During the Recruitment Days, 500 students of the Faculty of Economics and Business will focus on their future career in business. Well-known companies provide students with information about internships, traineeships and their first jobs. This three-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 which also the recruiters of the different companies will join. 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.
- Number of boardmembers: 7
- Period: March - December
- Language: Dutch-speaking students only
- Workload: 25 hours per week, lasts 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 his or her job so that your committee wil together achieve a great result . 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 organize the event. Finally, you will be responsible for the overall planning and the continuous progress that the committee makes. Since the event is will take place in early December, you will have to draw up this plan partly before the summer holidays.
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 as no other has 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. Being treasurer is therefore a challenging and a vital 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 are responsible 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. This will all be very nice and rewarding!
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 when.
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 your are responsible for all the promotional communications. You’ll design flyers, posters and programme booklets, devise promotional stunts and manage social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). If you have a creative mind then this will really be 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 2018 consists of:
Chairman: Mike ten Broeke
Treasurer/vice chairman: Kelvin Chen
External relations I: Diederik Dekker
External relations II: Floris Ganzeboom
Day Organisation: Anne-Sophie de Jong
Logistics and Planning: Mandy van Essen
PR and Promotion: Camilla Bodewes
F.l.t.r.: Floris, Mandy, Diederik, Camilla, Mike, Anne-Sophie, Kelvin
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.