Boost Your Career

Land a job or internship anytime, or continue your career working up to four days a week even during term time. In 2017, 100% of full-time students landed a job within three months of graduation.

Budapest and Vienna, Two of Europe's Buzzing Financial Hubs

Budapest and Vienna are among the European Union's top 10 largest cities home to large expat communities. They rank among Europe’s most beautiful cities, biggest tourist destinations and best places for expats.

The two cities are among Europe’s most buzzing financial services and technology hubs. In Budapest, global employers working in English and actively competing for international finance talent include

  • financial services firms such as Bank of China, Blackrock, Citi, Erste, Finastra, KBC, Morgan Stanley, MSCI and NN
  • consulting firms such as BCG, Deloitte, KPMG, McKinsey and PwC
  • non-financial firms such as Avis, BP, BT, Diageo, EPAM, ExxonMobil, GE, IBM, HP, Nokia,  Roche, TCS, Unisys and Vodafone.

Budapest and Vienna also have booming innovation scenes. Join a venture capital firm, boutique M&A advisory or startup, or develop your own venture in our award-winning CEU InnovationsLab incubator.

Austria and Hungary are members of the European Union and the Schengen Area. Housing and living expenses in Budapest are lower than those in Vienna and other major European cities.

Non-European nationals may be employed part-time on their student visas. Fresh graduates are eligible for a 12-month Austrian Residence Permit for Job Seekers.

Career Services Office

The Career Services Office holds career development workshops and events throughout the year. We will help you develop the skills necessary to achieve your career objectives, including by

  • assessing your skills, academic and professional background, and strengths and weaknesses
  • helping you define your career goals, while keeping you informed about the latest sector developments
  • teaching you how to market yourself and network effectively
  • helping you apply and interview successfully, and analyze, negotiate and accept a job offer.

We organize dedicated company showcases on a regular basis. Recent visitors include Amazon, Blackrock, Citi, ExxonMobil, GE, Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, MSCI and UNHCR.


CareerNext is CEU’s powerful integrated job platform bringing together students and alumni with partner employers.

Jobseekers can post their resumes, access career-building materials, and scan the best job and internship vacancies in the region and beyond. Partner employers can post job and internship opportunities, and scan the resumes of thousands of talented potential hires from CEU’s global student and alumni community.

What Can You Do?

The Career Services Office is here to help whether you want to explore career options, network with international employers, brush up on your CV writing and interviewing skills, or improve your LinkedIn profile.

Engage with faculty and the invited finance experts you will meet over the course of your studies. You will have many opportunities to network with leading executives including prospective employers.

Tap into CEU’s vast alumni network in Budapest and worldwide. We have close to 16,000 alumni in 146 countries, with finance professionals the single largest constituent group.

Anna Kaposvari
Career Services Manager
Room N11/412, email