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Working with the Career Development Centre

Partnering with students and employers to move from here to there.

The global team at the INSEAD Career Development Centre (CDC) is committed to helping MBA students find their true career passions or maximise their pre-determined goals.

The Career Educators and Connectors of the CDC team include personal career coaches, employer engagement specialists, and operations team members. Together they deliver thousands of individual sessions, workshops and recruitment and engagement activities with business experts joining from all regions, in an in-person or online format. The CDC partners with students in their career searches, offering support from self-assessment to relationship building with employers and interview preparation.

Our Mission is Simple:

Partnering with students and employers to move from here to there.

We follow a unique approach working with students known as The Personalised Career Model: Four Cs

Four Cs is a framework that informs all CDC interactions with students to ensure that engagement is on an individual level encouraging information gathering and testing to find the right industry, function and company culture fit.

CDC Framework

Students are able to customise their career development experience with our distinctive approaches prior, during, and after the programme:

Pre-INSEAD & Period 1 - Explore, Build Your Target List & Practice

Prior to the arrival, students engage with CDC through the online Careers Core Programme that educates on the essential skills to conduct a successful job search. After completing the career coaching and career workshops, each student is best positioned to take ownership of the world of opportunities that INSEAD provides. 

Period 2 & 3 - Engage, Plan & Iterate

CDC continues to offer career workshops together with job market overviews, meaningful engagement with alumni and business experts, and Practice & Perfect sessions.  The discussions with CDC help crystallise all the learnings into a unique value proposition so that students stand out amongst the crowd. 

Period 4 & 5 - Focus & Ace

Students have the freedom and flexibility to pick and choose what is most relevant to their career paths and job search focuses, from a variety of career electives, from interview preparation to salary negotiation.