Students and recent graduates

The Career Center offers many services to EPFL students willing to prepare themselves for their entry in the labour market. They can take advantage of them during their studies and up to 6 months after graduation.


A quick question for our advisors? Use our new Virtual Walk-in meetings. No appointment required. One rule: the meeting must not last more than 20 minutes (if you believe you need more time, you should request an individual advisory meeting – see below). To get access to our virtual meeting room, please refer to the message sent on May 11th by the Career Center or send an email to [email protected] to ask for the link.
Walk-in times: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 – 12:00
This service is for EPFL students and recent graduates only. Please note that you may be put in a waiting room depending on attendance.

Please note that the sessions of September 28 and 29, as well as those of October 1 and 5, have been cancelled due to our participation in the FORUM Skills Week and the FORUM Get Ready day.


We regularly schedule workshops and seminars on topics such as CV writing, job interview preparation, LinkedIn, assessment centers, salary negotiation, networking, etc. Check the “Upcoming events” section below to see which topics will be covered next, and register for our Memento to be sure not to miss any.

We regularly invite professionals (mostly EPFL Alumni) to talk about career paths and career opportunities for young engineers in a variety of industries. After briefly presenting themselves, our guests will engage in a moderated panel discussion and answer questions from the audience. Following the event, students and speakers can join around drinks to further the discussion and establish more personal contacts in an informal setting. Industry Roundtables are run alternately in French and in English. To get an idea of topics covered in previous Roundtables, you can check our archives.

Every academic year, we run around 20 company events to help companies become known and recruit at EPFL: they can take the form of presentations, workshops, on-campus recruitment days, etc. You could even be invited by a potential employer to participate in an escape game!

At the beginning of the Spring semester, we run an information session on the options available to those who will leave EPFL following failure or withdrawal. A lot of useful and factual information is shared, after which former EPFL students who faced a similar situation will share their personal experiences. As the session targets Bachelor students, it is run in French (check the French version of this page to see the slides of the last session).

As far as possible, we will take individual appointments for graduating students and recent grads actively looking for a job or willing to discuss career options. This is not automatic, though, and we review each request on a case-by-case basis. As a general rule, the more your request is based on specific grounds, the more likely it is to be accepted. We also expect you to have attended some of our training events prior to your request. To ask for an individual appointment with a Career Center advisor, please use this form.


NEXT UPCOMING EVENTS

Career live stream: Research & Innovation @ Richemont Group

30-09-202030-09-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

Career Live Stream: Ferrari GT Engineering and Manufacturing Academy

01-10-202001-10-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

Helbling Company Presentation

01-10-202001-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Oracle Labs Presentation & Tech Talk: A Sneak Peek in Oracle Labs Zurich "Data Science with Notebooks, Graphs Machine Learning, and Polyglot"Virtual Machines.

02-10-202002-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Micro-Ethics for Project Teams (several dates available)

06-10-202006-10-2020

With: Siara Isaac
Place and room: CM 1 121
Category: Internal trainings

Roundtable – Going viral: job search during COVID

07-10-202007-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom (the link will be sent to registrants the day before around 5:30 p.m.)
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Career Live Stream: Explore video game programming @ Ubisoft

12-10-202012-10-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

Hitachi ABB Career Live Stream: Opening the Black Box – Recruitment Processes in Big Corporations

13-10-202013-10-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

Career Live Stream: Insights into the Axpo Traineeship

14-10-202014-10-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

CV Bootcamp (FR)

15-10-202015-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom (le lien sera envoyé aux inscrits la veille vers 17h30)
Category: Conferences – Seminars

ABB Career Live Stream: From Trainee Program to Project Management @ ABB

15-10-202015-10-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

Career Live Stream: Discover Life Sciences Consulting @ McKinsey

20-10-202020-10-2020

Category: Conferences – Seminars

Conference: Negotiating your first salary

22-10-202022-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom (the link will be sent to registrants the day before around 5:30 p.m.)
Category: Conferences – Seminars

Conférence: Négocier son premier salaire

27-10-202027-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom (le lien sera envoyé aux inscrits la veille vers 17h30)
Category: Conferences – Seminars

CV Bootcamp (ANG)

28-10-202028-10-2020

Place and room: Zoom (the link will be sent to registrants the day before around 5:30 p.m.)
Category: Conferences – Seminars


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