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Edoardo Ambrosi

October 26th, 2023

Tech and Engineering – Career advice to students and graduates


Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Edoardo Ambrosi

October 26th, 2023

Tech and Engineering – Career advice to students and graduates


Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

ABB are leaders in automation, enabling a more sustainable and resource-efficient future. Curiosity is one of their core values and Edoardo Ambrosi (Global Manager University Relations, Early Talents and Employer Branding) discusses in the blog piece below how it can help you drive your career forward.

Employer Name: ABB

Industry: Electronic Manufacturing, Automation, Robotics


What three top tips would you give CEMS students wanting to enter the technology industry?

Regardless of your background, I believe the engineering and technology industry can offer multiple career opportunities, as it is constantly and rapidly evolving. But first things first: what is needed, in my opinion, to enter the industry?

Be curious

As a CEMS student or alumnus, you already possess a global mindset and multicultural exposure, which are highly valued.

Though, the following 3 tips may help you get into the industry quicker, all linked to being curious:

  1. Connect and network – Be it in person or via digital media like LinkedIn, create a network of people working in the industry and dealing with topics that are of interest to you.
  2. Upskill – Try and get complementary skills based on your interests, like data analytics, project management, coding basics, and artificial intelligence. This will make you more versatile and willing to explore different career opportunities in the future.
  3. Investigate – what technologies would be the most interesting for you to work on/with and collect details about the most important players in that field. You may be surprised by what companies you  find in that pool, from big corporations to startups.

What I believe makes a difference at ABB is the curiosity and willingness to always find a solution that can make an impact on customers, society, or the environment. If you are driven by contributing to sustainable solutions, that you can literally touch with your hands every day, then this industry is the right one for you. In a very collaborative environment, by encouraging individual ideas to come out and be shared, we foster innovation, heavily invest in R&D, and work with universities.

Keep learning

The engineering and technology industry is changing every day and requires people to stay up to speed:

  • Be ready for change, and continuously learn new approaches.
  • Learn for yourself, not necessarily for your career. Career development, I am sure, will follow if you keep learning.

All of our jobs are posted on, our careers website. There, you can also find the ABB careers blog: Blog ( Read more from our own employees and get new perspectives. Browse jobs, set up job alerts, and get job recommendations based on your interests – you can do a lot!

ABB offers various entry-level opportunities globally, from internships (variable duration, from 2 to 12 months), to entry-level jobs, and rotational programmes (Discovery and Global Early Talent Program among others).

If you want to know more about the company, it makes definitely sense to;

  • Meet ABB people where possible (Career fairs, industry-specific events, alumni connections, etc),
  • Connect with ABB Ambassadors and employees via LinkedIn,
  • Share your interest in getting to know more about the company.
  • Be as specific as possible in your request, so they can understand whether they can help you.

Be resilient

Last but not least, be resilient. You will probably not get your best chance the first time, with the first application you submit or the first person you contact. Keep connecting, reading, learning, and applying for the opportunities you feel fit your purpose. There’s plenty out there.

Learn more about the Global Master’s in Management programme

About the author

Edoardo Ambrosi

Global Manager University Relations, Early Talents and Employer Branding at ABB

Posted In: Career insights | The Student Lens

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