After graduation straight to work?!

The alumni of the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography are spread all over the world. The expertise of geoscientists is in demand all over the world. In addition to exotic workplaces such as drilling rigs in the middle of the rough Atlantic, 200 meters underground in underground construction or in the rainforest of Brazil, there are also many alumni who are employed in engineering offices or authorities in Germany or in other European countries.

Students must complete a four-week internship during their Bachelor's degree. This allows students to take a first look at the geoscientist's profession.

The PAG (Praxisinitiative Aachener Geowissenschaftler) organises get-to-know-you events and lectures with geoscientific employers and helps students apply for internships.

We want to introduce you to the different workplaces in different alumni profiles:

  Copyright: © S. Steffens

Having a look into geodata

Stefanie started studying Georesources Management in Aachen in 2012. She enjoyed the topics addressed and especially GIS, but she felt that something was missing. After a visit to the student advisory service, she then changed to the subject of Applied Geography. Here she was able to further develop her focus on GIS and remote sensing. read more

  Copyright: © F.Stamm

Out of the comfort zone

Fabian completed his Bachelor's degree in Georesources Management at RWTH in the summer semester of 2013 in standard study time. He then went to Norway for a semester and did his master's in 2017, also in Aachen. Today, he is one of the founders of the geo start-up Terranigma Solutions. read more

  Copyright: © M. Giesenow

Happy camels

In 2011, Malte took up the Bachelor's degree program in Georesources Management (GRM) and, after successful completion, also completed the Master's degree in GRM. At the beginning of the master's program, he spent a semester in Mongolia as part of an internship at the "Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit". In October 2016, he finally founded "happy camel". read more

  Copyright: © T. Giesgen

Working in the High North

In 2016, Tobi finished his Bachelor's degree in Georesources Management (GRM). Early on during his Bachelor, Tobi developed a keen interest in geophysics, which then moved him to study Applied Geophysics (AGP) in Delft, Zurich and Aachen. In 2018, Tobi moved to Oslo, where he completed an internship for Equinor. read more

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Close to rocks

After successfully completing his Master's degree in Applied Geosciences, Klaus completed internships in Aachen and Weinheim. After a short stop at a tunnel construction site in Stuttgart, Klaus took over the position as operations manager of a diabase quarry in Hesse. read more

  Working at the beach Copyright: © D. Krott

Oecher vs. arabian nights

After graduating from school in 2006, Dieter started studying Applied Geosciences at RWTH Aachen University. During and after his B.Sc. he did internships at WintershallDea (then RWE Dea) in Hamburg before starting the EMR Master's degree. weiterlesen

  Glacier in Iceland Copyright: © M. Reith

Together against difficulties

In October 2010, my Martin started at RWTH with a Bachelor in Georesource Management (GRM). In the fifth semester, he went to Iceland to the Háskóli-Íslands in Reykjavík. There he discovered his enthusiasm for environmental and sustainability issues. read more