Finding a job

Finding a job

How do MSc graduates search for the perfect job?

RSM students are independently proactive in finding jobs; 70% of respondents in our survey ‘agreed’ that they had used their own networks to find a job. Using their own network is more important for Dutch students (75%) than for non-EEA students (50%) or EEA students (59%). 

51% of all respondents indicated that they used contacts made during their internships to find a job, and 50% had contacted former employers. Internships and former employment could be regarded as a network, which leaves no doubt that networking is very important in finding a job. Female graduates (64%) agreed more strongly than male graduates (45%) that completing an internship helped them get a job.

More than 40% of respondents said they had applied directly to companies that appealed to them, but only around 24% said a job search website had helped them to find work.

Giving students the opportunity to meet and interact with company recruiters on campus gets firm approval from approximately of 26% of our respondents, whether this was through a company presentation (30%), STAR Management Week (16%) or the Erasmus Recruitment Days (34%) – a series of ‘job fair’ events involving company presentations, workshops and interviews, and organised by study organisations. 

Main ways of finding a job

The services and website provided by RSM via its Career Services department are viewed by 22% of respondents as a way to find a job. These services are used by more non-EEA students (33%) than Dutch students (17%) or EEA students (19%). 


Answer of the respondent was either agree or strongly agree