Help your association to organize a great variety of events and activities and make the TU/e community better. Work together with other students so many can enjoy your work. Join a committee so that you can spend a few hours a week setting up the most exciting activities and events on campus.
- Organise fun and educational activities
- Collaborate with different people
- Contact different companies
- Learn how to make budgets
- Work on promotional material
- Develop your soft skills
Get the best out of your association and your student time. Work with a small group of other students to achieve great things and take your association to the next level. Do you want to lead your association, and do you have more time at your disposal, then a board year is right for you.
- Manage an association
- Lead committees
- Manage the bookkeeping
- Expand the vision of the association
- Represent your association
- Be responsible for external affairs
- Expand your professional network
Move the future closer to the present. Work together with your team to achieve the newest high-tech solutions or become the world champion in your field, working together in close relationship with the high-tech industries in and around Eindhoven.
- Innovate with new ideas
- Apply your theoretical knowledge
- Work in multidisciplinary teams
- Lead your team to great successes
- Work with sponsors & companies
- Participate in contests & challenges
The past 1,5 year, Corona has caused a dent within the TU/e community. A large amount of physical student activities had to be cancelled or moved to an online setting. With the pandemic hopefully coming to an end soon, next academic year will all be about rebuilding the TU/e community. We need you for that! Being an active member greatly helps the TU/e community. Our campus can only be lively again with the help of many students who each put in a few hours.
Why for you?
Being active within an association or student team helps you make new friends and is always a lot of fun. Besides it being fun, and great for the TU/e community, extra-curricular activities will help you with with your career developments. Don't believe us? Listen then to the people with experiences below to understand the importance of these activities!
How can I come into action?
If you want more information about doing something extra during your student time don’t feel afraid to reach out to us via Instagram. Throughout the year a variety of events will be organized to know more about the extra-curricular activities present within the TU/e. If you already know in which association you want to become active or which student team you want to join you can also reach out to the association or student team.
How much time does it cost?
Being active does not mean that you cannot graduate nominally. A committee can easily be done next to your study as it only takes a few hours a week. A board function can range from a few hours to a full-time function depending on the size of the association. A student team generally means more work than a committee member although it is possible to study besides your work within a student team.
Student & alumni stories
Ever wondered what the experience is like being part of extra curricular activities besides your study as a student? Read all about the student & alumni experiences and what you can achieve by doing something XTRA besides your study. Click on each student or alumni to read the full interview and get a grasp the entire experience.
"I was hesitant to join committee because I was afraid of the commitment as I wanted to have freedom. Then I realized that as long as you make expectations clear and communicate how many hours you would like to invest then you will benefit a lot."
“In the Netherlands, there’s an association for everything. You’ll hopefully connect with some people that have similar interests as you and I recommend it. Because why not?"
Marijn van der Steen
"I feel you learn to become more entrepreneurial as doing a board year is similar to running a mini company. You learn to talk and act professionally to different groups of people and to collaborate with them."
"Mail the association you are interested in and ask them to join an activity. Most associations will be happy to let you in. If you are interested in multiple associations, join an activity for each and see which one you would like the most."
“If you are doubting whether you should join or not, go see it and try it out. Maybe you will find your place there. If you don't like it just look elsewhere. There are plenty of associations so you will definitely find somewhere you belong.”
How can I come in action?
So how can I join a committee, become board or become part of a student team? This is arranged by the association or student team you want to become active at! If you are not So have a look at the community page to find the association/student team you want to or are already part of and contact them for more information! Go to community pages.
If you want more information about doing something extra during your student time don’t feel afraid to reach out to us. We have an instagram page where you can be updated about everything we do throughout the year. You can reach out with any question to us via Direct Message on instagram as well.