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Karla Nieminen gives courses on relationship skills and networking. She tests her theses in practice, too, because she used to be “so bad” at being social.
“For me, choosing the major subject was very difficult, as I did not want to delimit any options at the time when I was interested in many things”, reflects Mia Sirkiä, the School of Business Alumni Ambassador. She encourages students in similar situations: ”Think about your own interests and navigate according to those. True passion will lead to prosperity!”
At the ELEC Career Café, students at the School of Electrical Engineering had a unique opportunity to meet with business leaders and experts over a cup of coffee.
“I applied to the Aalto University Mentoring Program, and I’m glad I did, since it benefited me a lot!” says the School of Business Alumni Ambassador Miikka Huhta. He emphasizes that the Mentoring Program is a good chance to get peer support from the other mentees.
Group mentoring event brings School of Business alumni and students together to talk about matters relating to work.
The topics covered in the alumni seminar also included new business models and the societal impact of AI and digitalisation.
Our Alumni Ambassador Juha Aarvala has been working in the field of medicine for over 20 years. He shared his career story with us and gave some advice for the current students: “Your activity during the studies counts a lot, in addition to the networks and being resilient. The true value of networks is something you should never underestimate! Thus, visit different events, meet new people and learn new things through them.”
“As an alumna, I have the possibility to stay connected and up-to-date on the latest developments in the field of business studies and future prospects”, says our Alumni Ambassador Maarit Vilen.
In the Annual Review of the school altogether eleven prizes were awarded.
A new alumni network board gives alumni a stronger voice in the university.
The School of Business Alumni Ambassador Emilia Rantala encourages first-year students to gain work experience already during studies. "Any kind of work experience will later on help you proceed towards next job opportunities", she says, and below gives her advice on applying for summer jobs.
“In the 1980s, the studies and academic life were separate from the business world, which was a disappointment for me. Now, the times have luckily changed and it is great to follow the dynamics of different Aalto University units. There are so many good things going on at the campus, and it seems to me like they have Slush every day”, says our alumnus Oskar Vahervuori.
IT Influencer of the year Janne Viskari: ‘Master’s Degree in Technology prepares you for virtually any work’
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Communications Janne Viskari realised during his studies that he was more interested in the coordination of matters rather than in-depth expert work.
Peer learning can give you a better understanding of your own strengths and those of your organisation.
”It is never too late to study more and try new things – I am a good example of that! I studied logistics, but in the working life I realized that I’m more interested in both business and human resources, and so I ended up doing what I do today”, says our alumna Elvira Vainio, who is working as a HRD manager at Veikkaus.
Several different experiences and occasions from Aalto University have affected the employment of the School of Business alumnus Niklas Karvonen, who is currently working as a Business Design Manager at 16Lab in Tokyo.
A total of 90 Masters of Science in Economics and Business Administration and three Doctors of Science in Economics and Business Administration graduated in the festive graduation ceremony held in the School of Business main building in Töölö on 21 December 2018. Next time, Masters of Science in Economics and Business Administration will be celebrated in Otaniemi in March 2019.
Alumni and students encountered in several events this year. Networking is made easier by the new social platform, Alumni Circle. The year 2018 has been successful and full of events in the alumni engagement of Aalto University. Let's recap some of the highlights of the year.
The School of Business alumnus Daniel Tuori encourages students to use all the opportunities that the School offers to meet the alumni and company representatives during the studies.
Anna Pakkala is this year's Head of Sustainability at Slush.