Board year at MAK Mentorship System
A board year at MAK is a unique opportunity to challenge yourself to the fullest! So, do you consider yourself proactive, enthusiastic and are you eager to learn? Are you ready for a great experience as (full-time) board member, and do you want to boost your CV? Then apply for a board position at MAK Supported by Asset!
MAK is the mentorship system of Tilburg School of Economics and Management. MAK supported by Asset focusses on study support, study orientation, introduction activities, and mentoring. MAK consists of 30 enthusiastic volunteers lead by dedicated board members. During a board year, you will be responsible for the organization of several great activities, cooperation with Tilburg University, study associations, and the management of approximately thirty extremely motivated students via committees and various activities.
General MAK Board responsibilities
As a board member of MAK you carry a lot of responsibilities. MAK is a unique organization with great empowerment, since our organizational structure allows us to make decisions without the involvement of a nationwide board or other departments. The board represents MAK towards their members, the university, the advisory council, alumni, and all other (student) organizations. Being a MAK board member is a big honor, but this also brings a lot of responsibilities. Together with your fellow board members, you are responsible for all activities and events organized by MAK. As a board member of MAK, you will coordinate several committees who will organize various activities. Coordinating these committees means that you will keep an eye on the progress of the committee and make sure that the quality of the activity is guaranteed. Together with your fellow board members, you are responsible for the general policy of MAK and you will cope with various complexities regarding MAK. Also, the well-being of MAKkers and the general atmosphere within the group are part of the social responsibilities of being a board member at MAK. We want to emphasize on the fact that all board members carry these responsibilities, and therefore all board positions have common challenges and tasks.
Rewards of a MAK Board Member
It goes without saying that being a MAK board member is very rewarding. A board year offers you the opportunities to develop yourself in a broad sense. You will find yourself in many challenging situations and there will be many opportunities to develop and improve various skills (i.e. presenting, personal effectiveness, discussing, stress-management, cooperating, etc.). Besides, you will get to know yourself very well during a board year, which is very valuable for your future career. At MAK, a professional coach will guide you through team workshops and personal conversations, to improve the collaboration of the board and to stimulate the personal development of board members. Furthermore, you will gain insights in how to work in a large professional environment like Tilburg University, which has many dependencies. Also, you will get to know a lot of new people which can be very valuable for your network. Besides these rewards, a board position at a professional organization forms a valuable addition on your CV. Prior board members have had an advantage at major employers in the Netherlands, when applying for a job! Likewise, experiences of a board year will provide you with a lot of examples of situations to use in job interviews. Last but not least, doing a board year at MAK is an amazing and fun experience!
As a MAK board member, you are an employee of the Education Support Team of Tilburg School of Economics and Management (TiSEM). Therefore, you will receive a financial compensation.
As a general board member various qualities are required, which are listed below.
- You have good (non)-verbal communication skills;
- You are able to coordinate the organization of large-scale events;
- You have sufficient social skills;
- You are a team player;
- You are able to motivate your fellow board members and MAKkers;
- You are stress resistant;
- You have a structured way of working;
- You have a proactive attitude;
- You are fully committed to serve MAK.
Now you know about the general responsibilities, rewards and requirements it might be interesting to have a look at the specific board positions.
Interested in a board year at MAK?
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for an introducing coffee to elaborate more about doing a board year at MAK.
What is the application procedure?
You have to apply via a motivation letter (English) and CV. You will have to communicate this via email@example.com.
Make sure that in your application letter:
- You motivate your decision to apply for a board year;
- You motivate why you want to do a board year at MAK;
- You mention your qualities and capabilities;
- You motivate why you are suitable for a board position at MAK;
- At the end of your letter you can denote your preferences within the four board positions.
Subsequently, you will be invited for your first application interview in which your capabilities will be tested. If necessary, a second application interview will be conducted. Eventually, you will be contacted about the results of these selection processes.
If you have any questions in the meantime, you can always contact one of our current board members for more information via firstname.lastname@example.org or drop by at the MAK room (E111).
Job description: Chairman of MAK Mentorship System - Supported by Asset
As the Chairman of MAK, you are responsible for the internal and external communication. You are the contact person for several student organizations, within TiSEM the Education Support Team, International Office, and for all volunteers at MAK, ‘MAKkers’. Furthermore, as chairman of MAK, writing policy and strategic plans is one of your main tasks. Also, you will be part of the General Board of Asset and are responsible for a good cooperation with Asset. Good written and verbal skills are important. For this function, it is important that you are capable of keeping the overview, you need leadership skills, and finally, you need social skills and the capability to listen to others.
For more information about MAK and the MAK board, please contact the current Chairman, Eveline Huckriede, (email@example.com), or one of the other board members.
Job description: Vice-Chairman of MAK Mentorship System - Supported by Asset
As the Vice-Chairman of MAK, you are responsible for tasks related to our PASS Mentoring Program (guiding TiSEM Bachelor students) and the Introduction period. This requires leadership skills, innovative skills, planning skills and stress-resistance. These skills are needed when you organize events such as the MAK Introduction Day, which takes place in the introduction period and embodies all TiSEM freshmen. Furthermore, you are responsible for the organization of several mentor-related events such as the TiSEM lunch and the TiSEM beer cantus. Besides these activities, you will help the Chairman of MAK with writing policy and deciding on the long-term strategy of the organization.
For more information about MAK and the MAKboard, please contact Joël Repko or Rick Leusink via firstname.lastname@example.org, or one of the other board members.
Job description: Educational Affairs at MAK Mentorship System - Supported by Asset
The main tasks of the Educational Affairs of MAK are related to educational support, study information and orientation activities. On the one hand, you are responsible for the organization of the tutorships and private coaching for TiSEM students. This requires an orderly way of working and eye for detail. You will also organize large scale events that require planning skills and stress resistance. These events are Student for a Day, a two day event for 500 prospective students that takes place twice a year, and the Program Introduction, which takes place in the introduction period for all TiSEM freshmen (bachelor and master). Due to this educational related portfolio, you will remain contact with numerous people within Tilburg University.
For more information about MAK and the MAKboard, please contact the current Educational Affairs, Joël Repko (email@example.com) or one of the other board members.
Job description: Treasurer at MAK Mentorship System - Supported by Asset
As the Treasurer of MAK, you are responsible for all financial concerns of MAK. This includes determining budgets, maintaining the financial situation throughout the year and writing the annual report. This means that you are financially involved in all activities organized by MAK. As the Treasurer, you will be translating ideas and policy to budgets. Furthermore, you are responsible for the acquisition and contact with sponsors and partners. You are also responsible for all internal social activities. As the treasurer of MAK you need good negotiation skills, accuracy, and a structured and orderly way of working.
For more information about MAK and the MAKboard, please contact the current Treasurer, Rick Leusink (firstname.lastname@example.org), or one of the other board members.