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Challenge yourself! Become active at STAR - Part time April 2019

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, almost 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 both BA and IBA students in all stages of their studies. The best-known events organized by STAR are the STAR Management Week, the Erasmus Recruitment Days and the Erasmus Consultancy Project, all organized by (partly) fulltime 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 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 10th of October with our New Members Drink. This will be your first out of many weekly STAR drinks at Cafe De Vrienden Live. One week later, 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 Cafe De Vrienden Live nights. You can experience the sensational STAR theme nights, the Christmas Dinner, the Active Members Day, 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:




STAR Management Week




STAR Christmas Gala


Ski Trip


Erasmus Recruitment Days


(no big events due to exams)


BA Study Trip, IBA Study Trip, Race of the Classics


International Week Holland


(no big events due to exams)


Surf Trip, SEC



Throughout the year: STAR Social Drinks, International Week Mini-Exchanges, Reach Out Charity and Sport Activities, 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 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).

Full-time committee members will also receive various management trainings at a renowned management training company. During the year there will also be 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 personal kick-off training, based on his or her function within the Committee.

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 international 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?

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


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

Suraj Iyer first year 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.

“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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12 hours/week

Case Competition Interesting companies, challenging cases and teams from highly ranked universities from all over the world; this is what the RSM STAR Case Competition is all about. The Case Competition is an international event hosted by the RSM and organized by the committee.

What does the Committee do? The committee is responsible for searching case partners and raise money to make the project a succes. Next to that, you will have to arrange all practical matters for the event. This varies from booking the hotel to stay- ing in close contact with the participating companies and teams. And if everything goes right, a professional jury will decide who is the

winner of another successful edition of the RSM STAR Case Competition!

Chairman, Treasurer, Marketing/ Communications, 2x Commercial, Events/ Program






8 hours/week

Euro Trip Istanbul, Budapest, Lisbon, Malaga, which city is next?! The Euro Trip Committee organises an unforgettable city trip to a new European destination every year. The trip is the perfect get-away between exams and gives participants the opportunity to discover a close but new location and meet new people for an amazing price. The focus of this trip will be on both cultural and business aspects of the city. Are you ready for this unique experience to a new and exciting city?!

What does the Committee do? The Euro Trip will take place in October or November and you will be responsible for the entire organisation of the trip. From arranging flight tickets, accommodation, company visits to fun activities. Apply now to organise this great week full of city highlights and memorable party nights at local bars with your fellow students!

Chairman/Treasurer, Commercial, Marketing, Program

Case Society The RSM Case Society is the place where you apply the- oretical knowledge in practice by solving real business cases in diverse teams. You will gain new, practical knowledge and skills during trainings and in-house days. You will go to the most prestigious international case competitions all over the world.

What does the Committee do? Becoming a committee member of the Case Society will not only enable you to participate in all these exciting activities, but also organize them. It includes a great deal of responsibilities but even more excitement. It is up to you who will be the CaSo members, which trainings will be hosted, which competitions you will go to, which social events will be hosted and much more.

Chairman, Competitions, Commercial, Events/ Communication, Marketing/Recruitment






12 hours/week

STAR Board STAR is the study association of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Our 6.500 members, almost 300 active members in part-time or full-time positions and extensive portfolio of events, trips and other services make STAR one of the biggest student run study associations of Europe.

What does the Board do? Every year, a group of nine students will get the opportunity to govern all the aspects a large organization like STAR has. The leadership position, responsibilities and freedom you hold in a STAR board year are impressive, unique and comparable to senior management positions way further in one’s career.

Right now, we are looking for a new group of passionate and motivated students to start this life changing experience. It does not matter if you are Dutch, international, with or without experience. The only requirement is that you need to be ready to challenge yourself personally and professionally.

Check the Board Brochure for more information.






Full time






Full time

Erasmus Recruitment Days The applications for the Erasmus Recruitment Days are open! Would you like to get the experience of organising the Erasmus Recruitment Days 2019? The Erasmus Recruitment Days is the largest and most professional on-campus recruitment event in Europe, organized for students and by students. In the first two weeks of February the event takes over the entire campus! The Erasmus Recruitment Days committee is a full-time committee from the 1st of August till the 1st of March.

Check the Erasmus Recruitment Days brochure for more information.







STAR Erasmus Consulting STAR Erasmus Consulting (SEC) provides ambitious students the opportunity to gain international consultancy experience by conducting tailored research in an emerging market. In the past, the project has been to countries such as Mexico, Vietnam, Brazil, South-Korea and Peru. This year, our consultants will go to countries such as China, Spain and Turkey. The project is run by the SEC Board, for which you can apply now!

What does the Committee do? You will be responsible for the acquisition of the clients, recruitment and supervision of the consultants, leading to the client’s final research paper. In short, for one year you will be running a consultancy firm that has proven to be successful and is ready to be taken to the next level.

Check the STAR Erasmus Consulting brochure for more information.

Additional info 1

Open to first-year students


Open to premaster students


Open to second-year students


Open to master students


Open to third-year students


Open to international students

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 Thursday April 11th or Tuesday April 16th at 16:00 in café ‘In de Smitse’ Meet STAR active members every Wednesday night at Café De Vrienden Live (Haringvliet 100) for the weekly drink Step by at the STAR office (T4-53) Send an e-mail to if you have any questions.

2. Apply online

Applying for a committee is really easy! Apply online through by filling in your details.

3. Application deadline

Application closes on the 28th of April, make sure to apply on time. Please note this will be our one and only deadline.

4. Interview rounds

Your interview will take place in the weeks following the application


5. Congratulations

By the mid/end of May you will receive a call and know whether or not you are accepted.

More Information? •

Go to one of our information drinks


Thursday April 11th from 16:00 at café ‘In de Smitse’

Tuesday April 16th from 16:00 at café ‘In de Smitse’

Step by our office at T4-53 for a coffee

• Send an email to or give us a call

Apply online before the 28th of April!

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

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

Part time Recruitment Brochure April 2019  

Part time Recruitment Brochure April 2019  

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