Building a career

WHAT DO OUR STUDENTS DO AFTER THEY GRADUATE?
 

Reputed for their professionalism, analytic rigour and eagerness to change the world, students and alumni from the Geneva Graduate Institute are top tier candidates for companies, international organisations, non-profits and government agencies seeking interns, junior hires and even senior level recruits. By matching private and public sector employers with highly motivated, skilled students, recent graduates or experienced alumni, our goal is to bring together multidisciplinary expertise and knowledge to tackle the challenges of an increasingly complex and interrelated world.

Building a Career | Sheree Anderson | Alumna 2015
Building a Career | Sofyen Khalfaoui | Alumnus 2007

 

How did the Institute help build my career? It is really beyond the education. It's that experience, it's that exposure you get here no matter which country you are from. You will have the ability to develop; you will have the ability to maximise your potential to be able to reach out to different organisations. It's there within the curriculum, within that experience, it's there.

SAMHITA / Alumna 2019

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ONE, FIVE AND TEN YEARS AFTER GRADUATION
 

Our surveys of graduates carried out since 2008 show that almost all of the Institute’s students had obtained prior professional or internship experience, often in an international environment, during their studies. After graduation, the average time to secure an academic or professional position for more than 90% of our students was less than four months. While our recent graduates typically favor the public sector, they also remain strongly present in the not-for-profit, private and academic sectors. 

ONE YEAR AFTER
 

One year after their graduation, 52% of our graduates choose to stay in Switzerland while the rest went off to work all around the world.

The public sector attracted 36% of them. 64% went to international organisations.

The next most popular sector was the not-for-profit one with 26% of the graduates. 68% of them chose non-governmental organisations working on a diverse range of issues.

The private sector accounted for 21% of our young graduates. 31% of the graduates oriented themselves toward consulting services, followed by small and medium enterprises (SME's), entrepreneurship and start-ups (19%).

The remaining 17% of our graduates either continued their studies towards another master, a PhD or conducted research work as part of an academic institution.

 

FIVE YEARS AFTER (CLASS OF 2017)
 

Five years after their graduation, 96% of the alumnae-i have a stable professional activity and 48% of them choose to stay in Switzerland while the rest went off to work all around the world.

The employment by sector remains quite stable even though the private sector seems to attract the more seasoned graduates with 28% of them. 26% oriented themselves toward small and medium enterprises (SME's), entrepreneurship and start-ups followed by consulting services (25%).

The most popular sector was still the public one, which attracted 32% of our alumnae-i. 55% of them went to international organisations.

22% of the alumnae-i are engaged in the not-for-profit sector, 56% of them chose non-governmental organisations working on a diverse range of issues.

The remaining 18% of our alumnae-i work in the academic sector. Few of them went back to studies towards another master, a PhD, an Executive Education or conducted research work as part of an academic institution.

 

TEN YEARS AFTER (CLASS OF 2012)


Ten years after their graduation, 98% of the alumnae-i have a stable professional activity. 43% of them choose to stay in Switzerland while the rest went off to work all around the world.

The employment by sector remains quite stable even though the private sector seems to attract the more seasoned graduates with 27% of them. 39% oriented themselves toward small and medium enterprises (SME's), entrepreneurship and start-ups followed by consulting services (21%).

The most popular sector was still the public one, which attracted 38% of our alumnae-i. 57% of them went to international organisations.

19% of the alumnae-i are engaged in the not-for-profit sector, 55% of them chose non-governmental organisations working on a diverse range of issues.

The remaining 16% of our alumnae-i work in the academic sector. Few of them went back to studies towards another master, a PhD, an Executive Education or conducted research work as part of an academic institution.

 

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This is the place to connect with our 20,000-strong international member network. Use this custom tool to exchange, support, discover and find out more about the different people who have passed through the doors of our unique institution.

 

How to make the right choice for my future? The Institute enables everyone to go for a myriad of career opportunities. There is such diversity in possible academic and professional pathways the Institute offers that our career decisions shall be guided by the subjects we genuinely care the most about. The Institute will then become the right space to fine-tune our choices and propel us forward.

SOFYEN / Alumnus 2007

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