Thursday 08/12/2011

SSE Riga Placement Report 2011

What happens after the diploma? Post-graduation plans? Top industries for graduate jobs?

The SSE Riga Placement Report 2011 presents key facts about BSc graduates.
The sample for the survey was BSc students who graduated from SSE Riga in 2011.

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Respondents from SSE Riga reported that, as undergraduates, they had been able to combine studies with employment. Female students were more eager to take up a job in the first two years of studies. Twenty-two percent of the female undergraduates, compared to 11 percent of the males, were employed in the first year of studies.

An absolute majority (93 percent) of the respondents planned to work full-time following graduation. Eight percent had their own businesses, and seven percent planned to combine full-time employment with graduate studies.

The Internet, SSE Riga internal e-mail, and help from acquaintances were the most popular methods for finding employment with 24 percent, 17 percent and 16 percent respectively. However, the SSE Riga career fair, Days of Opportunities (DoO), helped 14 percent of respondents to find employment. Men preferred to find jobs online, while women acted on offers delivered via SSE Riga e-mail more frequently.

96 percent  were employed within 2 months of graduation. 84 percent  found jobs prior to graduation. 

Fifty-three percent of respondents have chosen to work in large companies with more than 1000 employees. The most popular industries were: Audit/Consulting, Banking/Finance, Wholesale/Retail, Advertising/Marketing. 


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Key Facts

96 percent  were employed within 2 months of graduation 

 

84 percent  found jobs prior to graduation

 

The most popular industries were: Audit/Consulting, Banking/Finance, Wholesale/Retail, Advertising/Marketing