Talent & Careers

Choosing a profession is one of the most important decisions we make in life. At IE Talent & Careers, we work with students as they make this choice, offering guidance and helping them launch their career path in their desired country and sector.

Talent & Careers is IE University’s professional development service for students and alumni. We offer valuable training for job seekers, and prepare students to contribute to the success of their future companies and organizations. Thanks to constant access to high-quality tools, career opportunities and expert advice, our students are primed for lasting success in today’s job market.

What’s more, we take steps to assess students’ interests, expectations and skills to prepare them for future career success. We’re here to help you embark on your career journey!

IE University Rankings

95% of IE University’s Class of 2020 job seekers reported they were currently employed.

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    GLOBAL UNIVERSITY EMPLOYABILITY RANKING 2020
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    UNIVERSITY IN EUROPE

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"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

BUILD YOUR CAREER

PAVE YOUR PATH TO SUCCESS

We know that you want to find a satisfying, successful career. At the IE Talent & Careers Department, we evaluate your interests, expectations and skills in order to help you make the best decision for your future. During your time at IE University, we’ll be there to guide you as you pave your own path to success. And we’ll be right by your side as you start your career journey.

FIND YOUR PATH

  • The first step involves discovering your interests, expectations and what motivates you—in other words, identifying the path you want to follow.
  • It takes time to find the right path, so you’ll need to investigate, reflect and decide what activities interest you. You also need to consider the possibility of continuing your studies. Thankfully, at IE University there are countless ways to get to know yourself and figure out which opportunity best fits your profile.
  • The IE Talent & Careers Department offers students many different types of support, including resources, information and advice.
  • For guidance on pursuing a career in a certain sector, you can attend sector-specific Q&A and drop-in sessions, among other options.

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER

  • Learn more about how you can take advantage of our services. Expand your knowledge of the professional world, undergo a comprehensive self-assessment, enrich your network of professional contacts and develop strategies for approaching companies and recruiters. Through IE Talent & Careers, you’ll gain access to an invaluable selection of professional perspectives.
  • Prepare to start your career and develop your interpersonal skills for a confident debut in the professional world.
  • Find an internship or a job, and learn about different sectors or functional areas with the help of a professional advisor.
  • Talent & Careers will allow you define and manage your professional strategy, preparing you for the job search and selection processes that await you.

Internships

IE University encourages all students to participate in high-quality internships in order to gain real-world experience in their area of choice.

Thanks to IE University’s collaborations with top companies and organizations across a variety of sectors, students have the opportunity to establish professional ties, giving them a competitive edge when it comes to their future employment. While our different programs have unique internship options and requirements, the majority of students complete at least one placement during their degree. In fact, around 80% of our students participate in an internship, gaining valuable international work experience before graduating. Sometimes, their placements may even help them land job positions in top companies.

The type of internship may vary—you may find a position at a company or organization, or carry out research work, or end up collaborating with an IE University professor on a specific project. What’s more, internships provide credits that count towards graduation in some of our programs. The number of credits granted depends on the duration and type of internship.

"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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YOUNG CORPORATE PROGRAM

This program is specifically designed to identify, encourage, and develop talent among IE University students. The Young Corporate Program provides students with the opportunity to gain real-world corporate experience within a specific company, starting early on in their degree.

The companies participating in the program come from very diverse sectors and are looking for students with different profiles, which offers the program a wide variety of opportunities. Each company chooses students based on their own requirements and interests and guides them through the General Program Path with the following activities: company insight, mentoring, shadowing, internships, and the final thesis.

If you are a company interested in joining the program, please reach out to us at ieu.careers@ie.edu, we are very excited to welcome you! Some of our partner companies:
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  • KPMG

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CONTACT US

FOR STUDENTS OR ALUMNI

If you are an IE University Student or Alumni, please, use the details below to contact us.

MADRID CAMPUS: IE TOWER, P.º de la Castellana, 259 - 28046 Madrid, Spain.
SEGOVIA CAMPUS: C/ Cardenal Zúñiga, 12, 40003 Segovia, Spain.
FOR COMPANIES

If you are a company, please, use the details below to contact us.

IE TOWER: P.º de la Castellana, 259 - 28046 Madrid, Spain.

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