In what ways should the current students take the changes in the business world into consideration in their studies?
This is a good question. It seems that the cycles are nowadays very short, at least in the financial markets. I don’t know if it is worthwhile to follow everything too precisely – it can be wiser to just focus on the things that are interesting and that one like and get along with. But for sure we all need to follow the big trends and changes in the world on a more general level.
You are a member of the Alumni Advisory Board at the School of Business. What does being an alumnus mean to you?
In addition to being part of the School of Business Alumni Advisory Board, I have been part of the Aalto University Alumni Network Board, and furthermore, I was one of the founders of Aalto Finance Alumni association. By combining all this, and the fact that I am a regular visiting lecturer at the School, I probably fit in the definition of an active alumnus. All in all, being an alumnus means a lot to me. In my opinion, one can and should be proud of having graduated from the Aalto University School of Business.
Honestly speaking, our School’s alumni activities are still lacking scale and width compared to many competing schools, which in this case mean corresponding foreign top business schools. But I have to say that our School has accomplished a lot of things in this area during recent years, and we have a great team doing these things at the School! I believe we have now gathered that much steam that the engine won't stop.
I encourage all alumni to be active alumni, as it is a lot of fun and widens one’s perspectives. Besides, if one can make Aalto University School of Business an even better place with one’s own actions, then also the value of one’s own degree will increase simultaneously. I happily encourage every alumnus and alumna to join the alumni activities.
Is there something else that you would like to say?
The School of Business and Aalto University are obviously quality labels, and the significance of them cannot be over-emphasized. The Aalto degrees have an exceptional value both in the Finnish society and outside of Finland, and they appear to continue getting more wind beneath their wings in the near future.
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