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School of Business alumni story: Pekka Lehtinen

School of Business, Mikkeli Campus alumnus Pekka Lehtinen has had a long career and he continues to value the skills he gathered during studies: ”Teamwork and the skill to think outside the box have brought the biggest insights into my career.”
BScBA Program alumnus Pekka Lehtinen

Who are you? What and when did you study at Aalto University School of Business?

My name is Pekka Lehtinen and I work as Managing Director for Consafe Logistics Ltd. in Helsinki. I attended the Mikkeli BBA program as BBA9. I graduated in 2000 from Mikkeli after an exchange period at Queen’s University in Canada.

How did you end up in your current position?

I started in my current position in Sept 2020 via a headhunter. This is my 7th job after graduation and each of the prior positions have brought in something totally different, valuable experiences that support me in my current tasks.

What has been particularly important in your studies or what has been most useful regarding your career?

Teamwork and the skill to think outside the box have brought the biggest insights into my career. The tight cooperation among the students enable you to reflect on your own ambitions and goals in career and life. Experiences with different cultures have proven very valuable in working life.

What is your best memory from Mikkeli?

Definitely SKIBBA skiing club and the trip to Åre Sweden will never be forgotten. In general the whole time spent in Mikkeli was great, the atmosphere couldn’t have been more positive.

Experiences with different cultures during studies have proven very valuable in working life.

Pekka Lehtinen, BScBA Program alumnus

What is your advice for current BScBA students and recent graduates?

Network as much as you can during the studies and after, widen your perspective. When you go abroad for the exchange period, be active and engage yourself to the local life as much as possible. If you choose to go to a country where you could learn an additional language, even better!

Why should someone choose the BScBA Program?

The diversity of the program, quality of the teachers and number one the network that you gain thru your peers during the studies. All these combined gives you a competitive edge when going after your dream job(s).

 

Further information:

Find out more about Pekka's career path in LinkedIn!

Bachelor's Program in International Business, Aalto University

International Business, Bachelor (BScBA, Mikkeli) and Master of Science (Otaniemi) in Economics and Business Administration (3 + 2 yrs)

The Bachelor’s Programme in International Business (also called the BScBA Programme) provides students with a comprehensive range of skills and knowledge to build, develop and lead companies on a global scale. A bachelor’s degree in business with an international focus opens up a wide variety of career opportunities in the private and public sectors, across all industries and continents. If you have ambitions to strive in a global business environment (e.g. study or work abroad), the Bachelor’s Programme in International Business is for you.

Organised at Aalto University’s Mikkeli Campus, you will join a close-knit community of globally oriented and ambitious Finnish and international students. After the intensive Bachelor studies, including a semester abroad at one of the programme’s many high-quality partner universities, you are guaranteed the study right at a Master’s Programme at Aalto University Otaniemi Campus.

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