In addition to doing an internship or study exchange, this year’s survey showed RSM graduates’ involvement in extracurricular activities. A majority of respondents mentioned they were active in studying with fellow students (75%) and that they had held a part-time job unrelated to their studies during the time that they studied with us (51%).
The least mention was given to involvement with academic committees (16%). This is remarkable, because this is one extracurricular factor that has a positive effect on graduates’ employment status, in addition to having a part-time job connected to their studies, with 4.7% unemployment and 4.5% unemployment respectively.
The survey shows that Dutch graduates (38%) were more likely to be a member of organisations – student or otherwise –than EEA or non-EEA students; both groups of non-Dutch respondents showed only 26% involvement in organisations.
EEA students were more active in studying with fellow students (84%) than Dutch students or students from non-EEA countries, and the Dutch students were more likely to have a part-time job, whether relevant to their studies (51%) or not (61%).
More men (50%) than women (31%) had a part-time job relevant for their studies. Men were also more likely to be an active member of a sports or cultural organisation (46%) than women (35%). On the other hand, more women (46%) than men (31%) were active members of a student association other than the student-led study association at RSM, STAR.
The extracurricular activities of RSM graduates