Career plan­ning

Career coun­sel­ling ser­vices and sup­port for emplo­y­ment

Career plan­ning ser­vices are meant for Kare­lia UAS degree stu­dents and alum­nies. The stu­dent who is about to finish one´s stu­dies can seek sup­port to gra­du­te and emplo­y­ment. Career coun­sel­lors offers special/extra career-coac­hing and sup­port for emplo­y­ment.

Ser­vices for regio­nal com­pa­nies and orga­niza­tions offers seve­ral pos­si­bi­li­ties to meet and rec­ruit stu­dents during the aca­de­mic year. We orga­nize career and rec­rui­ment fairs, whe­re com­pa­nies and orga­niza­tions have the pos­si­bi­li­ty to meet and rec­rui­te futu­re experts, trai­nees or offer deve­lop­ment pro­jects and topic for the­sis work.

Emplo­yer! Inform about open posi­tions, interns­hips, and the­mes for deve­lop­ment pro­jects or the­sis work using the  Opis­ke­li­ja­töi­hin — ser­vice

Career ser­vices 

Inten­si­ve career coun­sel­ling

- stengh­tens stu­dents career- and wor­kingli­fe skills
- sup­ports stu­dents gra­dua­ting on sche­du­le
- sup­ports stu­dents ente­ring to wor­kingli­fe and emplo­y­ment
- career coun­sel­ling does not give answers, ins­tead coun­sel­ling sup­ports the stu­dent to find his/her own ideas and to make his/her own plans and deci­sions
- career coun­sel­ling helps the stu­dent con­si­de­ra­te options and pos­si­bi­li­ties

Inten­si­ve career coun­sel­ling is desig­ned for tho­se stu­dents who are at the end of their stu­dies and they have chal­len­ges to finish cources and/or they have not found the wor­king place­ment yet. Stu­dent can ask for inten­si­ve career coun­sel­ling by him/herself or with stu­dycoun­sel­lors help. Coun­sel­ling is con­fi­den­tial, tar­get orien­ted (face to face?) discus­sion based, which aim is  with the stu­dent to find out his/her situa­tion and agree upon tar­gets for the coun­sel­ling process. Each coun­sel­ling process inclu­des 1–3 appoint­ments á 60 min. Coun­sel­ling inclu­des discus­sions and tar­get orien­ta­ted assign­ments.

For inde­pen­dent career plan­ning you can find help from fol­lowing the sites :

  • career plan­ning 
  • recog­ni­tion your exis­ting know­led­ge and com­pe­tence
  • workplace­ments and dif­fe­rent applica­tion chan­nels 
  • legis­la­tion and of wor­kingli­fe rules 
  • how to use sosial media for job see­king 
  • work searc­hing skills 

Career coac­hes 

Mer­vi Kuru­la, mervi.kurula(at)
Satu Saa­ri­nen, satu.saarinen(at)

Stu­dent! If you are at the end of your stu­dies and you want sup­port for your career plan­ning and job serch, con­tact us.

Ser­vices for Immi­grants

SIM­HE-Kare­lia ser­ves the immi­grants living in the area of Eas­tern Fin­land. The gui­dance and coun­sel­ling ser­vices of SIM­HE-Kare­lia con­sist of infor­ma­tion distri­bu­tion on the hig­her educa­tion sys­tem in Fin­land and on the applica­tion oppor­tu­ni­ties and prac­tices. The staff of SIM­HE-Kare­lia also pro­vi­de per­so­nal gui­dance rela­ted to stu­dy oppor­tu­ni­ties for immi­grants inte­res­ted in hig­her educa­tion stu­dies. In addi­tion, sup­port will be pro­vi­ded regar­ding the prac­tices used in the recog­ni­tion of prior lear­ning as well as gui­dance in career plan­ning for tho­se immi­grants who have alrea­dy comple­ted some hig­her educa­tion stu­dies befo­re.
At SIM­HE-Kare­lia gui­dance and coun­sel­ling is pro­vi­ded by Pro­ject Manager/Cousellor Han­ne­le Nis­ka­nen.
You can recei­ve per­so­nal gui­dance by sen­ding her email to or pho­ne +358505750823
Find more infor­ma­tion on our web­pa­ges: Gui­dance ser­vices for immi­grants
Con­tact infor­ma­tion:
Gui­dance requests: (Han­ne­le Nis­ka­nen)


Han­ne­le Nis­ka­nen
Pro­ject Mana­ger
Lii­sa Timo­nen
Head of Inter­na­tio­nal Affairs