Alumni & CareerAssets for the (inter)national labour markets
Maastricht University alumni quickly find their way to excellent positions in the labour market after they graduate.
The share of unemployed UM alumni decreases from 4.1% immediately after graduation to a mere 0.4% five years after graduation*. These figures testify to the fact that UM’s international character, its unique education system and the quality of its programmes bear fruit.
Independent team players
It has been shown that UM alumni are more competent than their colleagues trained elsewhere in ten professional skill areas. They have strong problem-solving abilities, work in a project-based manner, quickly find their way around information, and are masters at producing new ideas. UM alumni are well capable of operating and managing independently while at the same time being strong team players who are open to colleagues.
Moreover, they are broadly oriented towards Europe and the world and have excellent knowledge of English thanks to the usually English-taught programmes. They are doing equally well in national and international companies as in academic, cultural and societal institutions.
Bridge between university and society
Maastricht University alumni form a bridge between the university and society, and are UM’s best ambassadors. They continue to be part of the academic community and provide a strong link to the business community and societal institutes. UM alumni work not only in the Netherlands but also worldwide.
What role can UM alumni have for you?
UM alumni – and the large network of fellow alumni they bring with them – can be assets to your company or institute as employees and external experts alike. They also form a bridge between you and Maastricht University.
Want to know more about UM alumni and the possibilities to use them in your firm or institute? Contact the Maastricht University Alumni Office.
* Source: Loopbanen na de Universiteit Maastricht: metingen 2006 en 2007; Ger Ramaekers; ROA-R-2008/1 [Careers after Maastricht University: measurements over 2006 and 2007]