At MIDS we not only train students to become well-rounded international dispute settlement practitioners, we also help them land a job after the program. MIDS helps them to successfully reach the job market after completing their studies. Typically, 80% of the students already find a position even before they graduate.
The MIDS career services are meant to help students develop the skills and confidence required to succeed in breaking into international dispute settlement market, be this in an international law firm, arbitral institution, international organization, international court, or company.
It is never too early to start planning the life after MIDS. Our career services accompany our students since day one, and throughout their professional career. No matter when they graduated, our team is committed to assist in their career development. Whether they look for a new opportunity, or need coaching for an upcoming interview, we can help.
What do we offer?
The MIDS career services provide current students and alumni with workshops and individual meetings on:
- Career planning
- CV and cover letter drafting assistance and draft review
- Professional development of social media presence
- Networking skills coaching
- Mock interviews and after-interview debriefing sessions
MIDS students are made aware of the importance of thinking about their life after the MIDS from day one. On presentation day they are introduced to the career services at their disposal. That first week they also have a 45-minute individual meeting with the MIDS staff where they already discuss, together with their study plan at MIDS, their expectations for the life after the MIDS. This meeting helps MIDS staff to better understand the student profile in order to have an individual approach to each student’s career prospect.
Career services include a two-day workshop on how to draft a curriculum vitae and cover letter, how to have a professional presence on social media, how to do networking both online and in person, how to face a job interview, and how to strategically plan the professional career. Following the workshop, students count on individual feedback on their draft CVs and cover letters, individual coaching regarding job search strategy and applications for vacancies, and individual mock interviews in preparation for real ones together with after-interview feedback as well.
All in all, each student has access to a four-hour workshop, and to at least three hours of individual coaching. These services are provided throughout the academic year and they often continue afterwards, into several years after graduation, whenever MIDS Alumni members request assistance when navigating their careers, changing jobs, negotiating offers, or shifting careers.
During the MIDS academic year students are exposed to numerous opportunities, in the form of networking events and job interviews, where they can make the most of the skills acquired through workshops and individual career counseling and training sessions.
Where MIDS Alumni end up working?
- Law firms: Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld (Geneva), Allen & Overy (Frankfurt, Madrid, Paris), Al Tamimi & Co (Dubai), ArbLit (Milan), Arnold & Porter (Washington), Bae Kim and Lee (Seoul), Baker & McKenzie (Frankfurt, Stockholm), Bharucha & Partners (India), Bofill Mir & Alvarez Jana (Chile), Bonelli Erede (Milna, Rome), Borris Hennecke Kneisel (Cologne), Bredin Prat (Paris), Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Milan, Paris, Rome), Clifford Chance (Frankfurt, Warsaw), Clyde & Co (Paris), CMS (Geneva, Hong Kong), Covington & Burling (London, Washington), Crowe Horwath (Andorra), Cuatrecasas (Madrid), Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle (Geneva, Istanbul, London, Mexico, New York, Paris), Debevoise & Plimpton (London), Dechert (Paris, Singapore), Dentons (Brussels, Paris, Warsaw), Derains & Gharavi (Paris), Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka (Warsaw), Economic Laws Practice (India), Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners (Kiev, Moscow), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Dubai, London, New York, Paris, Rome), Froriep (Geneva), Gentium Law (Geneva), Glimstedt (Vilnius), Gomm & Smith (Miami), FTPA (Paris), Hanotiau & van den Berg (Brussels), Hogan Lovells (Munich), Hughes Hubbard and Reed (Paris), Jones Day (Paris), Keystone (India), King & Spalding (Houston, Paris), K&L Gates (Paris), Knoetzl (Vienna), Lalive (Geneva, Zurich), Latham & Watkins (Paris), Lazareff Le Bars (Paris), Lévy Kaufmann-Kohler (Geneva), Luther (Hamburg), Mayer Brown (Paris), Milbank Tweed Hadley & Sullivan (Paris), Moravčević Vojnović i Partneri (Belgrade), Norton Rose (Moscow), Schellenberg Wittmer (Geneva, Zurich), Shearman & Sterling (Paris, Singapore), Sidley Austin (Geneva), SJ Berwin (Dubai, London), Skadden (London), Three Crowns (London, Paris), Vinge (Stockholm), Weerawong Chinnavat & Partners (Bangkok), White & Case (Frankfurt, Paris, Washington), WilmerHale (London, New York), Winston & Strawn (London, Paris)
- Arbitral institutions and international courts: Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC), German Arbitration Institution (DIS), European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Georgian International Arbitration Centre (GIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), International Chamber of Commerce International Court of Arbitration (ICC), International Court of Justice (ICJ), Iran-US Claims Tribunal (IUSCT), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), LCIA-MIAC Arbitration Centre (Mauritius), Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Sao Paulo Chamber for Mediation and Arbitration (CIESP/FIESP), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (SCIA), Swiss Chambers' Arbitration Institution (SCAI)
- International organizations: African Union (AU), European Commission, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), United Nations Office in Geneva (UNOG), World Bank, World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre (WIPO), World Trade Organization Legal Affairs Division and Appellate Body Secretariat (WTO)
- Companies: Boeing, COFCO, Credit Suisse, Santander Bank, JP Morgan, MSC, Philia, Wartsila
- Governments: Argentina, Armenia, Brazil, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Georgia, Guatemala, Russian Federation, and Ukraine
Career Services team