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Where do they find their first job?

The top 20 employers for respondents to this survey operate in many different industries. In last year’s survey the financial and management consulting industries predominated, but this year there is a bigger mix in the top 20 employers.

The top 10 employers of RSM MSc graduates are Vodafone, Shell, KPMG, Rabobank, Accenture, AkzoNobel, KPN, PwC, ABN Amro, Bain & Company, Ernst & Young, ING, Philips, Roland Berger, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), and SKIM[1].

Top 20 employers

 

RSM graduates responding to this survey say they work for 175 different companies around the world. Larger companies attract the most graduates; almost 40% work for multinational companies with more than 10,000 employees. Around a fifth, 21%, work for companies with between 1,001 and 10,000 employees. About a quarter, 26%, work for companies with between 50 and 1,000 employees. About a tenth, 13%, work for for smaller companies of less than 50 people.

Size of the company our MSc graduates work for

 

The industries that attract most RSM graduates are consultancy and business research (26%) and financial services and insurance (21%). A fifth of students say they work in consulting (20%), either in the financial services industry or another industry. This marks a change from last year’s survey, when almost a fifth of respondents chose a job in finance.

Industries that attract MSc graduates

First function of our MSc graduates

 

More than half, 63%, of all respondents, say they have found a job in the Netherlands. A quarter, 28% , found a job elsewhere in Europe and 9% went to other parts of the world. Of all Dutch respondents (representing 60% of the total student cohort), the vast majority – 88% of them – stayed in the Netherlands after graduation.

And to answer a question many non-EEA students ask us: more than a third, 36%, of respondents with a non-EEA passport stay in the Netherlands after graduation.

World map with companies where RSM graduates find their first job


[1] There are 16 companies in the top 10 employers. ABN Amro, Bain & Company, Ernst & Young, ING, Philips, Roland Berger, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) and SKIM all employed the same number of respondents.