Career Guidance

The American University in Switzerland is highly focused on career-pathways, combining theory with practical experience, we are committed to the training and development of our students, empowering them to discover their career path and succeed in all aspects of professional life.

The highly motivated and ambitious staff and administration at AUS are dedicated to the academic and personal development of students, working closely on a one-to-one basis to help them achieve their career objectives.

The AUS Career Support team is available to assist with CV-preparation and development, career guidance, networking and potential placing on internships. As one of the key American University in Switzerland, AUS is privileged to have the likes of global corporations such as NestléHublot, the United Nations and the International Olympic Committee within easy travelling distance from campus.


The work experience offered by an employer to students and graduates is a very important opportunity for all future business leaders. At AUS we strongly encourage students to undertake numerous internships during their studies, and throughout the summer months. Our mandatory internship as part of each program, means students gain invaluable opportunity to put into practice their theoretical knowledge and enhance their learning experience through real-world application.

Thanks to key partnerships with Paragon, the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience in Zurich and other key partners, the American University in Switzerland Careers team can help students find internships, both in Switzerland and abroad.

Key Partners

There is ample opportunity to network and seek career openings with a wide variety of business organizations close by and industry visits taking place during the year while AUS’s partners can also help with internships.

Partnerships with more than 10 international universities and business schools, allows students the opportunity to consider a semester abroad, which can give them invaluable experience, both personally and professionally.

AUS is also a member of the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce. Based in Zurich, it provides essential information for businesses operating in both the U.S. and Switzerland. Additionally, it plays a vital role in assisting Swiss companies in the United States and U.S. companies in Switzerland, supporting the expansion of businesses.

Personalized Guidance and Support

Students at AUS benefit from personalized guidance from both academic and careers staff. This support allows students to engage in meaningful discussions to discover opportunities and develop a plan of action to make the most of these opportunities.


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I thank AUS for the care and support throughout my educational journey as well as creating such a pleasant environment for me to study in.
I enjoyed the classes very much. They were all very exciting, challenging, interesting and interactive”

Yanina Stanislavskaya-Thöle

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