RSM graduates are keen to broaden their study experiences. Nearly 32% of master graduate respondents did a period of study exchange during their bachelor programme (although not all of RSM’s master graduates did their bachelor degrees with us), and 24% did a study exchange during their master programme at RSM. The average duration of a bachelor or master study exchange was about five months.
Number of students going on exchange during their Bachelor or Master programme
What is the effect of an exchange?
Of the respondents who went on a study exchange during their bachelor or master programme, 95% were employed, had started their own business, worked freelance, were not looking for employment or were continuing their education. This is only 1% more than the general level of employment reported for all respondents in this survey.
Of those who did not complete a period of study exchange, the survey shows that slightly fewer, 92%, were employed, had started their own business, worked freelance, were not looking for employment or were continuing their education.
There appears to be no advantage in doing a study exchange when it comes to the process of finding a job, and the effect on salary is similar to the effect of doing an internship.
Respondents who are employed and have been on study exchange earn on average €3,296 more per month than the average salary of RSM master graduates, at €3,141. Respondents who did not do a study exchange earn less, with an average monthly salary of €3,077.
What is the effect of an internship or exchange?
Looking at the effects of doing an internship or a study exchange, the survey shows that neither has a positive effect on the employment status of the respondents, compared to the general employment status. This lack of effect also applies to the process of finding a job.
When it comes to salary, those who did an internship or went on study exchange experience a positive effect of about €100 gross per month, compared to the average monthly salary for all respondents of the survey.