The job link module helps the participants in their search for traineeship and employment, through different activities.
Meeting with experts: during the Master students frequently meet European experts, officials, advisors and lobbyists working on the Brussels arena. They are thus rapidly able to build contacts with a view to post-Master career prospects.
Internship support office: during and after the course, the European Desk of the Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce proposes various traineeship and job opportunities in Brussels. The trainee and the host organisation are supported in the redaction of the traineeship agreement.
CV Book: the Master’s participant’s profiles are published in the CV book that is sent to hundreds of European organisations, companies and associations in Brussels and throughout Europe. The CV book is an effective tool which allows the employers to select the most suitable candidates for their company or organization and to find skilled policy advisors and project consultants.
Class session: the advice of an expert will help the students to adjust their CVs and Cover letters, as well as to use the right techniques while approaching the EU affairs job market.
Individual tutoring: individual meetings can be scheduled for the students to receive personalized advice related to their profiles.
The Belgian-Italian Chamber of Commerce is now at its 23rd edition of the International Master in European Studies designed for those who wish to acquire competences as EU Policy Advisors or EU Project Managers.
This post-graduate Master provides participants with a unique opportunity to enter the EU job market, starting from the center of Europe, Brussels. The added value of the course lies, in facts, in its setting and in the possibility to acquire knowledge and skills in an only three-month period, through a learning-by-doing process that combines academic sessions with hands-on practical work on European projects and tenders.
In the 22nd edition of the IMES, the latest one, 71% of the participants found an internship or a job during the Master or within 3 months from the end, while 11% returned to their previous job.
The most part of them is now working in Brussels (61%), others returned to their home country (26%) or went to another EU country (13%).
The strong point of the Master is that it gives a chance to find their place in the EU field to participants with all types of backgrounds: the most of IMES’ participants are from the international sciences, economics, linguistics, management, engineering and law sectors, but also from the sectors of communication, marketing, social sciences, philosophy, architecture and many others.
The principal IMES students’ employers have been Consultancies and Law firms, but also NGOs, National or Regional Representations, Governments and confederations.