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There is no better time to take your career to the next professional level than the beginning of a year.

Have you been considering taking part in a competition? Sparking your startup by seeking investments or joining an accelerator? Attending a conference or a summit relevant to the industry you’re building your career in? Broaden your knowledge by starting a course or even getting your MBA?

As Confucius said, you can’t build a reputation on what you’re going to do. To help you out, we’ve selected career-boosters you must apply for in 2020.

8 must-apply opportunities for young professionals in 2020


8. Get your business degree in sunny Spain

Spring Term Application Deadline: March 23, 2020 | Apply now
Eligibility:
If you hold a bachelor’s degree, have a GPA of 3.0 and a satisfactory score on the GMAT or GRE, we encourage you to apply
Locations:
Barcelona, Spain; Geneva and Montreux, Switzerland; Munich, Germany and online campus

Dreaming of running your own, successful business? Looking for mentors that will help you take your natural talent to the next level?

Undoubtedly, there is no better place to immerse yourself in the learning path than the Capital of Culture and Business on the Mediterranean. Join EU Business School and grasp the opportunity to get your degree in the heart of charming Barcelona.

Get your BA or MBA degree with EU Business School

  • Bachelor of Business Administration

During the seven-semester programs (240 ECTS) the EU Barcelona bachelor’s programs will equip you with a set of crucial skills, such as leadership, management, economics, marketing and much more.

You can start in October, February, June and August. You may choose to fast track your degree and graduate earlier by taking summer semesters.

  • MBA in International Business

Embark on a mission to develop a broad understanding of the global economic playing field through extensive case-study research accompanied by lectures on a diverse range of topics that relate to international business, including finance, law, media, communications and management.

You can choose between a one-year, three-term, full-time degree or a two-year, six-term part-time degree with start dates in October, January and March.

Sounds exciting? Fill in the form and get more details about the MBA program.


7. Test your financial acumen at the best European simulated market challenge

Deadline: July 15, 2020 00:00 (CEST)Apply now!
Dates: August 27-29, 2020
Location: LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome, Italy

Would you dare to apply your theoretical knowledge in a simulated market and become an investment professional?

Looking for an international event to interact with like-minded students and learn from each others’ experiences and insights?

Looking for more opportunities like this one? Check out our overview of student case competitions you cannot miss in 2020

Rotman European Trading Competition invites students from the leading European universities to take part in the best European simulated market challenge.

Join the European edition of the very successful Rotman International Trading Competition (RITC) held annually in Toronto, where 50 schools from around the world meet and compete in simulated markets.


6. Develop new partnerships to boost your startup

Dates: April 1-2, 2020 | Register here
Location: Luxexpo – The Box, Luxembourg

If you are already a startup founder or planning on starting your own venture, help your company be noticed by prospective partners, clients and investors by attending the largest startup event to meet corporate clients.

Joining Arch Summit 2020 is not only a chance to expand your professional network, but also to participate in a startup competition to win up to €150,000 in cash prizes, exhibit your venture and get the feedback from the Dragon’s Den and Shark Tank investors.

Attend Arch Summit 2020 and get:

  • Access to the network of 4,000+ attendees through the matchmaking;
  • Your own startup booth in the center of the exhibition hall;
  • 1-on-1 meetings with C-Level executives;
  • A chance to pitch your startup in front of hundreds of business angels, senior decision makers and VCs;
  • An opportunity to win a share of €150,000 in cash prizes.
    & more other perks and benefits!

5. Join Intern Program and find your place in the SpaceX legacy

At SpaceX, these opportunities are available year round during the following seasons:
Spring (Jan – Apr)
Summer (May – Aug)
Fall (Sept – Dec)

SpaceX is currently seeking top talent to join its Intern Program. Its year-round program offers an unparalleled opportunity to play a direct role in transforming space exploration and helping us realize the next evolution of humanity as a multi-planetary species.

Opportunities are available across all engineering functions and business operations at SpaceX. Interns and associate engineers are integral to the success of the company and tackle some of the hardest challenges on the planet.

Internships are open to both technical and non-technical candidates currently enrolled at a four-year accredited university. For business operations and software roles, internship candidates may also be within 6 months of graduation from university by start of employment or currently enrolled in a graduate program.

Engineering and software interns play significant roles in the design, development, testing and manufacturing of spaceflight hardware. Similarly, business operations interns are critical to achieving SpaceX’s core business goals.


4. Become an international UN Volunteer

Selected volunteer opportunities are published regulary | Check out current opportunities here

Make a difference in the lives of many! You can contribute your time, skills and knowledge through volunteering with the UN. This is an opportunity to create a positive impact and be a significant force for achieving peace and development.

Volunteering abroad is an unbeatable opportunity to serve as a global citizen. International UN Volunteers promote peace and development in communities around the globe, while upholding the ideals and aspirations of the United Nations.

As an international UN Volunteer, you will learn about different cultures, expand your networks, study or perfect foreign languages and gain matchless professional and life experiences.

Working in another country gives you the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone, to learn new approaches to tasks and problems and to operate in different environments.


3. Get $50k investment for your tech startup

Now accepting applications for Spring Batch 2020 | Apply here

Fast Track Malmo is a 4-month accelerator program for tech startups, offering $50k investment that helps talented teams accelerate their growth and raise their first VC round.

The accelerator was voted as the best accelerator in Sweden.

It invests 50,000 USD with a founder-friendly convertible note and you won’t be charged any program fees.

On the accelerator, you will receive weekly workshops, weekly 1on1s, weekly investment meetings, world-class mentors and a sponsorship package with services from international companies and help in reaching the global market.

You will also get to be a part of Malmö Demo Day which is the biggest matchmaking event in Southern Sweden between startups and investors. The last demo day was attended by over 100 investors and this is a great place for companies raising their seed round.


2. Enjoy your summer break while learning about business in Barcelona

Start dates: July 5, 2020, and August 2, 2020 | Register here

Looking for a creative way for a productive summer? Join the International Summer School and spend three weeks making friends from all over the world in Barcelona. The fun-filled English-taught program taught by EU’s high-calibre lecturers and business leaders will give you a taste of business studies at the college level.

After morning classes, you will have a chance to experience Spain by joining social and cultural activities in the afternoons. From sports to sightseeing tours and day trips to the coast, these exciting outings will give you an opportunity to immerse in Spanish culture and build a network of lifelong international friendships.

The classes given by industry leaders will give you a deeper insight into the topics of:

  • Business Management
  • Marketing
  • Effective Communication
  • Economics
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Advertising, Media & Branding
  • Negotiation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership
  • Doing Business in a Globalized World

1. Build your leadership skills during Youth Leadership Workshop in Korea

Application deadline: March 17, 2020 | Apply here
Dates: May 25-31,2020
Location: Seoul, Korea

Join Youth Leadership Workshop, a one-week course that aims to build the capacity of dynamic youth leaders around the world to identify strategies to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically Target 4.7.

While enabling you to deepen your understanding of GCED, the workshop allows you to play a major role and become part of a wider network of youth leaders for GCED.

During the program, you will identify specific priority issues around global citizenship and establish plans for the future direction of GCED. Working both individually and in groups, you and fellow young leaders will devise the goals and strategies for use at local and national levels.

Have you found your match among these opportunities? Share the happiness in the comment section below!


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