Does working while studying influence graduate employability?
1Combining university education with work activities is quite common among recent graduates from Spanish universities.
2Pre-graduation work activities are not always rewarded in the graduate labour market, because the relationship between the job and the degree’s content matters.
3Working while studying improves the employability of Spanish university graduates when pre-graduation jobs are related to their degree subject.
4Graduates who had jobs unrelated to their degree’s content face a higher risk of mismatch in the labour market after graduation.
Pre-graduation work activities and labour market outcomes of graduates from Catalan universities (estimated differences in employability based on working status during their degree course, relative to full-time students).