Career Design Lab
Career Design for Students
How can you plan your career during this 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 a creative approach for figuring out your next steps on a meaningful career path and adjusting for the inevitable changes. You can’t control the future of work, but you can prepare for it by developing career design competencies:
- Agency to shape your career path as you go and adapt to changes
- Ability to foster meaningful work and wellbeing based on your strengths, values and aspirations
- Mindset for lifewide learning and creative experimentation of different options
Get personal guidance
Sometimes it is good to talk to someone one-on-one to explore different career options and clarify your aspirations.
Learning does not happen only in classrooms or stop upon graduation. Lifewide 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.
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.