Orientation Days Programme in Vaasa

Here you find the programme for the Orientation Days in Vaasa.
  • If you were admitted to a track/major in Vaasa, you should attend the Orientation Days programme below.
  • If you were admitted to study in Helsinki, check out the Orientation Days programme in Helsinki.
  • Please note that changes in the programme might still occur.

What to bring:

  • Required only of students who delivered PHYSICAL officially certified copies of their educational documents upon admission:
    • Degree certificate in ORIGINAL
    • Transcript of records in ORIGINAL
    • Possible translations of the documents listed above.
    • The documents will be collected for verification purposes
    • The students this applies to have received and e-mail during August requesting them to bring their educational documents.
    • Note! Students whose educational documents already have been verified through a Electronic Transcript verification Service are extempted from bringing their documents.
  • Official ID, if you still have not collected your Hanken User ID. 

FOR ALL STUDENTS

LOCATION:

  • The Foyer, Hanken Building in Vaasa
     

8:30-9:30                   Breakfast & Mingle

 

LOCATION:

  • Aud. 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Main Building, Vaasa

Educational documents in original will be collected at the door from students who have to been requested to bring their documents.

 

9:30                          Opening of the Orientation Days & Practicalities 
                                 Alex Thilman, Office of Study Affairs                    

10:00                        Welcome to Hanken
                                 Sören Kock, Dean of Education and Rector's representative in
                                 Vaasa

10:30                        BREAK

10:40                        Your studies & Tools in a Nutshell
                                  Alex Thilman, Office of Study Affairs

12:15                        LUNCH

13:15                       Studying at Hanken - A Teacher's Perspective
                                 
Peter Björk, Professor in Marketing

13:45                       Studying at Hanken - A Student's Perspective
                                
Aina Rodriquez Angelet, International Student Ambassador and
                                Student in Marketing & Management

14:00                       BREAK

14:15                       SHS - Student Union of Hanken School of Economics
                                Emilia Sparf, President of SSHV - Student Association of Hanken
                                School of Economics in Vaasa

14:45                       Meet the tutors

15:25                       Tour of Hanken (with tutors)                 

What to bring:

  • Hanken User ID
  • Your own laptop
  • Official ID, if you handed in your original educational documents on Wednesday in order to be able to collect the documents

FOR FINNISH NATIONALS WHO RECEIVED THEIR SCHOOL EDUCATION IN FINLAND

  • I.e. comprehensive school and/or upper secondary education in Finnish or Swedish in Finland.

  • If you have already completed the "Virkamiesruotsi/Tjänstemannafinska" requirement in your previous degree for sure, you do not need to attend neither this session nor the language level test. If you are unsure, please attend these sessions.

LOCATION:

  • Aud. 142, 1st Floor, Hanken building, Vaasa

10:00                     Info on the requirement of language proficiency in Swedish and
                               Finnish of Personnel in Public bodies within your degree
 
                              (Virkamiesruotsi/Tjänstemannafinska)
                              Study Councellors & Language Teachers at Hanken

10:20                     BREAK & POSSIBLITY TO ASK QUESTIONS INDIVIUALLY

10:45                     Swedish language level test in the study tool Moodle 
                              Marit Nilsson-Väre, Lecturer in Finnish

11:15                      BREAK

 

FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED FOR STUDIES IN SWEDISH

LOCATION: 

  • Aud. 142, 1st Floor, Hanken Building, Vaasa

11:30                     Magistersstudier på svenska
                              
Alex Thilman, Office of Study Affairs

 

FOR ALL STUDENTS

12:00                    LUNCH
                             & RETURN OF EDUCATIONAL DOCUMENTS AT THE OFFICE OF STUDY AFFAIRS
                             (
only for those who handed in their documents on Wednesday) 

LOCATION:

Redovisning Room 235
Finansiell Ekonomi Room 305
Marketing and Managment, Marknafsföring
& Företagets Ledning och Organisation
Room 308
Handelsrätt Room 312

 

13:00                    Specialisation/Major specific sessions
                              
Academic Staff from the specialisation/majors + Tutors  

14:30                    BREAK

LOCATION:

  • Room 307

14:40                    Study plans and course registration
 - 16:00                
 Alex Thilman & Tutors

LOCATION:

  • Aud. 142

9:00                  IT Services
                         
Tommy Nilsson, Planning Officer

9:30                  IT Security
                         
Mikael Albrecht, Head of Information Security

10:30                BREAK

10:40                Library Services
                       
 Susanne Holmlund, Information Specialist

11:20                LUNCH

12:20                Career Services
                         
Ann-Christine Hemming, Career Planning Officer

12:40               Suomen Ekonomit/Finland Ekonomer: The central organisation
                         for graduates and students in economics and business
                         administration in Finland

13:00                Study Support Services
                          
Alex Thilman, Office of Study Affairs
                          Hanna Jern, University Chaplain in Vaasa

13:15                BREAK

13:25                Workshop: Study Efficiency and Motivation
                         
Alexandra Ohls, Study Coach

14:25                International Opportunities
                         
Alex Thilman, Office of Study Affairs

14:45                BREAK

15:00                Presentation of the City of Vaasa
                         
Susanna Slotte-Kock
                         
& Guided Walking Tour in Vaasa 

In addition to the actual Orientation Days 24-26.8, there is an additional session on Monday 29.8 aimed for new international master's degree students. Whether you are totally new in Finland or have lived here for some years already, you are more than welcome to join the session. Please note that also teaching starts on Monday 29.8, so you may also have classes this day.

 

10:15                     Welcome to Finland
                               Henna Konsti, Integration Coordinator

10:30                     Language studies in Swedish and Finnish

10:45                     Hanken International Talent & Vaasa International Talents
                              Henna Konsti, Integration Coordinator

11:15                     Practicalities for international students
                              Alex Thilman, Office of Study Affairs 

If you don’t have classes on afternoon, you are welcome to join also the following sessions together with Hanken’s new exchange students:

14.00                     Why Swedish in Finland?

14:15                     Finnish Culture
-15:00                    Dino Cascarino, Lecturer in English

 

 

Social Events

The tutors will also arrange social events in connection to the Orientation Days so please keep your evening plans open. Exact dates and times will be confirmed.