Another key aspect of the program is the hands-on experience gained through working on real business projects. The work involves collaboration with other participants of the User Wizard program and is done under close guidance of Marie-Aude. Thanks to participating in the projects I learned how UX research evolves in practice, and I was able to create a portfolio to showcase my work.
In case someone is unable to attend, the sessions are recorded. Marie-Aude regularly sends out emails with updates and maintains an active Slack channel. All this is supplemented by consultations with professionals who offer advice in areas of their respective expertise targeted to individual needs of each participant (e.g., CV feedback, interview coaching, etc.). This is important for those who are looking for work and especially useful to those of us who are new to Switzerland.