WE ARE IMPACT-DRIVEN

The Shortcut is an impact-driven non-profit organization dedicated to career transformation. We bridge the gap between job seekers and companies in Finland by providing in-demand training and fostering a growth mindset in the community, where educated individuals can upskill and build a meaningful career.

 

OUR IMPACT
(Cumulative since 2016)

229 Events

teaching about the Finnish job market.

40 Programs

for you to reskill and upskill.

263 New Employments

from our program attendees and career coaching.

86 new entrepreneurs

from our program attendees and career coaching.

OUR VALUES

REAL

Each of us has been exactly where you are today - we understand the joy and the tears behind the journey.

Yacine Samb Google Spark Academy Speech Program

IMPACT-DRIVEN

Making a difference is our goal. We choose our strategy and methods to get results.

Women Talking at The Shortcut

SUPPORTIVE

The Shortcut is a community that celebrates learning. There are ups and downs throughout the process and it is okay. Learning is never a linear process.

PRACTICAL

We want you to see progress and results. The tools, skills, and information you get through us are all actionable and useful.

These People Make It Happen

Our team is dedicated to help you with providing you the support your need on your journey. Book a meeting with us! 

Please keep in mind that meetings are only open to our community. If you want to talk about collaboration or a service/product you provide, please send us an email instead.

Kristina Sweet

CEO

kristina @theshortcut.org

Brainstorming, ideation, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship, integration challenges.

Julia Witting-Maklin

Director of Operations and Impact

julia @theshortcut.org

Finnish work & politica culture, working in a Finnish/International team, brainstorming & ideation and Finnish history.

Vickie weng

Head of Programs & Community

vickie.weng @theshortcut.org

Integration, networking, brandstorming & ideation, pitching & public speaking.

Jessi Christian

Head of Marketing

jessi.christian @theshortcut.org

Networking, Personal Branding, Marketing, blogging & writing, and career confidence.

Charlotta Kauranne About Team

charlotta kauranne

Head of Major Projects

charlotta.kauranne @theshortcut.org

Project planning, feedback on business plans, branding, pitching and CV reviews

Ekaterina Berdysheva About Team

Ekaterina Berdysheva

Events Specialist

ekaterina @theshortcut.org

Event organization and hosting, community building, accelerators & pitching, diversity and inclusion at work, financial administration and reporting

Virpi Jalonen

Career Coach

virpi.jalonen @theshortcut.org

Career coaching, finding your strenghs, job search strategy, personal development plans, CV & LinkedIn & portfolio reviews, creative job applications, interviews

Anna Weissenberg About Team

Anna Weissenberg

Career Coach

anna.weissenberg @theshortcut.org

Career coaching, career change, career development, CV & LinkedIn profile reviews, cover letters, applications, Finnish society & media

victoria Tran

Social Media Intern

victoria.tran @theshortcut.org

Social Media Marketing, Video Marketing, Hospitality Management

anna hiltunen

HR Intern

anna.hiltunen @theshortcut.org

Career change, adult education, organisational development, career in international development, work-family balance

Giselle Fierro

Digital Marketing Trainer

giselle.fierro @theshortcut.org

Oana Vega The Shortcut Team

OANA VEGA

Project Coordinator

[email protected]

Teaching, Cultural Events, Cultural Sustainability and Policy

OUR BOARD

Who supports us behind the scenes

NELLI SÅGER BOARD

Nelli Såger

Board Member

ABBY RIDENOUR ERKINTALO Board

Abby Ridenour Erkintalo

Board Member

MARIA KRAJEWSKA-OLKKONEN Board

Maria Krajewska-Olkkonen

Chairperson and Board Member

Ville Karkiainen Board

Ville Karkiainen

Board Member

Anne Badan Board

Anne Badan

Co-founder and Board Member

Board Member

Board Member

Chairperson and Board Member

Board Member

Co-founder and Board Member

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