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Career Services organises Think Career -events, workshops and info sessions. The themes of events are career and employment.

Job Search Info and CV Clinic (10.4.)

Job Search Info and CV Clinic

Are you wondering about job search strategies? Do you find it difficult to decide where to start looking for a job?

The University’s Career Services and the Helsinki Alumni community will organise a job search info and CV clinic. at the Kaisa House Guidance Corner on Wednesday, 10 April from 13.00 to 16.00.

Venue: Kaisa House Guidance Corner
Date and time: Wednesday, 10 April from 13.00 to 16.00

Whether you are looking for a summer job, a traineeship or a career after graduation, come meet with Career Services specialists and alumni working in recruitment to benefit from their tips for a successful job hunt!

After the job search info (from 13.00 to 14.00), the specialists and alumni will be available at Guidance Corner to provide personal feedback on CVs and job applications. HR specialists:

  • Maija Kaski has a master’s degree in education, with a major in adult education. She has worked as chief HR officer for Talvivaara Mining Company and as vice president of human resources for Martela, and has held various positions at Nokia and Elcoteq.
  • Satu Matinlauri has a master’s degree in social psychology and currently works as senior specialist in recruitment and employer image for the Finnish Defence Forces. She has also worked in central government in various recruitment positions.

Be prepared for a short wait

The job search info will be held in English, but you can also ask questions in Finnish.


Working for an International Financial Institution and a specialized UN agency, IFAD (10.4.)


Are you interested in an international career? Join us for this interesting session where you will hear more about working for an International Financial Institution and a specialized United Nations agency such as IFAD (the International Fund for Agricultural Development).

IFAD is an international financial institution and a specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to eradicating poverty and hunger in rural areas of developing countries. 

 IFAD is visiting us to inform students about the organisation, what it is like to work for them and how the recruitment process works. On top of this you will have to chance to hear an interesting academic session with the topic IFAD’s future financial architecture: adding leverage to increase commitment capacity.

Venue: Hanken main building (Arkadiankatu 22) The Assembly Hall
Date: April 10th at 8.30 - 10.00


8.30 Welcome and opening by Ambassador, Senior Adviser Anne Saloranta from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland 
8.45 Academic session: IFAD’s future financial architecture: adding leverage to increase commitment capacity
9.30 How to prepare for a competitive recruitment processes in international organisations and the IFAD selection process.

The whole event will be held in English!

Please register by filling the form!

Past event: Career Opportunities at the OECD (23.1.)

Mr. Makoto Miyasako, Head of the Talent Management and Analytics group and Ms. Claudia Cotroneo, Talent Management Officer, will visit the University of Helsinki on January 23rd, introduce the work of the OECD and hold a career presentation. Students, alumni and external participants interested in exploring employment opportunities at the OECD and hearing about OECD positions and programmes, including the Internship Programme, the Young Associates Programme (for undergraduates) and the Young Professionals Programme, are welcome to attend this event.

Time: January 23rd at 10.00 - 11.30
Venue: Think Corner (Yliopistonkatu 4) Think Lounge (2. floor)
10.00 - 11.00 Employment opportunities at the OECD - by OECD Talent Management representatives
11.00 - 11.15 Q&As

Please register no later than 21st January by filling the e-form.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is a global economic forum working with 36 member countries and more than 100 emerging and developing economies. The mission of the OECD is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world – “Better Policies for Better Lives”.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. It works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. The Organisation analyses and compares data to predict future trends and sets international standards on a wide range of things, from education to tax to the safety of chemicals. Drawing on facts and real-life experience, the OECD recommends policies designed to make the lives of ordinary people better. The common thread of the OECD work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the well-being of all citizens. More information on the OECD could be found on, LinkedIn, Facebook & Instagram.

Let's Learn to Talk about Skills (28.3.)

Let's Learn to Talk about Skills

Introducing yourself and your skills is very important in job search. In this session, experts in Career Services and HR Services will coach you to present and talk about your skills.This is a great opportunity to prepare to meet employers. Useful for anyone looking for a job or traineeship.

You’ll get to practice your elevator speech and the human resources experts will give you immediate feedback in private. You can use either English or Finnish.

Time: 28.3. at 16 - 18
Venue: Language Center (Fabianinkatu 26) lecture hall 115

The language of the event is English.

Please sign up no later than filling the e-form.

The event is organized in collaboration with Career Services and HR Services at the University of Helsinki.

More information: Career Services,

Past event: Career Opportunities in Hong Kong (23.1.)

Career Opportunities in Hong Kong

Have you thought about working and developing a career in Hong Kong? How about starting your own business in Hong Kong? But why Hong Kong?

