This course has unfortunately been cancelled.
Due to the small number of registered students. We are sorry for all the inconvenience caused by the cancellation.
Make it succeed!
integration into Finnish academic culture and get prepared for your work career
This course is a semester long orientation course specifically designed for new international master students at School of Science.
Course aims at developing general learning skills necessary both for success in academic community at Aalto University and professional life. You will learn about adjustment issues, cultural differences in educational settings and how to improve your intercultural communication skills to be able to collaborate beyond cultural and disciplinary borders. You will get an insight to Finnish academic culture including academic integrity, code of conduct, important policies and principles of scientific research and important tips for the Master’s thesis work. In addition, there will be introductions to employment process in Finland, career development planning and academic entrepreneurship.
The course consists of lectures, active workshops, discussions, assignments, field visits 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 and to get the right tools to be prepared for the future career.
Assignment of the course: lecture journal/portfolio, that should be build after each session. To be returned after the course
Upon completion of the course, you:
- Have improved both your academic and intercultural skills to be able to work and collaborate in a
multicultural and multidisciplinary learning environment
- Know the
principles of good scientific practices at Aalto university
- Know what academic integrity is at
Aalto University and how to adopt it.
- Know how to set personal goals for
effective learning and career skills development
- Can identify and maximise your opportunities for entrepreneurship and career development
5.10. Intercultural communication skills
12.10. Finnish academic learning culture
19.10. Understanding the Finnish academic Integrity
2.11. Effective learning and studying skills
9.11. Orientation towards Master's thesis
16.11. Career development planning
23.11. An Introduction to the Finnish employment process 1
30.11. An Introduction to the Finnish employment process 2
7.12. Introduction to academic entrepreneurship