InnoEnergy was established to connect new businesses with markets, innovators with enablers, and talented graduates with the organisations looking for their unique skills. As a result, our Master’s programmes are designed to encourage all students to focus on their career from the first day at the Master’s School.
KIC InnoEnergy Career Centre
To support your career ambitions KIC InnoEnergy organises several activities that will support your search for work within the whole of Europe according to your qualifications and interests. We encourage and support you to start preparing your career already from day 1 you enter a KIC InnoEnergy Master Programme or the PhD School.
Workshops and webinars
KIC InnoEnergy Career Centre organises various workshops like ‘how to find yóur way to change the game’ and ‘how to turn your study abroad experience into career success’. These workshops and webinars are meant for first and second year KIC InnoEnergy Master School students and for KIC InnoEnergy PhD students. You will be informed by e-mail about the whole programme.
So, your application has made it to the next round and you are given the chance to prove yourself in an interview. Congratulations!
A job interview is a next hurdle in the job hunting process and to nail that job continues to be a challenge.
In this one-on-one session you are given interview advice by a career coach to maximize your chances on success. We will discuss your presentation, your body language, tackle difficult interview questions, how to include your skills, how to present your (Game Changer) skills and your (KIC InnoEnergy) education to a prospective employer. and prepare you for the (skype) interview.
These interview trainings are meant for KIC InnoEnergy students who are (soon) applying for jobs or internships.
KIC InnoEnergy students can send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for possible time slots and the instructions.
Chat with a Industry Career Advisor of KIC InnoEnergy Career Centre
The Career Centre asked several experts from the industry to answer career questions which KIC InnoEnergy students might have. Off course the advisors are also great ambassadors of KIC InnoEnergy students and might be able to help you one step further in your seach for a job or internship. This is one of the unique opportunities to gain advantage of the KIC InnoEnergy network and community. Students will be informed by e-mail about possible time slots.
Find here an example of one of our Industry Career Advisors Stefan Lodeweyckx of Enervalis.
Personal Career Coaching
What are your strenghts and qualities? What do you like to do? Where do you want to start your career? Work for a big corporate utility? Or for a small or medium-sized company? A career in research and development? Start up your own business? There are several ways and places where you can make a difference. Toghether with a personal career coach you can find out what fits you best and where you will be able to create the biggest impact towards more sustainable energy. Are you the Game Changer that will cause disruption in the energy value chain?
During several moments per year our students will have the possibility to let their CV’s being checked by a professional. As many of you have an European or Global mindset, you will be aware of all the different habits and rules and regulations in the specific countries. Ask for specific tips and trucs for a particular country!
InnoEnergy Job board at the community platform
At the recent Master’s School graduation day in Barcelona, Marloes Wichink Kruit announced the launch of an exclusive jobs board, featuring jobs and internships in energy innovation with companies all over Europe.
Users can view a list of all current vacancies or conduct a search filtered by job title, country, job type and a number of thematic fields, including clean coal & gas technologies, energy efficiency, energy storage, renewable energies, smart electric grids, and so on. The platform was developed specifically for InnoEnergy, driven by a huge demand from students and alumni who want new ways of leveraging the network of partners, collaborators, business and academia when planning their careers.
Jobs on the board are open to browsing by the entire CommUnity, including the Master’s and PhD Schools’ students and alumni, and the numerous entrepreneurs, businesses and academic partners in the network. This new facility will complement the existing support from the Career Centre and most importantly, it is yet another direct connection between InnoEnergy’s Education, Innovation and Business Creation offerings.
Career services of partner universities
Here you will find different lists of Career Services or job portals of our partner universities and educational institutions. Consulting them could also be a good start in your search for career opportunities.
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland – Career Center
ESADE Business School (ESADE), Spain – Career Services
GEM Grenoble Ecole de Management, France – Careers Office
Grenoble Institute of Technology (INP), France
Instituto Superior Tecnico de Lisboa (IST), Portugal – Employment portal
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany – Job & Career
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium – Employment Service
Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden – Career Services
Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Poland – Career Office
Technical University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain
InnoEnergy’s CommUnity is a network of students, alumni, entrepreneurs and partners across the entire InnoEnergy organisation. Its goal is to strengthen the bonds between all participants in our programmes, and to offer Europe-wide support to all members of our community.
InnoEnergy CommUnity representatives organise various activities for members throughout the year. They include:
- Speaker seriesThe InnoEnergy Speaker Series are talks of entrepreneurs or energy professionals organized by the InnoEnergy CommUnity representatives. These speakers share their experience or insight with an innovation community in the sustainable energy field composed of students, entrepreneurs and other professionals. The special setup in the form of a dynamic presentation and engaging Q&A or debate held in an inspiring space, with open-minded attendees along with some food and beverages encourages a vibrant networking environment.
- Mentoring programmesThe mentoring programme is a 1 to 1 interaction between a student and mentor, where the mentor provides the mentee with supportive guidance and the mentee can have optional, personal goals he/she wants to achieve during the interaction.
- Entrepreneurship programmesThe Entrepreneurship Events intend to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of participants through startup weekends such as the EIT startup days, workshops or webinars.
- Case solving and training programmesThe Case Solving event series consists of a real startup, innovation project or industrial challenges solved by a mixed audience of students and young professionals who want to exert their creativity to contribute to innovation.
- Annual AlumniUnite eventThe AlumniUnite by InnoEnergy is a major CommUnity event. It gathers over 200 participants, mainly alumni from KIC InnoEnergy’s education programmes but also entrepreneurs, students and employees of KIC InnoEnerg
To allow for continuous reporting and broadcasting of the vast array of CommUnity activities, the CommUnity Post was also established in October 2016 and aims to be the bottom-up accelerator of CommUnity-related content and be its voice to the outside world. The CommUnity Post now includes 15 members together with numerous freelancers, who have produced 24 articles that have received over 1000 views in total.
The online CommUnity platform, an interactive social network that will unite sustainable energy actors, stakeholders and innovators to change the game. Already the platform boasts 583 registered users, with over 90 000 page views so far and has offerings such as the career centre, where jobs and internships can be found, together with a space for information on the renowned Iberdrola challenge.
Contact: InnoEnergy CommUnity officer Claudio Geyken at email@example.com