Welcome to the online home of the alumni association for former students and employees of LUT university Industrial Engineering and Management - Kaplaakin Alumni ry. Membership connects you to a huge network of former Kaplaaki ry. members and people with other material connections to LUT IEM, as well as a vast pool of talent and experience in everything IEM! The association strives to facilitate both valuable networking and professional growth.
Kaplaakin Alumni connects as many LUT IEM alumni as possible. There are more than 4000 MScs, and a significant number of BScs, former employees etc., that we try to reach. Various events, including afterwork sessions, informational and training events and recreation are arranged every year. The crown jewel is Täyskymppi ( alumni meeting for those that started studying X*10 years ago ), which attracts members across the decades. Täyskymppi is also an opportunity to update one's knowledge on LUT University, LUT IEM, Kaplaaki (IEM student association) and The Way of The Teekkari - student culture as of today.
Kaplaakin Alumni hosts a Linkedin group with a steady flow of e.g. career opportunities as well as info on various events. Also trainee and diploma worker positions can be shared to be relayed to current students via Kaplaaki.
Membership criteria: having studied industrial engineering and management in Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology LUT, or its predecessors, including students of IEM, IEM BScs, IEM MScs and IEM DScs, as well as persons currently or previously employed by LUT IEM. Kaplaakin Alumni board may also consider applications by persons with other material ties to LUT IEM.
Membership fee is 50 €, one time fee only, to be paid at the time of joining. All applications (please see form below) are processed by the board every 1-2 months. Qualifying candidates are invoiced for the membership fee, and after payment accepted as members by the board.