Topic outline

  • Welcome to build your future in the world of work!


    This self-help material is designed to help you to process the key elements of career planning individually. 

    1. Stop to think about your experiences and put your past, present and future into a perspective
    2. Find your motivation factors and inner drivers
    3. Understand your basic values
    4. Find words for your personal strengths
    5. Analyse your skills
    6. Find accomplishments and achievements that promote your personality
       The reflection so far should help you to make good job search documents that you can save here
    7. Combine your reflection so far to a large story of life portrait which has a deeper meaning and which fosters decision making
    8. Make a step-by step action plan to make the story of your future a reality
    9. Ensure that your wellbeing supports achieving the desired future


    The sequence of exercises is numbered. You can do them in the same order or you can choose only the ones that appeal to you most and seem to help you. Having completed an exercise, reflect the results. What do the results of that reflection add to your self-awareness, your current thinking and goals of a good future as an individual and as a member of a society? How can you use the results? What will you do next?

    How to get started 

    1. Log in to MyCourses with your Aalto user account
    2. You find self-enrolment button here. The enrolment key is career18

    Please give feedback! What is your own experience of these exercises? What was good or great? What was unnecessary or just not working for you? Help us to further develop the exercises:   

    Thank you for your help!

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    Exercises by

    Seija Leppänen, Career Counselling Psychologist, Learning services
    Tanja Makkonen, Senior Manager, Career Services
    Aalto University

    MyCourses virtual learning environment has been updated in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Only the teachers of the environment of Career Planning Exercises (Seija Leppänen and Tanja Makkonen) have access to the data of the environment.