What is FAECTOR and what do we provide?
FAECTOR is the Faculty Association of Econometrics & Operations Research for aspiring econometricians at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and one of two faculty associations at Erasmus School of Economics. FAECTOR has been founded in 1966 and with more than 1600 members and 70 active members in fourteen committees, we aim to enrich the student experience of all econometricians in the broadest sense of the word. Currently we are the largest and most prestigious association for Econometrics students worldwide.
Our portfolio of projects and events can roughly be divided in three areas related to the themes career, education and social.
Within the Career theme our members have the opportunity to come into contact with a lot of companies to meet their future employer. With succesful events like the Econometric Career Days (ECD), Quantitative Finance Tour (QFT), Find Your Match, Business Trip and multiple Inhouse Days, FAECTOR is the best way to a succesful career.
Within the Education theme our members have the opportunity to broaden or deepen their knowledge in econometrics and related interesting areas. With succesful events like the Excellence Programme, FAECTOR Research Project (FRP) and Workshop Cycle, FAECTOR is the best way for students to develop themselves from a professional perspective.
Within the Social theme our members have the opportunity to meet Econometrics students from different study phases and form everlasting friendships. With events like the City Trip, Ski Trip, Interfaculty Gala, After Exam drinks, multiple parties and sport tournaments (like soccer, poker and pool), FAECTOR is the best way for students to enrich their student life beyond studying.
Besides our portfolio of projects and events, we also provide study books to all our members via our webshop and post vacancies on our platform www.econometrie.com.
Most of the events are organised by our committees. A committee is a group of students that supports FAECTOR by spending time on organising events, promotion, making new merchandise or writing articles for the Estimator, our online platform. Being part of a committee and being an Active Member is a great way for students to develop themselves in different ways. They will learn organisational, planning and social skills while working in a team for FAECTOR. To thank our Active Member for putting time and effort in our association we organise events exclusively for Active Members, like Active Members Dinner or Active Members Weekend.