Join SAM!

Besides having a board, student party SAM has many committees, where you can contribute to a better university. If you have ideas and want to be active outside of your curriculum, don’t hesitate to send us a message or come by in oyr office at E206!

Campaign and visibility

The C&V committee is considered one of the most important committees within SAM. During the first semester this committee focuses on increasing the brand awareness of SAM. This is done through brainstorming about-and creating unique and creative visibility stunts. Think of our visibility days, the posters around campus and cool gadgets to give to students. From January onwards the main focus will be the elections. With your committee you will brainstorm about the ways in which SAM can stand out as a party during the election period. You and the rest of the committee will form an essential part of the method to lead SAM to victory in 2020. The time spent on this committee is about one to two hours a week.  The meetings will take place once in every 2 weeks. In this committee you will learn important soft skills such as presentation skills, meetings, persuasion and marketings technics. You will also learn how best to approach people for voting and how to draw up a campaign plan.

Think tank

The purpose of this committee is to give students the opportunity to talk about the university at a substantive level. As a member of this committee you will give your input on matters we are working on in the council and you will indicate what you encounter at the university as a student. You will also use surveys and polls a number of times a year to gather students’ opinions on a wide range of subjects. You will also organise a number of think tanks in which we will discuss important current issues with a group of students. This committee will meet once every two weeks. You can count on a time commitment of about one hour per week. In this committee you will learn to study and discuss policy documents, to draw up surveys and to gather the opinions of the Tilburg students.

Acquisition

Sponsor funds are an important source of income for the SAM group. As a member of the acquisition committee you will start collecting this income. You will talk to companies to see what is possible in the field of sponsorship. You learn to approach opportunities with a commercial institution and to sell your ideas to companies in exchange for sponsorship. You will meet with this committee during the first week of every month in which the acquisition meetings are divided. Then you can count on approximately 1-2 hours a week. We are looking for people with a quick chat and a sales-oriented approach. 

Internal

The internal committee is responsible for the bonding of the SAM family. This committee is installed to keep all committee members active and involved and to create bonds within and amongst the committees. You will organize a number of drinks/parties as well as a team bonding activity for every committee. This is an excellent committee to meet lots of new people from all over the student life in Tilburg. This committee is perfect for you if you are social, extroverted, love a good chat and of course- love to party. This committee will meet once every two weeks. You will learn to design and implement a team building activity, build on your social skills and expand your social network during this year. 

International

One point where Tilburg University and many of the other universities in the Netherlands need to improve significantly is the integration of international and exchange students into university and student life. As a member of this committee you are working on improving this integration. You are the point of contact for the international students in Tilburg and you brainstorm along about ways to make the process run more smoothly. You think about the problems an international student encounters and help to solve them. During the year you will also organize a number of events that are orientated around internationalisation: think of symposia or integration activities. It is important for this committee that you recognize problems quickly and start working on them in a solution-oriented way. The working language of this committee will be English. It is therefore important that you speak English at a good level. This is an excellent committee to further develop these qualities. Furthermore, you will learn important soft skills such as working together, meeting, creative thinking etc. from the work in a committee. You will meet approximately once in the 2-3 weeks. Do you have experience with the problems that an international in Tilburg runs into or would you like to help these students with their integration in Tilburg? Then apply for a place in the international committee!

Events

As a member of the events committee you will help organise a number of major events during the year, both at and outside the university. These events range from serious events such as the ‘teacher of the year election’ to big parties such as ‘night of the profs’. You will have enormous space from us to come up with your own ideas for new activities or adaptations to the current events. With this committee you get the unique opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the organization of large events and to really let your light shine on them. For this committee you will meet on average once every two weeks, but just before and during the events you will obviously be a bit busier. As a member of this committee you will develop yourself in the field of organisation, but also in the field of cooperation, initiative, creative thinking, etc. 

Multimedia

As a member of the Multimedia Committee, you are responsible for the creation of social media posts. You can let your creative spirit run free to entertain the Tilburg students and inform them about the things that are going on at the university. You will meet with your committee once every two-three weeks and you can count on spending about half an hour a week with this committee. You will learn to deal with design programs such as InDesign and to communicate important things to all students in a creative way. Furthermore, you will learn essential soft skills such as meeting, collaboration, initiative and creative thinking in an accessible way.

Newsletter

As a member of the Multimedia Committee, you are responsible for the creation of social media posts. You can let your creative spirit run free to entertain the Tilburg students and inform them about the things that are going on at the university. You will meet with your committee once every two-three weeks and you can count on spending about half an hour a week with this committee. You will learn to deal with design programs such as InDesign and to communicate important things to all students in a creative way. Furthermore, you will learn essential soft skills such as meeting, collaboration, initiative and creative thinking in an accessible way.