Hanken International Talent (HIT)

We believe in competitiveness through internationalisation.

HIT (Hanken International Talent) offers companies a unique chance to strengthen their competitive edge through internationalisation by connecting them with high performing international students.

During a structured two-year timeperiod, the student will experience both professional development and personal growth together with a personal mentor from a participating company.


For companies

The success of companies relies greatly on employing the best people in the business. The purpose of HIT is to attract and retain the most highly qualified and motivated talent in the industry. Through HIT, you will meet students with the aptitude, drive, and personality to take on roles and responsibilities that contribute to the future success of your organisation.

HIT provides companies with a risk-free solution for recruiting international expertise, as well as access to knowledge of foreign culture and languages. It functions as an effective solution to gaining an insight into new target markets.

As company your task is to mentor a HIT student into the Finnish business culture in an individual way. 

Notify us by 30.8.2019 if you are interested to be part of the next HIT journey.

For more information and sign-up, you can contact us at corporaterelations@hanken.fi.

HIT overview

Hanken International Talent lays a solid foundation for the students future career and gives a great chance for your company to find highly motivated and skilled young talents. Bring your drive and commitment and we will set you on a path to exciting opportunities.

First year

The student receives a comprehensive introduction to the mentor’s organisation and the industry at large. The student will set up a two-year career plan with the support of the mentor with a focus on professional development. Should interests align, this can be followed by comprehensive on-the-job training in the form of an internship with the mentor’s organisation. This will provide the student with the opportunity to put theory into practice.

Second year

Based on the students demonstrated skills and interest, along with business needs and opportunities, the second year will consist of planning and executing the students thesis in cooperation with the mentor’s organisation. The focus is also on general ‘soft skills’ training, such as presentation skills. The student will have access to top management, industry specialists, and professionals to enhance their career development.

Hanken International Talent is challenging and requires hard work but is also very rewarding!

A word from the Dean of Education, Professor Minna MartikainenMinna Martikainen

We are looking for talent with leadership ability to become key contributors to the future success of Finland. Participants in Hanken International Talent will learn and excel over a two-year period through close ties between education and the working world. This unique and varied programme provides excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.

We believe in the individual thus, HIT is designed to be an efficient and supportive structure for developing talent. I believe that HIT is a great opportunity to launch our students’ careers in the right direction.

HIT Company Partners 2017 -2020