Talent & Careers

Choosing a career path is one of the most important decisions you will have to make. IE Talent & Careers helps graduates launch their careers across industries around the globe, guiding them throughout this decision-making journey.

Talent & Careers is the professional development service for IE University students and alumni. We work to shape individuals so they are ready to contribute to the success of a company or organization. With access to top quality tools, ongoing training, a wide career network and expert advice, our students get all the help possible to succeed in the job market.

Our department helps assess the interests, expectations and skills of our students as they make important decisions about their future. We are here to get them started on this journey!

IE University Rankings

95% of IE University’s Class of 2019 job seekers reported they were currently employed.

  • 1ST
    in Spain

    Global Employability University

    Times Higher Education 2019
  • 7TH
    in Europe

    Global Employability University

    Times Higher Education 2019
  • 23TH

    Global Employability University

    Times Higher Education 2019
"IE University students have access to a comprehensive career service to guide and support them on their career building journey."
Carlos Diez
Director of Talent & Careers at IE University



We know you want to lead a fulfilling and successful professional career. The Career Services Department will help you assess your interests, expectations and skills as you make important decisions about your future. We’re here to get you started on this journey. Throughout your time with us, we will guide you as you map your path to success.


  1. The first step is to discover your interests, prospects and motivations—your personalized career path.
  2. You will need to invest time in research and reflection, choosing activities that interest you and contemplating whether to continue with further education. There are many things you can do during your time at IE University to discover the career that would best suit you.
  3. Learn what Career Services can do for you in terms of resources, information and advice.
  4. You can also attend drop-in sessions for sector-specific advice.


  • You will have access to different resources through Talent & Careers. We encourage you to make an appointment with your career advisor to discuss your various professional options.
  • Talent and Careers can help you outline your professional strategy, whether through offering advice, an internship or by joining a Lab.
  • Expand your knowledge of the professional world; start creating your network of professional contacts and develop strategies to highlight your value with companies and recruiters. Talent & Careers offers all the professional resources to do so.


IE University encourages students from all degree programs to participate in high-quality internships to gain valuable professional experience in their chosen area.

Collaborating with companies and organizations in a variety of sectors builds students’ professional connections and gives them a competitive advantage in terms of their future employment. Each degree program considers different internship options and/or requirements. In general, most students can take part in one or more internships throughout their degree. Approximately 80% of our students participate in an internship program before they graduate, and gain international work experience, or the opportunity to work in international corporate. The type of internships that students participate in vary; from working in companies and organizations, to doing research projects and working with a professor. In some degree programs, the internships can count as credits towards the degree. The duration and type of internship will determine how many credits are given.

Some companies that our students have interned with are:
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Third Way Africa
  • Repsol
  • Permira
  • Nomura
  • Nissan
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Cuatrecasas
  • Cisco
  • Hong Kong Design Centre
  • Henkel
  • Knight Frank
  • Abbvie
  • The Beaumont Partnership
"Being an entrepreneur often means that you have to cope with a lot of ups and downs along your startup’s development."
"When I began the interview process for my summer internship at Google Poland, I was overwhelmed. However, IE University gave me the resources to show off my best self"
"I believe entrepreneurial capacity has helped me achieve my professional success because I believe having drive is what takes you everywhere."
"I have learned about the importance of having a diverse team in terms of gender, ethnicity, and beliefs."
"We would like the local communities to benefit economically by working for us; we want to prioritize the development of the regions that supply our materials."
"If you love the job that you are doing, you will never work again."
"It is fascinating to have the opportunity to get out there in the real world and see a legal scenario that you studied at IE University."
"IE University gives you the kind of experience that enables you to step out of your comfort zone and succeed."
"It is a privilege to work for a company that challenges me every single day. I would not be where I am today if it had not been for my years at IE University."
"For me, entrepreneurship means creating a company that benefits both yourself and society."
"I'm very happy to have studied in English at an international, multicultural institution like IE that's so highly regarded in the business world."
"Entreprenurship is a mindset; you have to start thinking how to solve problems."
"If you are doing something, do it to the best of your ability—no matter what."
"I currently lead a great team of ten engineers who are helping our clients build their engineering teams"
"Entrepreneurship to me is a way of life. I’m the kind of person that is always looking for new adventures, new challenges and new people to prove wrong."
"At IE University I learned how to successfully work in teams and with people with diverse backgrounds and nationalities."
"I found this to be the perfect opportunity to gain some knowledge and practical skills in the field of foreign affairs"
"I think that the secret sauce is knowing the right people, having a great story of personal development, and identifying how you’d fit in at the company."
"IE University’s values are very similar to the values Nike looks for in their employees: proactivity, innovation, creativity, and most importantly, passion."
"IE University helped me understand the importance of networking and of clear communication, which helped me throughout the application process."
"The skills and attitudes I learned at IE University enabled me to learn quickly and adapt within my current position."

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