Societally conscious engineers, able to see the bigger picture, are increasingly sought after in the job market. Multidisciplinary problem identification, problem solving, continuous learning and innovation are qualities that open doors to an exceptionally wide range of careers. Graduates can best be defined as active co-creators, facilitators and integrators of human-centred innovation in the networked world.
A survey conducted in spring 2020 examined the career paths of Information Networks alumni. 99.1% of the respondents said that they are employed. Examples of job titles for recent graduates include:
- UX Designer
- Service Designer
- Software Developer
- Social Media Producer
The most common work places for recent graduates were Aalto University, Futurice, Capgemini, Reaktor, Mandatum Life, Elisa, Nokia, Columbia Road, Gofore, Suunto, Kaiku Helsinki, Bain & Company, Sievo, Solita, Telia Company, Terveystalo, Veikkaus and Nitor.
Aalto University has well-established career services to support students’ employment in Finland and abroad. Thanks to the flexible curriculum, many Aalto students work already during their studies and guarantee themselves entry positions before graduation. There is also a very active entrepreneurship community at Aalto, working as a springboard for founding a company.