Aalto International Talent Program

This group mentoring initiative brings together our international students and employers looking for talent. The next round kicks off in January 2023 - join us!
Aalto University students giving a high five

For Employers

Join the Program to connect with Aalto's international students.

•Attract and pre-screen future top talent

•Share insights about your business and careers

•Get visibility and enhance your employer brand

For Alumni

It's a rewarding way to give back with your time.

  • Reconnect with Aalto community while representing your company
  • Help international students to find their way to Finnish working life and society

Many of our mentoring groups have been led by Aalto alumni.

What does the Program entail?

The next round will be organized in January-March 2023. You will mentor a group of 6-10 students matching your desired student profile.

  1. Attend kick-off event in January 2023 (online)
  2. Run three group mentoring sessions in February-March 2023 (online or in your facilities)
  3. Organize an onsite visit in March (optional)

You will decide on the schedule and agenda and set the goals for the sessions together with your students. We will provide you with a set of example sessions and topics.

How to join?

If you are interested in joining in 2023, please don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected] for more detailed information.

Participating companies in 2022

Aalto International Talent Program was an excellent form of collaboration for ABB.

Ismo Laukkanen, Aalto Alumnus, Head of Talent and Learning at ABB

For Students

Are you an international 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.

The program is primarily targeted to first year Master's students. Also doctoral students may apply, depending on mentor company.

Why join?

You will get a unique chance to

  • personally connect with recruiters, industry professionals and Aalto alumni
  • learn about Finnish working life and working culture
  • get insights into the industry and learn about the latest in your field

How does it work?

During the program, you will

  • get a mentor company
  • meet your mentor company's recruiters, professionals and Aalto alumni for group mentoring sessions
  • visit your mentor company (if applicable)

How to apply?

Student applications for Aalto International Talent Program 2023 are open 14-30 October 2022. More detailed information on the next round and how to apply (Aalto-login required).

"The program is a great stepping stone for students to expand their network and to know companies, their interests and openings."

Student participating in Aalto International Talent Program 2021

More information

Kaisa Paasivirta
Manager, Aalto International Talent Program
Career Design Lab
Advancement and Corporate Engagement
Aalto University
[email protected]
+358 50 359 3620

Find out more about Aalto International Talent Program

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.


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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