During the Recruitment Days, 600 students of the Faculty of Economics and Business will focus on their future career in business. More than 45 well-known companies provide students with information about internships, traineeships and their first jobs. This four-day event yearly takes place in December and is a partnership between MARUG and EBF. During these days, students have the opportunity to get in touch with companies in a formal as well as an informal way. Every day finishes with a social get-together during which the recruiters of the different companies will join as well. Have a look at the Recruitment Days website for more information or ‘like’ Recruitment Days' on Facebook.
The Recruitment Days are organised by 7 students of the EBF and the MARUG. As a committee, you are closely working together to organise the event. You have a high level of responsibility and you are expected to work in a very professional manner, which makes the board an interesting challenge. This is a Dutch-speaking committee.
7 committee members
only open for Dutch speaking students
application deadline: February/March
period March - December
workload 25 hours per week, last months full time
At the Recruitment Days you have the possibilty to do the following functions:
- Commercial Relations I
- Commercial Relations II
- Day Organisation
- Planning and Logistics
- PR & Promotion
As Chairman, you have several tasks in order to ensure that your committee wil be on track in organizing the event. You have to make sure that each committee member does their job so that your committee will achieve a great result together. Furthermore, this position includes a number of operational tasks, such as scheduling meetings with the whole committee and arranging all kinds of additional matters. In addition, you are responsible for maintaining a good atmosphere within the group. You also have frequent contact with both the EBF and MARUG boards about things that can help you organise the event. Finally, you will be responsible for the overall planning and the continuous progress that the committee makes.
Being treasurer is a challenging position because it does not only consist of accounting, but it also means that you are responsible for the financing of the Recruitment Days. In practice, this means that the treasurer has an important voice in every major decision the committee makes. Furthermore, the treasurer has detailed insight into what is happening within the committee, because almost all activities consider revenues and expenses which have to be managed. You also have time to help the Commercial Relations and/or you are responsible for product sponsoring. Therefore being treasurer is a challenging and essential function within the committee!
Commercial Relations I + II
The functions Commercial Relations I and II consist of approaching and acquiring companies for the event. Within this position, you ensure that students can choose between many interesting companies for presentations, cases, individual interviews, dinners and so on. In addition to that, during the event you are responsible for guiding the recruiters and make sure every company will have a good experience. In this role, you will get in direct contact with the business world, which means that you will develop several practical commercial skills such as networking and negotiating, which makes this experience very valuable.
As Day Organisation, you are responsible for arranging all matters regarding the days that the event takes place. You arrange for instance the lunch (catering), equipment, decoration etc. Furthermore, you will arrange the different locations and maintain the contacts with these parties. It is also expected that you will put together a detailed script for the committee and other people helping at the event, in order to make sure that the days will run smoothly and everyone knows what to do at which time.
Planning and Logistics
In this position you will be responsible for the scheduling of the more than 500 students participating in the Recruitment Days. These (personal) schedules are created with the aid of a scheduling program. You will also be the contact person for students before and during the days when they have questions about their schedule. Besides that, you will also have time to assist the PR & Promotion or the Commercial Relations and you are responsible for the website. This position is very challenging and perfect for people who love IT and work in a structured manner.
PR & Promotion
The PR & Promotion function is a position where you can explore your creativity. The purpose of this function is to grow awareness for the event. Together with the rest of your committee you create a promotion strategy and you are responsible for all the promotional communications. You will design flyers, posters and programme booklets, devise promotional stunts and manage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). If you have a creative mind, this really is a position for you. Experience with Photoshop and InDesign is not required.
* Vice-Chairman, Commercial Relations III and PR and Promotion II are added later to one of the other positions.
The committee of 2019 consists of:
Chairman: Fons van Halsema
Treasurer: Philippine van Vliet
External relations: Ties Kemperink
External relations: Leonora Hein
Day Organisation: Julia Sinke
Logistics and Planning: Julian Krops
PR and Promotion: Mirre Debets
F.l.t.r.: Mirre, Julian, Ties, Leonora, Fons, Julia, Philippine
For more information about this committee or about other committees, you can contact Julia Weekenstroo. Of course, you can always visit our office at the Duisenberg Building, 5414.0032.