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We’re back!

The Careers Blog has been sadly inactive recently, due to excessive workload. This is now going to change. We’ll start by giving a warm welcome to all our new students. Hopefully, you’ve settled in well at SSE and are beginning to find your way around the premises. A special welcome to our international students – we hope you’ll have a wonderful time here in our beautiful city of Stockholm.

By now, you should all have received log in credentials to our Careers portal, SSE Careers Online. If not, just drop us an email at

This week, we’re launching a new  free services, GoingGlobal.


Going Global country-specific career and employment database contains more than 80,000 pages of constantly-updated information on topics such as: work permit/visa regulations, resume writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups and cultural/interviewing advice. World-wide job openings, internship listings, and corporate profiles are also included.

You’ll find GoingGlobal under your Shortcuts at SSE Careers Online.


Business Creator of the Year 2014

ARCTISTIC / Photo: Nicklas GustafssonCongratulations Olof Svanberg, 19, on winning 1st place in entrepreneurship competition “Business Creator of the Year” , as well as a place at SSE BSc program in Business & Economics. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to SSE in the fall.

Announcement: New Career Services webpage and online recruitment portal at SSE main webpage

Our online services (career libraries, applications guidelines etc) have moved to the new Career Services page at the SSE Student Portal. You need to be a registered student to access most of the services.

General information  is now to be found at the SSE Career Services  page at the SSE  main website. Please visit us there.

This blogsite will continue as it was originally intended to be – a career blog for SSE students and friends.

Looking forward to keeping in touch.


Don’t miss out: Gain new insights for your own career and win cool prices

Stockholm School of Economics is cooperating with Potentialpark in an international study. Our study is investigating the online communication between you and your future employers.

 Do you also find online job applications confusing and inefficient? Is it difficult and time-consuming for you to find the right career information at companies online?

 Now, you have a chance to change it:

 and you also …

 1) get the chance to win an iPad/iPhone

2) get a 12 issue digital subscription of the Bloomberg magazine for only $5 (when you complete the survey)

3) shape the future of online recruitment so that it will become easier to find the right career opportunities and to apply for jobs online.

4) learn more about the latest trends in online recruitment and gain insights that will be valuable for your own career.

5) receive the results if you are interested in. 

The survey is anonymous, independent and not sponsored by any company. It is considered as an important source of information for some of the largest companies in the world and influences the development of career websites, mobile phone apps and social media communication.

 The results will be published in the media worldwide in the spring 2014.

Take the BAT for free on November 27 or 28

Stockholm School of Economics is offering students the chance to take the Bloomberg Assessment Test (BAT) FREE of charge on campus. By taking the BAT you gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in finance while at the same time showcasing your abilities to a wide range of financial employers.

After taking the BAT you have the opportunity to enter your profile into the Bloomberg Talent Search – a tool that over 20,000 financial employers are using to find top new talent for financial employment opportunities.  The Talent Search allows employers to view BAT results on an anonymous basis and send connection requests to students that may be a match for their roles.  Being included in the Talent Search allows you to gain access to great career opportunities with absolutely no downside. To participate go to and register for one of the upcoming BAT test sessions on campus.

As an added benefit this year, Bloomberg is also providing all BAT test-takers with a complementary six month subscription to Bloomberg Briefs – Bloomberg’s premium industry specific newsletter valued at $2,000 and used by tens of thousands of hedge fund managers, bankers and portfolio managers.  Access to Bloomberg Briefs provides students insight into the industry, helps them to stay up-to-date on current events and enhances performance in interviews. After taking the BAT, students will gain access to a premium pack that includes the daily Economics Brief and the daily Mergers Brief along with the weekly Private Equity and Hedge Fund Briefs.

Upcoming Test Sessions:

27 November and 28 November @ 5:30pm

Location: Saltmätargatan 13-17, PC Lab 3 & 4

  Don’t miss the opportunity to: 

* Identify your personal strengths

* Explore financial career opportunities

* Promote yourself to employers worldwide

* Enhance your CV and distinguish yourself in interviews

* Be contacted for full-time and internship opportunities

 The BAT is open to all students and recent graduates interested in pursuing a career in finance and no preparation is necessary, so sign up today! (Space is limited)

If you have any questions please contact: Sorena Amini (Student ambassador, Bloomberg Institute),

Don’t forget to sign up for Self Leadership sessions!

Based in the latest motivation research, Self Leadership is a course offered at SSE since 2009. In order to expand the offer to include our international students, we’re now launching an English version alongside the Swedish course. A small group of participants will have the opportunity to discover and understand their core values and key strengths, in order to better reach their full potential. The course is offered in Swedish (881) as a series of six workshops, and in English (882) as a full-day course. Apply with motivation letter to Find more information on the Course Web.

“Making It: The Insider’s Guide to Getting Hired and Working in Finance in London” Seminar with SSE Alumni on October 7

Are you set on a career in the financial industry in London? Are you curious about what it is really like?

SSE Career Services and SSE Alumni in London invite you to a seminar where SSE alumni with extensive experience from senior positions in “the City”share their experiences about getting hired, building a career, and surviving and thriving in the industry. They will share how employers in investment banking think and act when recruiting and what they then expect from you. In other words, this seminar helps you reflect on and prepare for getting hired and getting ahead in the City.

Date: 7th October

Time: 17.00 – 18.30

Location: Room: KAW, SSE, Sveavägen 65

 Göran Trapp (Morgan Stanley), different roles within the commodity department and been part of the leadership group for EMEA.  Involved with student recruiting and analyst programme and is the head coordinator for Sales&Trading departments (FID.IED, Commods) programme.

 Nicholas Karam (Ovington Financial partners), responsible for the Corporate finance activities at Ovington, a boutique advisory firm.  Prior to joining Ovington, Nicholas spent 10 years at Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse. Nicholas has been integrally involved in graduate recruiting att SSE.

 Helena Lindvall (Deutsche Bank), is part of the Nordic M&A team and has 3 years of experience from the Investment Banking industry in London. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank she worked for The Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK Corporate Finance team.

 Philip Hansen (J.P. Morgan), an Associate within the Cross Asset Derivatives Marketing team. The team primarily markets bespoke derivatives solutions for Nordic financial institutions. Philip joined J.P. Morgan 4 years ago.

 Ingrid Bojner (IFL Executive education), is acting marketing director at IFL. Experience from working in Singapore, Europé and Scandinavia.  Worked at McKinsey between 1998-2010. Corporate experience from VP Sales and worked at TeliaSonera between 2010-2012.

 Please confirm your attendance to before the 3rd October.

We are looking forward to seeing you there,

SSE Career Services & SSE Alumni in London

Career Day October 4 – don’t miss out

Career Day is a project within the Student Association in collaboration with SSE Career Services, with  the aim to inspire, prepare and give the students the tools to a successful application process.

Come and join us for CV-workshops, interview training, case coaching and inspiration from our Deloitte, BCG, SEB, Ernst&Young, KPMG, TalentEye and Oliver Wyman. Sign-up opens Friday September 27, on the SASSE website.
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Application deadlines for internships and graduate jobs

Thinking of applying to the London finance industry? has an excellent overview of all the upcoming deadlines. Don’t leave until the last minute to apply – it’s always best to be one step ahead of the crowd.