Marketing, Developing and Connecting Talent
INSEAD’s Career Development Centre partners with students to succeed in finding life-long career fulfilment.
Whether you are pursuing an MBA to find your true career passion or to maximise your pre-determined career goals, we will support you throughout the entire process. Our global team across three campuses includes personal career coaches, employer engagement specialists, and operations team members.
From self-assessment to relationship building to engaging with employers, you will have the support you need to achieve a career that brings you energy, enjoyment, and engagement.
We are excited to partner with you!
Career Development Programme
As soon as you start the MBA programme, the Career Development team recommends that you begin to consider your career plan. Over the five periods of the programme, the Career Development team will organise a series of activities including: workshops, trainings, panel discussions, group and one-on-one counselling sessions.
- CV online course
- Self-assessment test
- Career Vision
- Online Tools
- LinkedIn Profile
- CV Groups & Reviews
- Career Design
- Make a Career Change
- The 2-hour Job Search
- Sector Briefings
- Sector Info Sessions
- Telling Your Story
- Job Search Stories (Panel)
- Countdown to Recruitment
- Crack the Case
- Interview Essentials
- Cover Letter
- Sector Info Sessions
- Mock Interviews
- Salary Negotiation
Career Development Journey for MBA Students
Building a career is a lifelong journey. At INSEAD, our 10-month MBA programme provides students a starting point to fast-track a transformation in their careers. Find out how INSEAD’s Career Development Centre helps our students to achieve their aspirations by taking them through a three-stage process of knowing themselves, understanding the market, and building a strategy toward success.
Marketing you to employers in the sectors and geographies where you want to work.
Developing your career skills so that you can secure the right job upon graduation and for the rest of your career
Connecting you with the right opportunities through on-campus recruitment initiatives, job boards, and CV search as well as off-campus events.
It has been pretty crazy how fast THE INSEAD year flew by and how we end up in the roles we are meant for if we search hard enough. I have to thank you so much for helping me, encouraging me, and believing in me (even when I was about to give up).
A lot of this would not have been possible without your perseverance, nudging and guidance. Keep up the good work and continue making the dreams of so many of us come true.
An amazing outcome which would not have been possible without all of your support and encouragement over the past 10 months.
Just want to say thank you for the support during my time at INSEAD. I actually got my current role through internal referrals after speaking with L'Oréal Hong Kong. You basically played a role in making it happen.
Key Employment Figures 2016
Changed careers (sector, country of work, or job function)
For more detailed statistics on employment post-INSEAD - please download our guide:
The INSEAD Edge
Why companies hire INSEAD graduates
Leaders of Tomorrow
Our accelerated 10-month curriculum creates a dynamic and intensive learning environment where students immerse themselves in real issues and practise problem-solving through critical thinking across a multicultural setting, equipping our graduates with skills to take on international roles.
With three campuses across three continents and over 75 nationalities enrolled every year, INSEAD’s students offer valuable experience and qualifications not only from their own areas of specialisation and industry backgrounds, but also from the global learning environment they come from.
INSEAD’s cutting edge MBA curriculum challenges and inspires our students to generate new ideas. We believe that this is why at least 50% of our graduates start or run their own company at some point in their career.
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The Career Development Centre Team
The Career Development Centre is a global team of more than 40 professionals representing over 20 nationalities, based across INSEAD’s 3 campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
You will firstly meet the Career Coaches who are there to accompany you on all stages of your career journey throughout your time at INSEAD. You will have regular sessions with your assigned Career Coach to monitor your progress and support you on each step.
The ~15 Employer Engagement professionals are dedicated to connecting INSEAD’s talent with world-class organisations, building relationships, educating students about career opportunities, and briefing you on market and recruitment trends.
The Operations Team supports all the regular activities of the CDC from organizing workshops, publishing the CVs for each class, managing job postings and maintaining relationships with recruiters to running events including the twice-yearly on-campus recruitment campaigns.
If you have any questions related to our programmes or career development, we are here to help you.
You can find a list of companies recruiting at INSEAD in the latest Employment Statistics, which is also available online. The majority of these companies are regular recruiters on campus or companies with which INSEAD Career Development Centre have established relationships.
Salary and benefits packages vary widely across industries, companies and regions. Please refer to our latest Employment Statistics for detailed salary information of the last two graduating classes.
You will find detailed insight into our graduates’ career, function and location changes in our latest Employment Statistics. Naturally, some career changes can be made more easily than others and are influenced by previous professional experiences, knowledge of the market, languages, etc. For those who are interested in making a career switch to banking specifically, it is recommended that you secure a summer internship with a financial institution or investment bank. For other sector or functional moves, graduates need to identify these career goals early on and work in conjunction with Career Development staff to prepare for these transitions.