Springtime greetings to our alumni!

March 23, 2018

I hope that you’ve had a great beginning of the year – we’ve already reached March and spring is just around the corner. At Arcada the application to this autumn’s degree programmes is in full swing. Are you thinking about studying again? The application period to our five English and four Swedish master’s degree programmes remains open until 28 March. We’d be delighted to see you back at Arcada!

The year has started in a high tempo, e.g. with a record number of participants at My Future Work – Arcada’s networking and recruitment event where students, alumni and the labour market meet. We are also in the middle of switching to a new contact register (due to the new data protection regulation GDPR), and this is something we’ll get back to you about later during the year.

I’ve had the opportunity over the last few weeks to experience Arcada from a student perspective, by sitting in on a series of lectures. Just the other day I participated in Arcada’s entrepreneurship course, where students pitched their ideas. It’s inspiring to see our students work, be supported by alumni, develop and gain new insights. Another course I took part in was extension studies course where students shared ideas about how we can present Arcada’s premises with the help of AR/VR tools. The course was arranged in co-operation with Arilyn and Vizor. In both courses students from different educations and fields participated. I’m fascinated by their knowledge, innovative spirit and there is no doubt that they’ll do well in working life in the future.

And speaking of the Arcada experience – have you seen the latest Arcada video, produced in co-operation with alumni? You really should take a look, if you haven’t already.

Our next alumni event, for physical therapists, is scheduled for 25 April – so stay tuned for your invitation physiotherapists! More information will be presented shortly.

I wish you a great spring!