What an honour to be chosen as the STAR of the Month! Thank you very much.
My name is Perrine and I am currently a second year International Business Administration student. After having joined a student association in my first year, I wanted to further develop myself and started looking for additional opportunities. I applied at STAR at the end of my first year and was honoured to be asked to join the Erasmus Recruitment Platform committee!
As the Marketing Manager of the Erasmus Recruitment Platform, I am responsible for raising awareness about and promoting the platform amongst students. I design Facebook posts and promotional materials, promote the platform both online and on campus, work on the mailings, and more! In addition, I sometimes join the Commercials at networking events and meetings with companies. The things I’ve learned so far range from working with design programs, Salesforce and Mail chimp to working directly with companies and networking at events.
The Erasmus Recruitment Platform is a great and unique opportunity. Rather than organizing an event, we operate all year-round to provide students with job offers, internships, recruitment events and career advice. We work closely with the Erasmus Recruitment Days and other STAR and EFR committees as well as the boards of both associations, as the platform is a joined project. In addition, as it is such a new but rising project, it is like working at a fast-growing start-up.
As great as the things I’ve learned and the experiences I’ve gained are, the social part of the committee is just as, if not more, important to me. My committee members have become some of my closest friends, and I wouldn’t have wanted to miss them for the world. We see each other on a daily basis to work on the platform, but to hang out as well. From weekly dinners with the committee to drinks with other active members, I’ve met so many great people. STAR is one big family, and I couldn’t be happier about being a part of it.
I’d recommend becoming an active member at STAR to anyone. STAR offers you the chance to further develop yourself and work in an international and diverse environment, as well as lots of fun.
If you have any questions about the Erasmus Recruitment Platform or STAR in general, please feel free to ask me!
Perrine van Loef
Erasmus Recruitment Platform 2016-2017