UM graduates employed quickly5 August 2010
87% of the graduates of Maastricht University has obtained a paid job one year after graduation, 8% is studying and only 4% is looking for a job. A vast majority of them have jobs that match the level and direction of their education. Problem Based Learning (PBL) of Maastricht University shows adequate response to the demand for discipline specific and academic competencies. In addition, relevant work experience is an important success factor. That and more can be read in an examination of the UM Research Centre for Education and Labour Market (ROA) to the careers of UM graduates.
One year after graduation, already half of all alumni has a steady job and ten years later that number has risen to 91%. The choice for the UM remains unquestioned for almost everybody, but the chosen study is doubted a bit more often when years pass. The economic bad years of 2001-2005 have had some influence on the employability of graduates, the level of their pay and job security for example. Now, five years later, those effects again seem to have subsided. More than 2500 alumni participated in this 2008-2009 measurement.
The ROA conducts this study every two years. Read the full report here (Dutch, with an English summary).