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Masters and doctors: we appreciate your answers in the career monitoring survey!

The career monitoring survey aimed at masters and doctors offers valuable feedback on degrees and employment. The survey is open until 18 February 2018.

This autumn, the national career monitoring survey focuses on master’s graduates who completed their degree in 2012 and doctoral graduates who completed their degree in 2014. The survey is conducted by the Aarresaari network of academic career services representing Finnish universities. This is the first time that the University of the Arts Helsinki (Uniarts Helsinki) has participated in the career monitoring of doctors and the second time that it has participated in the career monitoring of master’s graduates.

– We hope to reach graduates from all academies and as large a percentage as possible of the 256 master’s graduates and 22 doctors from the Academy of Fine Arts, Sibelius Academy, and Theatre Academy, says Planning Manager Alina Savolainen.

The results of the career monitoring survey are an important resource for the university in the development of education, teaching and study guidance. The main goal is to increase students’ career skills and preparedness for working life.

Career monitoring supports the development of studies

The career monitoring survey for master’s graduates conducted in autumn 2016 showed that the master’s graduates from 2011 are overall satisfied with the education they received, but that they would add more studies in career skills to their degree.

– The survey confirms the same message that the university has received from the student union and via student feedback, which is that we need to offer more studies in entrepreneurial and career skills, says Paula Tuovinen, Uniarts Helsinki’s Vice Rector responsible for education.

The results of the career monitoring survey will help the university in the development of studies, quality assurance, guidance of students, and planning of the educational needs that might arise in the future.

– Information on graduates’ careers is extremely valuable to us, because our mission as a university is to prepare students to the reality that awaits them in the field of arts and to help them understand the different career opportunities that they have, Tuovinen notes.

Aarresaari is a network of academic career services representing Finnish universities. The network offers services for university students, graduates and employers, as well as for the universities themselves.

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