In recent years, there have been more than 400 graduates of Bachelor programmes and approximately 300 graduates of follow-up Master study programmes per year. For example, from 2005 to 2020, the faculty "launched" around 10,700 graduates into the world.
The Faculty of Science is proud of its graduates and it is very gratifying that many of them remain in regular contact with us. We have been working with them for a long time, for example, there are over 15 100 graduates in our databases. We regularly invite former students to certain events at the faculty, among others to Silver (25 years since graduation), Golden (50 years since graduation) and Diamond (60 years since graduation) graduation ceremony.
Our graduates have been successful in finding employment in the labor market. They leave a remarkable trace behind in the field of education. There are a number of successful academic staff members, school principals and above all, high-quality teachers among our former students. Many top scientists and researchers build on the foundations obtained during the study at the Faculty of Science in Olomouc. However, our graduates often pursue their career in public administration, in private sector, and are successful entrepreneurs.
'Window into Practice' is an annual traditional event, where students of natural sciences can discuss the possibilities of cooperation with employers as well as their possible employment on the labor market after graduation. The aim is to provide students with information regarding the possibility of gaining professional experience, employment, trainee programs, temporary jobs, practical trainings and internships. The event introduces students to the company environment and culture, the course of the selection procedure, the requirements for graduates. Students from other faculties and high school students are also welcome. The event has a rich accompanying program, where students can e.g. try out a mock job interview, consult their CV in Czech or English with experts.
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Golden graduates take part in the symbolic graduation ceremony 50 years after their graduation. In 2007, the Faculty of Science was the first one to start this tradition at Palacký University, and it was the first faculty to organize such an event in the Czech Republic.
Diamond graduation is a festive meeting and a symbolic graduation for alumni 60 years after their graduation. The faculty welcomed its first diamond graduates in 2017.
The term "silver graduate" was introduced for the purpose of alumni meeting 25 years after their graduation. The Faculty of Science has been organizing the Silver graduation annually since 2009.