Career Services

We aim to prepare our students for an international career using professional tools and offering a consistent flow of internship and job opportunities in all areas of the international field.

We help our students enter the professional world by supporting their innovative projects, by encouraging them to participate in our tailor-made, professional development programme and by continually offering networking events and opportunities to connect with different employers thanks to our close proximity with 30 international organisations, 250 NGOs, 172 diplomatic missions and 931 multinational companies.

Our Career Services Team would be happy to help you. Do not hesitate to drop by our office should you have any questions or concerns. You can also send us an email at career@graduateinstitute.ch

 

Where to find us?

Student Services office
P1-313 (Opposite to the reception)
Maison de la paix

 

Office hours

Mondays: 9am-12pm
Tuesdays: 9am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm
Wednesdays: closed
Thursdays: 9am-12:30pm and 2pm-4pm 
Fridays: 9am-12pm 

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Internships and jobs

We publish daily offers from our partners and, once a week, send out a summary of them. These offers are reserved for students and alumni. For newly-admitted students, login information to the site is sent out in September.

Advice

The Career Services team is at your disposal by email. We answer your questions regarding attestation requests, quick reviews of your applications or permit questions. 

If you have any questions about legislation regarding residence or work in Switzerland, please consult our FAQs.

Individual career counselling sessions with a member of the Professional Builder Team
 

This team of students trained in writing effective CVs and cover letters, and aware of the different sectors that are open to you after completing your studies at the Institute, can help you with the following:

Send an email to the Professional Builders at pbt@graduateinstitute.ch to set up an appointment.

Career Counselling

Eva Cruz, coach of professional well-being and potential development consultant, provides coaching and career counselling, and advice on cv and cover letter drafting, and interview skills.

At the Career Services, we are dedicated to helping you lay the foundation of your professional future throughout the course of your studies in Geneva. We do this by offering you our professional experience and expertise, as well as providing you with access to a vast network of public and private sector employers in Switzerland and abroad.

Every year, the Career Services organises a professional development programme in collaboration with employers, colleagues, consultants and alumni from the public, private, academic and third sectors. This programme is made up of workshops in transferable skills, job search tips (on CVs, motivational letters, interviews, salary negotiation, etc.) and advice on how to use social media. We also regularly organise panels on career prospects in different areas.

Professional Development Programme

In collaboration with employers and alumni from the academic, public, third and private sectors, the Programme is comprised of Connexion Career Days and workshops on transferrable skills, job search tips, the use of social media and more.

Many Graduate Institute students combine professional experiences with their studies. With 30 international organisations, 250 NGOs, 172 diplomatic missions and 931 multinational companies in close proximity of the Institute, there is a consistent flow of internship and job opportunities in a diverse range of international work. The strong links between the Graduate Institute’s students that have also worked in Geneva’s international community have left a positive impression for those going forward.