Why not join a talk to be given by Ms Priscilla To, Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London, the official representative of the Hong Kong Government to Finland, who will be here at the University of Helsinki on 23 January to answer your questions. Apart from giving an update on Hong Kong's business environment, she will introduce the latest initiatives in some specific sectors in Hong Kong, e.g. business and professional services as well as financial services. She will also highlight new measures to facilitate and develop the innovation and technology sector, and new initiatives to help start-ups, etc. Talk will also cover the latest immigration enhancement measures – such as the talent list ( published last year, which identifies possible career opportunities in 11 different professions - which would help students in developing their careers in Hong Kong. The talk will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

Time: 23 January 2019 (Wednesday) at 15.30 - 16.30
Venue: University of Helsinki, Language Center (Fabianinkatu 26), lecture hall 115

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, London represents the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government in nine countries, namely the Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden, Russia and the United Kingdom. It works to promote and strengthen Hong Kong's economic, trade, cultural and education links with these countries.

Please sign up no later than 21 January by filling the e-form.

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Past event: Let's learn LinkedIn! (record)

Career services is organising a LinkedIn training session and workshop for the students of University of Helsinki on January 31st. Both of the sessions will be taught by Personal Branding & Social Media Coach Riikka Keskitalo from (Tom Laine HR Services Oy).

Time: January 31st at 14.00 - 17.00
Venue: Minervatori, Siltavuorenpenger 5A
14:00 - 15:30 LinkedIn training (will be streamed)
15:30 - 17:00 LinkedIn workshop (max. 30 attendees, will be filled in order of registration)

LinkedIn is currently one of the most important recruitment channels and already has over one million users in Finland. In order to catch the attention of the recruiters it is important to learn the effective ways to use this social media platform. In this event you will learn to present yourself, your skills and goals - and of course the basic operating principles and potential of LinkedIn.

You can sign up for the training session and/or workshop. There’s a maximum 30 attendees to the workshop, which will be filled in order of sign ups. You will get the best use of the event, if you create a LinkedIn profile beforehand.

The training session will be streamed and recorded, the link will be posted here closer to the event. The language of the both sessions is English, but you can ask questions also in Finnish.

Sign up (29th of January at latest).

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Let’s learn LinkedIn!


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Past event: Career Opportunities with the EU Institutions

Career Opportunities with the EU Institutions

EU Careers student ambassadors organize the introductory event for students who are interested to learn about career opportunities with the EU Institutions.

Time: December 11 at 4.15 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Place: Language Center of University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 26), lecture hall 115.

Panel of guests will share their stories about work experience within the European Union Institutions.

Our guests are:

Hannariikka Nieminen
works at the European Parliament Liaison Office in Finland as Public Relations Officer.

Mika Somppi
works at the European Commission Representation in Finland as Head of Administration.

Päivi Wood
worked as a counsellor at the permanent representation of Finland to EU at COREPER and as a policy officer in the European Commission at DG MOVE, unit for intelligent and sustainable transport.

Rea Brunila
worked at Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) as a Head of Sector - ICI programme. She was responsible for international cooperation of higher education between EU and industrialised countries (USA, Canada, Japan, South-Korea, Australia and New Zeeland).

Tapani Piha
worked as a Head of Unit in the European Commission. He was responsible various health policy fields and managed human resources of the Directorate General (2008-2012). He held positions at the Finnish Ministry of Social Affairs and Health and coordinated Finnish position on EU health policy after Finland joined the EU. At the WHO Regional Office for Europe in 1989-94 he led action for a Tobacco-free Europe.

Please, fill in the registration form no later than December 10.

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The event is organized in cooperation with Career Services at the University of Helsinki.


Past event: Do's and Dont's in Finnish Working Life (record)

Do's and Dont's in Finnish Working Life

Once you get a job in Finland, however, there may still be things that concern you. What are employees’ duties and rights in Finland? And what must be included in employment contracts? Does hierarchy matter in Finland as well or not? If so, how much?

Time: November 2 at 14.00 - 15.30
Place: Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40), hall 8


  • International HR specialists at University of Helsinki, Kirsi Korhonen and Tanja Malo
    Which things should be taken into consideration when applying for a job or working in Finland? What are the rights and duties of employees?
  • International alumni and Mentoring Programme Officer at the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce, Shania Shin
    Getting a foot in the door of professional career in Finland - Finnish working culture from one of international alumni’s angel
    Based on her experience as a mentor for international talents, Shania will tell us how to find our niche in the Finnish society.

The event is targeted for international students and recently graduated of the University of Helsinki.

Other Career Services' events

The Think Career events held in Finnish can be found on the Finnish site.