New Year brings new opportunities to explore a new career path, expand professional network and broaden your horizons. Why not to start

To help you make this year an inspiring one, we compiled a list of the most promising career opportunities to apply for.

The opportunities are sorted by deadlines.

Make sure to bookmark this page as we keep adding new opportunities during the year. Got a suggestion for a scholarship, event or competition? Shoot us a message via our contact form!

The 12 most promising career opportunities to apply for in 2019

alphagamma Win a scholarship to study International MBA at University of San Diego entrepreneurship opportunities

Win a scholarship to study International MBA at University of San Diego

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

Apply for the International MBA program at University San Diego and get a change to win one of the available scholarships!

The International MBA (IMBA) is a perfect match for professionals willing to enhance their business skills, gain international network and accelerate their careers.

The one-year program kicks off 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 an amazing place to begin your journey in international business education.

By learning the most recent issues that Europen businesses face, you will learn about the best global business practices and gain the skills necessary to lead multicultural teams and international organizations.

Companies site visits in Madrid will help you observe 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.

sTARTUp Day 2019

Dates: January 23-25, 2019
Prices: starting from EUR 49,-
Location: Tartu, Estonia

In January 2019, sTARTUp Day brings together over 100 world-class speakers and 4000 attendees to discuss business, innovation and new technologies, share startup success stories and lessons learned.

The two-day program is complemented with several pitching competitions, hands-on seminars with professionals and a large expo area where companies showcase their latest innovations.

sTARTUp Day has also organized matchmaking to connect startups with investors, find future business partners and encourage startup-corporate collaboration. The festival ends with an afterparty you don’t wanna miss!

Startup Impact Summit 2019

Date: January 25, 2019
Prices: starting from HKD 350,-
Location: Hong Kong

Startup Impact Summit is focused on impact, created by regional and international Startups, driven by successful cases of co-innovation projects between startups and corporates while leveraging the strength of connecting the ecosystems.

Connect with the world-class startups, influencers, stakeholders and learn about innovative solutions that are changing the future of the world we live in.

IT’S A START Pitch Competition 2019

Deadline: January 25, 2019 16:59 (CET)
Eligibility: Start-up companies, entrepreneurs and students or recent graduates based in Canada are eligible to apply.

One of Toronto’s leading pitch competitions is back! The Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College is proud to present the IT’S A START Pitch Competition 2019.

Next April, ten startups will be selected to pitch their ideas in front of a live audience and judges at Digifest 2019.

All startups have the opportunity to pitch their business idea, convince the judges of its value, and impress the crowd in 5 minutes for the chance to win cash, space along with an opportunity to attend Beijing’s Overseas Talent Entrepreneurship Conference (OTEC).


Map the System Competition 2019

Deadline: January 28, 2019 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: You can apply for Map the System as an individual or in a team of up to five people. At least one member of the team must be a current student at a partner institution (enrolled on a course of 6 months or longer), OR a recent graduate of a partner institution (having completed studies within 12 months of the date you register for the competition). Students may be at undergraduate, diploma, postgraduate or doctoral level.

Map the System is a global competition that challenges you to think differently about social and environmental change.

Tackling global challenges starts with understanding a problem and its wider context, rather than jumping straight into a business plan or an idea for a quick fix.

This competition asks you to select a social or environmental issue and to explore, probe, and research all the connecting elements and factors around it. We want you to present this issue back to us in a way that people can understand, share, and learn from.

KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge 2019

Deadline: January 31, 2019 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: KICC welcomes applications from the students currently enrolled in a full-time Undergraduate/Bachelors degree program with at least 1 year remaining of their studies, in teams of 4 with at least 1 male and 1 female on the team from the eligible country (please check out “Participating Countries“)

The KPMG Innovation and Collaboration Challenge (KICC) is your chance to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Embark on a journey of learning, explore new innovations and experience what it’s like to be a professional business consultant.

During KICC, you’ll work in teams of four to explore global issues, tackle big business briefs and have an opportunity to present your innovative ideas to business leaders.

And if that wasn’t enough, the most successful teams will join the grand final in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2019, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on a new client challenge and compete against the best of the best to become the global champions for 2019!

