Pilot case

Career Design Lab

Creating university-wide courses and modules for students and alumni to support career skills and life long learning as part of a new career service concept.
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Pilot leader

Elisa Kouvonen
Kirsi LaPointe


Language Centre, School of Arts Design and Architecture, School of Business, School of Chemical Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering, School of Engineering, School of Science


20 students


Sep 2020 – Dec 2020


The objective of this pilot is to design new modules/MOOC courses as part of a new career design service concept. The purpose of this concept is to create new, and integrate existing courses and services, to assist students and alumni in their careers and lifelong learning. The current services are largely separate, produced by a variety of units, and hence, not easily accessible to students. The needs of alumni, in particular, when it comes to lifelong learning and career development have not been addressed. The courses we are developing in this pilot are generic courses that can be offered to both students and alumni. One course is focused on the Future of Work and another course/module on Career Design Thinking.

Pedagogical methods

Blended learning, peer groups, discussions, self-reflection.

Involved courses

Future of Work (2 ECTS)


Elisa Kouvonen
Advacement and Corporate Engagement (ADCO), Career Services
Pilot leader

Kirsi LaPointe
Advacement and Corporate Engagement (ADCO), Career Services
Pilot leader

Hertta Vuorinen
School of Business
Curriculum development

Laura Sivula
School of Business, Department of Information and Service Management 
Instructional design

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