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Aalto Thesis Day 2024- networking event for international Master's students

Are you an international student planning to do your Master's thesis during this academic year? Do you already have some idea about the thesis topic or an interesting research area that could be implemented to the world of business? Come to talk with companies interested in thesis collaboration in the Aalto Thesis Day 2024, and see if your research idea resonates with what they are looking for! This is also a great opportunity for you to practice pitching yourself and to network with company representatives from different industries operating in Finland. Seize the opportunity and come build professional networks with companies looking for international talents!
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What: Aalto Thesis Day 2024 - Networking event especially for second-year international students to find Master's thesis opportunities with companies operating in Finland

When: Wednesday 2nd of October 2024 at 12:30 - 16:00

Where: Computer Science Building, Konemiehentie 2, Otaniemi campus

For whom: International Master's students of Aalto University, who are planning to do their Master's thesis during the ongoing academic year 2024-2025

Master’s thesis is a gateway to the Finnish working life: international students who do their thesis in collaboration with a company or research organization are more likely to find a job in Finland after graduation. In Aalto Thesis Day 2024, you get to meet companies that are looking for thesis workers in English. The list of companies are regularly updated on the event page in Aalto JobTeaser, where student registration also takes place.

Program (tentative, subject to change)

12:30 – 13:30 Green house: Pre-session session for EIT master's students: Opening and Welcome: Ingrid Schembri (Project Manager, Aalto-EIT Services) and Martin Vendel (Academy Director, EIT Urban Mobility); EIT Masters Alumni present their Theses Journeys and available opportunities.

12:30 – 13:45  Lecture hall T1 on 2nd floor: Pre-session for other master students:
Speakers: Peter Kelly, Connector at Aalto University School of Science: What Gift Do You Bring to the Thesis Party? How to approach companies in a networking event; Owain Hopeaketo (Tekniikan Akateemiset TEK) ; and Anne Delgoulet (Suomen Ekonomit).

13:30 – 14:00  Lobby: Coffee break

14:00 – 14.05   Lobby: Opening of the networking session

14:05 – 16:00 Lobby: Open networking: students can visit company stands and discuss their thesis topic ideas with company representatives. In this event you can network with companies at your own pace, so you don't need to pre-book any meetings with them.

Registration

Please register for the event by 13th of September 2024. Registration is done in Aalto JobTeaser (log in with Aalto credentials): Aalto Thesis Day 2024 - for International Master's Students (jobteaser.com)

Please note that this event is mainly targeted for second-year master's students who can do their thesis in the academic year 2024-2025. Due to space limitations, priority may be given to second-year year master's students if the event gets full.

The event is organized in English.

Organizer: Aalto University Career Design Lab & Aalto EIT Services.

If you have questions about the event, you can contact [email protected] or [email protected]

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