Students look for internships and jobs, and companies look for new talent to hire. They can connect at the STAR Management Week, from 27 October until 12 November 2021. The two-week event includes more than 80 activities, with more than 50 speakers and 70 companies. The annual STAR Management Week is the biggest off-campus business recruitment and orientation event organised by students of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), who are active members of study association STAR.

This year’s theme is ‘shape your ambition’. Every student, at every stage in their academic career is looking for their next step in shaping their ambition. The STAR Management Week gives students the opportunity to talk to and discuss trending business topics with inspiring guests. The two-week event aims to help students to find in which industry their interests lie, an internship during their bachelor or master programme, a traineeship, or a first full-time job. The wide variety of activities cover three pillars: career, academic, and social.

The career activities aim to help students discover different fields of business, explore job application tips, and connect with recruiters. Academic activities have two purposes: academic development and skills needed to succeed in the business world. This includes inspirational activities with CEOs, founders, and directors of reputable businesses. The social activities connect students to fellow students at unique locations in Rotterdam, which is much needed after a year and a half of online meetings only.

Post-Covid recruitment trends

After a year of online recruitment, companies and HR recruiters are also looking forward to seeing new hires and students face to face again. The pandemic has called for the flexibility of both employers and employees, as more and more took place in a remote setting. The travel and leisure industry have taken a hit while AI and software firms have flourished, creating a change in employee demand. This is one of the things students will discover at the career event.

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STAR Management Week 

STAR Management Week is one of the largest business and recruitment events of the Benelux, taking place both on- and off-campus. The event aims to build a bridge between companies and students to find an internship, a traineeship, or even a job. It is also an opportunity for students to attend one of the orientation events to explore various industries and companies, and join inspiring speaker events with leaders in business and other keynote speakers. 

This 35th edition will take place from 27 October until 12 November 2021. In these two weeks, there will be more than 50 speakers and 70 companies represented during the more than 80 activities.

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

For more information about RSM or this release, please contact Erika Harriford-McLaren, communications manager for RSM, on +31 10 408 2877 or by email at

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