The History of the Kepler Society.

One Service Office, Numerous Opportunities.

1999

In November 1999, the association FORUM Studium & Beruf was created to provide student support services after graduation and when pursuing a professional career, improve job placement services, and maintain and develop contact between the JKU and its graduates. The association's services ranged from opening a Career Advising Center to creating a JobNET database, and organizing an Alumni Association.

2001

2001, the association is re-named Kepler Society.

2004

The campus Career Center opens in the Fall of 2004.

2008

The Kepler Society organizes the first annual JKU Career Day in the Keplergebäude Bldg. on the JKU campus. 

2010

In 2010, the Kepler Society institutions became a part of the university's organization as JKU Alumni and Career Services. The Society's 10th anniversary celebration took place on the JKU campus and featured a golf tournament.

2011

The Kepler Society celebrated its 5,000 alumni association member. 

2013

The JKU Alumni Bar opens.

2014

A new mentoring program for JKU students called "Go Ahead" kicks off, helping JKU students start their professional careers.

2015

The alumni association celebrates its15th anniversary during the annual Kepler Society's "New Years Reception".

2016

Grand opening of "Entrepreneur.Base" in October 2016, embedded in the Kepler Society's network in the Bank Building.

2017

In May 2017 the new start-up event Step>One kicked off in the JKU Ceremony Room.

2018/2019

In cooperation with Dr. Max Eiselsberg, the "Internship-Challenge. The Summer of your Life" program provided students at the SOWI faculty with exciting, high-quality summer internships.

2020

The Kepler Society celebrates its 20th anniversary.