About STAR

STAR is the study association of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). With more than 6,500 members, STAR is Europe’s largest student ruled study association and above all the most active and professional study association in the Netherlands. Each year, about 300 dedicated active members organize STAR projects that reach thousands of students.

STAR’s mission is to enrich RSM student life. This mission is facilitated by the great amount of activities that are organized by numerous Bachelor committees and Master Study Clubs. The Active Members form a base which is underpinned with four pillars: Career start support, Social activities, Academic support and Societal impact.

Meet our board

The 40th STAR Board consists out of nine dedicated students, ready to get the most out of this year. The STAR Board is responsible for heading the association on a daily basis. Together with more than 270 active members, we are responsible for organizing around 57 projects each year.

Meet our board members

Our Mission

STAR’s mission and reason for existence is:

“To enrich the life of RSM students”

Our mission is supported by four different pillars: “Career start support”, “Social activities”, “Academic support” and “Corporate Social Responsibility”. Moreover, these four different pillars are supported by one common pillar namely: “Personal and Professional development of Active Members”.

Our 4 Pillars

Career Start Support

The Career Support pillar focuses on providing RSM students with all the career orientation, career preparation and training they need to be successful in the business world. With offline recruitment orientation during the STAR Management week, the Erasmus Recruitment Days, and other separate events organized throughout the year to bring students and companies together. During the whole year, STAR provides online career orientation on the Erasmus Recruitment Platform.

Social activities

The social pillar of STAR contains all the activities STAR organizes to enrich the social life of its members. Not only did we organize the Opening Party in September and the closing party of the SMW in November. We also organize various smaller events like after exam drinks, BBQs, the Women’s Day and many more! Members are always welcome to join our weekly drinks at De Vrienden Live as well!

Academic Support

STAR also supports RSM students in their academic endeavours. We offer students access to various study materials such as books, summaries and tutoring. Furthermore, we enable students to develop themselves both personally and professionally by offering trainings in diverse fields and projects like the RSM Case Society, RSM Case Competition and the Erasmus Consultancy Project. We also aim to inspire students through seminars like the Speaker Series and Honorary Discussions and offer Study Trips to destinations all over the world.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our Corporate Social Responsibility pillar represents all actions STAR takes which contribute to society. Besides the iCare and Reach Out committees, CSR is highly prioritized within every committee at STAR. For example, waste is minimized, remains are gathered and money is donated to charity. Committees individually, and the association in general, are sustainable, think of other people and the environment. Moreover, one of STARs partners is KNGF geleidehonden.

General Assembly of Members

Minutes Extraordinary General Assembly of Members 14-09-2016

Agenda General Assembly of Members 01-03-2017

Our Policy Documents

Policy 2017

Policy 2016

Policy 2015

Policy 2014

Policy 2013

Policy 2012

Supervisory Board

About the Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board (SB) is a controlling and advisory organization whose primary function is to safeguard the mid- and long-term policies of STAR.

This forum consists mostly of previous board members who provide advice and feedback on (new) plans, operational and/or tactical issues of the board. Due to their previous board and professional experience, the Supervisory Board maintains a critical view of the organization and its events and makes sure that well-considered decisions are made.

Supervisory Board members of 2017-2018:

Member Position
Bas Louwman Chairman STAR Board 13-14
Danique Rook Project Manager Master STAR Board 15-16
Julius Regeer Chairman STAR Management Week ’15
Klaas Hartmans Chairman MSC FM 15-16
Mirna Steur Brand Manager STAR Board 12-13
Nikki Bueno de Mesquita Information Processes Manager STAR Board 14-15
Sander Ouwejan Project Manager Campus STAR Board 15-16
Suzanne Bickes Chairman STAR Board 15-16
Floor Theunissen Secretary STAR Board 16-17
Joep Beliën Information Processes Manager STAR Board 15-16
Okke Essing Treasurer STAR Board 15-16
Anne de Jong Commissioner of Events STAR Management Week 2016


About the Verification Committee

The Verification Committee consists out of former Treasurers and people with experience in accounting or committee guidance. The VeriCo members take care of several tasks.

Due to their experience within the organization they can provide the current Treasurer with information, advice on financial decisions, and assure the continuity of different financial rules and consistent administration. Therefore, the Verico has both an advisory as well as a verifying (controlling) role.

Verification Committee members of 2017-2018:

Member Position
Ron de Koning Treasurer 36th STAR Board
Sander van Vliet Treasurer 37th STAR Board
Okke Essing Treasurer 38th STAR Board
Lizz Jansen Treasurer 39th STAR Board
Rik Helsloot Project Manager Master 39th STAR Board

Our Annual Reports

2015 - 2016

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011