Turku School of Economics offers its alumni an opportunity to join an extensive and active alumni network. We want to stay closely in touch with our alumni and we take pride in the fact that our graduates want to participate in our activities. See our benefits and opportunities and join us!
All those who have studied and completed a degree (also EMBA) at Turku School of Economics are considered alumni of Turku School of Economics. The former and current staff members of Turku School of Economics are also welcome to attend our alumni events.
Turku School of Economics maintains its own alumni register under the University of Turku. Since 2016, the data of graduates who have given their consent has been transferred directly to the alumni register. Persons who have graduated before the year 2016 can join in here.
We provide our registered alumni with opportunities for networking, for example, in different alumni events. We regularly keep our alumni updated on our news and share information concerning, for example, training and collaboration opportunities. Through us, it is possible to participate in the development of the institution and in teaching. We want to be involved in supporting the development of our graduates and the organisations they represent. We are proud of the fact that our alumni want to take part in our operation by, for example, providing our students with valuable insights into working life.
All those who have studied and completed a degree (also EMBA) at Turku School of Economics are considered alumni of Turku School of Economics. The former and current staff members of Turku School of Economics are also welcome to attend our alumni events. Turku School of Economics maintains its own alumni register under the University of Turku. Since 2016, the data of graduates who have given their consent has been transferred directly to the alumni register. Persons who have graduated before the year 2016 can fill out this form to join in:
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Registered alumni are entitled to several benefits:
- The alumni newsletter by e-mail approximately four times a year. The alumni letter contains event invitations, topical news concerning our research, education and collaboration, and information on our further education and collaboration opportunities. In addition, our alumni receive the Turku School of Economics newsletter in which we keep them up to date on our research, teaching, projects, and collaboration.
- Annually starting mentoring programmes are an excellent way to stay involved in the everyday university life and to gain new perspectives on and energy for occupational development and career prospects.
- Invitations to the alumni events and other stakeholder events of Turku School of Economics.
- Support for organising class meetings in connection with the alumni day.
- An opportunity to participate in the development of the university and in supporting the students. The Alumni Keynote Speakers lecture series is a great example of the commitment of our alumni to their home university and its current students.
- Information and support for finding employment and for the different stages of your career from the University of Turku Career Services.
- Opportunity to support researchers and students by supporting the University of Turku.
The annual highlight of the alumni events at Turku School of Economics is the traditional alumni day, in addition to which other alumni events are also organised in Turku and Helsinki.
Alumni are also invited to other events organised jointly by Turku School of Economics and its partners.
These events represent the interaction between our school and alumni at its best, so join us!
In our extremely popular lecture series, the alumni of Turku School of Economics share their own working life stories and the top moments of their career with our students. In collaboration with the students’ subject associations, the alumni and Turku School of Economics initiated the Alumni Keynote Speakers lecture series in 2012. The lecture series creates immediate interaction between the students and the alumni. More than a hundred students participate in the Alumni Keynote Speakers lecture series each year.
During the lectures, the students hear examples in the form of the versatile experiences and career stories of the alumni, and the alumni gain a refreshing insight into the potential of the students of Turku School of Economics. The alumni visits generate a productive dialogue between the graduates and students planning their career.
Interested in giving some of your valuable time to students?
Those interested in speaking in the lecture series may contact the coordinator of the lecture series, Education Manager Eija Koskivaara, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the alumni activities by sending e-mail to email@example.com.
Alumni Keynote Speakers in 2019
Autumn 2019, on Fridays, 12.15 - 13.45pm, in the LähiTapiola lecture hall. There is also possibility to join via remote access in Pori Campus.
27.9.2019 Pia Linja, YLE, Manager of Internal Audit
4.10.2019 Jussi Karttila, Aivan Innovation, CEO
11.10.2019 Juha Hämäläinen, Mehiläinen, Manager in Turku Area
1.11. 2019 Jussi Hätönen, LionArch Capital Partners, Managing partner
8.11.2019 Annabella Polo, Business Finland, Project Coordinator, Delegations
22.11.2019 Hanna Elomaa, If IT Services A/S in IF P&C Insurance, IT-Service Director / Head of Service Delivery
29.11.2019 Mari Kähkönen, Antell, Marketing and Communication Manager
Alumni Keynote Speakers in 2018
2 November Kristiina Helenius, Director for North America at Nordic West Office
9 November Arto Kuusisto, Finance Director, Finnish Olympic Committee
16 November Jorma Alanne, Investment Director, Taaleri Investments Ltd
23 November Panu Routila, Chief Executive Officer, Konecranes
30 November Tingting Lin, Head of Service Design at Qvantel, Doctor of Science
The Alumni of the Year recognition of Turku School of Economics is awarded annually to one person selected from among the alumni of Turku School of Economics.
This recognition is awarded to a person with considerable merit in their field, who through their work, efforts and example has contributed to increasing awareness of Turku School of Economics and appreciation for education.
The Alumni of the Year is chosen by the Dean. The Alumni of the Year is announced each year in connection with the alumni day.
Alumni of the Year 2018 Tomi Virtanen
Alumni of the Year 2017 Panu Routila
Alumni of the Year 2016 Kirsi Leväpelto
Alumni of the Year 2015 Ilpo Korhonen
Alumni of the Year 2014 Tapio Reponen
Alumni of the Year 2013 Lauri Kivinen
Alumni of the Year 2012 Mika Aaltonen
Alumni of the Year 2011 Essi Avellan
Alumni of the Year 2010 Kristiina Helenius
Alumni of the Year 2009 Osmo Rauhala
Alumni of the Year 2008 Jukka Hienonen
Alumni of the Year 2007 Reijo Karhinen
Alumni of the Year 2006 Paula Lehtomäki
Alumni of the Year 2005 Lasse Kurkilahti
Alumni activities at Turku School of Economics are planned and coordinated by the Alumni Committee consisting of alumni and headed by Dean of Turku School of Economics, Professor Markus Granlund. The secretary of the Committee is Terhikki Saari, Coordinator of Alumni Relations. The Committee’s term of office is one calendar year. The members of the Alumni Committee are all alumni from different class years.
We are happy to answer all questions related to joining our alumni network, and we welcome ideas for developing the alumni relations and feedback on our activities. You are also welcome to contact us if you are interested in joining the Committee or providing some other form of contribution. You can contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee 2 Jan to 31 Dec 2019
Markus Granlund, Chair, class 1986
Dean, professor, Turku School of Economics, University of Turku
Sanna Halttunen-Välimaa, class 2012
Business Development Director, Quru Turku
Jussi Heikkonen, class 2008
Key Account Manager, Lyyti Oy
Susanna Juusti, class 1985
VP, Customer experience, ID BBN Turku
Hannele Järvenpää, class 1986
Development Director, TSE exe, University of Turku
Tero Kuusisto, class 2002
IT Manager, Sallila Energia Oy
Ville Niukko, class 1997
Business Director, Kuntamaisema Oy
Kiia Rouhelo, class 2016
Vice Chair, The Association of the Economic Students in Turku (TuKY)
Terhikki Saari, secretary
Coordinator in Alumni relations, University of Turku
Sofia Utriainen, class 2016
The Association of the Economic Students in Turku (TuKY)
Tomi Virtanen, class 2003
Founder, CEO, Doerz Co Oy
Pirjo Vuokko, class 1974
Private Consultant and Trainer, Management Expert