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Media Lab alumni: Juan Carlos Vasquez

Juan Carlos Vasquez is a composer, sound artist and researcher who was awarded as the Primus Master in the Aalto ARTS conferment ceremony this summer. He has been an active member of the Media Lab as a student, researcher and lecturer and has accomplished during his years in Aalto more than many of us could even dream of.
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arts conferment ceremony

School of Business graduates were invited to celebrate their achievement and to join the alumni community

Organized for the third time, the Masters’ Gala invited the School of Business graduates to celebrate their graduation.
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School of Business Masters' Gala 12.6.2019: participants having conversations with each other at the restaurant Arvo.

Aalto's alumni developed a solution for reducing consumers’ carbon footprint

Colour coding the packaging material of daily consumer goods would facilitate recycling but a cleaner and homogeneous recycling fraction would also enhance the opportunity for waste reuse.
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Kuvassa ylhäältä vasemmalta Ernesto Hartikainen, Nina Borger, Jussi Kallio, Jasmin Järvinen, Rosa Väisänen, Eetu Ahonen ja Erkki Aalto. Kuva: Hanna Wikström/ Aalto-yliopisto

Who should be the next Electrical Engineering Alumnus of the Year?

Submit your suggestion by 20 September 2019
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Aalto University / Matti Alahuhta / photo: Linda Koskinen

School of Business Alumni Stories: Katariina Koskelainen

Katariina Koskelainen studied in the School of Business during the years 2008–2013, leadership and management as her major. She works currently as a Senior Consultant at CIVITTA. We asked Katariina to share her insights on working as a consultant and how to pursue a consulting career.
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School of Business alumna Katariina Koskelainen

Self-taught relationship virtuoso

Karla Nieminen gives courses on relationship skills and networking. She tests her theses in practice, too, because she used to be “so bad” at being social.
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Karla Nieminen. Kuva: Veera Konsti.

Alumni Ambassador's story: Mia Sirkiä

“For me, choosing the major subject was very difficult, as I did not want to delimit any options at the time when I was interested in many things”, reflects Mia Sirkiä, the School of Business Alumni Ambassador. She encourages students in similar situations: ”Think about your own interests and navigate according to those. True passion will lead to prosperity!”
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School of Business Alumni Ambassador Mia Sirkiä

Graduates from the School of Electrical Engineering are happy to offer their expertise to students

At the ELEC Career Café, students at the School of Electrical Engineering had a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders and experts over a cup of coffee.
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Aalto University / Farah Salah at Aalto ELEC Career Café / photo: Linda Koskinen

Alumni Ambassador's story: Miikka Huhta

“I applied to the Aalto University Mentoring Program, and I’m glad I did, since it benefited me a lot!” says the School of Business Alumni Ambassador Miikka Huhta. He emphasizes that the Mentoring Program is a good chance to get peer support from the other mentees.
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School of Business Alumni Ambassador Miikka Huhta

‘Good enough’ is often ‘just fine’

Group mentoring event brings School of Business alumni and students together to talk about matters relating to work.
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Group Mentoring event at the School of Business 20.3.2019

International Women's Day alumni seminar stirs up discussion of neural networks and peace

The topics covered in the alumni seminar also included new business models and the societal impact of AI and digitalisation.
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Annu Nieminen

Alumni Ambassador's story: Juha Aarvala

Our Alumni Ambassador Juha Aarvala has been working in the field of medicine for over 20 years. He shared his career story with us and gave some advice for the current students: “Your activity during the studies counts a lot, in addition to the networks and being resilient. The true value of networks is something you should never underestimate! Thus, visit different events, meet new people and learn new things through them.”
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School of Business Alumni Ambassador Juha Aarvala

Alumni Ambassador's story: Maarit Vilen

“As an alumna, I have the possibility to stay connected and up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of business studies and future prospects”, says our Alumni Ambassador Maarit Vilen.
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School of Business Alumni Ambassador Maarit Vilen

School of Arts, Design and Architecture awarded promoters of creative skills

In the Annual Review of the school altogether eleven prizes were awarded.
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Cilla Lönnqvist, Jenni Haukio ja Matti Alahuhta. Kuva: Jaakko Kahilaniemi

Alumni are getting more involved in Aalto University’s development

A new alumni network board gives alumni a stronger voice in the university.
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Alumnit / Photo by Hanna Wikström

”Take an advantage of your contacts and take time to draft your job applications”

The School of Business Alumni Ambassador Emilia Rantala encourages first-year students to gain work experience already during studies. "Any kind of work experience will later on help you proceed towards next job opportunities", she says, and below gives her advice on applying for summer jobs.
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Arena-messut 2018, kuva: Rasmus Karppinen

Alumni Ambassador's story: Oskar Vahervuori

“In the 1980s, the studies and academic life were separate from the business world, which was a disappointment for me. Now, the times have luckily changed and it is great to follow the dynamics of different Aalto University units. There are so many good things going on at the campus, and it seems to me like they have Slush every day”, says our alumnus Oskar Vahervuori.
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School of Business Alumni Ambassador Oskar Vahervuori

IT Influencer of the year Janne Viskari: ‘Master’s Degree in Technology prepares you for virtually any work’

Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Janne Viskari realised during his studies that he was more interested in the coordination of matters rather than in-depth expert work.
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Aalto University / Janne Viskari / photo: Linda Koskinen

Prodeko Alumni society takes on the challenge of life-long learning with the help of peer power

Peer learning can give you a better understanding of your own strengths and those of your organisation.
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Alumni Ambassador’s story: Elvira Vainio

”It is never too late to study more and try new things – I am a good example of that! I studied logistics, but in the working life I realized that I’m more interested in both business and human resources, and so I ended up doing what I do today”, says our alumna Elvira Vainio, who is working as a HRD manager at Veikkaus.
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School of Business Alumni Ambassador Elvira Vainio