Career Services works with current students and recent alumni to explore, identify and reach their goals for work or graduate school.

With a combined 30 years of business experience, three Master’s degrees and over fifteen years of career counseling at Webster, our Co-Directors Nancy and Beatrice have the expertise, extensive professional experience and resources and network to assist you on a confidential, individual basis.

Read former student testimonials about Career Services support

For employers or internship providers:  Please reach us to bring your opportunity to our students and alumni.  See contacts, below.

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Are you having difficulties choosing a major or knowing how to look for an internship? Wondering how to best prepare for graduate schools or how to use your graduate studies to change your career?

Confidential, individual meetings to discuss and assess what you have to offer and what career possibilities await. Starting in your freshman year, we will help you create an individualized plan with the Webster Geneva Career Planner, and help you strategically acquire the hard/soft skills and experience during your studies to increase your chances to reach your goals. We also work closely with the Academic Advisors through the Scholars and Academic Careers Excel (ACE) programs to help align your academic program with your career goals.

To make an appointment, send an email to careerservices@webster.ch

To get an internship or a job, making great first impression is key!

Career Services can help you with a well-designed, updated CV, letter of motivation and LinkedIn profile highlighting the best you have to offer. Learn how to effectively prepare for your interview and tackle tough questions.

To make an appointment, send an email to careerservices@webster.ch

Career Services helps all students in their search and application for internships. For internships for credit, students need to obtain prior approval from the Head of the Department. Internships provide both valuable experience and insight into the kinds of careers or organizations that you would enjoy.

Undergraduate students with at least 80 credit hours and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and graduate students with at least 2 terms completed and a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to join Webster’s Internship Program and will be sent details of around 250 plus internships posted each academic year. You decide if you would like to apply or not for a specific posting. Internships are available in businesses, NGOs and International Organizations and for all majors offered by Webster University, Geneva Campus.

Students with a GPA of 3.5 or higher may join Webster’s Honors Internship Program. When an Honors Intern applies for an internship, Career Services will highlight their application to the internship provider.

Career Services helps students to develop their CVs including academic goals throughout their studies in alignment with their developing career interests and graduate school programs they may ultimately decide to apply for. Careers provides impartial help with the choice of programs and graduate schools. We also help students with the complex logistics of the graduate school application process.

See below for a list of some of the graduate schools accepting Webster Geneva students. If you like further details on which programs these students were accepted into please contact us at careerservices@webster.ch.

Examples of Graduate Schools accepting Webster Geneva graduates

Universities in Switzerland

University of Geneva
University of Zurich
University of Lausanne
University of Lucerne
University of Freiburg
SUPSI - University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Italian Switzerland
The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
University of Basel
University of Neuchâtel
University of St. Gallen
Universita della Svizzera Italiana

Universities outside of Switzerland

London School of Economics & Political Science
Oxford University
Rotterdam Business School
New York University
Harvard University
Imperial College London
University of Leiden
University of Oslo
University of London
Cass Business School
Grenoble School of Management
University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Emerson College
Monterey Institute of International Studies
Johns Hopkins University
Instituto de Empresa (Spain)
Boston University
ESEADE Business School (Spain)
Kings College
London Fashion School
Parsons School of Design
SOAS University of London

Career Services brings the employment community to campus (Corporations, NGOs, International Organizations, Recruiters) through events inviting a variety of professionals including Webster alums working in HR and line management in many different types of organizations. Over 60 organizations- 25+ non-profits, 40+ companies & recruiters- have come on campus to meet students.

Events always include time for students to network. Events focus on a variety of themes and sectors such as obtaining internships and jobs in media communications, banking, trading, marketing, and finance to working in the UN or NGOs.

Featured event:  Alumni Career Mixer (Spring semester)
Career Services designed the event to correspond to job functions aligned with Webster’s degree program and recruited alumni from local employers in Switzerland that included:

Lombard Odier  • Nesté Skin Health • Julius Baer  • IATA • Medtronic •  Decisive Wealth Management • Institut le Rosy •  World Health Organization  HSBC Private Banking • International AIDS Society

Students and recent alumni were able to listen to short presentations by senior alumni, and to exchange ideas and meet 1-to-1 during the networking reception.

Further samples of Career Services presentations, events and workshops in recent semesters:

Previous workshops also included:

Career Services locally administers the Global Mentoring Program. This program matches current Webster students with Webster alumni around the world. Matches are made based upon common career interests and monthly mentoring meetings are held (virtually or in person) to enable the student to learn more about a career of interest and understand how to enter and be successful in this field of work. Participation in the program allows students to make more informed career decisions and develop their networking skills; a key to career success. 

 

Nancy

Nancy Pavanello

Co-Director, Career Services

+41 76 546 53 20
careerservices@webster.ch

On campus Monday, Tuesday and Friday morning

Beatrice

Beatrice von Mach

Co-Director, Career Services

+41 79 672 63 75
careerservices@webster.ch

On campus Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoon