International Research Project Committee

International Research Project Committee

The International Research Project (IRP) is our most comprehensive project and offers students the possibility to develop leadership skills and put theory into practice while gaining international experience during a trip where they conduct market research. 

Each year, six consultancy companies are created and participate in this project, each deciding on its own research destination and hence distinguishing IRP from other research projects. Within a diverse team, students get the chance to go to an exciting destination during the summer for 3 – 6 weeks to conduct high-end research. Among previous destinations were Australia, India, China, Vietnam, Canada, Turkey, Brazil and the USA. 

The International Research Project Committee consists of six members, each responsible for one of the research teams when traveling abroad. Altogether, the main tasks of the IRP Committee include the promotion of the IRP, the successful acquisition of the projects and the preparation and execution of the different researches. Besides that, the committee also is in charge of the recruitment and selection of the participants (November-December), as well as organizing an IRP weekend for all participants. 

Please note that a personal fee applies to cover part of the travel expenses.

Details

  • Who: Bachelor 2, 3 and Master students
  • Workload: Part-time (12 - 16 hours/week)
  • Duration: October ‘16 – October ‘17
  • Language: EN and/or NL
  • Extended deadline:  2nd of October

Positions

  • Chairman
    The Chairman functions as an intermediary between the board and the committee, being the contact person for the Project Coordinator and Treasurer of the MAEUR board. Among the responsibilities of a chairman are scheduling and leading committee and participants meetings, monitoring the tasks of each individual committee member and participant, and coordinating the overall planning processes.
  • External Relations Coordinator (2x)
    The External Relations Coordinators are responsible for the acquisition of companies, an activity crucial to the success of the IRP. This includes leading the contact with the companies and being responsible for the content of the acquisition brochure. Other tasks consist of organizing sales training for participants and making weekly acquisition schedules.
  • Research Coordinator
    The Research Coordinator is responsible for the research conducted by participants as well as for the end result of the research proposals, including both their format and quality. Additionally, the Research Coordinator is the direct contact person of the professor who is guiding the IRP, ensuring smooth communication.
  • Marketing Coordinator
    The Marketing Coordinator is responsible for marketing and promoting the International Research Project. Among the tasks of the Marketing Coordinator are developing an attractive campaign for both students and companies, creating an acquisition brochure and a program booklet, as well as posters, flyers, presentations and keeping the website up to date.
  • Participants Coordinator
    The Participants Coordinator is responsible for all the communication with applicants during the recruitment period, as well as the scheduling and preparation of interviews. During the project, the Participants Coordinator is the main contact person for all participants, keeping in touch with them regarding the progress of the projects. Other tasks include the organization of the IRP weekend, taking place at the end of January and all other social activities related to IRP.

Application process
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