Student adviser

Student adviser

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18 Sep 1 Oct Rotterdam

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Want to support RSM students in making the most of their academic journey? Become a student advisor and work with students from the English-taught bachelor programme for International Business Administration.

Job description

As a student advisor, you contribute to the study success and personal development of RSM students by providing effective academic advising services. You support students in their development of necessary competencies such as making thorough choices and creating effective study plans, as well as how to set academic, career and personal goals. You encourage students to remain on track with their studies, supporting them to stay the course and graduate in a timely manner.

Your relevant work experience and affinity for working with both national and international students serve you well. You are autonomous, pro-active and an excellent team player. Along with a good sense of humour you are empathic, culturally sensitive and open-minded.

Your main tasks
In this role, you:
  • Provide information to students, both individually and in groups
  • Give students one-to-one guidance on both personal and academic issues
  • When necessary, refer students to other professionals at Erasmus University such as university psychologists and student counsellors
  • Meet with students to discuss study-related problems and study skills
  • Advise students on strategies to meet binding study advice requirements, master admission requirements, programme choices (e.g., electives, minor, exchange, internship)
  • Advise students about options outside of their programme (e.g., extra-curricular activities, choosing a master programme, career issues)
  • Monitor students’ study progress and invite them to meet with a student adviser
  • Advise the examination board on individual arrangements with students
  • Closely cooperate with colleagues from the different departments of RSM involved in teaching and supportive student services


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)


Your qualifications:
  • You hold a master degree (wo) or bachelor degree (hbo)
  • Preferably, your field of study is in the social sciences

Your required competencies
Your competences:
  • Relevant experience working in a higher education environment
  • A completed formal training and experience in individual counselling
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Highly proficient and fluent in Dutch (C1 level in CEFR) and English (C1 level)
  • Able to maintain detailed records of your activities and all contact with the students you advise
  • Experience with student information systems, preferably Osiris and CANVAS, and verifiable experience with Microsoft 365 (e.g., with Excel, Teams, Sharepoint)

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 12 months.

The conditions of employment correspond with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Salary is subject to training and experience and may vary from a minimum of € 3,072 (scale 8 CAO NU) and up to a maximum of € 5,090 gross per month (scale 10 CAO NU), based on a full-time contract of 38 hours.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a considerate amount of vacation days.

EUR offers all employees an annual personal career budget which can be used to advance your skills and competences. There are lots of training, development and coaching opportunities at EUR too.

Erasmus University Rotterdam aspires to be an equitable and inclusive community. We nurture an open culture, where everyone is supported to fulfil their full potential. We see inclusivity of talent as the basis of our successes, and the diversity of perspectives and people as a highly valued outcome. EUR provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, functional impairment, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We look forward to welcoming you to our community.


Rotterdam School of Management Erasmus University

Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe’s top-ranked business schools. RSM provides ground-breaking research and education furthering excellence in all aspects of management and is based in the international port city of Rotterdam – a vital nexus of business, logistics and trade. RSM’s primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers. Study information and activities for future students, executives and alumni are also organised from the RSM office in Chengdu, China.

RSM is an equal opportunity employer and explicitly encourages applications from candidates of all genders, ethnicities, and nationalities.


RSM’s student adviser team provides a designated point of contact, where bachelor and pre-experience (pre)master students can access professional study advice and guidance during their studies at RSM. All conversation between student and student adviser is strictly confidential and information provided by a student will not be divulged to any third party without the student’s permission. The team complies with the code of conduct of the National Association of Study Advisers (LVSA).


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility); Education
  • max. 32 hours per week
  • €3072—€5090 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 3883


Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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