My internship at quintly in Cologne, Germany

By Kaisa Nauska Me ending up to my internship placement at quintly in Cologne, Germany, was a series of chaotic events in my personal life. Luckily, my internship at quintly turned out to be the best experience in my life, both professionally and personally and I got an opportunity to deepen my knowledge of digital … Continue reading My internship at quintly in Cologne, Germany


Work Placement in the University of Hertfordshire

By: Regina Smirnova EBA14 "I completed my work placement as a Study Abroad Assistant in the University of Hertfordshire, in Hatfield, United Kingdom. I found the advertisement for this job published on the intranet of my exchange year destination, therefore I would advise to keep an eye on both Metropolia and Partner Institution publications regarding … Continue reading Work Placement in the University of Hertfordshire

Alumni Story: From MBS to world’s biggest media investment group

My name is Linda Pitkänen, I am 28 years old business graduate from Metropolia Business School. I started my business studies at Metropolia in 2013. The line where I studied was called “European Management” but nowadays that has become one with “European Business Administration”. My studies covered variety of courses from digital marketing to business … Continue reading Alumni Story: From MBS to world’s biggest media investment group

Work Placement Experience: Hotel Monalisa Chitwan, Nepal

By: Prativa Khanal, IBL15 First week: Meeting Monalisa & Finding My Way It’s been a week since I started my placement at Hotel Monalisa Chitwan. I have had no prior experience in the hospitality business, so many things are new. The first week has mostly been about getting to know the work environment, work culture … Continue reading Work Placement Experience: Hotel Monalisa Chitwan, Nepal

Life after graduation: Menni

Alumni story by: Menni Polón Hello there, My name is Menni Polón. I grew up in the middle of Finland, and spent some years on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, before ending up in Metropolia Business School. In 2013, I started my studies in Metropolia’s Double Degree Programme for European Business Administration. My … Continue reading Life after graduation: Menni

Best tips on finding an internship!

Finding an internship is not an easy task. Whether you are going to Finland, Brussels or Hong Kong, the struggles are real. The editor interviewed current and former students  about their internships to find out how to find that dream internship! The interview questions are: 1) Where are you doing your internship? 2) How did you find it? 3) Any tips for students how to find an internship? Juulia Lius, EM14.  1) I’m doing my internship at UNI Europa in Brussels, Belgium.  It is a trade union federation representing European trade unions  in the private services sector.We do a lot of cooperation with other  trade union federations as well as different European institutions,  such as the European Commission and the European Parliament. 2) I found my internship through family connections but I did have to write an open application. In that I introduced myself,                  my studies  (especially my fields of interest) and why I would like to  work at UNI Europa. 3) If you have a specific organisation/company in mind but they don’t have any openings for internships, just send an open  application in anyway. If you express enough interest  and qualifications, it is more than possible to get in (such as the intern who was here  before me!). If you wish to apply to UNI Europa, be sure that you are interested in  the trade union movement, as well as politics and other EU affairs. Alan Alvarez, IBL14 1. I completed my internship for a company called One Eyed Spirits in … Continue reading Best tips on finding an internship!

Lessons from Startuplandia

Kasper Nurmi (EBA12) shares what he learned while on placement for a startup in Singapore. So, this story begins in Rennes, France in the beginning of 2016. It was a cold but sunny day, and I felt fed up with my studies, specifically courses in my area of specialisation, finance. After the initial excitement that … Continue reading Lessons from Startuplandia