Career Services

Part-time MBA Career Services

Design your career and personal development

Start the year by designing what your goals are through a Vision and Values self assessment exercise. The more clear you are about your career path, the better our Careers Team can understand you and help you work towards your goals. Approximately 20% of our curriculum is dedicated to career and personal development, presenting you with a wide variety of ways to grow.

Team icon  Team Dynamics

In the first week, our MBAs undertake an interactive course on team dynamics. The purpose is to facilitate multicultural and cross-functional teams, drawing on the diversity of the class in a learning-by-doing environment. Click here to watch a video of Outdoor Day 2016.

CV icon  CV Review and Training

Our Careers Team provides CV workshops and individual counselling sessions with ongoing feedback, covering topics such as keywords and effective storytelling. A CV book is created and sent to companies.

Feedback icon  Peer-to-peer Feedback

This enables you to learn how your peers perceive you. It is an effective way to discover your strengths and weaknesses. It is also excellent practice for giving and receiving feedback constructively.

Coaching icon 1-to-1 Executive Coaching

Work with external coaches for deeper personal development and the alignment of your career path with your personal values. Coaches will challenge you, and push you to clearly define what you want from your career. 

Info icon  Business Panels

Senior executives engage in a moderated discussion, followed by a Q&A session. Each panel has a career-related theme. These panels take place in Zurich twice a year.

Public speaking icon   Public Speaking

CNN presenter and communication coach Lola Martinez works with our MBAs in multiple sessions to improve their public speaking and presentation skills, including voice control and posture.

Training icon  Leadership Trainings

Professors and industry professionals provide leadership training on subjects such as: Organisational Behaviour, Negotiation, effective use of LinkedIn, networking, diversity in teams, and more.

Strategy icon  Career Strategy

Through a mix of self-reflection and personal consultation with our Careers Team, each MBA crafts a plan that provides structure and direction to their career-related activities throughout the MBA.

Mentor icon  Mentoring

MBAs receive a mentor, often an alumnus of the programme, who can offer guidance on role, industry or country-related career questions.

Interview icon  Interview Training

Students receive advice and tips on interviewing from a professional head hunter, who runs them through the rigours of executive search standards in Europe. If desired, they can then practice their skills with the Career Services Manager.

Luxembourg icon  Luxembourg Day

In 2016 the day was opened by the Luxembourg Attaché for Political and Economic Affairs, who welcomed Luxembourg-based companies to St.Gallen. Last year's visit included Amazon, Delphi and PayPal.

Basel icon  Basel Day

We travel to Basel, Switzerland for a full day of meeting companies in the pharmaceutical industry. We also have an apéro where MBAs meet Basel-based alumni.

Munich icon  Munich Day

We travel to Munich, Germany for a full day of meeting with companies. Last year's trip included Adidas, Siemens and ZEB Consulting, among others. We also have an apéro where MBAs meet Munich-based alumni. Click here to watch a video of Munich Day 2016.

Insight icon   Industry Insights

Interactive talks by company executives from key industries in our region, including banking, manufacturing, pharma and startups. Students gain a better understanding of current trends a future opportunities in these industries.

Recruitment icon Recruitment Day

We invite companies to interview our MBAs for post-MBA jobs. This annual corporate event takes place in Zurich, with companies hiring for roles in Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and elsewhere. Click here to watch a video of Take-Off Day 2016.