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 and at the Monitori Market Square, are a low-threshold service points that offer 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 offer lots of useful information about working in Finland.

Job-hunting resources

Job databases for students and graduates

  • Job and internship adds for UTU students > Jobteaser
  • Job and internship adds for ÅAU students > Jobteaser
  • Job and internship adds for TUAS students > Messi or Facebook (mostly in Finnish)

Here you can find useful links to other job databases where you can find jobs:

Tips for job hunting

Mentorship and ambassador programs

Higher education institutions offer mentorship programs. Check the institution that you study in what they offer.

Career events

In Turku, there are also many career events where you can attend and meet future employers and widen your network.

ELSA Turku ry organizes Contact & Career -recruitment event for students every year.

Every year the city of Turku organizes international Study and Stay in Turku event with universities and universities of applied sciences.

Turku Business Region organizes TechTurku Week every year.

Contact Expo is a recruitment event that is organized every year for university students and employers.

Empower Wednesday for International Talents -program offers webinars related to working life in Finland every Wednesday in the spring of 2021.

ICT Showroom is an exhibition and a competition where students present their project works.

Material for career planning

Here is some material to help you figure out your career path and make sure that you have your CV and application letter in order.

Here you can find some tips for making your LinkedIn-profile work the best.

TEK –  Tekniikan akateemiset is an organization for engineers and architects. They offer a Työkirja, which is a manual for job searching and career planning. Make sure to check it out and get advices.

Kudin.fi-website offers a test for career planning as it is a self-assesment tool. There are three questionnaires, which you can take. You need to have a valid higher education institution's username to be able to do the tests.