Degree, working life and satisfaction

Reflections on the results of the university career monitoring survey What is the most important thing in working life – appreciation, pay or type of work? I was left pondering this when I looked at the results of the university career monitoring survey. The survey did not provide an answer to this question, but it…
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International students on the labour market

– on or off course? From time to time, newspaper articles and news items talk about unemployment among immigrants, women in particular, and a simultaneous shortage in the workforce (Yle, 8 March 2022 and HS, 8 November 2021). Social service and healthcare professionals are particularly scarce (see Yle, 27 September 2021). Every year, some 100…
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A coaching-like approach to support internships

A successful learning experience rewards both the student and their instructor For many university students, the summer also involves an internship or summer job. Workplaces welcome students in various roles: as mentors, colleagues or even internship instructors. The start of an internship is an important stage during which people get to know each other, prepare…
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Universities are collecting data on careers again

Every autumn, around 18,000 university graduates are sent a national career monitoring survey. The survey is sent to graduates who have completed their Master’s degree five years ago and to doctoral graduates who have completed their degrees three years ago. The next round of career monitoring surveys will be launched in October!  The career monitoring survey provides comprehensive…
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Blog post about COVID-19 questions

It is that time of the year when those conducting career follow-up surveys get to the best part of the process – analysing the results of the autumn 2020 survey. The COVID-19 pandemic certainly gave the year a twist and, fortunately, the career monitoring group was awake and prepared last spring. The group decided to…
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Hurrah for the Aarresaari network!

Finnish universities’ career services collaboration has more than 20 years of history and it is showing no signs of slowing down. The university career and recruiting services were established as a result of the early 1990s depression. These services strived to improve universities’ capacity to support students’ and graduates’ employment and work skills. The services were…
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