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14.1.2020 at 09:00 - 31.1.2020 at 23:59

Description

The course is open to master’s students of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The target group can be determined independently for working life projects organised by degree programmes. Certain projects are suited to both bachelor’s and master’s students.

A separate application procedure may be required for the project. Certain working life projects are worth 5 cr, others 10cr.

After completing the project for Demola, Think Company or another similar working life project organiser, students will be able to

  • Act in a creative and collaborative manner in projects where problems originating in professional or social situations or challenges are solved
  • Evaluate their methods of action and decision-making in multidisciplinary and unpredictable situations with several involved interest groups
  • Evaluate the work, project planning and organisation of their group, as well as their role and responsibilities in the group
  • Work in a multidisciplinary group of students in cooperation with representatives of employers and the research community
  • Solve and identify the ethical viewpoints of the application of scientific knowledge to the professional context

After completing the project as a working life project organised by degree programmes, students will be able to

  • Plan which established and new methods can be used to apply knowledge in their field in topical situations of professional life
  • Expand their professional network to improve employment opportunities or to launch entrepreneurial activities
  • Solve demanding problems, strive for solutions that are creative, and justify and assess the solutions created
  • Evaluate their methods of action and decision-making in unpredictable situations and/or situations with several involved interest groups
  • Perceive potential professional positions made available in professional life and society by their expertise, as well as consider opportunities of making a living from the perspective of related employment and/or entrepreneurship, as well as alternative career options
  • Solve and identify the ethical viewpoints of the application of scientific knowledge to the professional context

For Demola, Think Company or another similar working life project organiser:

The working life project is based on collaborative learning. With the support of clients and researchers, students will look for creative solutions to challenges posed by public agents or businesses. Through student activity, the project illustrates the ways in which know-how in different disciplines can be used and combined in solving problems and engaging in creative activities. The project enables networking with businesses and the research community. Depending on the assignment, the project may lead to novel perspectives or revenue models, as well as new products, demonstrations and prototypes. The project includes an initial and/or final assignment. Programmes in which at least 10 cr are allocated to career education: Certain working life projects are worth 5 cr, others 10cr.

For working life projects organised by degree programmes:

During the project, students work in responsible positions together with employer representatives, justifying and assessing their activities. Students examine and expand their understanding of their expert identity and the desired direction of its development.

Self-assessment and/or peer assessment, as well as possible assessments by employer representatives and project supervisors

The project is graded on a scale of pass/fail.

Submit your application by October 8th to: http://helsinki.demola.net/apply

NB! Degree programme-specific exceptions to the scope of the Working Life Project when students have completed a project worth more than 5 cr.

  • Demola working life co-creation projects, master’s level
  • Think Company projects, master’s level
  • Other similar available projects, master’s level
  • Working life projects organised by study tracks
  • Degree programme-specific working life projects not under ‘Working life projects organised by degree programmes’

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