Are you ready to Learn, Grow and Excel?

Are you ready for your next challenge? Do you want to work in a team with fellow students to organize great events? Do you want to develop yourself both personally and professionally and make new friends? Applications for the STAR Board and Erasmus Recruitment Board are open!





Recruitment Brochures

STAR Board (Nederlands)

STAR Board (English)

Erasmus Recruitment Board (English)

Erasmus Recruitment Board (Nederlands)

Recruitment Periods

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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?
This is definitely possible! We can totally imagine that you still have questions after reading this page and our recruitment brochure.

Therefore, we can schedule a 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 the Erasmus Recruitment Board or the STAR Management Week;
  • a former STAR Board Member / full-timer.

Reach out, to schedule a coffee

What does a STAR Board year entail?
This is a very good, yet broad and difficult to answer question. We have some tips to familiarize yourself with the ins-and-outs:

Is it possible to do a full-time year, when I have a study delay, i.e. can I finish open courses during a full-time year?
The short answer: Yes.

The longer answer: 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)?
Yes, when you become a full-timer a financial compensation is possible. This is two-part:

  1. You receive a monthly allowance which covers basic expenses, that way we compensate for a loss of other income.
  2. 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?
That is an excellent question. The table below explains the key differences.

Acquisition phase X X
Focus on long-term strategy X
Global consultancy focus
Organizes own events X X
Work towards a specific project X
Europe’s largest on campus recruitment event X
Recruit your own students X
Direct people management X X
Stakeholder management X X
Months full-time 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?
This definitely still is possible. However, since last year onwards the structure of the Case Competition and Case Society will alter. Read more information about this in our information brochure.

What is the difference between becoming a full-timer at STAR versus e.g. doing an internship?
This is a very good, yet broad and difficult to answer question. We have some tips to familiarize yourself with the ins-and-outs:

  • Read the information on this page
  • Read general information about STAR (e.g. our Policy)
  • Read our information brochures
  • Schedule a coffee, to talk to us (or our predecessors).
  • 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?
Being a full-timer at STAR equals a workload of at least 40 hours per week.

  • 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.

How to apply?

It is time to challenge yourself and apply for a board year at STAR! Find out which steps you should take to become an Boardie at this page.

1. Find out which board fits you best!
2. Apply online

Applying for a Board is really easy! You can apply online through by filling in your details.

3. Interview rounds

We will schedule multiple interviews with you to get to know you better.

4. Congratulations!

If you applied for a Board, we will call you during the weeks after the Recruitment Period to inform whether you are selected or not.

RSM's Dean Ansgar Richter about STAR

RSM Dean Ansgar Richter about joining the STAR Board:

“Time spent at university as a student isn’t only for acquiring knowledge, or for specialising in your skills. And it’s not just for preparing for a job or for your career.

In fact, one of the fundamental goals of your academic education is so you can develop yourself personally. You will learn how to think critically, to take responsibility, and how you can become a force for positive change in the world. It might not be obvious to you right now, but in fact a lot of your personal development takes place outside of the classroom. Student life is where you can first try out your new self-awareness, your sense of responsibility, and your critical thinking among your peers.

This is why student associations are a vital part of your university life and your university education. There is lifelong benefit to making this part of your life while you are at university. If you have the opportunity to serve in one of the board positions in the STAR Association, then take it. You should seriously consider applying because I am convinced that it offers great opportunities.

With my best regards,
Ansgar Richter
Dean Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University”

Ansgar Richter