5. You want the best possible start for your career
"Getting into and graduate from Ecole Polytechnique are never easy tasks. With Ecole Polytechnique on our CV, we have more chances to get an internship and get a job after graduation in France."
Zhiyuan YAO, student in the Internet of Things: Innovation and Management Master
We ensure that our students have all the necessary support to launch their professional or research careers following their course of study. The numbers say it all:
> 99% of Polytechnicien Engineers are employed within six months of graduating
> 55% of Master’s students go on to a PhD
> 40% of Polytechnicien Engineers working in the corporate sector carried out an internship with their current employer during their studies
We are ranked France's No. 1 University for Employability and No. 6 worldwide by QS in 2017. We were also ranked the 4th Best University for Global Executives by the 2013 Times Higher Education Guide.
The X-Forum Career Fair draws representatives from 150 major companies and academic and research institutions, giving you the chance to hear from major players, SMEs and start-ups alike, practice in mock interview environments, and network with other students. Further information about career-related services can be found here.
6. You are a future trail-blazer
We offer unique support to our student innovators and entrepreneurs. Every year our students, alumni, PhD candidates and researchers develop and launch start-up companies. La Fibre Entrepreneur – Drahi X-Novation Center is a center dedicated to this mission and encourages interactions between everyone on campus. The objective is to produce a true melting pot of ideas, while providing the necessary facilities to develop, test and launch real products.
We also maintain partnerships with incubators, including the Paris Tech Entrepreneur Incubator, to support and provide access to funding for innovative digital projects across France. L'X helped found IncubAlliance, the incubator for the Paris-Saclay campus which covers a number of research areas and offers inroads into several industries. Our start-up hopefuls will also benefit from the guidance of associations and structures such as XMP-Entrepreneur, X-Technologies and XMP-BADGE.