Partnering with students and employers to move from here to there
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.
Core Career Resources
Students can choose from a variety of workshops and resources called Career Electives to help them achieve their personal career goals.
Employer Engagement Sector Advice Sessions
One-to-One Career Coaching Sessions
Develop Your Career Plan
Formal Recruiting Activities/Off-Campus Recruiting
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 and maximise their pre-determined career goals with a personalised career model.
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.
The CDC did a great job overall. Their sessions are very insightful and the provided resources make sense. The team is really engaged. I encourage many job-market-non-savvy students to use their services - they will find a career path where they will really be passionate about and create an impact on the business world.
My career coach gave me solid support by keeping me on track of my career plan, networking efforts and job applications. What I really appreciated from the Career Development Centre is their belief in every person’s unique potential and career objectives.
Having a dedicated Career Advisor helped me reflect on both my career path and long-term goals. The CDC also taught me how to better leverage INSEAD's network and tools in order to achieve my goals.
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).
Key Employment Figures 2019
Changed careers (sector, country of work, or job function)
61 countries of employment post-graduation
|Northern / Western Europe||37%|
|Africa / Middle East||11%|
Career Decisions by Sector Group
|Technology, Media & Telecommunications||18%|
*Returnees are former employees returning to the organisation after graduation.
For more detailed statistics on employment post-INSEAD - please visit our Employment Statistics website.
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 90 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.
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. It consists of personal career coaches, employer engagement specialists, and operations team members. Together, they deliver thousands of career core courses, electives and workshops, host hundreds of companies on campus, and co-organise with career clubs nearly 45+ treks in various locations throughout the year.
The CDC partners with students in their career searches, offering support from self-assessment to relationships building with employers:
You will firstly meet your Career Coach who is there to accompany you on all stages of your career journey throughout your time at INSEAD. You will have regular sessions with your 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 ~1200 active recruiting 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 on-campus recruitment campaigns, the Scale-ups Fairs and the Talent Networking Forums.
Discover the MBA Programme
Download our brochure for more information on our MBA.
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.