FAQ: Career Services

1. What does CEU Careers do?

The Career Services Office plays a leading role in institutional efforts to ensure that CEU graduates are prepared to transform their CEU experience into meaningful professional engagement. The office partners with students and alumni, offering guidance, support, and information to help them develop and pursue personal visions for impact and success all over the world.

The Career Service Office:

  • Meets with students and alumni in group and individual settings to support them on their career development;
  • Gathers data about and reports on the career paths of CEU graduates to demonstrate the impact of a CEU education;
  • Facilitates connections between CEU community members so that they may exchange professionally-relevant information, advice, and resources;
  • Cultivates and expands upon CEU’s global network of partnerships with potential employers and internship hosts.

2. How can the Career Services Office help me with my career planning?

The Career Services Office works closely with students and other university departments to support student career development. The office guides students through the process of identifying, articulating, and pursuing their personal career goals and develops and maintains relationships with CEU's employer partners. This support includes:

  • Career development workshops that assist students in the process of identifying their strengths and interests, conducting careers research, mapping career possibilities, networking, crafting tailored application materials, and interviewing;
  • CEU's exclusive online career portal, career>next, which contains job, internship, and fellowship vacancies of relevance to CEU students and alumni and links to career resources and materials – incoming students may create a career>next account after receipt of their CEU email address;
  • The Careers Newsletter, which features curated career development information and is sent each month to current CEU students;
  • Employer presentations and information sessions and CEU's flagship "Careers in …" series of annual career education events;
  • Individual career advising sessions on all topics related to career development including:
    • identifying your strengths and interest areas;
    • exploring possible career paths;
    • pursuing opportunities to obtain professionally-relevant knowledge and skills through practice-based learning opportunities such as internships and consultancies;
    • creating and managing your career development network;
    • crafting tailored application materials;
    • preparing for interviews;
    • conducting salary negotiations;
    • careers-related decision-making;
    • specialized programming and services for doctoral students and researchers.
  • Lifelong access to Career Services after graduation as a CEU alum.

For more information, please visit the CEU Career Services Office website.

3. Am I allowed to work during my studies?

This depends on factors including Hungarian legal regulations (which can vary according to country of origin), CEU regulations, academic department / program regulations, and the intensity of the academic schedule. Within this context, CEU students occasionally find the time to engage in internships or employment. The primary focus of CEU's Career Services Office is on supporting students as they prepare for professional success after completing their CEU education. Information regarding working while studying at CEU is available here.

4. Where do CEU graduates find employment?

CEU graduates work across the globe in government, international organizations, academic and research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and multinational corporations. Learn more about post-CEU careers here.