One could say that some of the most important things for a student at the Erasmus University Rotterdam are the obtained skill set and knowledge over his or her years of studying. As a faculty association, FAECTOR wants to reach out to its members and make sure that each and every one achieves the best they can.
Next to being available for help on a personal level, we also offer many great events which accompany studying econometrics in a way that’s stimulating for each individual. We organise the Best Econometric Thesis Award, which rewards the best econometric thesis and thus gives students an extra stimulus to put in that little bit of extra effort. Besides that, we organise the FAECTOR Research Project. This includes an internship for third year students in Econometrics and fourth year students in BSc2 followed by an amazing trip in summer, existing of the perfect combination between relaxation and serious activities like visiting companies and universities abroad. Next to that, every year the Excellence Programme is organised. During this programme excellent students get the chance to see different sides of an econometric theme. Besides your academic knowledge you get the opportunity to develop your soft skills with workshops like a presentation or debating workshop. You will also visit several companies. Last year the theme of this programme was Econometrics & Health.
During the Workshop Cycle, students will learn specific skills that they will not learn during classes. They will learn how to navigate through a Bloomberg database, how to program in the programming language Python or how to make the best layout for your CV.
On top of that, we recognise that many students have trouble with choosing their respective paths; being one of the four different directions one can go with econometrics. We provide opportunities where we help students orientate, by presenting them with students and businesses from each direction during the Orientation Days.