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Director's Message

INSEAD Talent has continued to demonstrate market resilience in year two of the pandemic. In 2021, 92% of our MBA students reported having received at least one job offer three months after graduation, matching the record percentage achieved in pre-pandemic times of 2019. More than half (51%) landed in consulting, followed by TMT (19%), Corporate Sectors (16%), and Financial Services (14%). Average base salaries continued to increase at 9.3%, driven by gains in Corporate Sectors and Financial Services of 18% and 10% respectively.

In response to the varying pace of economic recovery coupled with geopolitical dynamics, adapted career strategies resulted in a change in the Top 5 countries where our students found opportunities: the United States, China, and France replaced the United Arab Emirates, Germany, and Spain; with the United Kingdom and Singapore firmly remaining as the top two locations of choice.





Navigating into year three of the pandemic, the CDC team will continue to focus on building relationships and refining the events’ experience. From inculcating skills to extending connections, the team of Career Coaches and Employment Engagement Specialists aim to maximize career opportunities of INSEAD Talent, leveraging on our corporate partners and alumni network. Concurrently, the Events team continue to look at ways to enhance the virtual experience for both students’ and recruiters. Beyond supporting students with their first opportunity after graduation, CDC aims to impart career skills to build sustainable and successful long-term careers.

As a committed team of educators and connectors, we look forward to continuing contributing to the INSEAD mission of bringing together people, culture, and ideas to develop responsible leaders who transform business and society in the year ahead.

Rhoda Yap

Global Director,  Career Development Centre