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Career support for students

From mentorship programs to individual coaching, we are dedicated to helping students figure out what they actually want to do.

We view it as our responsibility to complement your academic development with practical tools and knowledge supporting your professional and personal development.  Our main platform, the SSE Career Hub, offers a variety of useful resources during your studies at SSE. Job ads, career tools such as CV check, interview training workshops, industry insights and much more is what you gain from accessing the Career Hub.

Career support and coaching

As a student at SSE, there is a team working to help support your development. You can easily book slots with any of our career coaches, who bring experience from several sectors. Whether you need help with a job application process or you are struggling to find out what you want to do, they are there to help you.

Mentorship programs

All over the world, students from top business schools need help with the transition to professional life.

SSE MSc mentorship program
The SSE MSc mentorship program is a unique program that helps our Master students with the transition to professional life by connecting them with SSE alumni and SSE corporate partners. Every year the program pairs students with mentors who are thriving in their fields, giving their time and sharing their experience to inspire the next generation of leaders. The program spans an academic year, during which students and mentors work together to explore career paths, share insights into workplace culture, and build students’ professional networks. Read more here!

SSE BSc mentorship program
The SSE BSc mentorship program is a project of the Education Committee (which is part of our Student Association SASSE) which connects SSE's alumni and its undergraduate students to exchange experiences and thoughts about what a future career could look like.

Practice-oriented courses & live cases from companies

Many courses at SSE give you the chance to learn more about what it actually means to work. From doing case studies at different companies to learning about self-leadership theories, you can be sure that what you learn in class will be something you can connect to your own journey.

  • In the BSc program in Business & Economics, students can apply for a 16-week internship course fully in English. It's an elective course in semester 5 (year 3) that is taken in combination with writing your Bachelor's thesis or two other elective courses. More information will come shortly.

  • In the BSc program in Retail Management, students are provided with great networking opportunities by working together with leading retail companies through the much-appreciated Applied Retail Track that runs all six semesters.

  • On the MSc level, students can choose the so-called Executive Trainee Module (XTM) in their second year of MSc studies. During the XTM one-term course, students have the valuable opportunity to collaborate closely with an executive manager in an XTM company. This experience enables them to begin establishing a network of contacts, enhancing their prospects for a successful future career. This module includes 80 days of full-time trainee work and 20 days of case writing and XTM classes at SSE.

The SSE Career Hub, CV lab and other online resources

To make sure you can get the career support you want when you need it, we make a wide range of online tools available for our students.

  • SSE Career Hub
    Our main career portal with job ads (some exclusive to SSE students and alumni), career events, advice and much more. 

  • SSE CV lab
    An online tool that helps you develop your CV

  • Interviewstream
    A tool designed to help you prepare for job interviews

  • PayNegotiation
    Salary negotiation taught online by leading negotiation experts

  • Vault
    250+ guidebooks, day in the life - articles from industry insiders and several blogs

Additional resources for international students

All of our programs are international; taught entirely in English and with a worldwide intake. The global focus extends to the Career Management team, with special resources available to our international students, for example:

  • GoingGlobal
    International resources on work permit/visa regulations, cultural advice and interview tips. Available to enrolled students.

  • Career newsletter from Swedish Institute: Boost your career in Sweden
    Interested in knowing more about Sweden as a career destination after your studies and boost your career in Sweden? This newsletter for enrolled international students at many different Swedish universities will give you relevant information such as inspiration, tips and invitations to events. Subscribe here.

  • Swedish language elective courses at SSE
    See all courses here.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us directly.

Regardless of whether you are a prospective student wanting to know more or a current student rediscovering the available support, don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.