School of Business

Alumni of the School of Business

Once you graduate from the Aalto University School of Business, you become an alumnus/alumna. If you want to take part in the alumni activities and broaden your knowledge also after the graduation, you can sign up as a member in Aalto University's alumni network free of charge.
Young alumni celebrating their graduation at Aalto Graduation Party 2018.

Alumni stories

School of Business alumna Göksu Sarigöl
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School of Business alumni story: Göksu Sarigöl

Our alumna Göksu Sarigöl did an internship during her studies through the School of Business Internship Programme for foreign students. ‘I was lucky that the School of Business Career Services helped me in this part of my career.’
Aalto Alumni meet-and-greet in Brussels
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'It’s hard to innovate how to sail around the world if you believe it’s flat'

MEP and our alumna Sirpa Pietikäinen spoke about the condition of our planet in the alumni meet-and-greet in Brussels.
Vuosikurssin -49 alumnit Helga Dahlgren (vas.), Olli Nuotio ja Kristina Puranen
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Alumni of the School of Business returned to their old school 70 years after they started their studies

Budding internationalism, friends, choral singing and a secure post-graduate job are at the forefront of memories.
School of Business alumna Essi Raitala
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School of Business alumni story: Essi Raitala

Diverse career opportunities and varying tasks got our alumna Essi Raitala interested in a career in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Currently, she is on her first posting at the Embassy of Finland in Nairobi.

As an registered alumnus/alumna, you will get invitations to alumni events, where you can broaden your connections and expertise with fellow alumni. Moreover, you will receive updates on the School's developments and events, and are able to affect the development of teaching and student career guidance by filling in our career development surveys.

Being an active alumnus/alumna gives you a great opportunity to influence the development of the School of Business alumni activities and a natural way to contact current students.

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Developing the community

In the School of Business, we have established two forms of active alumni cooperation, which both involve our most active alumni to support their Alma Mater, the School of Business, in the areas of teaching, research, and societal impact.

Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Advisory Board discusses policies related to the School's alumni activities, external relations, and fundraising.

School of Business Alumni Advisory Board 2019. From the left: Ingmar Björkman, Jonna Söderholm, Mika Raulas, Juho Tuovinen, Terttu Sopanen, Elisa Liekkilä, Jaakko Eteläaho, Elina Björklund, Pasi Torppa, Arttu Aine, Norbert Juhász, Niklas Wasenius and Emilia Nevalainen.

School of Business Alumni Ambassadors

Alumni Ambassadors consists of 40 active alumni, who support the School in developing the alumni activities. In addition, the Ambassadors also serve as a bridge between students, the School of Business and business life.

Mentoring programme participants, a mentor and a mentee, discussing together.
Photo: Roope Kiviranta

Share your experiences with the students

Around 70 School of Business alumni are willing to help our students yearly as mentors in Aalto Mentoring Program. Would you be willing to share your knowledge and support our current students by participating in the mentoring program? Read more about the program and apply: Aalto University Mentoring Program

In addition to mentoring, the School of Business alumni are strongly involved in supporting our current students in their studies and move towards the working life by participating in different career events organized at the School. If you would like to participate in these events as an alumni representative, please get in touch with us at: [email protected].


Alumni celebrating at the School of Business Homecoming Day on 31 August 2018
Photo: Lasse Lecklin

Class reunions

Many School of Business alumni organize class reunions in order to meet their classmates after the graduation. The School is happy to offer its premises for the use of the class reunions and we can help you to send the invitations to your class.

If you would like to organize a class reunion, please contact us to discuss the matter further. Our contact details can be found at the bottom of this page.

Homecoming Day 31.8.2018 panel discussion. From the left: Vesa Puttonen, Taavi Heikkilä, Marianne Vikkula, Heikki Malinen, Kristiina Mäkelä ja Casper von Koskull.
Photo: Lasse Lecklin

Alumni events 

There are many events organized at the School of Business and Aalto University, in which our alumni are welcome to participate. The biggest alumni events for the School of Business alumni are:

Homecoming Day

Jaakko Honko lecture

Better Business – Better Society seminar series

Masters' Gala

Women's Day seminar

Contact information

Emilia Nevalainen

Emilia Nevalainen

Dean's Unit of the School of Business
Manager, Alumni Relations
Questions? Please contact [email protected]


For alumni

An active and international comuunity Nearly 45 000 alumni from 80 countries are already members of the Aalto University alumni network. As a member of the network, you get research news, contacts from different fields and multiple opportunities for self-development. Our alumni are all who have graduated from Aalto University as well as all our exchange students. You can join the alumni network already as a student!

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Two Aalto University alumni walks outside under a red Aalto umbrella

School of Business news

Read the latest news about the School of Business' activities and events.

Postin aulatila, jonka toiminnallisuutta opiskelijaryhmä työsti projektissa
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School of Business Team in the 39th John Molson case competition
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Our student team learned a lot from the case competition in Montréal

Student teams of the School of Business participate yearly in various case competitions abroad.
Aalto-yliopisto Töölö juhlasali Kuva: Aki-Pekka Sinikoski
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Restaurant services at Aalto University Töölö by Kanresta

The restaurant, Assembly Hall and auditorium will be operated by Kanresta Oy under the name Ravintola Töölö.
Iloisia opiskelijoita Made in Aalto -puseroissaan Aalto-yliopiston 10-vuotisjuhlassa 8.1.2020, kuva Kalle Kataila
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The university's new decade started joyously

Almost 1300 people celebrated the 10-year-old Aalto – take a look at the photos!

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