Career planning and job seeking

Whether you are looking for a job during or after your studies, higher education institutes’ services and other public services help you find job offers and identify your own possibilities, interests and skills.

It is important that you have gathered some work experience during your study period, regardless if the job has been an internship position, a summer job, a part-time job or some other type of work project course. Practical experience gives you a lot for the future.

Higher education institutions' services

Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Turku provide career planning and job seeking services for students.

  • personal career guidance
  • group career coaching
  • simulated job interviews
  • internships
  • CV-clinics
  • working in Finland events and labour-market centered events.

Exactly to what extent, and what kind of services are provided differs from institution to institution. Please contact your own institution's Career services for more info

Other public services

  • Infotori, located in the Monitori service point of Skanssi shopping centre, is a low-threshold service point that offers help to immigrants for dealing with their affairs in their own language.
     
  • the employment services centre of the city of Turku, Työpiste, serves as an employment office for all Turku residents under the age of 25 or with a history of 12 months of employment or more.
     
  • Ohjaamo collects several services meant for under 30-year-olds under one roof. Ohjaamo is a low-threshold service point in the centre of Turku. It offers employment and rehabilitation services, as well as information and guidance services.
     
  • Public employment and business services

Job-hunting resources

Job databases for students and graduates

Job seeking

Projects courses & innovation camps

  • Project Aces program is a project program where you do a genuine project in cooperation with a client. The program is open for all HEI students in Turku. During the program you will gather practical experience and team work skills for the future working life.
  • Day@work supports the employability of international degree students and provides an opportunity for each applicant to experience a day in the life of a Finnish startup.

Mentorship and ambassador programs

  • POLKU Mentorship program a low-threshold Mentorship program carried out in English open for all students in Turku. In program you can get some information about the Finnish labour market through the experience from international alumnies
  • the Student Ambassador Network of South-West Finland aims to support the internationalisation of the region through its international talents. The goal of the program is to make South-West Finland more international and a well-known place to do business, study and live.

Startup programs and services for entrepreneurs

  • Turku Business Region - support and services for setting up a company
     
  • BoostTurku - entrepreneurship society of students and young entrepreneurs
     
  • Humak Creve - an incubator for businesses in the creative industries