Bright Future ahead – Academy v/s Industry

Photonics Students Meet up

September 6 at 13.00-15.00 in rooms Pikku-Rusko & Heikki

The event is intended for all photonics students. It is an opportunity to meet other students and representatives from the photonics student organisations from the Finnish universities and to increase collaboration between the organisations. This event is free of charge, however it requires registration in advance. This event is FULLY BOOKED!


13.00-13.15 Welcome drink

13.15 – 13.30 Student Chapter presentations
Get to know the different Photonics student chapters in Finnish universities and hear about their activities.

13.15-14.45 Panel Discussion: Academia or Industry?

In the panel discussion there will be two short presentations on the career choices of Prof. Hele Savin from Aalto University and Mikko Närhi, PhD from Tampere University representing Academia and Jussi-Pekka Penttinen, PhD from Vexlum & Thomas Kerst, PhD form Optofidelity representing Industry. After the presentations, the panelist discuss the opportunities for photonics graduates in academia and industry, the possibilities and challenges of the different career choices. The audience is encouraged to participate and ask questions.

Drinks and snacks