Hanken International Talent™

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#HankenHIT initiative helps build bridges between Hanken international master students and Finnish companies. It offers a variety of exciting ways to enrich your experiences during your studies, expand your local network and develop your career path. Our international students have secured full time jobs via HankenHIT cooperation with company mentors or facilitated matchmaking events and third-party mentoring programs. HankenHIT programme is open for students both in Helsinki and Vaasa campuses.

We are committed to find various ways to develop the program and make it work for all present and future company collaborators, mentors and students whether by screen, in person or a bit of both.
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Engage and Win with Hanken International Talent™

Hanken International Talent™ is a talent management programme which not only matches newly-admitted international students with Finnish companies, but helps you build your network in Finland, improve your CV and support you in building meaningful connections to potential employers during the duration of your master studies.

Your career, your way –  Hanken International Talent™ puts you in the driving seat of your career. You will take charge of shaping your professional direction, but you will not have to do it alone. Your mentor will function as a personal talent manager to help and guide you with your decisions, while Career Services at Hanken will support you during the process.

Gain unique experience –  when you apply you become a part of a Hanken International Talent™ pool. We will then share your application with Finnish business and NGO professionals in order to find a match which will be open doors to Finnish business and social life. Your mentor will help you expand your perception of what you can do, promote your visibility, offer advice on job search and build your network both inside and outside of the company.

Make decisions – We invite and accept all international students to apply. If you got a little bit of initiative and drive, we know you are ready to take on big challenges!

For any questions please contact corporaterelations@hanken.fi

Step 1: Applications are open until September 13, 2020 
Step 2: In October-November 2020 join the interviews 
Step 3: Matching and selection
Step 4: Kick-off for a 6-month mentorship process

What companies say

What do we offer to Finnish businesses

The purpose of Hanken International Talent™ is to enable Finnish companies and organizations engage with quality diverse talents. For businesses, Hanken International Talent™ offers a talent acquisition platform, where we offer easy-to-engage, easy-to-commit to and easy-to-execute talent collaborations via mentorships, thesis projects, internships, traineeships, summer jobs etc. As companies need to develop better products and services, Hanken master students have proved to be among the best in national and international case-study competitions and have been part of transformational projects both big and small. Many companies have recruited from our pool and are returning companies to be on board for next students. 

Hanken International Talent™ overview

Hanken HIT™targets three areas of development:

  • Social capital & business environment: build various professional and social networks, discover Finnish business culture and Finnish business environment. 
  • Personal growth: with a company mentor, set your objectives, learn to recognize your strengths and make yourself relevant to the Finnish job market.
  • Professional development: solve company challenges via various employer-student cooperation and explore different career options 

How does it work?

Matching starts once we have applications by September 13, 2020.
Interviews take place basis companies availability and we will contact individually students during September-November. 

Once interview and selection has taken place, all matched couples will be invited to a kick-off with a coaching session on mentoring. When you join HankenHIT, it is a commitment to stay proactive, initiate 6 1-hour meetings with #HankenHIT mentor and meet in a safe environment remotely or in person.


Are you ready to learn, experiment and explore?

Join Hanken International Talent™ and help us shape Finland’s global future.

Apply today here. To learn more drop an email to corporaterelations@hanken.fi

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