external affairs Officer

As the External Affairs Officer you are responsible for all the contact that takes place with companies. Contact with companies will be done in two different ways: warm or cold.


A warm contact is a company that has signed a contract, and is therefore a partner of our association. You have to make sure the partner is satisfied, and all actions are implemented you agreed upon in your contract. This will take more of your time than you would imagine; making contracts, adapting the pieces on the website (together with the Secretary) and stay in touch with the recruiters are examples of what you will be working on during a day.


Your second task is cold acquisition, which means that you will try to arrange new partnerships with the companies that are interesting for the members of the association, and interesting companies for the activities the association organizes. During summer, you plan a lot of summer talks with (new) companies, to discuss the different cooperation possibilities.


Aside of the contact with companies, there are more important function specific tasks. In practice, you will also help the External Affairs Officers of the committees with their company contacts. For example, you will advise them on how to approach a company. Besides being responsible for the acquisition for Asset | International Business & Management, you are also responsible for the acquisition for Asset Tilburg. All external affairs officers of the different Asset departments meet regularly in the Acquisition Meeting. Together with them you discuss faculty-wide career activities, like the Asset Inhouse Days and the Master Experience Days. As an External Affairs Officer, you will be responsible for organizing these events together with your colleagues, which is nice since you also get a connection with board members of other associations.


You will also spent a lot of time on general board tasks. Together with the other board members you think of the policy for Asset | International Business & Management, you coordinate some (in)formal committees, have contact with the active members, and arrange events or work on other projects of the board.


As you can see, the tasks of an External Affairs Officer are very diverse. You will have a lot of contact with recruiters, which is interesting, and besides that, you can learn a lot about how to become more professional in your communication.
You can find an example of a week in the life of the External Affairs Officer below:

Monday Morning IB&M board meeting
  Afternoon Activities Committee meeting
  Evening Informal Activity with Consultancy Days Committee
Tuesday Morning Check email, mail companies' recruiters
  Afternoon

Contacting companies, updating vacancies on the website

Working on the tasks assigned to me

  Evening Attending a birthday party 
Wednesday Morning

Meetings, Calling appointments with recruiters.

  Afternoon

Finishing design constitution cards

Trampoline Dodgeball event (Sports Committee)

  Evening Free evening, watching Netflix with roommates
Thursday Morning

Contacting companies, updating CRM system

Meeting with Sports Committee

  Afternoon

Meeting with Michel

Asset Acquisition Meeting (Meeting with all Externals)

  Evening Cycling Dinner and Monthly drink of Asset IB&M
Friday Morning

Finishing my tasks

Filling in the board agenda for Monday

  Afternoon

Weekly board lunch

Meeting with IB&More committee

Cleaning the Asset IB&M rooms

  Evening Free; weekend!


Do you want more information about being an External Affairs Officer? Contact us at externalaffairs@asset-ibm.nl for more information. Do you want to read about the experiences of the current External Affairs Officer? Read here.

How to apply?
To be able to apply please hand in your motivation letter and curriculum vitae. In your motivation letter you should indicate why you would like to join the board and how you feel you can contribute to the future of Asset | International Business & Management in general. Additionally, elaborate on the function you prefer and why you feel you are the right person, in particular, for this function. You can also indicate a second preference and give reasons why this function will suit you as well. You can apply by sending an email with your CV and motivation letter to vice-chairman@asset-ibm.nl

Deadline for application is November 25 23:59.

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