St. Gallen Essay Competition 2019

Deadline: February 1, 2019 00:00 (GMT-1200)
Eligibility: Enrolled in a graduate or postgraduate program (master level or higher) in any field of study at a regular university; born in 1989 or later
Dates: May 8-10, 2019

Compete for the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Award and qualify for participation as a Leader of Tomorrow in the world’s premier opportunity for inter-generational debates, The St. Gallen Symposium.

All contributions will be evaluated equally according to a specific set of criteria by an independent jury composed of professors, corporate executives, and entrepreneurs.

The authors of the best 100 contributions qualify as Leaders of Tomorrow and will be invited by the ISC to the next St. Gallen Symposium.

P&G IT Business Challenge 2019

Deadline: February 7, 2019 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: The challenge invites applications from university students graduating in 2+ years, with a background in business or information technology, and a passion for both, currently living/studying in Western, Central, Southern & Eastern Europe

P&G IT Business Challenge is the international student competition where you will step into the life of an Information Technology Manager at P&G.

Experience first-hand how technology enables billion-dollar brands to deliver breakthrough, consumer-centric innovation to the market.

Throughout the competition, you will solve real-life business problems and get a glimpse of how business, innovation, and technology come together at P&G to foster competitive advantage.

You will witness what it’s like behind the scenes of world-famous brands like Gillette, Braun, Oral-B, Pampers, Ariel, Pantene and many more.

Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge 2019

Deadline: February 28, 2019 00:00 (CET) (Application opens on January 1, 2019)

Start a new company or expand your current business while gaining invaluable business experience by competing in the Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge.

The Amarillo EnterPrize Challenge is a program created by the West Texas A&M University Enterprise Center and funded by the Amarillo EDC.

During the annual competition, participants receive qualified coaching and a support system to help them achieve their goals and reach the next level of business.


Sustainability Summit 2019

Date: March 21, 2019
 starting from GBP 746,-
Location: London, the United Kingdom

The fourth edition of The Economist’s Sustainability Summit will marshal the evidence to measure past progress, and assess where and how policymakers, financial institutions and business leaders should act.

Where are we on the sustainability front compared to where we need to be? In what areas are efforts still falling short?

Has the world already passed the point of no return in terms of climate change? And to what extent should efforts be directed at adaptation rather than mitigation?

Bringing together industry leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and researchers from around the world, the Sustainability Summit will assess what businesses need to achieve and chart a path for getting there.

Global Student Innovation Challenge 2019

Deadline: March 29, 2019 00:00 (CET)
Eligibility: This challenge is open to post-secondary education, undergraduates and postgraduates of any discipline. These include Universities, Polytechnics and Institutes of Technical Education students. Submissions are invited from all students at all stages of their academic studies.

The Global Student Innovation Challenge (gSIC) is an annual event held at each International Convention on Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology (i-CREATe).

It provides a platform to encourage students from all over the world to compete in developing creative and innovative devices or solutions to improve the quality of living of the elderly and people with disability.

It showcases the talents and abilities of these students while providing an opportunity to work with clients and clinicians to develop these innovative ideas.

It also facilitates cooperation and networking among the students and gives them an opportunity to listen to speakers from across the world and region.

LiveWell Student App Challenge 2019

Deadline: May 1, 2019 00:00 (CEST)
Eligibility: The competition welcomes submissions from most countries around the globe. However, individuals or organizations may be disqualified if they are based in a nation, state, province, or territory where U.S. or local law prohibits participating in the competition or receiving a prize. This includes individuals, who are residents of, and organizations domiciled in Brazil, Quebec, Cuba, Sudan, Iran, North Korea, Mexico, Syria or any other country designated by the United States Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

LiveWell RERC is sponsoring its second app development competition for middle, high school, and college students as well as non-professional developers.

Three winning submissions will be selected to receive a cash award. Two submissions will also be selected at random for prizes, so you are encouraged to submit your project even if it is a simple app.

The LiveWell App Challenge is intended to promote awareness of the need for supporting and accessible technologies by fostering innovation through a fun, hands-on competition.

Applicants are encouraged to submit mobile applications that address a need from one of LiveWell’s target areas, but apps from any area will be accepted.

LiveWell is particularly interested in apps that can be used by people with disabilities and people who are ageing.


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