As an internationally recognized higher-education institution, IE University is proud to share in the professional successes of the Class of 2019. Talent & Careers has published their annual Career Report detailing the graduates’ achievements and where they are now.
Throughout their time at IE University, students have a unique opportunity to capitalize on a wide range of cutting-edge resources and insights. Motivated by their peers and professors to compete for top careers on the global stage, they find themselves in prime position to dive into their professional journeys upon graduation—if not before.
Equipped with today’s most important knowledge and profound practical experiences, our graduates are already leaving a lasting impact in their fields. From financial services to architecture and everything in between, these motivated professionals are turning their ambitions into reality.
In order to take their professional outlook to the next level, students have a unique opportunity to capitalize on Talent & Careers’ two-pronged approach. The department is fully committed to helping students on every step of their career trajectory by providing them individualized career-advice sessions and a range of developmental tools. Talent & Careers also works closely with top companies and organizations, providing them with student profiles that fit their recruitment needs.
This combination helps our students consistently exceed expectations in today’s competitive business landscape. Every year, Talent & Careers publishes a Career Report, giving a detailed look at every way in which our graduates are continuing to live by the IE University spirit in their professional lives. From insights about the sectors in which we see the highest employability, to moving personal stories about where they are today, continue reading to discover the successes of the Class of 2019.
Carlos Díez Rodríguez, Director of IE University Talent & Careers, shares that the whole IE University community is “delighted to see that our graduates are in strong demand in the labor market.” In fact, 95% of students from the Class of 2019 who were looking for a job report that they are currently employed. What’s more, many of them have launched their professional journey at some of the world’s most well-known companies and organizations, including Google, LG, Philips and Banco Santander.
While the financial and consulting sectors are where most graduates have decided to take their professional talents, 8% of the Class of 2019 have joined or launched a startup. This is an increase from last year’s class, and highlights how far our students can go with their strong entrepreneurial and innovative mindset.
Regardless of the career path they wish to pursue, the mindset of every student is enhanced by IE University’s emphasis on globalization throughout their academic journey. As they learn and gain experiences alongside a diverse group of faculty and peers, the Class of 2019 recognizes that these international insights have played a key role in the success they enjoy today.
As part of this Career Report, Talent & Careers sat down with graduates to hear firsthand what they thought about this diversity. As Lucia Bascuñana—graduate of the Bachelor in Business Administration and Analyst at Cinven Private Equity—highlights, “Thanks to the international, diverse environment at IE University, I’ve been able to adapt to the culture of a multinational firm.” In fact, the report shows that within six months of completing their academic journey, there are IE University graduates working on every continent. More than 10% of them have found careers outside of Europe.
Ranked by Times Higher Education as the top university for employment in Spain, and number seven throughout the whole of Europe, IE University puts an unparalleled focus on academic excellence. Now a marketing assistant at CBRE in Toronto, Carmen Pearce shares that the courses and professors at IE University have helped her to “always think outside the box and approach problems from new angles.”
Academic rigor, diversity and enhanced mindsets are just part of the recipe that makes our institution one of the best in the world. Beyond the walls of the classroom, labs and workplaces, our students are encouraged to expand their horizons by taking part in a wide range of extracurricular activities. IE University has over 100 clubs and organizations where students can form friendships and make bonds that will last a lifetime. From athletics and arts to professional and community-focused clubs, these organizations hold a wide variety of opportunities for students to step out of their comfort zone and push their own boundaries—a key characteristic of the environment that Talent & Careers strives to create.
The Career Report further highlights that the professional success of graduates is not just an individual endeavor and that the bonds they create with peers have lasting, positive implications on their career trajectory. Along these lines, Rodrigo Ortiz and Sebastian Arnold—graduates of the Dual Degree in Business Administration and Laws—capitalized on their shared future-forward, entrepreneurial mindset to found Parius. They have created this platform to help consumers more effectively resolve conflicts with companies.
As the IE University Career Report 2019 shows, the Class of 2019 was full of highly motivated, up-and-coming professionals who are driving change into every sector all around the world. Empowered by cutting-edge resources from Talent & Careers, they found themselves ahead of the pack from the very beginning of their professional journeys.