Finance and Investments Advanced

The Master Study Club Finance and Investments Advanced (MSC FIA) functions as the link between FIA students and the University. In September 2016, RSM has launched this new finance master and the second cohort of students is represented by a group of 46 selected, ambitious students with 18 nationalities.

A key element of the program is the MBA-approach of lecturing; small, interactive classes taught by prestigious professors leading to a more personal atmosphere. Classes are highly interactive and very practical, leaving plenty of room for discussion. The program has a dedicated network of corporate partners, with whom we host several events such as in-house days and guest lectures. Besides advanced academic courses, the program offers customised career development sessions and coaching, to help students applying for internships. Students get to develop their personal, leadership, and ethics & stewardship skills and gain practical experience by working on (consultancy) cases.
One of the highlights of the year, organised by our Master Study Club, is the Study Trip to London, where we will visit numerous companies to work on cases and expand our network.

Besides studying hard, FIA students also like to party hard. This is an important reason for the existence of this study club. We are there to make sure there are plenty of fun events giving students the opportunity to relax and get to know each other even better during informal events.

If you are interested in organising events for your fellow students, strengthening your extra-curricular experience and fostering ties with the corporate world, then a part-time board year or committee as part of the Master Study Club Finance & Investments Advanced might be something for you! These are the positions we’re hiring:

Chairman
As chairman, you are the person who keeps an overview of all the activities and knows who is doing what at all times. Moreover, you are responsible for keeping your team motivated and inspired throughout the entire year. In addition, you will help your board to set goals and to stay on track to reach those goals. This is done by organising weekly meetings and, when necessary, have more personal contact. Besides that, you are responsible for staying in touch with all stakeholders, such as the departments of RSM and the STAR board. Furthermore, you try to be present at all activities organised by your board members. As chairman, you are a person who is organised, social, responsible and keeps his/her eyes on the goal.

An indication of hours per week:
Around 6 hours a week. However, if there are activities planned, this can increase a bit. As planning is mainly your responsibility, you can decide to plan time off during exam periods.

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The best way to truly learn about teamwork and how to reach self-set goals.

Commissioner of External Relations (2x)
As the Commissioner of External Relations, you are mainly responsible for the contact between the MSC and external parties, which are mainly companies. In general, the externals establish and maintain good connections and relations with companies the board is currently organising activities with. Moreover, they try to reach out to new companies as well. A proactive approach is especially necessary when it comes to international companies, which have offices abroad and offer job opportunities for our international students. You are able to ‘sell’ an event or exposure, to promote our students and to promote STAR to others! Furthermore, the externals will take care of setting up contracts. As external, you will meet a lot of recruiters, bring in your own ideas concerning recruiting activities and talk about the wishes and plans for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.

A good external is representative/professional, dedicated, punctual, convincing and timely. If you are willing to invest some time, you will build a strong network and gain plenty of job opportunities after your studies.

An indication of hours per week:
5 Hours per week on average. These hours can increase a bit when an event is coming up, while it will decrease towards exams. In the first month, you will have to do some travelling to meet the recruiters and visit the companies.

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Great way to get into contact with recruiters, enhance your future job opportunities, and to create a network.

Commissioner of Internal Activities and Treasurer
The Commissioner of Internal Relations is responsible for organising and facilitating social as well as educational events. These activities are aimed at enriching student’s social and educational experience by providing opportunities to engage on a social, as well as an academic level with their peers. Examples of such events can be social drinks, dinners, activities and skills improvement lectures. Moreover, the internal is responsible for maintaining communication with the Master students of his/her program via different channels.

Furthermore, you are the one responsible for the budget. Together with your board members, you will make a budget for the year to set a direction for your team. During the year, you should update your financial position and discuss with your team how to spend your revenues.

An indication of hours per week:
Hours can vary considerably, depending on the time of year and corresponding activities. In general, 4 hours per week should be sufficient. Please keep in mind that on occasion you may be required to manage or assist in an event, which might entail being available an entire day.

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An excellent opportunity to improve your teamwork as well as organisational skills.

Study Trip Coordinator
As the Study Trip Coordinator, you will be responsible for organising the study trip. You will recruit your own committee. In your role as chairman of this committee, your tasks will consist of planning meetings, guiding your committee, maintaining contact with external parties, and making decisions about the project. As the Study Trip Coordinator, you will closely cooperate with the Department and Academic Director of your MSc program, which makes it very interesting and educational.

An indication of hours per week:
5 hours per week. The workflow varies, with some peaks during the recruitment period of the committee, the period of contacting companies, and the trip itself. However, you can plan everything yourself, which makes it is easy to combine the position with your studies.

Quote:
Great way to improve your practical skills and network, while making lots of friends.

Interested in one of these positions? Apply now via recruitment.rsmstar.nl!
Application deadline: July 29th

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