Your STAR journey will start on Wednesday the 9th of October with our New Members Drink. This will be your first out of many weekly STAR drinks. Later this year, you will depart to the Active Members Weekend. This will be a weekend filled with amazing activities and great parties exclusively for our Active Members.

After that, you will start working with your committee. However, the fun part of STAR will not disappear. Every Wednesday you will have dinner with your fellow committee members and join the amazing drinks at Vader Kleinjan. You can experience the sensational STAR theme nights, the Christmas dinner and much more. You will also visit the office every week to have meetings and you are always

welcome to hang out with your new friends in the social room. Last but not least, you will have close contact with the Board to share ideas and improvements you would like to implement within STAR. We are always interested in innovative and interesting ideas. So step up and share your views!


Your social network will start to grow immediately Next to the special activities we arrange for our Active Members, you are of course always welcome to join all other STAR activities! During the

year you can participate in one of STAR’s many events:

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Activity

October

STAR Management Week

November

Eurotrip

December

STAR Christmas Gala

January

Ski Trip

February

Erasmus Recruitment Days

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(no big events due to exams)

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BA Study Trip, IBA Study Trip

May

International Week Holland

June

(no big events due to exams)

July

SEC

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iCare

Throughout the year: STAR Social Drinks, International Week Mini-Exchanges, Reach Out Charity and Speaker Series.


STAR Academy The STAR Academy is the learning centre within STAR that offers members the opportunity to develop their personal and professional skills. The level of development opportunities increases with the intensity of involvement, respectively: passive members, active members and full-time active members. As a full-time Active member of STAR you will thus have the maximum opportunity to develop yourself.

Every committee member follows a personalized track which starts with filling in your own Personal development plan. This plan forces you to be conscious about your ambitions regarding personal learning goals. Based on these goals, STAR will make sure you receive suitable trainings. These trainings can be categorized in hard skill training i.e. (acquisition training and InDesign training) and the soft side of development (leadership training, mindfulness, team-building).

plenty of feedback and learning goals meetings to ensure you develop yourself personally and professionally. Furthermore, every Active Member will get a committee kick-off training and functional kick-off training, based on his or her function within the committee.

During the year there will also be

STAR will make sure you receive suitable training


STAR goes international The number of international students within STAR has been significantly growing the last years and we are aiming to welcome even more international students within our committees! As Active Member at STAR you will get the chance to expand your horizon even more and fully integrate in the Netherlands. Get to know our current international Active Members and hear about their experiences at STAR during the recruitment drink. They are more than willing to show you what it is like to become part of STAR.


What’s in it for you? • • • • • • •

Expanding your professional and social network Weekly social drinks with all active members Personal development Trainings Managerial skills Discount on language courses Integration in Rotterdam student life

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This symbol indicates that the recruitment for this committee is also open for internationals

Suraj Iyer IBA student, India

My experience at STAR all in all has been a roller coaster of emotions. At first, I, myself was subjected to the myth of STAR being a Dutch dominated society, that international students found quite difficult to adapt towards. But I like a challenge, and so I applied for a position at STAR anyways. But wait, after being accepted, I realized that there was no challenge to adapt at all. The rumours were pure fiction. I had never felt more accepted and welcome at STAR. Everyone was kind, approachable, and just such great people. To all the internationals out there, hear me. STAR encourages fun, learning and most importantly, diversity! So what i’m saying, if I’m saying anything, is join STAR. It’s great.


BA/IBA/MSC Intro Days

Eurekaweek

Recruitment

International Care (iCare)

Opening Party

Booksale

August

September

Erasmus Recruitment Days

SkiTrip

BA&IBA Study Trip

Recruitment Booksale

Recruitment

January

Case Competition

February

March

April


Eurotrip

Active Member Weekend

Graduation Drink

STAR Management Week

Christmas Gala

Booksale

October

November

December

Board & SEC recruitment

Consultancy Castle

May

International Week

June

STAR Erasmus Consulting

July


“Getting involved in STAR has enabled me to learn so much about myself, project management, teamwork.”

