Cooperation with universities

Universities and Aarresaari as a network offer companies and organisations a wide range of ways to participate and collaborate. The aim of cooperation is that all parties benefit from the activities.

Forms of cooperation 

Universities cooperate with companies and organisations in many ways. 

Every university has its own practices in coordinating cooperation. Some universities have a special cooperation unit and others use the contacts of their educational and research staff to cooperate with businesses. Employer representatives can participate in teaching by e.g. giving guest lectures or having students solve real-life business problems. Case problems and working life projects are an integral part of many universities’ teaching practices. Employers are also welcome to offer students opportunities to visit their companies for coursework. 

In addition to teaching and research opportunities, cooperation is present in universities’ career services and student associations, whose events employers can participate in. Many universities organise both general and field-specific recruiting events every year. Furthermore, many universities provide various mentoring programmes. Individual alumni/people or organisations can act as mentors. Some programmes focus on employing international students. Check the event calendar for more information about events and mentor programme application periods. 

You can find more information about internships and theses on the ‘Find a specialist’ page.

Contact the universities for more information.   

Partnership with the Aarresaari network  

The Aarresaari network is your partner in co-development:  

  • finding employment for university students and improving the quality of employment  
  • development of student recruitment  
  • development of internship processes and recruitment   

We work with the state administration, trade unions and the National Union of University Students in Finland, for example. The internship team of Aarresaari meets the people responsible for internship processes at the state administration every year and discusses the execution of governmental internships and universities’ internship practices. These meetings help all parties develop practices for both universities and the government, share the latest information and discover points in common on which universities and the government can work together.  

We are happy to establish new dialogues between universities and employers. Join us!  

The Aarresaari network consists of several themed work groups: 

  • Steering Group 
  • Employer Cooperation 
  • Internships 
  • Career Monitoring 
  • Education and Guidance 

Learn more about the network and these work groups.