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This is the same time of the year again, full of hopes and promises for the next year.

Luckily, there are more opportunities for professional and personal growth us, young professionals, can apply for than ever.

Want to travel the world? Meet like-minded people? Develop and expand your own project?

If at least one of these questions resonated with you, you would enjoy our picks for this fall.

Here are the 10 best career opportunities in fall 2018, sorted in no particular order.

The 10 best career opportunities that you cannot miss in fall 2018


10. International MBA at the University of San Diego: Kickstart your international career

Deadline: January 15, 2019
Eligibility: open to all individuals internationally
Date: July 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain; San Diego, U.S; Baja California, Mexico and 1 to 2 other locations of your choice in Asia, Europe or South America

The International MBA (IMBA) is ideal for professionals interested in strengthening their global business skills and propelling their careers forward. The one-year program starts at the University of San Diego’s Madrid Center, located a few blocks away from Retiro Park and the Prado Museum. An economic, cultural and political hub of Europe, Madrid is the perfect place to begin your journey in international business education.

Focusing on current business issues in Europe, you will learn about global business best practices and gain the skills required to lead multicultural teams and organizations.

Site visits to companies in Madrid allow you to see their successes and challenges firsthand. Meanwhile, faculty from the University of San Diego and business executives from Spain provide diverse perspectives on international business.

After a summer in Madrid, you will continue your IMBA program in San Diego, joining classes with the other MBA students. The curriculum covers a broad scope of professional possibilities, from entrepreneurship to consulting.

Learn directly from business leaders visiting your classes, and embark on company site-visits across San Diego and the nearby Baja region of Mexico. An international consulting project in Asia, Europe or Latin America will further strengthen your global business skills.


9. SmashingConf New York 2018

Dates: October 22-25, 2018
Prices: starting from USD 599,-
Location: New York, The United States

The fifth SmashingConf New York will explore performance, Progressive Web Apps, HTTP/2, Vue.js, serverless, improving engagement, ethics, Webpack, design workflow, branding, machine learning and how to make a strong argument with your clients. Plus a bunch of hands-on workshops on design, front-end and UX.

The main focus of the conference is to give new insight into how we can work together to solve current design problems or brainstorm workflow solutions! Use the experience of your fellow attendees and speakers to create new ideas or develop old thoughts and tasks.

Two workshop days and two full conference days, neatly packed with practical talks on smart techniques, clever strategies, useful tools, as well as lots of learning, sharing and networking.


8. EdTech Innovation Start-up Contest 2018

Deadline: October 14, 2018 00:00 (CEST)
Eligibility: EdTech 2018 is open to entrepreneurs, startups, R&Ds, university students, and companies from around the world.

Krypto Labs has set a global challenge to cast light on the importance of technology in the context of education with a focus on leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence to positively impact existing educational ecosystems.

EdTech 2018 is open to entrepreneurs, startups, R&Ds, university students, and companies from around the world. Applicants should offer an innovative, inventive, or disruptive product/service, which is original and has scalable commercial applications.

EdTech is interested in applications across different spheres including K-12, High-Ed, Vocational, Lifelong Learning, among others. Applications should impact direct or indirect learners.


7. Global Student Entrepreneur Awards 2019

Deadline: December 7, 2018 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: Undergraduate and graduate* college/university students who own and operate a business for at least six months are eligible to compete
Date: December 13, 2018
Location: Madrid, Spain

The Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) is the premier global competition for students who own and operate a business while attending college or university.

Nominees compete against their peers from around the world in a series of local and/or national competitions in hopes to qualify for GSEA Finals.

Global Student Entrepreneur Awards support student entrepreneurs who require much-needed mentorship, recognition and connections to take their businesses to the next level of success.


6. Baylor New Venture Competition 2019

Deadline: October 31, 2018 00:00 (CEST)
Eligibility: The 2019 Baylor New Venture Competition is open to all not-for-profit accredited university students and recent alumni
Dates: February 20-23, 2019
Location: Waco, the United States

The Baylor New Venture Competition is a multi-round business plan and elevator pitch competition hosted by the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise at Baylor University.

Underwritten by an anonymous gift to Baylor University and the Hankamer School of Business, the competition promotes student entrepreneurship by showcasing student created, managed, and
owned ventures.