Story from the former chairman of the Eurekaweek Committee Brasil Wouters After getting to know STAR much better during my first trimesters as an active member, I wanted to get to know new people and try to challenge myself again. After visiting the recruitment drinks I decided to join another committee. I didn’t really know what to expect, but during my interview we talked about the activities and responsibilities of the Eurekaweek Committee and BA introduction Days. After getting really excited about the Eurekaweek Committee, I heard I got selected for the chairman position! The first months with your committee will be a lot about creating ideas, making plans and trying to raise some money to make the Eurekaweek even better! You will be able to work together with EFR, JFR, SR, the (I)BA Introduction Days Committee and the RSM faculty. This has enabled me not only to gain more professional communicating skills, but also to improve my teamwork skills. The Eurekaweek Committee is responsible for the marketing of STAR during the Eurekaweek and you and your crew will be the representatives of the study association! This is next to a great responsibility also an extremely rewarding week: throwing a great party at The Friends live, organizing multiple dinners, festival activities, information markets and much more!


During my year with the Eurekaweek Committee, I made a lot of new friends which I still see on a daily basis. Getting involved in STAR has enabled me to learn so much about myself, about project management, about teamwork, whilst above all delivering the main service to which all STAR members are committed – providing that vital connection between the studies which we all seek to complete, enjoying ourselves along the way, looking to develop on a personal level, and preparing for life after graduation!

Story from the former chairman of the IBA Freshmen Weekend Amy van den Hoven My experience at STAR was definitely one to remember. I hesitated to apply, because I wasn’t sure I could do it and would have the time for it. Then I applied for what I thought was the best option for me; doing the program of IBA Freshmen Weekend. However, STAR challenged me to become chairman and so I did! I really learned a lot and the STAR Board was always willing to help whenever something was hard. Not only was it a great learning experience, it was also a lot of fun. And after the weekend it is a great feeling to know you have organized all of it! So don’t hesitate, just apply and experience it yourself!”


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Activity Teams Throughout the year STAR hosts drinks for all Passive Members and organizes many events for its Active Members. We provide first-year students with the opportunity to get their first experience in a STAR committee. These students will discover the different positions in a committee, while organizing such events. Will you jumpstart your student life in an Activity Team?

What does the Committee do? The Activity teams organize many different events throughout the years, such as the Active Members Weekend, the Christmas Gala and the first-years BBQ. You will be put in one of the three Activity Teams that each have their own focus: BA students, IBA students and the Active Members. During your year as Activity Team member we will challenge

you to come up with fresh ideas for our weekly social drinks, but also to organize some of the large events we organize for our Active Members.


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Academic Committee One of the core competences of STAR is its academic pillar. The academic committee is responsible for strengthening this academic pillar by organizing various activities throughout the year to support RSM students in their study. Moreover, you will have the freedom to further improve the academic pillar by brainstorming with the board. Are you ready to be responsible for the core of the Study Association STAR?

What does the Committee do? The committee has the responsibilities for several academic activities throughout the year: Organizing the Bachelor Accountancy Day, the Bachelor Finance Day and Meet the Masters. Besides, you organize trainings for STAR members. Furthermore, we want to challenge you to be creative and come up with more activities during the year! Not only will you be in close contact

with RSM and its professors and gain commercial experience, in the meantime you will also help your fellow students to pass their studies! You can expect a diverse year and gain all-round knowledge on both commercial and academic activities. You will intensive contact with the board to rainstorm about new and improved ideas to even better serve the needs of students.

Chairman, Commercial (2x), Program, Marketing


BA Study Trip Every year, 40 BA students leave for an unforgettable ten-day trip to explore the business, social and academic environment of a vibrant foreign country. In previous years, the BA Study Trip has visited cities such as Hong Kong, Taipei, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore. This trip gives its participants a wonderful opportunity to discover a new country and meet new people. For many students, it is the highlight of their year! Will you broaden your horizon and organise an unforgettable study trip to a mesmerizing location on the other side the world?! What does the Committee do? The Eurekaweek committee will represent STAR during the introduction week of Erasmus University Rotterdam. As a member of this committee, you will be responsible for the organization of the entire week; which includes promotion of STAR, the acquisition and execution of awesome activities

and the organization of several drinks, fun activities, dinners and a party.

