Career Design Lab
Workshops & Classes
The Future of Work online course platform offers career skills courses that earn university credit. Learn about the future of work, get ready to kick-start your career and design a meaningful career. All courses are self-paced and guided by Aalto University faculty.
Design a Meaningful Career (2 cr)
This course shows how you can creatively shape your career as you go in the radically changing world of work. It focuses on meaningful work as a core element of career sustainability and explores ways to design a value-driven career narrative to guide your actions.
The course is offered in two formats:
Take the course any time during the academic year and go at your own pace. Enroll on the course platform and register in Sisu for Aalto credits.
The hybrid format is a Career Design Lab and Effective Altruism collaboration. It consists of five interactive workshops designed around the online course: Think like a designer, Clarify your identity, Find your superpower, Prototype your future and Wrap-up: Create your narrative
The program is offered in March-April. Follow Career Design Lab News and JobTeaser for updates!
Future of Work
We are amid a revolution of work, which started already long before the pandemic. This course will look at how the roles of the individual, organisations and society have changed and how it affects how we work today and in the future.
In the Career Design Lab workshops you will learn more about career design thinking, identify your values and strengths, create your career narrative and ideate practical experiments with your peers. Throughout the academic year we along with our partners offer workshops and webinars on working life topics. Topics include:
- Brush up your LinkedIn profile
- Thrive in the Finnish working life
- Thrive in a job interview
- Best tips for summer job search
Follow our workshops in the Events section in JobTeaser and sign up!
Classes in degree programs
Career Design Lab provides introductions to career design thinking in many degree courses. Examples include:
- ARTS-A0626 Becoming a Creative Professional
- MNGT-E1009 - Leading Yourself, Teams and Organizations
- AXM-E1105 Opettajan portfolio
- MUO-C3028 Työnäytekansio ja ammattilaisuus
- Master’s Program in Design, Life After Studies-orientation
- ARTX-C1007 Design Impact III
Other career-related classes
Aalto University offers many courses that can support your career exploration, develop career skills and prepare you for the future of work.
Self-paced online courses:
- Future of work
- Finland works
- Starting up
- The Art of Living
Aalto University offers many courses that can help you find your career direction and develop working life skills. Learn more about online and university-wide offerings as well as courses offered in your own school.