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 27th edition of the International Master in European Studies designed for those who wish to acquire competencies 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 centre 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.
Among the 36 students, who attended the 24th Edition which ended in December 2016, 71% have found a job/internship while they were attending the Master or right after the end of the course. Most of the 24th edition students (42%) are now working in Belgium, whereas others (25,8%) returned back to their home country or have succeeded in finding a job in another EU country.
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 employers of the students from 24th edition IMES have been Consultancies and Law firms, but also NGOs, National or Regional Representations, Governments and confederations.