EY NextGen Women

Fast forward your career with EY NextGen Women – a global competition for female students to kickstart their careers within Strategy and Transactions or Business Consulting at EY. Challenge your technical abilities in a group and showcase your individual skills. The experience is yours to build as you will have the chance to win an internship with EY!

How can your ideas make
the world work better?

EY NextGen Women competition allows talented women to fast forward their careers in Strategy and Transactions or Business Consulting.


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Are you part of the next generation of exceptional female talent in Strategy and Transactions or Business Consulting?

We want to be inspired by people like you – purpose-driven women who challenge conventional ways of thinking, dare to ask questions, seek better answers and work to build a better world.

We hope to foster a community where women from varying backgrounds can learn, be challenged, and develop relationships and skills that will last a lifetime.

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EY NextGen Women Competition Global finals 2023

Download the event brochure to find out more about this year’s competition and finalists.

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About the EY NextGen Women Competition

The first phase of the competition takes place in local countries. Finalists are challenged to think critically as they undertake both group and individual challenges. The country winners are invited to attend the global final. They work together to solve a case study, culminating with the announcement of the EY NextGen Women global winner.


Are you ready to take action?

  • You are currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's program in Switzerland in a field of study that demonstrates an interest in business and can be leveraged to build a career in Strategy and Transactions or Business Consulting. Some examples may include (not limited to) Business Administration, Computer Science, Economics, Engineering, Finance & Accounting, Management, or Marketing.
  • You are fluent in English. The fluency in German is advantageous, and the knowledge of French is a plus.
  • You are able to work in Switzerland without restrictions.

Registrations for the EY NextGen Women Competition 2024 are now open.

The event will take place on 13 May (online) and 14 May 2024 (Zurich office).
Application deadline: 22 April 2024

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Women. Fast forward

The EY organization is passionate about investing in the development of future female leaders. Studies have shown that women’s advancement and leadership are key to business performance and economic prosperity. To help companies drive inclusive growth by focusing on their capital and transaction strategy through to execution, we must build diverse and purpose-driven teams.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Who is the competition for?

    EY NextGen Women is open to female students currently enrolled at a Swiss university (or equivalent) and who are interested in a future career in Strategy and Transactions or Business Consulting.
    If you have an EU/EFTA work permit in Switzerland to do an internship at EY, then this might be an interesting opportunity for you to kick-start your career. (Please keep in mind that we cannot offer you a spot at the event if you have a student permit.)

  • How do I enter?

    Please submit your CV and a copy of your ID and Swiss work permit. As we have limited space available, we encourage you to share your interest by applying no later than 22 April. Please note that applications without all the required documents will not be considered.

  • What can I win?

    The main Swiss winner of the local competition will represent Switzerland at the global final in fall 2024. The top candidate(s) will be offered a paid internship in Strategy and Transactions or Business Consulting at one of our Swiss EY offices, based on the availabilities of internship positions and candidate availability. 

    For the global winners, there are a variety of prizes on offer: This may include global travel opportunities, mentoring, internships and future graduate positions in EY Strategy and Transactions.

I appreciate how this event embodies the spirit of progress and inclusivity by bringing together a diverse community of women, where women can share experiences, learn from each other,  inspire positive change and foster empowerment in the workplace.

Anna Mösli 

Swiss EY NextGen Women 2023 Winner

Global EY NextGen Women 2023 Finalist, Team Challenge winner


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Applications to EY NextGen Women 2024 are now open.

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