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Partnering with students and employers to move from here to there.

INSEAD’s Career Development Centre partners with students to succeed in finding life-long career fulfilment.  

Whether you are pursuing an MBA to find your true career passion or to maximise your pre-determined career goals, we will support you throughout the entire process. Our global team across three campuses includes personal career coaches, employer engagement specialists, and operations team members.  

From self-assessment to relationship building to engaging with employers, you will have the support you need to achieve a career that brings you energy, enjoyment, and engagement.

Employment Statistics Class of 2021

Key Employment Figures 2022

For more detailed statistics on employment post-INSEAD - please visit our Employment Statistics website.

Career Development Journey


Career Development Journey for MBA Students

Building a career is a lifelong journey. At INSEAD, our 10-month MBA programme provides students a starting point to fast-track a transformation in their careers. Find out how INSEAD’s Career Development Centre helps our students to achieve their aspirations and maximise their pre-determined career goals with a personalised career model.

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McKinsey & CompanyRoland BergerEli Lilly and Company
Bain & CompanyStrategy&Hilti Corporation
Boston Consulting GroupShopeeL.E.K. Consulting
AmazonDeloitteRestaurant Brands International
AccentureErnst & YoungMicrosoft
KearneyCredit SuisseOliver Wyman

Diverse Opportunities


Find out the types of job opportunities available after an MBA. 

INSEAD’s Career Development Centre consists of 40+ career professionals, located in Singapore, Fontainebleau and Abu Dhabi. Throughout the year, this dedicated team organises around 80 career development workshops, welcomes over 260 on-campus recruiters and supports almost 4,000 on-campus interviews. The team is structured under these following areas:

Career Support 


Marketing Talent

Marketing you to employers in the sectors and geographies where you want to work.

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Developing Talent  

Developing your career skills so that you can secure the right job upon graduation and for the rest of your career

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Connecting Talent

Connecting you with the right opportunities through on-campus recruitment initiatives, job boards, and CV search as well as off-campus events.

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Career Development Programme


As soon as you start the MBA programme, the Career Development team recommends that you begin to consider your career plan. Over the five periods of the programme, the Career Development team will organise a series of activities including: workshops, trainings, panel discussions, group and one-on-one counselling sessions.


  • Your Career Journey: Let's get started
  • Your INSEAD CV
  • Cover Letters
  • Your Summer Experience
  • Introduction to Relationship Building


Career Core Courses

  • Pitch: Communicating Value
  • Show: Proving Value
  • Build: Career Connections
  • Engage: Career Connections
  • Target: Finding the Right Fit
  • Discovery Days (sectors)
  • Activate: Next Steps
  • Practice & Perfect, Repeat

Career Electives

Students can choose from a variety of workshops and resources called Career Electives to help them achieve their personal career goals.

Careers Kick-off

Sector & Region Advising Sessions: One-to-one & One-to-many

One-to-One Career Coaching Sessions


Online/On-campus Engagement Activities

Formal Recruiting Activities/Off-Campus Recruiting



Find out how some of our alumni’s careers panned out after their MBA.

​ Why companies hire INSEAD graduates

Leaders of Tomorrow

Our accelerated 10-month curriculum creates a dynamic and intensive learning environment where students immerse themselves in real issues and practise problem-solving through critical thinking across a multicultural setting, equipping our graduates with skills to take on international roles.  

Global Talent

With three campuses across three continents and over 90 nationalities enrolled every year, INSEAD’s students offer valuable experience and qualifications not only from their own areas of specialisation and industry backgrounds, but also from the global learning environment they come from. 

Entrepreneurial Mindset

INSEAD’s cutting edge MBA curriculum challenges and inspires our students to generate new ideas. We believe that this is why at least 50% of our graduates start or run their own company at some point in their career. Click here to learn more.

The Career Development Centre Team


The Career Development Centre is a global team of more than 40+ professionals representing over 20 nationalities, based across INSEAD’s 3 campuses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It consists of personal career coaches, employer engagement specialists, and operations team members. Together, they deliver thousands of career core courses, electives and workshops, host hundreds of companies on campus, and co-organise with career clubs nearly 45+ treks in various locations throughout the year.

The CDC partners with students in their career searches, offering support from self-assessment to relationships building with employers:

You will firstly meet your Career Coach who is there to accompany you on all stages of your career journey throughout your time at INSEAD. You will have regular sessions with your Career Coach to monitor your progress and support you on each step.

The ~15 Employer Engagement professionals are dedicated to connecting INSEAD’s talent with world-class organisations, building ~1200 active recruiting relationships, educating students about career opportunities, and briefing you on market and recruitment trends.

The Operations Team supports all the regular activities of the CDC from organizing workshops, publishing the CVs for each class, managing job postings and maintaining relationships with recruiters to running events including the on-campus recruitment campaigns, the Scale-ups Fairs and the Talent Networking Forums.

Transforming Your Career

Explore the MBA career experience through the eyes of our participants and alumni. Click below to discover the different career journeys of our participants through a range of articles, videos, podcasts and blogs. 


Discover the MBA Programme

Download our brochure for more information on our MBA.

  • Benefits of the INSEAD MBA
  • Admissions Criteria and Class Profile
  • MBA Curriculum
  • Personal Leadership Development Programme
  • Career Development
  • Application Dates & Fees

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You can find a list of companies recruiting at INSEAD in the latest Employment Statistics, which is also available online. The majority of these companies are regular recruiters on campus or companies with which INSEAD Career Development Centre have established relationships.

Salary and benefits packages vary widely across industries, companies and regions. Please refer to our latest Employment Statistics for detailed salary information of the last two graduating classes.

You will find detailed insight into our graduates’ career, function and location changes in our latest Employment Statistics. Naturally, some career changes can be made more easily than others and are influenced by previous professional experiences, knowledge of the market, languages, etc. For those who are interested in making a career switch to banking specifically, it is recommended that you secure a summer internship with a financial institution or investment bank.  For other sector or functional moves, graduates need to identify these career goals early on and work in conjunction with Career Development staff to prepare for these transitions.

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