”Just join the training! Great experiences and networking on it’s way :)”
”If you are interested in the training, ready to learn new and to commit to the project, apply! The journey is not easy, but you learn a lot, and in the end it is worth it. “
”Project Aces gives you the opportunity to develop the skills the employers value, e.g. project and time management skills, and communication skills!”
”The training is a good experience in working life. The schedules are, depending on the team, easy to adjust to other studies or part-time work. I recommend the training especially to students who consider career as a consultant, reagrdless of the field or industry.”
”The training is a good way to network and to find opportunities to cooperate multidisciplinarily.”
”Project Aces allows you to find new dimensions in your competence. You can develop your professional competence and lear new skills and approaches.”
Are you looking for opportunities to learn skills for the working life? Do you want to build up your competences in project work, gather working life experience or get ECTS? Do you want the chance to solve genuine challenges of the working life? Join the Project Aces!
The training of 2017 has ended. The next application period will be announced on this web site!
What is included?
The focus of the training is on a genuine client project, executed in multidisciplinary and international teams of 3-5 students. The clients of the training represent the local business, NGOs and public organisations. The project can include e.g. event planning and management, developing marketing, communication or logistics, or product development. The results of the proejct can include development plans, reports, demos or events. Part of the projects are in English. Find out more about the projects.
The training includes three training days for all students, and other meetings. It is important the students participate in the meetings, they support the succesful execution of the project. The training begins on the Kick-off Camp. Only students completing the kick-off Camp can begin in the training. For other training days, compensating work can be agreed with the coaches in case of absence. The joint meetings are primarily in English.
Duration of training and the work load
The Project Aces training is carried out during ca. 3 months. The estimated duration per student is 135 hours over the given period. Participation in the training and in the development assignment project does not require full-time commitment; it can be done along with other studies. Still, students should keep in mind that the project work must be reserved enough time.
Who can participate?
The training is aimed at undergraduate and master level students of the higher education institutions of Turku, and for recent graduates. For undergraduates, two years of succesful studies is recommended. Also foreign degree students and exchange students are welcome, if they are in Turku during the time span of the training.
The extent of the training is 5 ETCS credits / 135 hours. The University of Turku grants the students a certificate after they have completed the training. Students should separately apply for the credit transfer of the ETCS to be included in their qualification from their own subject. The students are responsible for applying for the accreditation and the students own faculty/study programme/subject grants the credits.