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 39th 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 “Societal impact”. Moreover, these four different pillars are supported by one common pillar namely: “Development of our Active Members”.

Our 4 Pillars


STAR supports RSM students in their studies in many ways. We offer our members the cheapest books and other study materials such as summaries, organize study groups and other sorts of tutoring, provide you with helpful study tips and offer useful trainings!

Social activities

After the legendary Opening Party in September, STAR organizes a lot of social events, where you can meet up with your fellow students! Think of BBQ’s, drinks, social nights and many more activities! Besides, members are all welcome to join us during our weekly drinks in Van Leeuwen.

Career start support

STAR offers you various opportunities to get in touch a broad range of companies. This is facilitated by well-known events like the STAR Management Week (SMW) and Erasmus Recruitment Days (ERD), the all-year round Erasmus Recruitment Platform (ERP) and through several smaller events.

Societal impact

At STAR we value society, that is why we support charity and give students the opportunity to get socially involved as well. Our main charity ‘Stichting de Opkikker’ is supported in numerous activities and committees like iCare and Reach Out complement our societal portfolio.

General Assembly of Members

Minutes Extraordinary General Assembly of Members 13-07-2016

Agenda General Assembly of Members 14-09-2016

Our Policy Documents

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 2016-2017:

Member Position
Atte Anema Chairman MSC FM 11-12
Bas Louwman Chairman STAR Board 13-14
Dan Beseda Internal MSC GM 12-13
Danique Rook Project Manager Master STAR Board 15-16
Floris Wesselink Project Manager Campus & Information Processes STAR Board 13-14
Julius Regeer Chairman STAR Management Week ’15
Klaas Hartmans Chairman MSC FM 15-16
Marieke Struijk Brand Manager STAR Board 14-15
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


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 2016-2017:

Member Position
Joël van Gilst Treasurer 35th STAR Board
Ron de Koning Treasurer 36th STAR Board
Sander van Vliet Treasurer 37th STAR Board
Laura Hendrickx Project Manager Bachelor 36th STAR Board
Mathew Dibble Project Manager Master 36th STAR Board
Okke Essing Treasurer 38th STAR Board

Our Annual Reports

2014 - 2015

2013 - 2014

2012 - 2013

2011 - 2012

2010 - 2011