Frequently Asked Questions
RegistrationWhen is the registration deadline?
The registration deadline is the 1st of February. We extended the deadline to the 8th of February!Should I subscribe for workshops/interviews from a German or Dutch company?
We advise you to attend workshops or interviews that are held in your native language. On the website the language of instruction for each activity is indicated by a flag in the right upper corner of the workshop/interview information. You can access this by simply clicking on the hyperlinks that are located next to each company information box under the "Companies" section. Note that most of the workshops are English, which everyone can attend.How do I indicate my activity preferences?
When selecting several activities make sure that you rank the activities according to which activity you prefer most in the “your preferences” box. Even if activities are not in the same timeslot you have to rank them according to your preferences. You also have to indicate your preferences for the extra career workshops.What does it cost to participate at the MBD 2013?
Participating in the MBD will cost €15,00 for SCOPE-members and €20,00 for non-members. This amount is not related to the amount of scheduled activities. Lunches, snacks, and drinks at the company fair are included in this price. Participation in the company fair is for free on both days. Please also see the next question about not attending the event and the penalty fee!What if I did not pay in time and/or did not show up?
If you did not pay before the 25th of February 2013, and/or you did not show up you will have to pay an additional penalty of €15,- before the 1st of May 2013. If you have not paid this amount before the 1st of May 2013, you will be blacklisted by the study associations SCOPE|FOCUS and SCOPE|3MA, which will mean that you are no longer able to participate in activities organized by these study associations.If I subscribe, do I immediately need to pay?
After you subscribed you have to transfer the money to 1037.56.612 Stichting T.I.P.. (IBAN: NL85 RABO 0103756612; SWIFT: RABONL2U). You have to transfer the money before the 25th of February 2013 and your subscription will only be valid after the money has been transferred. If you have any problems, please contact us at email@example.com.How do I know if I am a SCOPE member?
To check your membership status, go to www.scope-maastricht.nl and fill in your University ID number.
ProgramHow do I know which workshop is given when and where?
You can find the schedule for both days on our website as soon as possible. There will be a general program including presentations, lunch and company fair. After allocation you will get also an individual program, which will consist of the workshops, interviews and dinners if you get selected. The floor plan of the workshop rooms will be provided upon arrival at the MBD location. The extra career workshops take place at the School of Business and Economics and not at the Kasteel Vaeshartelt on both days. They will start in the afternoon at 14:00.Where can I find how the workshops will look like?
Go to the company hyperlink, there you will find the links next to the company descriptions.Both days the program includes a company fair, what can I do there?
Parallel with the interviews, there is a company fair. This fair consists mainly of company stands of the participating companies. The fair gives you the chance to get in contact with all companies present at the event. This is an ideal opportunity to get acquainted with your company in a more informal way. Since the company fair is also considered a nice closing of the day, it includes a drink, some entertainment and other ways to relax after a strenuous day. Everybody is invited to come to the company fair, with or without a subscription.Where does the MBD take place?
The MBD will take place in Kasteel Vaeshartelt and at the School of Business and Economics (only for the extra career workshops). A free shuttle bus is available for all participants and will pendle between the School of Business and Economics and Kasteel Vaeshartelt. Check MBD info, Location for more information.Which companies are participating at the MBD 2013?
You can find a list of participating companies on the website. The participating companies are also mentioned in the Day Guide. A company profile is given, together with a description of the workshop that the company will give at the MBD 2013. Via the provided hyperlink you can find your way to the company websites.
OrganizationCan I organize the MBD next year?
If you are interested in organizing the MBD 2014, email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Can I become a day committee member and help out during the MBD 2013?
Yes, you can! Send your CV to email@example.com and briefly indicate what kind of tasks you would like to fulfill (for possibilities, see next question). Of course, all your information will be treated confidentially, just as it would when you subscribe as a participant for the MBD.What kind of tasks will I have as a day committee member?
As a general member of the day committee, you will help out with tasks such as the registration process, the company fair, more or less everything that pops up and has to be arranged. You will get an exclusive look at how the MBD is organized. As a company buddy you are the MBD ambassador towards a specific company during the time the company is present. This means that you need to cater to the recruiters’ wishes as good as possible, make sure the recruiters follow their schedule etc. All in all, you are an important link between the MBD board and the participating company. What’s in it for you? The ability to get to know recruiters of a company you are interested in. If you become a company buddy we expect you to also help out with some other more general tasks. You can become a day committee member for only one day, this way you can attend the MBD as participant the other day.
SelectionHow are students selected?
Company recruiters select the students they would like to see during the activities based on their CVs. Afterwards the MBD board will allocate students to activities based on the optimal combination of student preferences and company selections. If you do not get selected for a particular activity that does not mean that the company is not interested in you; they might have chosen other students for various reasons. Therefore, we strongly advise to go to the company fair to meet the company. Furthermore, we advise you to fill in as much preferences as possible to increase the chances of being chosen. There will be no room for negotiation about your final schedule and the activities you get selected for. The extra career workshops will allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
Extra career workshopsWhat are the extra career workshops?
The extra career workshops are an opportunity for the students to develop and improve their skills next to the company workshops. During the extra workshops different topics are covered, such as: Living in a digital world: opportunities and risks (by Bildungsinstitut Maerz) The 7 deadly sins of the application (by A.S.I. Wirtschaftsberatung) Einstiegsgehälter (by A.S.I. Wirtschaftsberatung) ‘The Unfair Advantage Seminar: how to supercharge your career and your business and rapidly move to the top 10% in your field.’ (by Maastricht Center of Entrepreneurship) Elevator Pitch “Two essential minutes for your future” (by UM Career Service Center) Please check the day guide to find a detailed workshop description. You can also find more information about the companies under “Companies”.Where do the extra career workshops take place?
The extra workshops take place at the School of Business Economics in the following rooms: Tuesday Room: A0.23: A.S.I. Wirtschaftsberatung A0.24: Bildungsinstitut Maerz Wednesday Room: A0.23: A.S.I. Wirtschaftsberatung A0.24: Maastricht Center of Entrepreneurship The “Elevator Pitch” takes place at the Kasteel Vaeshartelt in room: Pompehuisje. It is a unique opportunity to prepare for the company fair. Please come to the registration at 12h30, if you would like to have lunch at the Kiwi! After the extra career workshops, there is a bus leaving from the SBE to the Kasteel Vaeshartelt so that the students can go to the company fair and to the network drink.When do the extra career workshops take place?
If you would like to have lunch at the Kiwi, please come to the SBE (Room A0.23) at 12h30! The workshops take place on Tuesday and on Wednesday in the afternoon from 13h45-16h15. After the workshop, there is a bus leaving from the SBE to the Kasteel Vaeshartelt so that the students can go to the company fair and to the network drink. The “Elevator Pitch” takes place on Tuesday and on Wednesday from 14h30-15h30. It is a unique opportunity to prepare for the company fair.How can I subscribe for the extra workshops?
You can subscribe for the extra workshop by using the same subscription form as for the company workshops. You also have the possibility to indicate your preferences.Where can I have lunch if I participate in an extra workshop?
We will organize a lunch at the Kiwi. However, you can also join the lunch at the Kasteel Vaeshartelt and then take the bus to the SBE If you would like to have lunch at the Kiwi, please come to the SBE (Room A0.23) at 12h30! The lunch at the Kiwi starts at 13h00 and the lunch at the Kasteel Vaeshartelt starts at 12h00. After the workshop, there is a bus leaving from the SBE to the Kasteel Vaeshartelt so that the students can go to the company fair and to the network drink.
GeneralWhat is the dress code for the event?
The dress code is Business Formal.