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Career Opportunities

What are PSE students becoming once they’ve graduated from M2 ? (2021-2022*)

Half of PPD students go on into a PhD program, mostly at PSE. You are encouraged to do so if you are interested by a career in academia or if you plan to get a non-academic positions for which PhD is a prerequisite. At PSE, there is no direct admission into the Doctoral training. This is the same system as in most US universities, where the first two years of PhD program are devoted to course work (and the admission into the third year is conditional on successful performance on the first two years). Thus, one can think of admissions to PSE master’s in the same way as admissions to the course-work years of a standard US-university-based PhD program.

Half of PPD students enter a professional career. 73% of them have secured a job even before the dissertation defense. They work in international organizations (the European Commission, OECD, UN agencies, WTO, etc.), development agencies (World Bank, AFD, etc.), public administration, research labs, NGOs and the private sector (banks, consultancy.).

* updated in August 2023

PSE Job Forum

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For six years already, PSE organizes a Job Forum, an opportunity for our students to better seize job opportunities and meet face-to-face with recruiters. Recruiters get the chance to learn more about the PSE students and match their profiles with future hirings.

A glimpse to the events is available here: