Aalto Start-Up Center and Aalto BIZ Career services organized the matchmaking session for the third time, in order to get students and startups together. This time, the event included also information about A Grid, the new growth business hub in Otaniemi campus.
An internship is a valuable experience both to the student and to the employer – at best, the intern brings new perspectives and ideas to the working place. For foreign degree students, it’s vital to get to know the Finnish job market and create networks with professionals, a task that is not so easy for many immigrants. Aalto BIZ support program provides funding to micro or small companies in Finland for employing School of Business Foreign Degree Students in internships. You can read experiences of one intern and one startup in this recent article.
The event started with a short introduction of Aalto Start-Up Center services from Entrepreneurship Coordinator Kaisa Ahonen.
A startup entrepreneur from Aalto Start-Up Center, Atte Pohjanmaa (Vertics Oy, in picture) shared his entrepreneur story. Mikko Järvilehto from Ultrahack, a partner organization of Aalto Start-Up Center, told the students that they are constantly looking for volunteers, interns and employees for their events and international growth. Students were also encouraged to contact Aalto Start-Up Center’s current portfolio and alumni companies directly.
Aalto University School of Business Foreign Degree Student’s Internship Support Program provides funding to micro or small companies (employs fewer than 50 persons) and to non-profit organizations in Finland for employing School of Business Foreign Degree Students in internships.
Annemari Rautio from Aalto Career Services presented Aalto Career Web for employers.
The students also visited A Grid Impact space, where there are possibilities for students who want to be part of changing the world with sustainable entrepreneurship.