What is student life like at Aalto University?
There is a lot to student life in addition to studying, and everyone can take part as much as they like. It has been fun to see how events have changed in recent years since students of economics and art have joined technology students on the campus. Having different disciplines around makes student life interesting, and it is nice to bump in to different kinds of art events and exhibitions on campus.
What have you learned during your studies that you can apply in working life?
One way that working life is integrated in courses is business cooperation. For example, we have had the opportunity to analyse products from different companies or compare a product to a theory.
In addition, many of our alumni have come to give talks on various subjects and explain how they have benefited from their studies in working life. It is nice to know that the things we study have concrete significance. Working life is also reflected in the fact that companies are very interested in us students. I am doing my master’s thesis at the moment, and although I am not doing it for any particular company, I receive a lot of interested messages from the representatives of different companies.
What does the future look like for the field?
Work and research in electricity will only end when people stop using electricity. Communications technology is evolving constantly and is never finished. There is a lot of money and new research in the field, and there is a constant need for more masters of science in technology. The amount of data is increasing constantly, and the need for experts in the field is also growing in sectors that are not directly related to technology. For example, grocery store chains are already using many different types of apps.
Often people who are talented in mathematics automatically think they should study business. The different fields and degree programmes of technology vary greatly, so you should look at all the choices carefully and see what the studies consist of. You may find something really interesting in the programmes that you haven't even thought of before.
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