SEC Board Recruitment 2022-2023

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Step inside the world of consultancy Become part of the next STAR Erasmus Consulting Board

Recruitment brochure 2022

STAR Erasmus Consulting Always wanted to know what it is like to work in the world of consultancy? Become part of the next STAR Erasmus Consulting (SEC) board and gain consultancy experience while developing yourself both personally and professionally. A fulltime board year at SEC offers the exceptional opportunity to get a taste of the professional consultancy world, to develop your personal and professional skills, and to work together with an international and diverse team of motivated student consultants. The SEC board is one of the three fulltime committees of study association RSM STAR. SEC offers companies and non-profit organizations tailormade research and consultancy services. These services are provided in a country and industry of the companies choice. As part of the SEC board, you will supervise a unique project abroad, manage people, and display leadership. During your

board year, you will learn about your strengths and weaknesses will receive professional trainings to learn how to exploit these your strenghts within an international team. SEC offers you the opportunity to work for different companies abroad, be in contact with professional consultancy firms, and expand your professional and personal network.

This is the chance to maximize your personal and professional development By joining the SEC board, you become an Active Member of STAR, which comes with so many benefits! Meet new people and make friends for life. Are you ready to join the SEC?

Application deadline 23:59h, 17th of April, 2022 Open to all RSM MSc and BSc students.

Compensation & Selection Selection process After filling out the application form online, you will be invited for your first interview. The first interview is meant to get to know each other better, talk about SEC in general, and to provide more information about the specific functions and to manage expectations. After this interview, you may be selected for a second interview. For the second interview, we will ask you to prepare cases for specific functions after which you will explain your choices and answers in your second interview. After the second interview, you will be informed whether you are selected to be on the board or not.

More information For more information, please contact Tom van Gogh at recruitment@rsmstar. nl or give us a call at +31(0)10-4081686.

Financial compensation The SEC board starts full-time in July/ August. You will still have some time to go on a holiday, but this should be coordinated together with your board and the supervisor of the STAR Board. Because being on the SEC bard is a full-time job, you will not be able to spend much time on side jobs. Therefore, STAR will provide you with a financial compensation for any delay in studying.

The social side of STAR Once you are an Active Member, your social network will start to expand immediately. You will have dinner with your board on Wednesdays and go to our favourite bar for the weekly drinks afterwards. We also organise sensational theme nights, the Christmas Gala, the Active Members Days, the Active Members Weekends, and so much more. As a member of the SEC board, you will even get your own spot at the STAR office in Mandeville and you will be in close contact with the STAR Board to share your creative ideas with them.

“It is your time to lead a team of seven different personalities with different responsibilities, with these different personalities in an effective, professional, and personal way. You will lea a proactive approach to manage expectations and find the trade-off between different ideas a

Chairman As the chairman of the SEC board, you will be the leader, motivator, supporter, and coordinator of the board. Among other responsibilities, you will be responsible for keeping an overview of everyone’s tasks and responsibilities. Your main priority is to support and encourage your fellow board members and student consultants on both work and personal aspects. Besides this, you represent SEC towards all stakeholders and search for strategic opportunities. You will drive innovation to make sure SEC stays relevant in the future. Are you ready to lead SEC?

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Monitor the overall process and set deadlines and targets for each function and the SEC as a whole Support, motivate, and encourage your team on a functional and personal level Lead effective meetings to get to the best possible ideas and solutions Be the representative of the SEC to both internal and external stakeholders

“During my board year as Chairman of the SEC I had the opportunity to learn and develop the skills needed to lead and motivate my team, which I really enjoyed! Also the different phases I went through really taught me a lot about the different sides of business!” - Emiel van Venrooij, Chairman of the STAR Erasmus Consulting Board 2021-2022

quite a challenging job, but it’s an amazing experience! You will learn how to communicate arn how to keep the overview, monitor the progress, and work in a structured manner. Take and opinions, and make the best out of this incredible learning experience.”

Treasurer As the treasurer of the SEC, you will be responsible for the overall financial health and continuity of the SEC. Your main responsibility is to create and maintain the budgets. You will have to create a budget for each propsed destination and take into consideration all possible cost. Besides this, you will be responsible for managing all the contracts associated with the projects. You need to be organized and disciplined, and you need to keep an objective view on expenses, revenues, and their impact. Are you ready to maintain the SEC’s financial health?

What will be your responsibilities? • Creating budgets for multiple projects and safeguarding them • Guiding your team in decision making in the field of treasury • Doing the bookkeeping and getting experienced with Exact • Finding a balance between being critical (saying “no”) and keeping an open mind to your team’s creative ideas

“During this year, I learned a lot about dealing with budgets and creating estimations of costs. Our projects are cost-based and the estimations had to be precise, which taught me a lot” - Emma Berghuis, Treasurer of the STAR Erasmus Consulting Board 2021-2022

Commercial Relations Manager As the Commercial Relations Manager, you are responsible for maintaining existing relationships with companies as well as finding new leads. You will be in charge of the acquisition phase, in which you and you fellow board members will call various companies to acquire the projects. The companies are active in almost every sector, so you can vastly broaden your knowledge. You will get the chance to get in contact with high level managers and CEO’s and visit numerous companies. You will guide your fellow board members through the process, by writing the script and managing all leads in Salesforce. You are also in charge of the corporate marketing, meaning you have to create awareness among firms and be responsible for maintaining the brand and improve it in innovative ways.

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Value and sell the projects from a commercial perspective using a tailor-made approach Create and execute an acquisition strategy Maintain and create partnerships with all kinds of firms Make SEC a well-known brand to companies Be in charge f your own research team

“Leading your very own acquisition and determining the strategy for every week of cold calling really threw me in the deep end. This taught me a lot about sales and really loved it.” - Florence Barker, Commercial Relations Manager of the STAR Erasmus Consulting Board 20212022

Marketing Manager As the Marketing Manager, you are responsible for creating awareness of SEC among students. You want to convince them to become a consultant or to join the next SEC board. Throughout the year, you will have to manage the brand and improve it using innovative new ways. You will get a lot of freedom in doing so and will use more than just social media. You will get used to working with Adobe Creative Cloud and will learn how to use social media in a professional way. You will also formulate a strategy on how to best reach your target group. Are you ready to get creative whilst working on a professional project?

What will be your responsibilities?

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Maintain and improve the SEC brand Create awareness among students Be in charge of the marketing channels Find innovative ways to promote SEC Work with Adobe Creative Cloud

“This year I developed a lot of new skills. The function as marketing manager allowed me to think outside the box and to be creative!” - Kiki Rozendal, Marketing & Research Manager of the STAR Erasmus Consulting Board 2021-2022

Application process 1. Find out what position suits you best Read this brochure carefully to learn more about each position. If you need more information before making a decision, schedule a coffee with a SEC member at

2. Apply online Apply online through

3. Don’t be late

The application deadline is April 17th, 2022 at 23:59h. Late applications will not be accepted.

4. Schedule your interview

After the application deadline, we will call you to schedule an interview with you. Please call us back when we could not reach you.

5. Have the interview(s)

Based on your first interview, we will make our decision whether to invite you for a second interview. Before the second interview, you will need to make some functional cases that will be discussed during the second interview.

6. Congratulations!

After the interviews, you will receive a phone call from us whether you are selected for the position or not. Let the adventure begin!

Apply online before the 17th of April!

More information? •

Visit one of our Full-Time Interest Drink




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16:00 - 17:00

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Schedule a coffee with one of the current SEC Members

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