Hertie School Ambassadors can also help current students and other alumni with information on academic exchanges and professional experiences in their city. Staff and faculty of the Hertie School of Governance support the Ambassadors with the necessary information.
Our alumni profiles are listed by region to make it easy for you to direct your queries to someone from your part of the world. In general, alumni can answer questions about the programme that they studied at the Hertie School, their life as an international student in Berlin or their career path since leaving the Hertie School.
However, alumni cannot answer queries about admissions, entry requirements, the application process, fees, financial support and recent changes in the curriculum. For further information on these topics please read the respective sections of our website and contact the staff members in charge.
Tips for contacting alumni
Please bear in mind that you should approach your alumni network in the same way that you would approach any potential employer:
- Be diligent: Make sure your spelling and terminology in e-mails are absolutely correct. Ideally an alumnus/a should be able to pass on any written document to their contacts without having to rework it.
- Be prepared: When an alumnus/a makes time to talk to you, be respectful of their time and prepare concrete questions that they can help you with.
- Be specific: Make a clear statement about what you are asking for so that your contact knows what to expect.
- Be realistic: Alumni are not automatically aware of job openings. Being a member of the network still means that you will need to search for jobs in a proactive way and flag openings that you are going to apply for, then reach out to alumni to get specific advice or support to help you with your application.
If you take these few pointers to heart, there is a high chance that any alumnus/a would be happy to respond to you and share their insights with you.
Can't find your region or city on the list?
Hertie School Alumni live and work around the globe. Our Alumni Affairs team can put you in touch with a contact in your region: alumnirelations[at]hertie-school[dot]org.