Please note that the committee recruitment period for 2021/22 is over. 

As a member of the IRP committee, you will be responsible for creating and leading a research project in a developing country. In the second semester, your committee will recruit additional research consultants with whom you will perform desk and field research relevant to your research topic. And yes - field research also entails that your team will organize a 2-week trip to gather data in the country in question!

You will:

  • undertake meaningful research in the area of development/policy economics

  • lead a team of about 15-20 research consultants

  • take care of the entire planning process, such as the financials and logistics

  • influence the program of the trip and be responsible for it

  • write a report about the research

  • organize events related to development economics at the university

  • plan additional fun social activities 

The committee work will take 6-12 hours per week. Interested? Reach out to our Development Economics Commissioner!


As part of the External Committee, you will take care of:

  • Establishing partnerships with many interesting companies and organizations

  • Setting up in-house days with big companies and public sector institutions

  • Organizing guest lectures and career-oriented events

  • Maintaining good relationships with staff at Erasmus University, as you collaborate on official recruitment events on campus

If you want to reach out to companies, search for prominent speakers, and prepare in-house days, then apply to become a member of the External Committee!

The committee will take you around 3-4 hours per week. If you want to know more about the External Committee or if have any other questions, please send an e-mail to Femme, our Commissioner of External Affairs.


The Academic Committee is tasked with:

  • Planning educational events with esteemed speakers

  • Arranging exciting social events for AEclipse members

  • Organizing the National Economics Olympiad (NEO): 

    • Selecting a speaker for the keynote lecture

    • Contacting academics and economists to participate in the event

    • Finding corporate sponsors

    • Assisting in event promotion with the Marketing Committee


Members of the Academic Committee get to expand their network among economists and businesses through the organization of events. They will also get the opportunity to be responsible for planning their own events.

Committee work takes approximately 3-6 hours per week. This time will vary depending on if there is an upcoming event. If you have any further questions, please contact Jonah, our Commissioner of Internal Affairs.


The Marketing Committee plays a key role in maintaining and further improving the brand image of the association. 


As part of this committee, you take care of:

  • The marketing of all kinds of events to students

  • Writing blog posts and conducting interesting interviews with professors and alumni 

  • Creating new designs and promotional materials

  • Keeping our website and social media up to date

  • Analyzing our past events via surveys to improve our upcoming events 

The committee will take you approximately 2-4 hours a week. However, keep in mind that the workload varies throughout the year. In case you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Theresa, our Vice President & Secretary


AEclipse organizes the Erasmus Thesis Project (ETP), a very prestigious thesis competition. In cooperation with the Department of Economics, we guide final-year bachelor students in the process of writing a good quality thesis. Eventually, the best thesis is rewarded with a monetary prize and the everlasting honor of writing the best Economics thesis of the year.

The project starts around April and ends in September.

The committee members are responsible for:

  • Promoting the project among students in close collaboration with the Marketing Committee

  • Contacting external parties

  • Organizing the workshops, pub lectures, and the final ceremony in Rotterdam’s beautiful city hall


The committee work will take 1-3 hours per week. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Tamarah, our Treasurer


As part of the City Trip Committee, you will organize our annual city trip within Europe. 


You will be involved in:

  • Deciding on the destination of the 4-day long trip

  • Planning out the logistics and working with a budget

  • Coming up with a fun and exciting set of social activities during the trip 

This is a great opportunity for students to interact in a more relaxed environment, while also discovering new places and cultures.

The committee will take you approximately 2-3 hours a week. Do you want to know more about this committee or AEclipse in general? Do not hesitate to contact Tobias, our President


Have a question about committees?