Graduates in Economic Geography that have followed the track in regional competitiveness and trade are specialists in regional economic development in an international context with a keen eye for the role of policy. Also, they are well-versed in the latest methods and models in regional science. With this background, the programme prepares well a position in regional economic strategies and research in regional science:
- A fair share of the graduates is employed by governmental organizations at all geographical levels (cities and municipalities, regional, national and international governmental organizations). This includes organizations such as the EU, the city of Amsterdam or The Dutch Ministry of Environment and Infrastructure.
- Another large share of the graduates is active on the commercial market, mostly in consultancies in economic development. This includes companies such as Twijnstra Gudde, Antea,
- A smaller share of the graduates enters research, teaching and entrepreneurship.
According to Elsevier (2015), job opportunities of geographers are above average with a relatively large job stability.
During the programme we offer support for your career preparation. The Career Services are provided by the Careers Company and the UG Career Services.
More information about the Careers Company: http://www.rug.nl/frw/career
More information about the UG Career Services: http://www.rug.nl/careerservices
See where our alumni end up in this graphic!