Alumni service and association

General Information Tätigkeitsfelder Alumni service Graduation ceremony

The Institute of Geography is expanding its assistance to graduates and its work with alumni in general. The purpose of this initiative is to promote the exchange of experience and information among the Institute of Geography, current students, new graduates and all our alumni in the work world.

  • provide contact opportunities for geographers after their graduation
  • share experiences related to professional questions
  • develop new fields of work for our graduates
  • arrange internships and final theses and degree projects for current students
  • support the Institute of Geography in the implementation of practice- and job-related events



Once a year we invite you to an alumni meeting held concurrent with the graduation ceremony. Here you can maintain your contact with your friends and acquaintances of university days and with the staff of the Institute.

Program and pictures of past ceremonies


The Institute of Geography is represented with its own group within HAInet, the Heidelberg network in the internet. In the group you get regularly news from the institute and invitations to our alumni meetings. In particular, you also have the possibility to interchange with other students! In the section Participate youll find out how to join the group.

Job-oriented events

We would be happy to gain your support as a speaker at a variety of events! These lecture series, seminars, workshops and field trips are to assist students – following introductory course work in the discipline and its methods – by increasing their awareness of possible fields of work, by communicating experiential knowledge and by informing them of any additional qualifications which may be necessary.

Colloquium Geographie in verschiedenen Berufsfeldern

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Job portal

Is your company looking for a committed student as an intern or a recent graduate as a young professional? We will include your job postings in the newsletter of the internship initiative (Praktikumsinitiative Geographie/ PIG) and post them on the notice board at the Institute.

Public relations

The publication Tätigkeitsfelder der Geographie is prepared through the colloquium Geographie in verschiedenen Berufsfeldern. Including e-posters of work-oriented field trips to companies in the region as well as Columbus articles from professional geographers, this compilation of the varying work fields of geographers will be further expanded in the coming semesters. It is to be a help to prospective students as well as students nearing professional life and in addition aims to contribute to the public’s understanding of Geography.

The editorial team of the Geography student journal Columbus regularly presents current fields of research and activity for geographers and publishes reports on various internships and professional life. You are welcome to give an account of your professional career and experiences!


The Institute of Geography collaborates with Heidelberg Alumni International (HAI), the central alumni initiative of the university. HAI is responsible for the development of the worldwide alumni network as well as the expansion of regional and scientific alumni groups. Since 1996, HAI fosters professional and personal contacts between the alumni and their university, for example with HAInet, the Heidelberg network in the internet, an alumni magazine, a free University of Heidelberg e-mail address as well as many other activities. These and further services are available to all alumni of the university.

The Institute of Geography is also represented with an own group in HAInet. There you get regularly news from the institute and invitations to our alumni meetings. In particular, you also have the possibility to interchange with other students! The registration is for free and very easy. Follow the link to Heidelberg Alumni International and join our network "Alumni Institute of Geography".

If you have any further ideas, comments or questions concerning our activities, dont hesitate to contact us. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Latest Revision: 2019-06-07
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