Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Career and Working Life Skills

Upon completion of the course, you:

  • Know how to set personal goals for effective learning and career skills development
  • Can identify and maximise your opportunities for entrepreneurship and career development
  • Are prepared for Finnish working life culture.

Credits: 1

Schedule: 05.09.2024 - 28.11.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Mika P. Nieminen, Minna Parviainen

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Career and Working Life Skills

    You will get important tips for the Master's thesis work, introductions to employment process in Finland and career development planning. You will get the right tools to be prepared for your future career in Finland.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Active participation and lecture assignments and quizzes.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course consists of lectures, self-study materials, assignments and other activities all designed to provide students with comprehensive insights that will help identify and strengthen the skills and knowledge needed to achieve and have a positive study experience at Aalto University.


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Autumn I - II
    2025-2026 Autumn I - II