”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 competence by executing a real-life project, gather working life experience or get ECTS? Join the Project Aces!
The training programme is organized once a year. Next programme is organised from April to May 2020.
Application period for the next programme is from 3rd of February to 2nd of March.
After the application period the applicants are interviewed in groups. Interviews are mainly held on 9th of March. Please, book this time in your calendar. If necessary, interviews can also be held on 6th or 10th of March.
The project teams are build by project coaches using the information from application and interviews. The applicants are informed of the selection and of the team on 13th of March.
It is not possible to choose a spesific project to work with, but it is possible to describe preferences, career plans or competence to help matching when coaches build the project teams.
What is included?
The focus of the training is on genuine client projects, executed in multidisciplinary and international teams of 3-5 students. The clients represent the local business, NGOs and public organisations.
The project can include e.g. event planning and management, concept planning, developing marketing, communication or logistics, or product development. The results of the project can include development plans, reports, demos or events. Some of the projects are in English.
The projects are published to the attendees after the application process.
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
Kick-off camp is on 1st of April, mid-term meeting on 22th of April and closure seminar on 28th of May. Only students completing the kick-off camp can begin in the training. Also the mid-term meeting and the closure seminar are compulsory for all the participants. The kick-off camp and the closure seminar include working with the clients.
The joint meetings are in English.
Duration of training and the work load
The Project Aces training is carried out during 2 months. The estimated duration per student is 135 hours over the given period. Participation in the programme does not require full-time commitment; it can be done along with other studies or with part-time job. Still, students should keep in mind that the project work must be reserved enough time and commitment is essential.
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 Project Aces training grants the students a certificate after they have completed the training.
NB! Because the Project Aces is not a part of curricula in all of the study programmes, students should separately apply for the credits to be included in their study register from the university / faculty / subject. The students are responsible for applying for the accreditation.