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
Prepare for your future
Get an overview of steps, resources and tips on how you can get ready for your future career during your studies.
Design your path
Use our online tools to begin designing and testing your career direction on your own.
Join a class
Take our online classes or join a workshop with your peers to explore a meaningful career direction and learn about the working life.
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
Book a career coaching or job search advising session
Make an appointment with Aalto career counselling psychologist
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.
Find a job
Ready to go after your dream job?
Visit JobTeaser and check out the latest job ads, job search advice and events:
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.
Career Design for International Students
Career design resources for international students
Career Design for Doctoral Students
In addition to all the services listed above, Aalto University offers career design services specifically geared towards doctoral students.