Chairman, Marketing, Commercial (x2), Program

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Commercial Team STAR depends on the knowledge of companies and their financial support. As a Commercial Team Member you will be the link between STAR and it is important corporate stakeholders. Are you assertive and do you have an affinity with sales, then this is the perfect committee for you. Are you ready to build up experience and expertise in the commercial field?

What does the Committee do? You will have the opportunity to contribute to the diverse portfolio of companies that work together with STAR. In practice this means you will have regular contact by telephone and e-mail. Moreover, you will conduct in-person meetings with companies. Furthermore, you will be a sparring

partner for committees for their commercial plans and ideas. Besides these two main tasks, you will look for and make use of new commercial possibilities and chances throughout the entire year.

Chairman, Commercial (5x)

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Erasmus Recruitment Platform The Erasmus Recruitment Platform is the online year-round extension of the Erasmus Recruitment Days. Here, you can connect with your future employers and find your dream job! Many opportunities including jobs, side-jobs, traineeships, (thesis) internships and recruitment events are offered on the Erasmus Recruitment Platform. In addition, it offers career services to build your professional knowledge and helps you to launch your career!

What does the Committee do? The Erasmus Recruitment Platform offers you the opportunity to work with two associations, and work on and promoting an all-year round platform. You will work on a project involving more than 100 companies as well as thousands of students! Are you ready to make this an even more successful platform? As the Commercial Officer of the Erasmus Recruitment Platform you are responsible for every company entering the platform. Furthermore,

you will be responsible for attracting companies, but also for their profiles, vacancies, events and questions. As the Data and IT officer of the Erasmus Recruitment Platform, you are responsible for the data analysis of the platform. You will become familiar in the online analytics world and closely monitor and communicate the results with both associations as well as partners of the platform. Moreover you will be responsible for the further online development of the platform.

Data & IT Officer, Commercial


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Events Committee Throughout the year there are several events for all BA and IBA students. Studying is about so much more than books and lectures right? At STAR you can join social drinks, amazing parties and so much more. The many social and cultural events are the perfect opportunity to let go of the study stress and get to know your fellow students! Will you be the one who is responsible for the biggest social events of your study?!

What does the Committee do? The events committee organises a series of events throughout the year, among these are the opening party, the BA and IBA Graduation and the new year’s drink, which are one of the biggest social events of STAR. Besides, we want to challenge you to come up with new ideas and expand the events portfolio. It is up to you to come up with creative and entertaining events and make sure the existing ones are as memorable

as previous years. You are responsible or bringing all the specific details involved with the different events together. One of the highlights of your year will be organizing the Open EUR Festival together with other associations.

Chairman, Commercial, Marketing, Program (3x)


IBA Study Trip Every year, 40 IBA students leave for an unforgettable ten-day trip to explore the business, social and academic environment of a vibrant foreign country. In previous years, the IBA Study Trip has visited cities such as Ho Chi Minh City, St. Petersburg, Sydney, Seoul and New Delhi. This trip gives its participants a wonderful opportunity to discover a new country and meet new people. For many students, it is the highlight of their year! Will you broaden your horizon and organize an unforgettable study trip to a mesmerizing location on the other side of the world?! What does the Committee do? The entire study trip will be customized by your committee. You get to choose your own destination and will be responsible for all aspects of the week: from flight tickets and acquisition, to arranging company visits and promotion. You have the chance to show your fellow students the unique business environment, academic opportunities, must-see hotspots and party scene of a new country

Chairman, Commercial (2x), Marketing, Program

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iCare STAR prioritizes development for our members but also for the international community. The international care (iCare) project helps to accomplish that goal. Every August, BA, IBA and (pre-)master students participate in setting up a sustainable project for the local community in a developing country. Previous years, iCare was involved in projects in Nepal, Senegal and India. The purpose of these trips is to break through inter-cultural boundaries of any kind, in order to foster education, well-being and amity amongst our students and those in need of help. Are you ready to take STAR across borders?! What does the Committee do? Every year, the iCare committee will cooperate with a player in the developmental aid sector to put together an international threeweek volunteering experience. You will be responsible for all aspects of organizing the trip. Picking a destination, finding a project, and putting together a program to explore the cultural side of the country. With

this trip, you offer help to a developing community as well as creating an unforgettable experience for all participants. It offers students a unique and enriching experience that will extend their horizon.

