If you are interested in improving your employability and soft skills by solving difficult business problems, here is a unique opportunity to participate in the VAKEN sprint week 1, an Intensive Program taking place in Odense, Denmark in November.

You will meet and work with students from 6 European countries, get new knowledge and improve your soft skills, which you can use in your further studies and career. You will work on a real-life project in an international group in cooperation with the client. During the week, you will solve a big problem and test new ideas in just five days. Furthermore, you will have fun learning and networking. The intensive program certificate 3 ECTS of attendance.


Arrival in Odense, Denmark: Sunday November 7
Departure: Saturday November 13
Sprint week: Monday November 8 to Friday 12 of November

You are expected to do preparations and initial research before the sprint week and a post assignment after the sprint week.

The VAKEN project is funded by Nordplus, and VAKEN covers:

  • Flight costs from Finland to Copenhagen and back
  • Travel costs from Copenhagen to Odense
  • Accommodation
  • Some meals during the week

More about VAKEN

VAKEN is a process that enables training and assessment of soft skills in real-life context with guidance from coaches and in collaboration with companies. When the process is ready and has undergone initial tests, it will be publicly available for everyone to use. The VAKEN Sprint Week follows the process developed by VAKEN External link.

Who can apply?

All students can apply! There are only 30 spots available, 5 per partner institution! You need to speak English fluently.

COVID 19: Only fully vaccinated students may participate in Denmark. External link

How to apply

To be a part of this exclusive sprint week, you are required to send a personal motivated application in form of a video (max. 3 minutes). Send your application to the contact person from your institution (see below) no later than October 1st.

The video should include:

  • Your motivation, why you want to participate
  • Your background and programme
  • Which competencies and professional skills you can bring the VAKEN sprint week

When sending your application via email, please include information about your study programme and contact information. Please note in your application if you will attend physically or online. There are only very few places open for online participation, and physical participation is preferred for being part of the process. You can expect to get confirmation whether you have been selected or not in the beginning of October.

Contact person and applications: Mikael Forsström, E-mail: mikael.forsstrom@arcada.fi