News

Aalto's AlumniStudent Weekend is a well-loved tradition

The AlumniStudent Weekend seminar brings together Aalto University alumni and current students. To-date, the event has been held around thirty times.
Aalto University / AlumniStudent Weekend at the School of Electrical Engineering / photo: Linda Koskinen

“The AlumniStudent Weekend seminar is a really special occasion, particularly in the way it helps you meet up with friends from your time at university and other alumni, as well as being a great networking opportunity for students.”

So says Aalto University alumna and Director of Digital Service Solutions at Valmet Oy, Tuula Ruokonen. In addition to attending the event almost annually, she has also been involved in organising it. 

The traditional seminar for alumni and current students was recently hosted by the School of Electrical Engineering on Friday 27 October 2018. This year, the themes of the seminar were ‘developing heath technology’, ‘Finland in space’, ‘electromobility’, and ‘future leaders’. The 2018 Electrical Engineering Alumni of the Year prize was awarded to Matti Alahuhta, who has worked in international management roles at Nokia and as the Managing Director of KONE. In receiving the award, Mr Alahuhta was commended for his positivity, net assets expertise, and the active role he has played in developing Aalto University.

Aalto University / Dean Jyri Hämäläinen and Seppo Saastamoinen, Alumni and Corporate Relations Manager / photo: Linda Koskinen
Dean Jyri Hämäläinen and Alumni and Corporate Relations Manager Seppo Saastamoinen.
Aalto University / AlumniStudent Weekend 2018 at the School of Electrical Engineering / photo: Linda Koskinen
The themes of the seminar were developing health technology, Finland in space, electromobility and future manager.
Aalto University / Vuoden sähköalumni 2018 Matti Alahuhta / photo: Linda Koskinen
Matti Alahuhta was chosen as Alumnus of the Year 2018 for the Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.

The AlumniStudent Weekend is held in high regard by all Aalto alumni. This year’s event was attended by 251 guests, of which220 were alumni. Managing Director of Planmeca, Tuomas Lokki, praised the seminar for providing a pleasant way of keeping up-to-date with events at Aalto University and the new talent emerging from the School of Electrical Engineering.

 

The seminar was organised by the alumni organisations for electrical and communications engineering, bioinformation technology, and automation and systems technology, the School of Electrical Engineering guilds for students of electrical engineering, bioinformation technology,and automation and systems technology, Energiajohtajat ry, and Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering.

 

Text and photos: Linda Koskinen

  • Published:
  • Updated:
Share
URL copied!

Read more news

Picture of a three students discussing and smiling in front of a laptop at a white high table. Two students are sitting on bar stools and one is standing.
Cooperation, Studies, University Published:

Entrepreneurs build the future instead of predicting it

Get behind the scenes with the teachers behind this year’s courses at Aalto University Summer School. Lidia Borisova, Head of Education, Aalto Ventures Program and Simo Lahdenne, university teacher, dig deeper into their course Entrepreneurial Path.
Camilo Cortes' Reina bench Photo: Karoliina Paappa
University Published:

Aalto is a partner in the New European Bauhaus initiative

The EU initiative imagines future ways of living by combining design, culture, social inclusion, science and technology.
Kuvassa näkyvät professori Rebecca Piekkari ja HR-päällikkö Eliisa Lassila. Kuvan otti Roope Kiviranta Aalto-yliopistosta.
University Published:

Community wellbeing is one of the four School of Business key strategic initiatives

The first actions aim at enhancing the wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff during the pandemic.
vaaleahiuksinen nainen mustavalkoisessa asussaan katsoo hymyillen suoraan kameraan
Honoured, Research & Art, Studies, University Published:

Annual Review 2020: Alumna of the Year is film director Zaida Bergroth

In the annual review of the School of Arts, Design and Architecture success enablers were awarded and the 150th anniversary of higher education in art and design in Finland was launched.