The ceremony started by tradition to the notes of Chalmershymnen by Jerker Johansson. Outside the Student Union building, the visitors could enjoy performances by AllianceOrchestret and Chalmersbaletten. Family and friends of the graduated students were welcomed by alumni Hedvig Aspenberg and Philip Wramsby in the auditorium Runan.
During the ceremony President Stefan Bengtsson, Vice President Anna Karlsson Bengtsson and President of the Student Union Dennis Norman spoke to the students and wished them good luck for what awaits after Chalmers. The students received their diplomas by Anna Karlsson Bengtsson, showing that they had completed their education, met by applause from the audience.
This year's alumni speaker was Christian Berg, founder of the Safer Society Group and CEO of Paliscope. He studied Automation and Mechatronics at Chalmers and graduated in 2002. In his speech, Christian Berg talked about the importance of finding a balance between work and private life.
“I have two important lessons for you. Find a job that you think is fun and rewarding and remember that there is a life outside of work too, no one will thank you if you get burnt out.”
Chalmers Student Choir and Gyckeljouren entertained during the ceremony. After the program in the auditorium, the festivities continued and there was also the opportunity for portrait photography of the students.
Text: Sophia Kristensson
Photo: Daniel Ahlqvist