Student entrepreneurs from not-for-profit accredited universities across the globe are offered expert feedback, coaching, and a prize package of cash and crucial in-kind business support services, to launch and grow their ventures.


5. SXSW Pitch 2019

Deadline: November 15, 2018 00:00 (GMT-0700)
Registration fee: starting from USD 100,-
Eligibility: The company’s product and/or service must have launched no earlier than March 9, 2017 and not after June 9, 2019; Each company may only enter one product or service to SXSW Pitch; Founders of the company applying must retain some portion of ownership in the company; Each applicant is only eligible to present in one of the SXSW family of startup events (SXSW Pitch, SXSW Release It, SXSW Launch EDU); The Company must not have raised over ten (10) Million Dollars in funding from combined funding sources; and the product or service must fall into one of the SXSW Pitch categories.
Dates: March 9-10, 2019
Location: Austin, the United States

The eleventh annual SXSW Pitch (formerly SXSW Accelerator) takes place in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges to discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology.

A live audience, as well as a panel of expert judges, will discover advancements in various sectors of emerging technology at this SX event.

The best part – product demonstrations by the most ambitious talents in the world with the creative new ideas to change it.


4. Echoing Green Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and Leadership Development Programs 2018

Deadline: October 30, 2018 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: The Global Fellowship is open to any social entrepreneur, from anywhere in the world, with an innovative solution for any issue. The Black Male Achievement Fellowship supports leaders dedicated to improving the life outcomes of black men and boys in the United States. The Climate Fellowship, built in partnership with the ZOOM Foundation, was launched for leaders committed to mitigation and adaptation to climate change.

Echoing Green will provide more than $4.6 million in unrestricted seed-stage funding and strategic foundational support this year to emerging leaders working to bring about positive social change.

Over the past three decades, our total investment is over $40 million to more than 700 world-class leaders.


3. MIPIM Startup Competition 2019

Deadline: October 17, 2018 00:00 (EDT)
Eligibility: To enter the MIPIM Startup Competition categories, startups must provide a solution for the real estate industry: they must demonstrate their capacity to move the real estate ecosystem forward with an innovative business model, technology, service or content experience; Be created after 2013; Already have revenue, less than €2M; Have less than 20 employees; Be business-ready (already launched or in beta); Be independent; Be genuinely original and innovative, with international viability; Demonstrate a business impact for potential partners & MIPIM attendees; Be able to send representatives to attend MIPIM 2019 in Cannes if selected as finalist to pitch at the finals
Date: November 6, 2018
Location: New York, The United States

For the fourth year, the MIPIM Startup Competition, in partnership with global real estate tech partner MetaProp NYC, will reveal the most promising and innovative startups that tackle the biggest urban challenges around the world.

The 2019 edition will stop by 3 cities, Paris, New-York, and Hong-Kong, major international hubs for PropTech, where the selected startups will pitch their ideas and business models to move the real estate ecosystem forward.


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2. Global Social Venture Competition 2019

Deadline: December 3, 2018 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: recent graduate, student teams with sustainable and scalable business ideas should apply

The Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) empowers the next generation of social entrepreneurs by providing them with mentoring, exposure, and over $80,000 in prizes to transform their ideas into ventures that address the world’s most pressing challenges.

Teams from across the globe learn how to design scalable models through a process that emphasizes stakeholder discovery, business innovation, and social impact assessment.

For the 2019 competition, all ventures must have a technology component to their venture, whether a product, hardware, software, web platform, mobile app, wireless, etc.


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1. World Youth Forum 2018

Dates: November 3-6, 2018
Deadline: October 15, 2018
Price: Fully-funded (incl. accommodation, international and domestic flights, meals)
Eligibility: young professionals aged 18-40 from around the world are encouraged to apply
Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

World Youth Forum is a platform built by promising youth. It sends a message of peace, prosperity, harmony, and progress to the entire world.

It engages youth from around the globe in an enriching set-up, allowing them to exchange views and recommend initiatives to decision-makers and influential figures.

The forum is a chance for you to engage with top policymakers, network with promising youth from the region and the world that are determined to make our world a better place for everyone.

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