Universum Awards 2017 – IBM Switzerland remains a top Employer for IT Students

Switzerland is a rather small country in the middle of Europe, with a lot of its educational institutions very famous and regularly ranked amongst the top universities worldwide. There are the technical universities ETH in Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) in Lausanne, the business and IT related University of Zurich as well as many other universities with excellent international recognition. Considering this high educational level, IBM is extremely delighted to once again be rated by Universum as a top employer for IT students – holding 3rd position for 3 consecutive years.

Guido Hüsser, Career Consultant at IBM Switzerland collected the award on behalf of the Recruitment Team and company.

What did our IBMers say?

Our IBM Swiss Data Science Leader, Stefan Ravizza understands the importance of not just visiting job fairs, but giving local students a real taste of what it is like to work in a company like IBM Switzerland by providing useful workshops and fascinating speeches for them to get involved in. He recently spoke at a keynote at ETH Zürich on “Artificial intelligence in business – digital reinvention in the cognitive era with IBM Watson”. This topic attracted many students from various universities and field of studies. Talks such as this benefiting those considering entering employment into the technology industry, not specifically IBM.

Pascale Flückiger, IBM Switzerland Recruitment Leader recognizes the importance of the office being based in Switzerland and the fantastic opportunities this provides for those in IBM. “We are proud that one of the 20 existing Industry Solutions Laboratory worldwide is located in Rüschlikon and we can count on a long lasting co-operation with ETH Zurich, one of the most influencing Universities in Switzerland home to a large amount of fundamental research.”

Interested in Graduate Roles at IBM Switzerland?

We offer a two unique programs for graduates in IBM Switzerland:

  • Consulting by Degrees – This global program is designed for graduates looking to launch a career in consulting. You will take on new challenges everyday, work with the brightest minds in business and help us transform industries and professions with data. We accept graduates from a variety of degree background, but most importantly you will need a passion for technology and business.
  • Master@IBM – if you have already graduated and are considering starting your Masters Studies, why not study and gain valuable experience at the same time? We offer positions for masters students studying Business, Economics or Science and provide flexible working hours to align with individual university schedules.

Those in either of the graduate programs will be supported by a ‘Young Talent Manager’, this is someone additional to your day-to-day task manager who will support with training, internal networking etc. and really help you to get a step up into your career.

Check out our graduate careers website to find out more about graduate opportunities in Switzerland.

Find out more about this award here.

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