OWL Committee 2018-2019

OWL Committee 2019 Recruitment

We are looking for new OWL Committee members!
OWL stands for Orientation Week Leiden and is the introduction period for international students at the beginning of each semester


  • Dutch or international students (Bachelor or Master)
  • Have a flexible attitude
  • Are internationally oriented/have international experience
  • Thinking out of the box attitude and a hands on approach
  • Team player
  • Available for a year!

The committee…

  • Will consist of 6 members, preferably a balanced mix of nationality and gender and experiences
  • Uses the format of the previous Orientation Weeks, with plenty of room for  your own ideas and creativity
  • Will have a variety of tasks, this includes making a suitable programme (winter and summer) maintaining the website and other social media, sponsoring, Public Relations, recruitment, organisation and execution of the activities that will take place during the Orientation Weeks

What do you gain?

  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once
  • A fun and informative professional experience
  • Ability to work independently in a flexible environment
  • Experience Leiden University from a whole new perspective
  • Improve your organisational and collaboration skills by working in a dynamic team
  • A valuable addition to your résumé
  • Great boost to your social network
  • Financially: you get paid 6 committee months


  • From October ‘18 till end of September ‘19
  • Starting approximately 12 hours a week
  • Full time in January, July and August


Send us an application letter with a short motivation (please no more than 1 page) and a CV with some relevant information (including name, age, nationality, study) Please let us know which of these function(s) you would prefer-President/Participants/Guides&Crew/Treasurer/Sponsoring/Logistics.

The deadline for applying is Saturday the 22nd of September. We will accept CV’s and cover letters up until this date. Interview will be held in the following week, we will contact you with the details asap. You can email your application to:


Kind regards,

On behalf of the OWL selection committee

Sandra and Irène
Orientation Week Coordinators