Bocconi and Employers
Based on the quality of our programs, Bocconi graduates have a strong standing with top employers. Thanks to a worldwide network of companies, international organizations, chambers of commerce and institutions in 70 countries, every year over 1600 students and recent graduates have the opportunity to take part in an internship abroad.
Our Career Service is highly accessible and gives students and graduates unparalleled and personalized support throughout the career orientation and job search processes. It provides tailored tools to successfully enter the job market and promotes meetings with major employers in Italy and abroad. Master of Science students can count on a dedicated career consultant for each program and internships are a compulsory part of each study plan.
73.2% of MSc graduate are employed on graduation day*
95.2% of MSc graduates are employed one year after graduation**
27.5% of MSc graduates are employed abroad
one year after graduation**
0.8 months is the average time needed for job placement
The top industries of employment are:
- Banking, Finance and Insurance
* Survey - graduation sessions from 2017-2018 a.y.
** Data refers to 2016-2017 graduates
2018 Recruiting Facts&Figures
- 11,313 placement and internships offers, 14.9% abroad
- 640 Employers involved in recruiting events, including:
- The Bocconi&Jobs career event in Milan: 2 editions, in April and November
- Bocconi&Jobs Tax & Legal, career event focused on law firms and legal professions, with 2 editions in spring and fall
- Bocconi&Jobs Abroad in Brussels, London, Paris and Shanghai
- Investment Banking Weekends, with leading financial institutions
- Recruiting Dates dedicated to Arts, Sport & Entertainment; Fashion, Luxury & Beauty; Financial Services & Fintech; Government, Public Services & International Organizations; Retail; and Web Companies
- Recruiting events organized with individual companies
- 4,299 individual meetings with information on the job markets, professional planning and aptitude orientation
Throughout the year, the Bocconi Career Service team organizes various initiatives providing you with excellent opportunities to meet prospective employers, and with easy access to a wide variety of internship and placement opportunities both online and on campus.
Bocconi&Jobs is our career event, organized twice a year every spring and fall. It is an exclusive opportunity to meet Italian and international companies, organizations and professional firms, attend employer presentations, leave your application and get interviewed.
Bocconi&Jobs goes abroad each year to Brussels, London, Paris and Shanghai. You can attend the fair for a unique opportunity to network with top local employers.
Investment Banking Days
Each fall you’ll have the opportunity to meet the leading investment banks on campus and find out about their recruiting programs through company presentations and informal meetings with company representatives.
Company Presentations and Networking Events
Learn about company development programs and recruitment processes, hand in your application, learn about and compare different professional organizations and establish informal and direct contacts.
This online platform is reserved to Bocconi students and graduates, and is updated daily by employers promoting internship and placement opportunities in Italy and abroad.
A special section of the website that offers internships abroad.
These events are informal networking sessions that allow you to submit your application in person and get useful information about companies and their recruiting processes and career paths.
Preparing for the Job Market
The Career Service team supports you with information on different employment sectors, ways of planning your career, understanding and marketing your skills and aptitudes. Companies actively support Bocconi in this process by participating in University events and activities.
You can reserve your time slot for personalized advice about your application and your professional goals.
Career Service Infopoint
This can be used to organize your job search and access information for your internship or job search. A reference service is also available, offering personalized consultations and assistance.
Training experiences that are short in duration, dedicated to small groups of students. Participants are hosted directly by a company and have the chance to get to know the various departments and the recruitment process. Opportunities are offered in different fields in Italy and in major EU countries.
One-on-one selection interview simulations aimed at experiencing a job interview to discover your strengths and the areas for improvement you should work on.
Tutorials and materials used for in-class seminars can be found in the e-learning area of the “Extracurricular Courses” section, along with the new “Career Starter Pack:” a powerful set of tools, exercises and tips to effectively enter the job market.
Get the Job
In-class and online sessions covering topics related to the most effective tools when looking for employment or internship positions, and how to apply and approach the selection process.
Training classroom activities focusing on the soft skills that are indispensable in the workplace. They are held by company representatives.
A Career in...
Seminars dedicated to exploring typical career paths. These meetings are a chance for direct contact with professionals working in a specific area or a particular sector of the job market. You can find out what these jobs entail, the skills required and their career prospects.
Careers in International Organizations
Presentations targeted at students and graduates interested in building a career at an international organization. Representatives from organizations such as the World Bank, the EIB and the European Commission talk about the institutions where they work, hiring and internship opportunities and career paths.
POL (Personal Orientation Lab) Your Professional Aptitudes
A service specifically created for students and recent graduates in order to support them in achieving a higher level of self-awareness about professional aptitudes.
Bocconi University and employers share a common view on the educational aim of internships: practical training, orientation to future careers and the first step into the job market. This is why an internship is part of the academic curriculum, and is mandatory for Master of Science students.
Internships act as the gateway to the professional world: they are concrete and educational on-the-job experiences which aim to develop skills and help with future career choices. Graduate students can only begin upon completion of the curricular coursework of their first year of study. Internships can take place in Italy or abroad.
This online platform is reserved to Bocconi students and graduates, and can be accessed through the yoU@B student diary.
It is updated daily with internship and placement offers in Italy and abroad, including a Focus On box with opportunities grouped by geographic area (Companies in the Americas and Companies in Asia, Pacific, Africa & Middle East) and by type of institution (International Organizations and NGOs, Chambers of Commerce and Foreign Offices).
JobGate also contains a Curricular Internship Special section, reserved to Master of Science and Law students, as well as opportunities at Embassies, Consulates and Italian cultural institutions, which is open to Italian citizens.