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At the American Institute of Applied Sciences in Switzerland (AUS), we are committed to providing our students with a comprehensive career roadmap, practical tools, and resources relevant to the Swiss and global marketplaces. We aim to help every student achieve their professional aspirations while providing a supportive environment that nurtures their unique strengths and passions.

The Role of Career Services at AUS

AUS Career Services are designed to bridge the gap between academia and the professional world, providing essential support for students' career development. Our comprehensive approach includes:
Career Development Workshops
Our workshops cover crucial topics that prepare students for their future careers. These sessions address vital issues such as career roadmaps, Swiss work regulations, personal branding, and discussions on various career pathways. The workshops are crafted to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the dynamic business environment.
Personal Career Coaching
We offer individual meetings with experienced career coaches who provide personalized guidance tailored to each student's needs. These sessions include personality assessments, CV and cover letter reviews, and interview preparation. Our coaches help students identify their strengths and areas for improvement, ensuring they are well-prepared for the job market.
Networking
Networking is a crucial component of career success, and we facilitate connections with AUS alumni, professional organizations, and industry leaders through events and membership opportunities. These connections provide valuable insights, mentorship, and potential job opportunities, helping students build a strong professional network.
Employability Skills Development
At AUS, we focus on developing hard and soft skills essential for career success. We link academic skills to professional projects, incorporating tools like communication strategies, time management, and AI technologies. This approach enhances students' employability and prepares them to meet the demands of the modern business landscape.
Community Engagement
Community engagement is a vital aspect of our career services. We offer students opportunities to engage with local communities through volunteering activities that enrich their resumes and networks. These experiences benefit the community and provide students with valuable insights and skills that enhance their personal and professional development.
Industry Connections
Throughout the year, we organize various industry visits to corporations around Switzerland, such as Nestlé, Hublot, the United Nations, Swiss Post, the International Olympic Committee, and many more.

Through our AUS Speakers Series events, students are offered the opportunity to connect and interact with accomplished industry experts and alums.

The AUS Career Services Principles

Instead of merely providing job-searching techniques, the AUS Career Services serve a drivers for personal and professional growth by following these four principles:
  • Alignment with the AUS Mission and Strategic Planning
    The structure of the career services aligns closely with our institution's mission and purpose to ensure that career development is an integral part of student's learning experiences.
  • Creativity and Critical Thinking
    Career services should promote and cultivate human qualities such as creativity, critical thinking, empathy, and self-evaluation, which are critical in a world where automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are reshaping the work landscape.
  • Experiential Learning Using AI-powered Tools
    Career services should emphasize the importance of practicing and experimenting with the latest technologies, such as ChatGPT chatbots, for personalized guidance in understanding and analyzing labor market trends.
  • Vibrant and Supportive Community Hub
    Career services are designed to serve multiple stakeholders, including students, alumni, academic and administrative staff, and business communities, where individuals collaborate and learn from each other.

Internships

The work opportunities offered to AUS students and graduates are essential for becoming better business leaders. We strongly encourage students to undertake numerous internships during their studies and throughout the summer months, allowing them to practice their theoretical knowledge and enhance their learning experience through real-world application.
Thanks to partnerships with Paragon, the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) in Zurich, and other partners, AUS students easily find internships in Switzerland and abroad.

Where do AUS students go for internships?

Where have our students gone after graduation?

Nestle
United Nations
Paragon
IAESTE
Philip Morris International
HSBC
Danone
Deloitte
Ikea
aramco
Pepsico
Credit Suisse
DELL
UBS
ABB
CISCO
The Adecco Group
Unilabs
Alcon
Merck