Career support & advice


On demand, EPFL alumni contributors can benefit from support and advice for their career:

Career hotline (specific question):

  • Career progression, salary negotiation.
  • CV check, work certificate check.
  • Swiss employment law issues.
  • Recognition of diploma.

We are happy to help you with straightforward demands. If your request implies an in-depth analysis of your profile and career options, then our career advisor will suggest a 90-minute session.

90-minute career support session:

The 90-minute career support session is a face to face meeting at the Rolex Learning Center or via Skype.

  • Advice on your career path, continuing education or professional certifications.
  • Advice on career shift and employability according to the local job market.
  • Job search coaching : profile/jobs, methodology, application file, mock interview, networking.
  • Advice for your career abroad or your return to Switzerland.

The price of a 90-minute career support session is CHF 250.-, and CHF 100.- for an alumnus Contributor. Alumni Club and Alumni Gold benefit from one free support session per year. Additional sessions are based on the same prices. The different levels of annual contributions and related benefits are available here.

If you are interested in this service, please fill in the short form by clicking the link below. Our career advisor will get back to you soon. And if you are not an alumnus Contributor, you will have the option to pay online the annual contribution and the 90-minute career support session in the same time.



« Career support greatly helps EPFL alumni remembering their high value on the job market. Boosting self confidence helps to find and succesfully apply for interesting positions.
Very systematic, good psychology. Very useful appointment. »
Fabien, Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, 2002

« Thanks to the support of the career alumni professional, I regain faith in myself and I landed a job at EPFL. That adviser was the first person to tell me that I was valuable speaking 4 languages, and being perfectly 3 trilingual and that my career path denoted of much flexibility when others would say it was too scattered. »
Catherine, Diploma in Architecture 1996

« The Head of the Career department himself took the time to go through all my questions in a thorough and pragmatic manner. This enabled me to gather a much higher level of understanding of the job market’s expectation, and formulate a career strategy with a well-structured and more efficient method. »
Andreas, Master in Mechanical Engineering 2011

« After nine years working at the same place, I quit my job in order to travel for one year with my family. Before leaving Switzerland, I met a carrer specialist at the epfl to speak about my future oportunities regarding my past profesional experiences and to know what to prepare before I start seeking a job when I come back. I found someone very competent and helpful, and interested in what I had to say and to ask. The advice I got during this hour were so useful that I already got a new job when I m still in my travel year!! Thank you so much! »
Elisenda, Diploma in Environmental Engineering 2003