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 graduate and employment. Career counsellors offers special/extra career-coaching and support for employment.

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 

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 Cousellors Hannele Niskanen and Kirsi Autio.
You can receive personal guidance by sending email to or phone +358505750823
Find more infor­mation on our webpages: Guidance services for immigrants
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Hannele Niskanen
Project Manager
Kirsi Autio