In this section we answer the most frequently asked questions. Is your question not here? Reach out, we are happy to help you!
Can I talk to someone to get more information about going full-time?
Therefore, we can schedule a (virtual) coffee with you to tell you the ins-and-outs of becoming a full-timer at STAR. We can set you up with:
- a current STAR Board Member;
- a current STAR full-timer from STAR Erasmus Consulting or the Erasmus Recruitment Days;
- a former STAR Board Member / full-timer.
What does a STAR Board year entail?
Is it possible to do a full-time year, when I have a study delay (e.g. because of the current corona-crisis), i.e. can I finish open courses during a full-time year?
The longer answer: We understand that you face a lot of uncertainty about your study progress at this time. Being a study association, STAR always prioritizes your study above anything else.
In the past, and also during this Board year, there have always been students who did not yet complete their Bachelor, or were still in their second year. Being a STAR full-timer, you work on specific project, and you can schedule your own time. We will help you to create a schedule in which you can both focus on your study, and develop yourself by becoming a full-timer at STAR.
Is financial compensation available (as a full-timer)?
- You receive a monthly allowance which covers basic expenses, that way we compensate for a loss of other income.
- If you are not following any courses you can be exempted from your tuition fees for one year. This means you are still entitled to free public transport, a government loan, and do not have to pay your tuition fee.
However, it is important to note that becoming a full-timer is mostly an investment in the future. During a full-time year you will learn heaps of hard- and soft-skills that allow you to develop yourself. Hence, the financial compensation offered by STAR is lower than working a full-time job.
What are the main differences between the full-time options?
|Focus on long-term strategy||X|
|Global consultancy focus||X|
|Organizes own events||X||X|
|Work towards a specific project||X||X|
|Europe’s largest on campus recruitment event||X|
|Recruit your own students||X||X|
|Direct people management||X||X||X|
|Months full-time||12 months||12 months||8 months|
If you want to know the ins-and-outs, please contact us.
Is it not possible any more to apply for the Case Competition or Case Society?
What is the difference between becoming a full-timer at STAR versus e.g. doing an internship?
- Read the information on this page
- Read general information about STAR (e.g. our Policy)
- Read our information brochure
- Schedule a coffee, to talk to us (or our predecessors) through a (virtual) chat.
- Contact us, if you have any other questions
There are some key differences between becoming a full-timer at STAR versus doing a e.g. an internship. During a call, we’d be happy to explain these to you in person. In the end, it all depends on how you want to develop yourself.
How much time does doing a full-time year cost?
- For the STAR Board: when becoming a Board member you work from 9am-5pm every working day. Besides this there a numerous fun evening activities that you will attend. You are the face of the association. You will start full-time by the end of July (after a part-time introduction/transition period). Your board year ends exactly one year later.
- For Erasmus Recruitment: as part of Erasmus Recruitment you will work from 9am-5pm. This will start at the EFR office, and later you will move to the STAR office. That way you can fully experience two different associations. When the Days are approaching your workload will increase and you will make longer days. You will start part-time in July, and become a full-timer in August. Your year ends in Mid-March.
- For the STAR Erasmus Consulting board: also for the SEC Board you will work from 9am-5pm every working day. In the beginning of the year the board focusses on acquiring interesting projects; after which you will recruit your own consultants. Next there is a period of desk research, which is followed by field research abroad. All this is concluded in August the next year.