Career Support & Employability
Participants in the Diploma in Sustainable Business are typically working professionals who leverage the program experience by becoming internal sustainability consultants in their organizations or advancing towards senior management positions. Some participants take the opportunity to revisit their professional path and make a career change, based on their keen interest in sustainability and their aspiration for a fulfilling and meaningful employment. Whatever you decide to do next, the joint degree offered by BSL and University of St. Gallen will serve as a valuable and recognized credential to your profile, recognized by employers and sustainability experts in Switzerland and abroad.
The Consulting Project is an integral part of the program and a stepping stone in your preparation as a business sustainability professional. It enables you to integrate your learning throughout the program and apply it towards a meaningful consulting experience. You will work in a multi-faceted team on a project of strategic importance to the partnering organization and will be supported by a member of the teaching faculty. The experience is challenging – you will need to be agile and “build the bridge as you walk on it”. However, you will gain confidence in your own capacity for consulting work in the sustainability field and will establish meaningful connections with clients from the partnering organization. Read more about the Consulting Project.
Leadership Coaching & Self-Discovery
You will embark on a personal development journey through a series of Leadership & Personal Development modules which will enable you to know yourself better, discover your unique strengths, and craft a vision for an inspiring and fulfilling future. With the ongoing support of certified leadership coaches, you will dive into an in-depth exploration of your strengths and competencies and will do multiple behavioural, psychometric, and strengths assessments, including StrengthsFinder 2.0, Belbin, and Saboteur Assessment. You will identify key insights about human behaviour and action and will acquire skills related to giving dynamic feedback, having courageous conversations, and leading yourself and others through change. You will continue to explore your identity, set goals, and make steps towards carving a professional path that is personally meaningful and fulfilling.
Career Services & Support
Throughout the program, you will have access to our ongoing career services and support.
- Personalized Career Advice: We want to help you find more than a job. We will encourage you to craft a meaningful and fulfilling professional path, based on your personal interests, passions, and strengths. Throughout the program, our dedicated career counsellor will be available for one-on-on career advice, job search guidance, and recommendations for suitable opportunities.
- Jobs and Internships Online Platform: Since day one, you will have access to our internal job and internship search platform which allows you to browse opportunities in Switzerland and abroad. The platform is updated regularly with opportunities that come through a broader community of alumni, partnering organizations, social enterprises, and other organizations.
- Global Alumni Network: You will become part of an exclusive community of alumni who are at the forefront of sustainability in Switzerland and abroad. You will be encouraged to connect to this valuable network of like-minded professionals as you continue your career journey.