The Alumnitool on LinkedIn can help you gain insight into possible careers after you finish your degree. It can also help you get in contact with an alumnus or alumna of your degree programme or other programmes. Nearly all graduates have a LinkedIn profile and can answer questions about your future career. They’re often more than happy to share their experiences with you. The video belows explains how the alumnitool works, and how you can use search criteria to find career information that is relevant to you.
Would you like to know more about how you can use LinkedIn to expand your network and put the new information into practice straight away? Take the LinkedIn workshop from Career Services. The workshop Exploring the job market & networking is also useful if you'd like to improve your networking skills, using LinkedIn and other ways.
GIMA has offered me a much broader view on GIS management in organizations, which really enabled me to take up these different roles.
“I work at Geo Solutions as a Geo-IT advisor. Geo Solutions is active in GIS & IT, Internet of Things and mobility. They strongly embrace innovation and intrapreneurship. This means that I can become part of different existing teams, or even start my own business unit. Right now, I am working mostly for costumers in government, for whom I can take up diverse roles.
Before the GIMA studies, I was mostly a programmer for ESRI software. Now I can be project leader or technical lead for several programmers. I often work with customers who want to increase the maturity of their GIS system. I can give them independent advice on different GIS software packages, on how to organize their GIS data, or on how to translate complex problems into GIS systems. In the future, I would like to take up roles like GIS program manager, or GIS application architect.
GIMA has offered me a much broader view on GIS management in organizations, which really enabled me to take up these different roles. The GIMA studies have helped me to become a versatile employee, and in return made my work very flexible in combination with my family.”