Thursday, 23 September 2021

CAREER

Jobs ads

During the first two years after graduating (except for students in continuing education programmes), UNIGE Alumni members get preferential access to the UNIGE job platform for recent graduates. Before you can sign up for that service, you’ll have to get a document from us confirming that you are a member. You can email us to request the document (alumni@unige.ch). Once you’ve got the document, you can sign up with the UNIGE Careers Centre (carriere@unige.ch).

Helping you jump-start your career

As a UNIGE Alumni member, you get full access to the Careers Centre for the first two years after you graduate. The experts there will help you in your job search. The Careers Centre services include:

  • individual appointments to get advice on looking for a job, including a review of your job applications, practice job interviews and help creating a career plan;
  • workshops to help you create your career plan and identify your qualities, skills and job preferences;
  • events with potential employers and other professionals, such as the “Nuit des Carrières” and faculty-specific forums (with stands and presentations by employers).

Contact the Careers Centre

Alumni members can visit the Careers Centre at 4 Rue De Candolle in Geneva or contact the Centre:

by email
carriere@unige.ch
or by phone
+41 22 379 77 02

Job ad platform

We have our own UNIGE Alumni job ad platform giving you access to an amazing talent pool – the thousands of UNIGE graduates who are UNIGE Alumni members.

Access for members

Alumni members can access all of the job ads on our networking platform. The most recent ads will also be posted on the site’s homepage as well.

Submitting your job ad

Any individual, company or institution can post an ad on our platform by filling in the form below. However, we reserve the right to reject ads that do not meet the aims of the platform, e.g. if the ad is not for a job requiring a university degree.

Terms and conditions
To ensure each ad reaches its target audience, a separate ad must be posted for each position. We don’t accept ads for multiple jobs.

Posting your job ad
The ad will be posted once we have received your payment.

Price
CHF 200.00 per ad and per month

Account holder
Alumni UNIGE
Banque Cantonale de Genève
IBAN: CH9700788000050169418
N° BIC/SWIFT: BCGECHGGXXX
Clearing/CB: 788
Communication to beneficiary: enter your invoice No.

Invoice
You will receive a separate invoice for each ad.

Student jobs and recent graduates
You can also use the Careers Centre’s services.

Ensuring a seamless transition from uni to the job market

Our mentoring programme is available to Master’s students and students in continuing education in all fields. The aim of the programme is to help students enter the world of work. We put students who are nearing the end of their studies in contact with professionals interested in sharing their knowledge. Each mentoring partnership is governed by an individual agreement, which sets out the aims of the partnership and how they will be achieved. Uni-emploi also runs two workshops: one on networking and the other on developing a career plan.

Successfully sharing knowledge

The surveys of mentoring participants show that most mentors feel that they did manage to successfully share their experiences with their mentees. And most of the students feel that the programme improved their knowledge of the world of work, gave them a better idea of their career plan and helped them enter the job market more easily.

Working with student associations to share experiences

We support the Association des étudiants en Sciences (AESc), which regularly holds “Wisdom Sharing” events, in which alumni from the Science Department are invited to come and talk to the students about their careers, the world of work and the latest developments in the job market. After a brief talk by two or three alumni and a Q&A session, students get to network with the alumni over a drink.

The Humanities Department’s students’ association also began organizing similar events in 2019, and has so far held three evenings with alumni and students. Given the success of these events, we plan to extend them to other faculties as well.

Vous souhaitez apporter votre témoignage?
Quelle que soit la section fréquentée, que votre carrière soit scientifique ou atypique, que vous soyez “junior” ou “senior” dans votre métier, en vous inscrivant à cette adresse : wisdom.sharingunige@gmail.com L’AESc y recevra les inscriptions et vous fera part de votre participation à l’une des soirées à venir.

The value of work experience

Thanks to the University of Geneva’s pioneering “validation of prior experience” initiative, you can now get your non-academic knowledge and skills recognized, in order to obtain your degree more quickly. If you have prior experience, you might be able to get an exemption from certain courses in your study plan.

Three faculties and two institutes are now using this system, which supports lifelong learning: the Science, Psychology and Educational Science, and Social Sciences departments and the Computer Science Centre (CUI) and the University Institute of Teacher Education (IUTE).

Contact

More information about this initiative is available here.

You can also contact Marc Pochon, the University’s advisor for this initiative