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Career Services for School of Business students
Since 1991, the School of Business Career Services has acted as a bridge between the School of Business students and employers.
We are part of the same unit as the Corporate and Alumni Relations of the School and work in close cooperation with Aalto University Career Design Lab. We also collaborate with many other networks within Aalto University, as well as nationally (e.g. Aarresaari Career Services network of Finnish universities) and internationally. We serve both students and employers and provide information and statistics on the placement of our graduates.
We support students in designing their careers by providing
- personal career advice,
- Aalto JobTeaser job portal as well as the Highered and GoinGlobal portals for international job search,
- Aalto Talent Expo and Summer Job Day recruitment fairs and other recruitment events,
- career events with alumni,
- mentoring programme,
- Aalto International Talent programme for our international students,
- internship support and grants and
- career and placement information in our communication channels.
Our communication channels include e.g. the Aalto BIZ CareerMail newsletter, Instagram, Facebook and direct emails.
Priority: listening to clients
We actively collect student feedback on all of our services and we use the feedback to improve our services. Every year, we send a customer satisfaction survey to all students at the School of Business. In addition, the business students have a possibility to impact our services via the annually selected External Relations Student Council. The Student Council has been sparring our activities (with employers and alumni) since 2009. The students are recruited to the Council in the early fall.
The Council consists of students who represent the School's various majors and different starting years, as well as a KY representative. In addition to the basic meetings, the Council and representatives of the School's partner companies meet at the end of the academic year in a joint workshop, where the results of our annual student survey are reviewed and e.g. services connecting students and employers are developed.
School of Business student, member of student council 2020-2021
It was very interesting to get to discuss matters such as the various problems of recruitment with representatives of the partner companies.
Students are satisfied with our services
According to the data obtained from various surveys, our students are generally satisfied with our services. This shows e.g. in the Universum's global study regarding student satisfaction. We also get good feedback from our alumni who respond to the School's placement survey.
In 2017, the Aalto University Student Union awarded the Seal of Approval Award to the School of Business Career Services. The AYY Seal of Approval is a prize awarded to practices of Aalto University, which the students find successful.
You'll reach us via [email protected]. On this page you will find more information about our services and our contact information. See also our page and recommendations especially for School of Business International Students who are looking to find employment and integrate into the Finnish working life.
Let's be in touch!
Source: A placement survey one year after graduation for students who graduated in 2019
94% of School of Business M.Sc. graduates were satisfied with Career Services they received during their studies.
Aalto JobTeaser portal
Aalto JobTeaser (only with aalto login) is every Aalto University student's own career portal. From JobTeaser you will find a job portal where we annually publish thousands of internships and jobs suitable for Aalto University students, as well as thesis topics.
From JobTeaser you will also find all our career events, company profiles, a guide for job search, Highered and GoinGlobal portals for international job search and the appointment for personal career advice. You should fill in your profile in JobTeaser since it guides what you will see on the job portal. Read the instructions (with aalto login) first and find the jobs that interest you!
Job search and career guidance
As a bachelor's and master's student at the School of Business, you have the opportunity to receive personal job search and career counseling from the School of Business Career Services specialists. For example, in a career meeting, we can help you to identify your skills and help you to show them in a best way in your CV and application letter, as well as provide tips on polishing your LinkedIn profile to top condition and succeeding in a job interview or applying for an internship or a job.
You can book an appointment with us via Aalto JobTeaser (only aalto login).
Job search training and career events
We organize job search trainings for students together with our partner companies during the academic year. Topics include e.g. writing a successful CV and application letter, using LinkedIn in job search, succeeding in job and case interviews. In the training you get great tips directly from company recruiters!
In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in various career and mentoring events, where you can talk career, job search and work related matters with alumni who have graduated from the School of Business. Tips from our alumni are worth their weight in gold!
You can find all our events from Aalto JobTeaser (only aalto login).
School of Business student, participated in Group Mentoring career event with alumni
Alumna shared her career story and job hunting experience in every detail, which was a huge help and it inspires me greatly.
Recruitment fairs and employer events
At Aalto Talent Expo and Summer Job Day recruitment fairs you will meet employers who recruit Aalto University students, and you can participate also to CV and LinkedIn clinics held by our partner companies. There might be also other recruitment events during the academic year.
You can find all our events from Aalto JobTeaser (only aalto login).
Aalto University Mentoring Programme
Aalto University Student Alumni Mentoring Programme brings together about 150 mentoring pairs each year. The programme participants are both our Finnish and international students, as well as Aalto University alumni who live in Finland and around the world. You can apply for your own mentor when you are in master's level in your studies. Mentoring has a long tradition at the School of Business, and approximately 70 School of Business students participate in the programme each year.
Aalto International Talent Program
Aalto International Talent Program is a group mentoring initiative bringing together our international students and employers looking for talent. Connect with industry professionals and Aalto alumni, learn about Finnish working life and culture and get insight into industries. Approximately 150-200 students and 10-20 companies participate in the program each year.
Internship support and grants
Students can apply for grants for internships abroad or receive an internship voucher / internship support for internships in Finland. For internships in Finland you can get support for your internship in non-profit organizations and state organizations (incl. Finnish embassies abroad) in Finland. In addition, international students can apply for an internship voucher that can be used to fund internships at small companies in Finland.
Read more about the internships.
Finland Works course
By taking Finland Works open online course, you will learn how to navigate Finnish working life and how to build a career. We explore working life in Finland from societal, organisational and individual perspectives. Once you have finished this course you will have a better understanding of work culture in Finland, what working in a Finnish company is like, how individuals find work-life balance in Finland, how to communicate your skills, and how to look for jobs in Finland.
News from our activities
Facilitating international students’ integration in the Finnish labor market through act early concept
International students can still face many challenges in acquiring a career start in Finland, but some of the problems can be solved.
”Combining the virtual world and physical fair is absolutely a positive thing, keep at it!"
- Student feedback from the Aalto Talent Expo fair
The Welcome Evening event of the School of Business, which has already become a tradition, gathered more than 150 new master's students and alumni of our School to network and discuss career paths, studies and working life.
The MSc degree in Business is appreciated in the labour market, say recent School of Business graduates
Responses to career monitoring surveys will also be carefully taken into account in the development of teaching.
School of Business External Relations
Career Services is part of the School of Business External Relations unit. You can find more information about our services for companies, alumni and employers on the pages below.
We have a long tradition of co-operation with our alumni and the corporate world. We offer multiple forms of collaboration to our alumni, companies and other organizations as well as the public sector.
Through us you'll reach business students in various ways. We, for example, publish employers' job adverts, mediate recruitment messages and organize career events & fairs.
The School of Business alumni community offers possibilities for lifewide learning, networking and contributing to our School's mission: Better Business - Better Society. Join our alumni community and keep your contact information updated through Aalto Alumni Circle!