A different kind of day for top executives – shadowed by JA alumni

8.2.2016 2016

The leaders of today are a complete mystery for the youth of today. Our youngsters can’t understand what is expected of the top executive of their organization. These and many other clichés will be forgotten on Tuesday February 9th during the NY Job Shadow day where 23 bright youngsters shadow 23 top level Finnish executives for the day.

Every leader gets the opportunity to have one youngster accompany them for the day forming an interactive duo. It is a onetime opportunity for both the student and the leader to learn about the other’s views, experiences and expectations of a quickly changing world of employment.

The list of participants include, among others, four executive leaders from Microsoft, general managers of Fennia Group, Fennia Life and ELO and top notch leaders from SEB, Finnvera, Citi, Posti and Tekes.

What kind of synergy will Finland´s Minister of Finance, Mr. Alexander Stubb and a young talent following him come up with? What will the four leaders of Microsoft and the youngsters at their offices accomplish together?

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JA Company Program Website

The youngsters are from different parts of Finland aged 16-19. They are all alumni of the JA Company Program. They found and run a student company operating with real money for the duration of the school year as a part of their studies. Many of the youngsters have continued and grown their enterprises after the program conducting actual business.




NY Job Shadow 2016 participants:

Ahlstrom Oyj


Dahlbom&Sparks Oy


EM Group Oy


Finnvera Oyj

Fennia Group

Fennia Lifw

Microsoft Oyj

Miltton Group Oy

Ministry of Finance

Posti Oyj

Robotics Finland Oy


Taaleri Oyj


The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries

Toinen PHD Oy


Junior Achievement Finland develops entrepreneurship education where the goal is to help young people in recognizing and putting to use their skills with learning by doing. Over a quarter of EU citizens believe that the education they receive has not given them the skills they need for employment. Junior Achievement Finland offers programs in schools to help 7-25 year olds learn the necessary skills of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and other skills for employment.

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