Career Design Lab

Workshops & Classes

Put career design principles in action and learn valuable career skills! We offer multiple learning formats to suit your schedule and needs. Design your career and learn about the future of working life in an online class for credit. Or take a career design workshop to identify your strengths and ideate the next steps on your journey in collaboration with your peers.
Workshops and 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.

a laughing woman in an art workshop

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:

  1. Online
    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.

  2. Hybrid
    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!

Two people looking over a fence

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.

Learn more


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!

abstract illustration

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
Illustration: a person, pie chart and speech bubble

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

Other courses

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.

Personal Impact hero page logo

Personal Impact

Personal Impact brings to light already existing courses in Aalto University on values and meaningfulness, self-leadership, societal impact, human potential and well-being.

Other studies
A student eating a yellow ice cream in fron of Aalto University campus.

Aalto University Summer School courses

Find a course or program for your Aalto University Summer School experience.

A group of students working on a presentation at Aalto Ventures Program

Aalto Ventures Program

The best way to predict the future is to build it. We teach students to build like an entrepreneur.

  • Published:
  • Updated: