Aalto International Talent Program

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Aalto International Talent Program

This group mentoring initiative brings together our international students and employers looking for talent. The next round will kick off in January 2024 - join us!
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Aalto International Talent Program is a group mentoring and networking initiative designed to support our international students' careers.

Our goal is to bring our international students together with Finnish companies, industry experts and Aalto alumni for an open dialogue and a mutually beneficial learning experience.

The Aalto International Talent Program runs yearly from January to March.

Since its launch in 2020

  • 550+ master's and doctoral students have participated in the Program.
  • 25+ companies have mentored our students. 

Typically, around 40-60% of companies register for another season of mentoring.

Mentoring was a great way to support students and collaborate with Aalto University.

Aalto alumni, Director, Application and Marketing, Reetta Strengell and Director, IP Management Virpi Tognetty, Kemira

Join the Aalto International Talent Program

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Aalto International Talent Program for mentors

Did you know that over 25 % of our master's students and up to 40 % of our doctoral students are international? Reach this untapped potential and join us in our endeavour to make our international graduates stay in Finland!

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Aalto International Talent Program for students

Are you an international master's or doctoral degree student at Aalto University? Are you looking to build a career in Finland after graduation? If yes, this is your chance to get started!

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Participating companies in 2024

Reach out for more information

 Kaisa Paasivirta

Kaisa Paasivirta

Manager, International Talent Program

Find out more about Aalto International Talent Program

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The 5th Aalto International Talent Program launched - ‘A warm welcome to Finland‘

This year, more than 180 students and 16 companies are participating in the group mentoring programme for international students and companies.

Pekka Lundmark

Pekka Lundmark hopes to see more international talent in Finland

Nokia's president & CEO Pekka Lundmark gave a speech at Aalto University International Talent program's kick-off event on January 24th.

Reetta Strengell

'Mentoring is inspiring and fun' - Aalto International Talent Program offers a meaningful way to support international students

This year the group mentoring initiative brought together over 180 international students and 17 companies.

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Risto Siilasmaa, an entrepreneur at heart, encourages students to make an impact

Aalto Alumnus Risto Siilasmaa spoke to students taking part in Aalto International Talent programme, encouraging them to make an impact in the world.


Aalto International Talent Programme 2021 concluded – 'an excellent form of collaboration for ABB'

The programme is an initiative bringing together Aalto University's international students and Finnish companies.


Aalto International Talent Programme kicked off remotely

Aalto International Talent Programme is an initiative bringing together Aalto University’s international students and Finnish companies.

Manila Kodali

Students and companies happy with collaboration within Aalto International Talent Programme

The Aalto International Talent Programme pilot came to an end in May. The programme supports international degree students' employment and careers.

Aalto-yliopisto / Manila ja Anna-Leena keskustelemassa keskenään / photo: Kaisa Paasivirta

Aalto International Talent Programme brings together international students and companies

Aalto International Talent Programme is organized by Aalto University Career Services. The programme supports the employment international degree students.

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