What has been the most interesting course?
As an undergraduate, I was especially fond of mathematics courses, as maths has always been my thing. Writing my bachelor's thesis was also really cool, as I was able to learn about the topic that I chose myself with the support of a professional.
The most interesting master's course so far has been the Translational Engineering Forum course where I was able to work as the head of a project. The lectures of the course were really interesting, and there were also many visiting lecturers. We kept learning diary during the course and the professor gave everyone personal feedback at two-week intervals based on the diary. The course allowed us to really think about things and to develop ourselves!
What tools you have gotten from your studies to working life?
My studies have had a concrete benefit for me in my present work as the head of a project in the company Profit Software. There I have learned much about automation, project management, and agile programme development. In a few years, I have managed to develop from being a trainee to heading an international project, which I am really excited about. My knowledge of electrical engineering and my education at Aalto University are appreciated in working life.
My studies in electrical engineering are quite demanding, but they are good preparation for very many things. Success at the most demanding courses boosts confidence in being able to succeed in challenging situations at work as well.
How do you see the future of the field?
The future of the field looks truly sunny! Our employment situation is particularly good. People who are skilled in technology and electricity are needed in many different fields, including medicine, space research, and the energy sector. Skills and knowledge are needed, sometimes in surprising places, such as financial technologies, where I work myself. An education in electrical engineering opens the doors to the world while laying the foundations for a life that is limited only by the imagination.
I recommend the field for those who want to leave an imprint and to be involved in building a more responsible and smarter future. For those in upper secondary school, my recommendation is: dare to dream – the technical field will certainly provide the tools for making dreams come true!
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