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Happy student celebrating her graduation. After graduation, you are called an alumnus.
After graduation, you become an alumnus.
Photo: Carina Gran

Welcome as alumni!

When you complete your studies, you become one of our alumni (former students), and one of our most important ambassadors. You become part of a network offering valuable professional and social contacts. Keeping in touch with the School also helps you to continue your personal and professional development.

Network, career and lifelong learning

Our alumni activities aim to create value both for you as alumni and for the School. We want to remain part of your lifelong learning, and hope that you will share your knowledge and experience with future generations of students if and when opportunities arise.

Alumni relations involve contact and exchange between the School and its former students. There are numerous benefits to being an alumnus of the School and a member of our Alumni Network. These include:

  • Invitations to alumni gatherings in Gothenburg, Stockholm and internationally (e.g. San Francisco and London).
  • Invitations to topical lectures given by leading speakers and hosted by the School, both digitally and on site.
  • Access to new research via digital publications and online resources.
  • News about the School via our digital newsletter and regular posts on social media channels such as our LinkedIn page.
  • Opportunity to interact with researchers.
  • Opportunity to keep in touch with fellow graduates and secure new contacts at alumni gatherings and digitally via our LinkedIn page.
  • Access to our Career Portal and all its job vacancies, exclusive to the School, for up to two years after graduation. 
  • Help in recruiting new talent or students for thesis work, internships and so on viaour Career Service.

Register with the alumni database

To enable us to keep in touch with each other and make sure you don’t miss out on invitations and messages from us, you need to register with our alumni database. Also, do not forget to update your details, for example if you get a new e-mail address.

In 2019 the School of Business, Economics and Law and the rest of the University of Gothenburg launched a new joint alumni database. Even if you have received messages from us before, for GDPR (an EU data protection law) reasons you need to go into our new database and confirm your personal details. 

As part of the School’s commitment to sustainability, we are increasingly sending out information electronically. To make sure you don’t miss out on anything, it is important that you enter your e-mail address in the database. The data you submit to the database will only be used by us within the University of Gothenburg.

Being a School of Business, Economics and Law alumnus is entirely free of charge.

About the alumni database

The University of Gothenburg’s alumni database is password protected and shared across the whole university. You need to register in order to stay in contact with us. 

Processing of personal data in the alumni database

Jim Rowan, CEO & President at Volvo Cars, 22 September
School of Business, Economics and Law, Vasagatan 1, Gothenburg

We have the pleasure of welcoming Jim Rowan, CEO and President of Volvo Cars, who has an impressive international career under his belt. He will speak to our alumni and students at this jointly arranged event organized by the School, HHGA and HHGS. On his LinkedIn profile Jim writes that he is energetic, constantly curious and driven by values and that he is someone who gets things done – but in the right way. He also states that his ambition is to make Volvo the brand of choice throughout the customers’ lives.

Event programme
16.30 Ola Bergström, Vice Dean - update of the School’s activities and its upcoming centennial celebration in 2023
16.40 Adela Rivero, operational manager of HHGA  (Handelshögskolans i Göteborg Alumniförening) – presentation of the independent alumni association
16.45 Jim Rowan, CEO and President of Volvo Cars
17.15 Q & A session moderated by Viktor Johansson, Head of Business Relations at HHGS 8the student association HHGS – Studentkåren)
17.30-19.30 Light meal, refreshments, networking and a chance to meet representatives of  Volvo Cars’ recruitment team

Register for the event here (first come, first served).

Jan-Olof Jacke, Director General of Svenskt Näringsliv, 20 September
Näringslivets Hus, Storgatan 19, Stockholm

As key note speaker, we have the pleasure of welcoming our alumnus Jan-Olof Jacke, Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) and former president of AstraZeneca AB, who will speak on the topic "Strengthening the business climate in Sweden - the need to reform."

Event programme
16.30
Light meal & refreshments in room “Stallet”
17:30 Ola Bergström, Vice Dean - update of the School’s activities and its upcoming centennial celebration in 2023
17.45 Adela Rivero, operational manager of HHGA  (Handelshögskolans i Göteborg Alumniförening) – presentation of the independent alumni association
17.50 Viktor Johansson, Head of Business Relations at HHGS – update on the activities of the student association HHGS - Studentkåren
18.00 Jan-Olof Jacke, Director General of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise (Svenskt Näringsliv) -  lecture "Strengthening the business climate in Sweden - the need to reform"
18.30-20.30 Alumni networking with snacks

Register for the event here (first come, first served).

New York Alumni gathering

Alumni living i New York area? Join the Swedish Universities Alumni Chapters in New York City for an all alumni gathering September 28.

Welcome to mingle with alumni from Swedish universities, while having a drink and a bite to eat. The School's alumnus Markus Larsson is one of the organizers.

Read more and sign up here.

Want to organise your own alumni event?

Does your year-group have a major anniversary coming up? We can help you track down your old coursemates, arrange a visit to the School, offer tips on reunions and more. Contact ingmarie.karlgren@handels.gu.se 

Photo: Matilda Wormwood - pexels

Professional coaching for alumni

Free career sessions for alumni with a professional coach from the School of Business, Economics and Law. Email us at career-service@handels.gu.se.  

Lifelong learning

GU Executive Education offers a part-time Executive MBA programme over two years, bespoke courses and open programmes.

Recruit our students

Our Career Service offers employers a great way to get in contact with current students. You can advertise job vacancies free of charge and even submit proposals for thesis work. The School’s Partnership Programme provides additional opportunities in the area of employer branding.

Students in hallway
Photo: Carina Gran

Partnership Programme

The School’s Partnership Programme brings together private and public sector organisations  in a long-term collaboration that adds value for both the partner organisation and the School. International companies and organisations are most welcome to join this programme!

Read more about the Partnership Programme

Find a new job

As alumni of the School of Business, Economics and Law, you have access to our Career Portal for two years after graduating. This is where the School’s partners  and other employers advertise job opportunities, generally aimed at relatively recent graduates. To gain access to the Career Portal, you need to sign up with the School’s Career Service

You can also post vacancies to our students and newly graduates free of charge. Advertise job vacancies here

FAQ

Anyone who has graduated from the School or has been an international exchange student at our School is an alumnus and can register with the alumni database.

Even if you did not obtain all the credits for your degree, you are still welcome to register as an alumnus. The same goes for those who only completed part of their education at the School  but still want to maintain contact.

To stay in contact with the School, you need to register with our alumni database. This applies even if you have received invitations and messages from us before, since the University of Gothenburg has a new alumni database and the EU data protection lawGDPR mandates this action from you. The alumni database is password protected.

Not receiving newsletters from us? That is because we do not have your e-mail address, so you need to update your contact details in the database.

To register with the alumni database or update your details, click here and enter your e-mail address.

A verification e-mail will then be sent to you. Click on the verification link to open your alumnus page in your web browser. Once there, you can fill in your contact details, select subscriptions, and enter your profession and workplace if you wish. You can also update existing details where necessary. This will ensure that we have the right information about you, and that you receive the right invitations and messages from us.