Alumni and outreach

To enhance the work life relevance of Earth science education, it is vital to maintain contact with students after they graduate. We therefore work on developing active and open alumni networks that can ensure quality communication between the educational institutions and the work place. These alumni networks are also important sources of information on labour market developments and educational needs. Further more, many students report that networking is key to landing their first job, and the alumni networks help create more contact points between students and potential employers.

There is a need for renewed thinking about the role of modern earth scientists insociety. The students of tomorrow will face a new set of challenges and opportunities. We aim to empower earth science students so they can better convey the fundamental importance of their competencies in a changing world.

Action plan

  • Increase the perceived work life relevance in geo science education.
  • Establish a internship course as a collaborative initiative between the iEarth partner universities in Oslo, Bergen and Tromsø, and to increase the national integration on this matter.  
  • Increase the perceived quality of geo science studies, the students experienced satisfaction and enhance excellence in education and teaching among the geo science educations nationally.
  • Emphasize the collaboration and communication between academia and employers through projects like internships, alumni clubs and arenas to convey knowledge and experience.
  • Develop a model for internships in science that can give output to their disciplines outside geo science.


Ongoing activities

Alumni

Two alumni clubs have been established. One at UNIS and one at UiT.
In total, gathering more than 450 former students.

The main goal of the alumni clubs is to increase the two-way communication between society and academia.

Read more about the project here:
GeoAlumni UiT


Foto: Kai Mortensen

GeoIntern

Internship courses have been developed in order to meet the need for an increased perceived work life relevance among both students and employers. Courses with curriculum aimed at covering the contact surfaces between academia and employers have been designed. The spring of 2022 three courses at UiT, UiB and UiO are launched.  

Read more about the project here: UiT leder nasjonal praksisordning | UiT

Foto: Kai Mortensen

Internship partner portfolio


    The following companies participate in the project GeoIntern:

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