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 classes, 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!

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:

  1. Agency to shape your career path as you go and adapt to changes
  2. Ability to foster meaningful work and wellbeing based on your strengths, values and aspirations
  3. Mindset for lifewide learning and creative experimentation of different options
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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.

Prepare for Your Future Career

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Design your path

Use our online tools to begin designing and testing your career direction on your own.

Career Design Tools


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.

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 our Alumni Agents

Book a career coaching or job search advising session

Make an appointment with Aalto career counselling psychologist


Experiment lifewide

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. 

   Study Projects

Summer School

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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