Career support

 

EPFL alumni can benefit from support for their career through different services.
Young graduates can also benefit from a mentoring program thanks to experienced alumni acting as mentors. Another page is dedicated to our mentoring program for EPFL young talents.

 

CAREER HOTLINE

The Career hotline is a remote support service which helps you with specific issues, requiring around half an hour processing.
Please find frequent issues below:

  • Career progression & salary negotiation;
  • CV check & work certificate check;
  • Swiss employment law;
  • Recognition of diploma abroad.

The Career hotline is available for Contribuing members (Standard /Club / Gold). The different levels of annual contributions and related benefits are available here.
If your request implies an in-depth analysis of your profile and career options, then our career advisor will suggest a 90-minute career support session.
Submit your career issue here.

 

90-MINUTE CAREER SUPPORT SESSION

The 90-minute career support session is a face to face personal meeting at the Rolex Learning Center or via Skype.
Please find below a few topics covered during a session:

  • Advice and coaching on career strategy, professional development, visibility on the job market, continuing education;
  • Advice on career shift, employability according to the job market and on your positioning in terms of profile, jobs & industries;
  • Job hunt support: best practices, methods, tools & channels, networking, application file, mock interview, personal branding;
  • Advice for your career abroad or your return to Switzerland.

The price of one 90-minute career support session is CHF 250, and CHF 100 for Contribuing members Standard. Contribuing members Club and Gold benefit from one free support session per year. Additional career support sessions are based on the same prices. And if you are not a Contribuing member yet, you will have the option to pay online the annual contribution and the career support session in the same time, i.e. CHF 200.

If you want to benefit from this service, please fill in the short form by clicking the link below.
Our career advisor will get back to you soon.
Request your career support session here.

 

Contact:
Career & Enterprise Services
Email: career.alumni@epfl.ch

 

TESTIMONIES

« 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