General Description || Application procedure || Board Positions

General Description

The MARUG board consists of six students who dedicate a full-time year to coordinating the association. The MARUG is a dynamic association and is always trying to move forward. As a board member one can develop oneself immensely. Besides coordinating the association, the board is also supporting the MARUG committees that are organizing their events. These events are for example the MARUG Conference, the Recruitment Days and the International Marketing Experience. Furthermore, the board constructs, redefines and executes policies concerning the association, and discusses the continuity of the MARUG and how to further professionalize the association. Next to that, the board maintains contact with several faculties, members, active members and alumni members, companies and other associations. For all these efforts, you can get a financial compensation in the form of a scholarship ('Bestuursbeurs'). Since the academic year 2017-2018, it is also possible to do a board year without paying tuition fees, while still being registered for a study.

A board year at the MARUG is a huge learning experience. In addition to executing your function in the board, you also have the opportunity to develop yourself and to get to know a lot of fellow students. Also, you will regularly be in touch with various companies. Of course you are not only occupied with professional matters, since there are also many events, social drinks and parties. The combination of professional and social aspects, makes a board year at the MARUG unforgettable and one of the best years of your studies. A board year is really all about enthusiasm, professionality and creativity.

Application procedure

Are you interested in managing the MARUG next year? Or do you want more information about a board year at the MARUG? Then contact Robien Akkerman! If you would like to have more specific information about a certain position, you can also contact the one who is executing that position (see contact details below). The recruitment of the MARUG board happens every year in February and March. You can apply by sending your motivaton letter and your resume to Your motivation letter should include the two positions you prefer. The interviews will take place shortly after we receive your application.

 6 members
 only Dutch speaking students
 application deadline February 17 (chairman) and March 24 (other)
 period May - May

Board positions

The MARUG board consists of the following positions:

MARUG Board 2021-2022


As Chairman, you are the face of the MARUG. Next to that, you are  coordinating the association and you have to ensure that your policies are carried out. Also, you maintain contact with all the external parties the MARUG has to deal with, such as the university,
the marketing department, former MARUG chairmen, other study associations and - obviously - all the (active) MARUG members.
You will also occupy a position in the national marketing board (Marketing Associatie Nederland), just like the chairmen of the
marketing associations from Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Tilburg and Maastricht. Furthermore, you will also supervise several committees. Finally, you take care for the nice atmosphere within the board and the association
as a whole. Do you have leadership qualities and do you think that a diverse position with a lot of responsibilities will be a nice challenge for you? Then apply for the position chairman! 

Do you want to know more about this function, do not hesitate and contact Maud van Eijden
(+316 29343332,


As Secretary, your main responsibilities are the external  communications , the member administration and the network of alumni members. You will learn how to work with the CRM system and how to deal with the MARUG website. Next to that, you will also be responsible for all the all the mailings, such as the monthly newsletters and the direct mailings from companies. You will also be concerned about the (long term) planning of the MARUG. Since a lot of the contact will go through you, you will always be updated about what is happening within the association. This makes you an important link within your board and this means that you will work closely with all your fellow board members. Because of this, your tasks as a secretary is very diverse, and often new projects will come your way. Finally, as secretary you are responsibile for organizing the MARUG Dublin Inhousetour. Are you multifaceted, communicative and do you like to keep the overview? Then this position is probably something for you! 

Do you want to know more about this function, do not hesitate and contact Bart Nijhoff
(+316 29937160,


As Treasurer, you are fully responsible for the financial administration and the financial policy. You will decide on the budgets and you will adopt the semi-annually and the annual accounts. You will be accountable to, and need to report to the Audit Committee and the General Members Meeting. Next to that, you will supervise the treasures of all the MARUG committees. Finally, you will be responsible for several things concerning the policy, including budgeting high expenditures. In practice this means that you will always have a voice when it comes to making big decisions. This makes the position of treasurer very diverse and challenging!

Do you want to know more about this function, do not hesitate and contact Lotte Meijer
(+316 46637545,

External Relations

As External Relations, you are the link between the MARUG and the business partners. You are fully responsible for the acquisition of the MARUG in general, and partly responsible for the acquisition of the committees of the MARUG. Next to that, you will organize company visits, recruitment events and inhousedays. Do you have a commercial mindset and do you want to be involved with various companies? Apply for the position of External Relations!

Do you want to know more about this function, do not hesitate and contact Ivar Jongschaap
(+316 10242498,

Internal Relations

As Internal Relations, you are responsible for the recruitment and selection of all active members of the MARUG. It is your task to get students excited about applying for a committee by organizing several recruitment activities and by having conversations with interested students. Next to that, you are involved in all the interviews and you will have the ultimate responsibility for the constitution of all the committees and boards at the MARUG. Being enthusiastic is indispensable for this position. Do you like to combine organizational aspects with social aspects, and would you like to gain judge of character? Then this position is perfect for you!

Do you want to know more about this function, do not hesitate and contact Robien Akkerman
(+316 37342424,

PR and Promotion

As PR and Promotion, you are responsible for the image that the  association conveys to the outside world. All the online and offline communication is your responsibility, so you will also be in control of all the social media. You will come up with your own promotion strategy and you will bring the MARUG to the attention of students by using posters, flyers, brochures and other promotional tools. Don't worry, you don't need to be skilled in InDesign or Photoshop before you apply. Throughout the year, you will improve your skills and before you know it you are able to create awesome designs. In this position you will be working together with the PR's of all the committees, which is much fun. And next to the ''standard'' tasks, there is enough room for your own ideas! So, are you creative, communicative and do you like to think outside the box? Then apply for the position of PR and Promotion!

Do you want to know more about this function, do not hesitate and contact Iris Vernooij
(+316 25491235,

Extra Positions 

Within the MARUG Board, we have four extra positions that you can execute besides your main function. You don't have to apply for these functions, but these functions will be allocated to the board members based on interests and skills, once you have been chosen for the board. The four extra positions are: 

As vice-chairman, you will keep track of the long- and short term strategy of the MARUG. Besides, you will also be busy with securing that the policy plans of your board year are carried out. Lastly, you will have a supportive role towards the chairman and the rest of the board members. 

External Relations II
As external relations II, you will be the right hand of the external relations of the board. This means you will join the company visits, and be responsible for a part of the total acquisition of the MARUG.

As data analyst, you will collect, process and analyze data within the MARUG, in order to make better decisions. You will obtain and use digital analytical skills by making use of Google Analytics. 

Sustainable Officer
As sustainable officer, you are responsible for guaranteeing that sustainability within the association is pursued. You will appoint a sustainable officer within each committee, with whom you will have regular contact to assure the sustainable options at the MARUG events.