Chairman

As chairman, you are the person who keeps an overview of all the activities and knows who is doing what at all times. Moreover, you are responsible for keeping your team motivated and inspired throughout the entire year. In addition, you will help your board to set goals and to stay on track to reach those goals. This is done by organising weekly meetings and, when necessary, have more personal contact. Besides that, you are responsible for staying in touch with all stakeholders, such as the departments of RSM and the STAR board. Furthermore, you try to be present at all activities organised by your board members. As chairman, you are a person who is organised, social, responsible and keeps his/her eyes on the goal.

An indication of the time needed per week:
Around 6 hours a week. However, if there are activities planned, this can increase a bit. As planning is mainly your responsibility, you can decide to plan time off during exam periods.

Quote:
The best way to truly learn about teamwork and how to reach self-set goals.

Commissioner of Internal Relations and Treasurer

The Commissioner of Internal Relations is responsible for organising and facilitating social as well as educational events. These activities are aimed at enriching student’s social and educational experience through providing opportunities to engage on a social, as well as an academic level with their peers. Examples of such events can be social drinks, dinners, activities and skills improvement lectures. Moreover, the internal is responsible for maintaining communication with the Master students of his/her program via different means encompassing the STAR website and Facebook.

Furthermore, you are the one responsible for the budget. Together with your board members, you will make a budget for the year to set a direction for your team. During the year you should update your financial position and discuss with your team how to spend your revenues.

An indication of hours per week:
Hours can vary considerably, depending on the time of year and corresponding activities. In general 4 hours per week should be sufficient. Please keep in mind that on occasion you may be required to manage or assist in an event, which might entail being available an entire day.

Quote:
An excellent opportunity to improve your teamwork as well as organisational skills.

Commissioner of External Relations (2x)

As the Commissioner of External Relations, you are mainly responsible for the contact between the MSC and external parties which are mainly companies. In general, the externals establish and maintain good connections and relations with companies the board is currently organising activities with. Moreover, they try to reach out to new companies as well. Especially a proactive approach is necessary when it comes to international companies, which have offices abroad and offer job opportunities for our international students. You are able to ‘sell’ an event or exposure, to promote our students and to promote STAR to others! Furthermore, the externals will take care of setting up contracts. As external, you will meet a lot of recruiters, you will bring in your own ideas concerning recruiting activities and talk about the wishes and plans for the 2017 – 2018 academic year.

A good external is representative/professional, dedicated, punctual, convincing and timely. If you are willing to invest some time you will build a strong network, and gain plenty of job opportunities after your studies.

An indication of hours per week:
6 Hours per week on average. A few days before an event these hours can increase a bit, while it will decrease towards exams. In the first month, you will have to do some travelling to meet the recruiters and visit the companies.

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Great way to get into contact with recruiters, enhance your future job opportunities, and to create a network.

Study Trip Coordinator

As the Study Trip Coordinator, you will be responsible for organising the study trip. You will recruit your own committee. In your role as chairman of this committee, your tasks will consist of planning meetings, guiding your committee, maintaining contact with external parties, and making decisions about the project. As the Study Trip Coordinator, you will closely cooperate with the Department and Academic Director of your MSc program which makes it very interesting and educational.

An indication of hours per week:
5 hours per week. The workflow varies, with some peaks during the recruitment period of the committee, the period of contacting companies, and the trip itself. However, you can plan everything yourself so it is easy to combine with your studies.

Quote:
Great way to improve your practical skills and network, while making lots of friends.