Aalto University

Career Design for Students

Career design is an experimental approach for creating a meaningful career path in the constantly changing world of work. Career Design Lab supports your journey with workshops, alumni mentoring, coaching, online resources, job fairs and more. Start exploring and experimenting step by step while you study and design a career that matters!

Design Your Career

How can you plan your career during this highly volatile and unpredictable time often depicted as the 4th industrial revolution? You can’t – at least not with traditional tools and mindsets. Career design offers creative tools to figure out your next steps towards a meaningful career. 

Career design is:


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Design on your own

Check out our tips and tools on how you can begin designing and testing your career path from Day One:

Career Design Tools


Join a workshop

Join our classes and workshops to put career design in action with the support of your peers.

Classes and workshops


Get personal guidance 

Sometimes it is good to talk to someone one-on-one to explore different career options and clarify your aspirations.

Apply to the Mentoring Programme

Contact Alumni Agents

Book a career coaching or job search advising session

Book an appointment with Aalto career counselling psychologist


Experiment life-wide

Learning does not happen only in classrooms or stop upon graduation. Life-wide learning includes all settings and opportunities to learn career-relevant skills across different spheres of life. As a student, each course, project, summer job or volunteering task is an opportunity to learn about yourself and test your path.  

Explore internships, study projects, thesis assignments and other opportunities that allow you to prototype your career design in practice. 

   Study Projects

Summer School

Aalto Thesis 

Internship information



Find a job

Ready to go after your dream job?

Visit JobTeaser and check out the latest job ads, job search advice and events:

Job search guide

Job search training & events

Job ads

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Meet employers

Contact and meet with potential employers by attending our annual job fairs Aalto Talent Expo and Summer Job Day or various employer-organized career events. You can also learn about different employers via JobTeaser's company profiles.

Aalto Talent Expo

Summer Job Day

Employer Events

Employer Profiles

Career Design for International Students

Career design resources for international students

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Career Design for Doctoral Students

In addition to all the services listed above, Aalto University offers career design services specifically geared towards doctoral students. 

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