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Career Services

Does RSM offer services that can help me in finding an internship or a job?

RSM Career Centre provides a broad range of services to students, most of them internship and future career related. The Career Centre staff functions as a liaison between students, the corporate world and the various departments of the business school to help determine and facilitate internships and research opportunities. Career Centre can help students clarify their interests and skills, refine interviewing and curriculum vitae preparation skills, pursue internships and research projects and interact with potential employers. Students are encouraged to make use of some or all services, especially in the year preceding their BSc or MSc graduation.

You can also find information regarding career opportunities in the Netherlands on the website of the Nuffic.

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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What are my career prospects?

After the bachelor programme, students are well equipped to start their first job, but many students prefer to continue first with a specialized master programmes to gain qualifications that might help them in a more focused area within business. Still, a small number of students start their careers right after the bachelor. 

The larger multinational firms prefer to hire graduates with a Master degree, sometimes hiring students before they graduate, based on the relationships they have developed during internships and other networking experiences. Once you graduate from the IBA programme you can continue with your studies by enrolling in a Master’s programme at RSM or another business school, or you can take the first steps in your international career.

RSM has its own dedicated Career Centre which serves current students, and continues to support graduates as they begin their careers.

Last update:
Friday, 18 September 2020

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Is it possible for non-EEA nationals to work in the Netherlands after graduation?

Non-EEA nationals who have earned a diploma from a higher education institute in the Netherlands can apply for a special residence permit called the "zoekjaar" or orientation year after completing their studies. The 'Orientation Year for Graduates Seeking Employment' is a residence permit aimed at retaining foreign talent for the Dutch labour market. During this orientation year you are free to work without a work permit. Participants who find a job during this period can change their orientation year into a residence permit for Highly Skilled Migrants under more favourable terms. For the most up-to-date information please visit the Nuffic website

Last update:
Monday, 10 September 2018

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I am a student from outside the Netherlands. Can I get a part time job in the Netherlands?

Foreign students who would like to take paid work alongside their studies are allowed to do so. However, the possible lack of knowledge of the Dutch language might make it difficult for you to find a job. Students can search for part-time jobs through temporary job agencies, RSM's Career Centre, advertisements in newspapers, or the Internet. Depending on your nationality you can only do so for a limited amount of hours per week, and only if the employer has applied for a work permit for you.

EU/EEA countries

Students from most of the EU and EEA countries can work in the Netherlands without restriction. Your employer does not need to apply for a work permit and you are allowed to work as many hours as you want and earn money alongside your studies or internship activities without a work permit.

Non-EU/EEA countries

If you are a student from outside the EU/EEA there are some restrictions if you want to work alongside your studies. You can find more information in this flyer, the Nuffic Fact Sheet Foreign Students and Part-time Jobs as well as on the Nuffic website.

Last update:
Friday, 20 November 2020

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