More profound learning through Work & Study
Taneli Tuominen, 21, combines his work in the insurance company LähiTapiola with his business studies in Haaga-Helia. Despite his young age, Taneli has already been working for four years after first achieving a vocational upper secondary business qualification.
His difficulties to combine a full-time job with his studies prompted Taneli to go and see the guidance counsellor, who recommended the Work & Study model. The model helped Taneli combine his evening study with his day-to-day job.
According to Taneli, studies carried out within the Work & Study model boost skills. “Combining my studies with my work, brought self-improvement into work almost by itself,” Taneli says.
Tiina beat time management problems with Work & Study
Tiina believes that working in your own field supports studies. “Work provides you with practical experience and introduces you to the newest trends, whilst school offers you a theoretical basis.”
Tiina thinks that Work & Study is a fantastic opportunity to combine studies and work. The process has been interesting and educational, but at times challenging from time management point of view.