Selection Committee 2022-2023

Sara Bijl ● Marketing Officer 2020-2021


My name is Sara and I was the Marketing Officer for the 72nd Board of Aureus. My board year was a little different than usual (due to COVID restrictions all year), but nevertheless, one of the better years of my student career. During our board year, there was a perfect mix of project management and operational and strategic tasks. The skills and self-development during this year really helped me to figure out what I wanted to do after the board year as well as be able to identify my strengths and weaknesses. This allows you to create a strong basis for your possible future endeavours.

Apart from the professional experience you will gain, there are also plenty of opportunities to create fun memories during the parties and social activities! And of course the friendships that you create during this year will last you a lifetime! As you might have guessed, I would recommend a board year to everyone! It’s the perfect combination of work and fun, and it’s an experience that you will never forget!

Are you still interested in doing a board year for one of the largest study associations in the Netherlands but still have questions? Don’t hesitate to contact us! We are more than happy to chat with you and answer all your burning questions over a cup of coffee.

Please feel free to reach out to me through LinkedIn for any questions you have!

Dion in ‘t Veld ● Digital Systems Officer 2020-2021

Hey you!

My name is Dion in ‘t Veld and I was the Digital Systems Officer of the 72nd board of Aureus. Last summer I finished my master’s degree in Marketing and currently I am working as general manager at Brasserie NeL in the city center. You are probably reading this page because you are interested in doing a board year, but you are not sure what it completely consists of. I think a board year will be great for everyone in developing many skills such as leadership, communication, structuring, scheduling, etc., etc. I am more than happy to help you with all the questions you have regarding doing this amazing year with this amazing association. If you want to have an orienting meeting or any help with your application, just add me on LinkedIn or ask one of the current board members for my phone number!

Kind regards,

Dion in ‘t Veld

Please feel free to reach out to me through LinkedIn for any questions you have!

Tim van Willigenburg ●  HR Officer 2020-2021

Hi guys!

My name is Tim and I was the HR Officer of the 72th Aureus Board. At the moment, I am working as Change Consultant at SeederDeBoer. Currently, I am still living in the city where I did my BSc and MSc, and one of the best cities in the world: Amsterdam.

Doing a board year was the best decision I made during my studies. I would love to tell you more about my experiences and the lessons that I learned during this fantastic year. This is a great oppurtunity to develop yourself in a personal and professional way. You will improve your communication, leadership and organization skills by working together with your board and several committees. Besides this, you will get very close with an inspriring group of motivated people, whom you can consider as close friends afterwards. During my board year, I discovered my main strengths and this helped my in the end to find the right job. Once you will start your professional career, you will notice how much you have learned. A board year is a year that you will remember for the rest of your life. It can be challenging and hard sometimes, but in the end you will learn a lot and have a year full of great fun during trips and parties!

Please feel free to contact me for a cup of coffee and a nice conversation. You can reach out to me via LinkedIn. I am more than happy to tell you about my experiences and what you can expect!

Max Cristina • Chairman 2022-2023

Hi guys!

My name is Max Cristina, and I am the chairman of the 74th board of Aureus. After finishing the bachelor International Business Administration, I decided to apply for a board year which I do not regret at all! In my free time I like to go to the gym and hang out with my friends in the beautiful city of Amsterdam.

Doing a board year can be considered a unique experience to gain practical experience of leading one of the largest study associations in the Netherlands. Being responsible for an association with over 6500 members will lead to many challenges and hiccups which requires creative and strategic thinking. The mix of social, career and academic events makes a day in the life of a board member never boring and challenges you to organize a diverse set of events! Furthermore, doing a board year will help develop multiple skills like managing committees, strategic thinking, planning, and organizing.

I know that contemplating whether or not doing a board year can be rather difficult as I have been in your position myself. Therefore, I would like to tell you all about my own experiences as a full time board member!

Please feel free to reach out to me through LinkedIn for any questions you have!

Thijme Pas ● HR Officer 2022-2023


I am Thijme and I am the current HR Officer and CSR at Aureus. After finishing my bachelor in International Business Administration I decided to do a board year because I was looking for a place where I could gain experience and because I had a lot of fun during my time as a committee member at Aureus. Right now I am in charge of the recruitment and development of all members, as well as making sure the association is taking the right steps in regards to inclusion, diversity and sustainability.

I would recommend everyone to do a board year. During this year I have gained friendships for the rest of my life, gained experience for my future career as well as the greatest times of my life.

If you might be interested in joining the 75th board, don’t hesitate to contact me for a nice sip and talk about doing a board year!

Please feel free to reach out to me through LinkedIn for any questions you have!