Forget board work, internships abroad and other extra-curricular activities.
One and a half years after graduating, those with the highest average final grade had the highest starting salaries. 'You get about 60 to 70 euros more per month for every half point,' says Bijker. A year spent doing board work even seems to work against you. 'That amazed me,' says Bijker. 'But that result is not significant, so I can't say anything definite about that.'