Project Aces 2017

  • Are you looking for opportunities to learn skills for the working life?
  • Do you want to build up your competences in project work?
  • Are you interested in gathering working life experience or getting ECTS?
  • Do you want the chance to solve genuine challenges of the working life?
  • Join the Project Aces!

The next Project Aces training starts in May 2017, apply now!

 Application period: March 29 – April 19

 Apply by filling out the application form and attach your CV. We will interview all applicants; you can choose the most suitable interview time when completing the form

We will compose the teams to each project based on the applications and the interviews. The decisions will be announced by May 2.

The training begins on a Kick-off Camp on May 15. Please notice that only students completing the Kick-off Camp can begin in the training.

For more info and to apply, go to:

Project Aces is a working life simulation for the students of the higher education institutions of Turku, which offers to learn the project management basics through a client project. The students execute the project in multidisciplinary, and also international teams of 3-5 students.

The client projects tackle the development challenges of local enterprises, public sector organisations and NGOs. The projects can include e.g. planning and organising events, or developing marketing, communications, logistics or products.

For students the Project Aces offers:

  • project management experience
  • real working life environment
  • possibility to learn by working with real clients
  • international multidisciplinary student teams
  • possibility to get ECTS to include into your degree
  • contacts and skills for further job-hunting

The training is centered around client project conducted in multidisciplinary groups of 3-5 students. In addition, a Kick-off Camp and meetings to support the client project are organised.

For more information contact:
Coordinator Jan Kraufvelin
jan.kraufvelin( ), +358 50 5365886
Career Services at Åbo Akademi University

 Comments from previous participants:

”Just join the training! Great experiences and networking on it’s way :)”

 ”If you are interested in the training, ready to learn new and to commit to the project, apply! The journey is not easy, but you learn a lot, and in the end it is worth it. “

 ”Project Aces gives you the opportunity to develop the skills the employers value, e.g. project and time management skills, and communication skills!”

 ”The training is a good experience in working life. The schedules are, depending on the team, easy to adjust to other studies or part-time work. I recommend the training especially to students who consider career as a consultant, reagrdless of the field or industry.”

 ”The training is a good way to network and to find opportunities to cooperate multidisciplinarily.”

 ”Project Aces allows you to find new dimensions in your competence. You can develop your professional competence and lear new skills and approaches.”