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Where do they find their first job?

The top 20 employers for respondents to this survey operate in mainly consulting industries, manufacturing and information/communication.

The top 10 employers of RSM MSc graduates are Deloitte, Google, KPN, IBM, Shell, KPMG, ABN Amro, EY, Atos, Bain & Company, Capgemini, IHC Merwede, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, RebelGroup and Unilever[1].

RSM graduates responding to this survey say they work for 159 different companies around the world. Larger companies attract the most graduates; about 48% work for multinational companies with more than 10,000 employees. A fifth, 20%, work for companies with between 1,001 and 10,000 employees. Another fifth, 21%, work for companies with between 50 and 1,000 employees. About a tenth, 11%, work for smaller companies of less than 50 people.


[1] There are 16 companies in the top 10 employers. ABN Amro, Atos, Bain & Company, Capgemini, IHC Merwede, McKinsey & Company, Procter & Gamble, RebelGroup and Unilever all employed the same number of respondents.

The industries that attract most RSM graduates are consultancy and business research (30%) and financial services and insurance (19%) similar to last year’s Graduate Placement Survey. A quarter of students say they work in consulting (26%), either in the financial services industry or another industry. This marks no change from last year’s survey, when also most respondents indicated to work in consulting.

More than half, 66%, of all respondents, say they have found a job in the Netherlands. A quarter, 27% , found a job elsewhere in Europe and 8% went to other parts of the world. This marks no change from last year’s survey. Of all Dutch respondents, the vast majority -87% of them- stayed in the Netherlands after graduation.

And to answer a question many non-EEA students ask us: almost half, 46%, of graduates with a non-EEA passport stay in the Netherlands after graduation. This is 10% more than in the Graduate Placement Survey 2012.