World of Work

ZIS and the ZIS community supports our students in their transition from school to higher education study at university and onward to the world of work. 

In addition to our comprehensive University and Careers Counseling service to students and parents we also have a number of services and events that enable students to gain work experience including our Internship Program, opportunities for part-time work through our Job Center, and an annual Career Forum for students in Grade 10.

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Job Center - Bringing Students and Jobs Together

The ZIS Job Center was started to help Upper School students get work experience, and earn some spending money through part-time employment within the ZIS community. It is a non-profit organization, not an employment agency.  The Job Center is coordinated by a parent volunteer and no fee is charged for the service.
 
The Job Center provides jobs in the following categories: babysitting, tutoring, pet care, computer assistance, party helping, entertainment, home maintenance, commercial, office assistance and more.

Students and employers can register with the Job Center using the forms below: 

Job Center Student Registration Form
Job Center Employer Registration Form

For more information please email: jobcenter@zis.ch
 
Career Forum

The Career Forum is held annually in January and provides our Upper School Grade 10 students with information about career paths across a variety of fields and functions.  



Panelists, who are experienced and senior practitioners from a wide range of industrial sectors, provide our students with an insight of their working role, the skills and qualifications required to work in their industry and what career paths they can pursue.

The format of each panel is informal and based on dialogue between panelists and students. Students have the opportunity to ask questions to panelists in small focus groups as well as in a larger open forum. Questions center on the different educational and career paths that led the panelists to their current positions. 

 
Internship Program

In 2014, more than 60 primarily Grade 11 students participated in two to six week internships during the summer vacation with leading companies and hospitals in the greater Zurich region. In 2015, 45 students chose to participate in the program with extra workshops to learn the skills to prepare for the job application process - preparation of a CV, motivation letter and mock interviews. These opportunities provide real-life experiences which help students understand the world of work and what life post-ZIS might look like. In addition these unpaid 'real life' opportunities support students when applying to university.

 

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