Chairman, Commercial, Fundraiser, Marketing, Program

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International Week The International Week is an exchange project with participants from all over the world. Local students show foreign students their city, the local culture, business life, party scene and their home university. Each year about 20 students from Rotterdam get the chance to broaden their horizons by visiting different partner universities. Then, in May, 25 international students visit Rotterdam and Amsterdam for International Week Holland. Are you the one with that global organizational mind-set to bring different cultures together?! What does the Committee do? The International Week Committee will work closely with Amsterdam Study Association Sefa. Throughout the year, you are responsible for the recruitment of students to participate in all International Weeks abroad. Together you’ll organise the International Week Holland, where your goal is to show incoming students the best of the Netherlands by visiting

Amsterdam and Rotterdam. The committee arranges the program, sponsors, accommodation, and makes sure foreign students have the time of their life!

Chairman, Commercial (2x), Program, Marketing/Communication


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Marketing Team STAR is an association revolving around communication and creativity. As part of the Marketing Team you will make sure the brand image of STAR is captured and carried out in the right way. Are you creative and do you have affinity for marketing, then this is the right committee for you! Are you ready to build up valuable experience and expertise in the marketing field?

What does the Committee do? You will be responsible for all internal and external marketing expressions of STAR. Within this team, members will gain experience in managing the marketing strategy of a professional organization. In addition, you will be a sparring partner for the marketers in one of the many committees. Building marketing campaigns, strengthening the STAR brand and improving the social media communication are

part of the responsibilities of this committee.

Chairman, Marketer (5x)


Reach Out One of the main pillars on which STAR’s mission is based is Societal Impact and Sustainability. At STAR we work towards a future where we are sustainable, think of other people and the environment. Throughout the year several events are organized to contribute to society. It is important to involve students and create awareness of the major impact students can have on the business environment and the society as a whole. Are you ready to have an impact?

What does the Committee do? The Reach Out committee gives students the opportunity to add value to the world around them. You will put together a range of events throughout the year for all bachelor and master students of the RSM. Every year Reach Out organizes very successful events like the Duck Race lottery or the buddy project, where

a group of selected students works with a small group of children during a series of afternoons. Reach out is a committee in which we encourage you to come up with new events to better the world around you!

Chairman, Fundraiser, Marketing, Program (2x)

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RSM STAR I WILL Award The I WILL Award Committee is responsible for organising the I WILL Get in the Ring event, as celebratory closing to the I WILL Award competition. The competition offers starting entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch new or existing plans that have the potential to become inspirational and even serve as an example for the rest of the world. The winning plan will be awarded 15,000 of funding. On top of that, there is an audience prize worth 2,000. The I WILL Award is organised every other year by the RSM Corporate Marketing and Communications department in cooperation with the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship and STAR. ? What does the Committee do? The committee is responsible for arranging the event, doing the acquisition for the audience prize and organizing the afterparty. So apply for a position in the I WILL Award Committee and explore the entrepreneurial spirit in you!

Chairman, Marketing, Program, Commercial

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Skitrip Grab your ski’s, wax your board and clear your calendar for the second week of January, because the STAR Ski Trip is a week you don’t want to miss! Whether you are an experienced snow lover or someone who has never hit the slopes before, the legendary Ski Trip is a perfect way to start your year. Will you be responsible for organising the legendary Ski Trip for your fellow students?!

What does the Committee do? STAR organises this low-cost winter sports trip to a different location every year. As part of the Ski Trip Committee you will be responsible for attracting sponsors, putting together an original program and all promotion for the trip! You are responsible for the group of around 100 students, and will make sure they have an unforgettable week full of snow, sports and of course daily après skiing adventures.

Chairman, Commercial, Marketing, Program


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Speaker Series The speaker series committee is an innovative and dynamic team that will organize diverse academic speaker events. The challenge is to get the best speakers to inspire your fellow students to speak at our university or at a location in Rotterdam. Former speakers are the CEO of Toyota-Lexus, Pieter Zwart and the Mayor of Rotterdam. Will you succeed in attracting the most inspiring leaders, critical thinkers or high-profile business experts to speak at our university?

What does the Committee do? The Speaker Series Committee will be responsible for inviting several renowned people from diverse fields of interests, searching for interesting locations, market the event and much more. These guests will give an inspiring and interactive presentation and there will be room for discussion and a drink afterwards. The goal is to invite, educate, and facilitate students in forming opinions on issues

that move the world. Get in touch with important speakers and organize your own conferences.

Chairman, Marketing, Speakers (2x), Program


Sustainability Forum The Sustainability Forum Committee is responsible for organising the 9th edition of the RSM STAR Sustainability Forum. Connect with the most inspiring sustainability in the region while trengthening your event management, marketing, communication and organisation skills. This year’s edition again promises to be an afternoon full of lively debate, expertise and creativity, challenging students to think about sustainability.

What does the Committee do? As the Sustainability Forum Committee you are responsible for contacting and arranging keynote speakers, doing acquisition for cases and attracting participants. On top of that, you come up with this year’s theme and determine the program. Besides, you work together closely with the RSM Positive Change Initiative.

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Other Committees In January and April, a second and third recruitment will be open for the following committees: January o BA Introduction Days and IBA Freshmen Weekend: be the next to organize the introduction weekend for your studies. o Eurekaweek: organize STAR’s activities during the official uni-wide kick-off week. o Case Society: become part of the Case Society board and send the most talent full students abroad. o STAR Management Week: organize the biggest off-campus recruitment event in Europe. .

April o Erasmus Recruitment Days: this full-time committee is responsible for organizing the biggest on-campus recruitment event. o RSM STAR Case Competition: be responsible for organizing this exclusive case competition in which 12 prestigious universities are invited to come to Rotterdam. o STAR Erasmus Consulting Board: get in touch with companies and them develop their growth strategy abroad, together with your consultants. o STAR Board: be involved in the day-to-day activities of running the biggest Study Association in Europe.

For more information, visit rsmstar.nl/recruitment

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Chairman: The leader, motivator and coordinator of the project. Strong communication skills and a sense of responsibility is required. The chairman is also responsible for the Committee’s budget.

Marketing: The creative brain of the Committee. Market your project and communicate it to all participants, students, companies and other stakeholders will be your tasks.

Fundraiser: The Committee member who approaches all funds to collect money. Approaching, contacting and convincing diverse funds will be your priority.

Program: The planner of the project. It is all about organizing activities and events, making schedules as well as supporting your fellow committees to make sure everything is rightly done at the right time and place.

Commercial: The sales person of the project. Supplying the project with all financial input and resources needed to fund the project will be your responsibility.


How to apply 1. Find out which Committee suits you best! • Talk to current active members at one of the two information

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drinks on Wednesday 4, Thursday 12 or Monday 16 of September at 16:00-18:00 in café ‘In de Smitse’ Step by at the STAR office (T4-53) Send an e-mail to recruitment@rsmstar.nl if you have any questions.

2. Apply online

Applying for a committee is really easy! Apply online through

recruitment.rsmstar.nl by filling in your details.

3. Application deadline

Application closes on the 22nd of September, make sure to apply on time. Please note this will be our one and only deadline.

4. Interview rounds

Your interview will take place between the 24th of September and the 7th of October.

5. Congratulations

On the 9th of October you will receive a call and know whether

or not you are accepted.


More Information? •

Go to one of our information drinks •

Wednesday 4 of September from 16:00 at café ‘In de Smitse’ Thursday 12 of September from 16:00 at café ‘In de Smitse’

Check rsmstar.nl/recruitment

Monday 16 of September from 16:00 at café ‘In de Smitse’

Step by our office at T4-53 for a coffee

• Send an email to recruitment@rsmstar.nl or give us a call

Apply online before the 22nd of September!


Go to rsmstar.nl for more information about the association and its activities or follow us on social media!

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Postal address: PO Box 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam The Netherlands

Visiting address: Room T04-53, T Building Erasmus University Campus Burgemeester Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam


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