Why join us?

There are many excellent reasons why you should join Emergent. To make it a little easier for you, we decided to list some of them here:

  • Emergent has positioned itself as the Data Science & AI community of KU Leuven. By joining Emergent as a board member, you will be able to develop both your entrepreneurial and technical skills. Two skills that are very valuable in today’s job market.
  • We have strong ties to both academia and industry. Joining Emergent will give you access to this extensive network that will help you during the early stages of your career.
  • There are already many new projects in the pipeline for the upcoming academic year. As a growing organization, this creates many opportunities for you to develop your own strategy and implement it within your team.
  • Not only will you work with like-minded students, but you will also meet students from other universities at national events. Plus, we have alumni who are still involved with Emergent who can give you insight about the industry.
  • It’s a lot of fun! Despite the global pandemic, we still have fun working together as a team. Next academic year, of course, there will be even more time for fun (and beer).


The organizational structure is based around 5 teams: Partner Relations, Events, Digital, People and Consulting Projects. The Executive Board members (President, Vice-President and Finance & Legal Director) ensure that Emergent grows in the same direction. 

Each team comes with multiple positions with its own set of responsibilities, and anyone can get ownership of their very own piece of Emergent. We differentiate between positions with a certain level of responsibility and commitment (Executive Board, Leads) and more supportive roles (Team Members).

Applications 2021-2022 are closed!

We received many great applications! If you applied for a position, these are the next steps:

🧩 On March 28, we’ll make the puzzle and let you know which position you’re getting! 

🥳 On April 1st, you get to meet the entire team, learn more about how we work internally and bond for the first time!