Discover your Career Path in Finland (5 ECTS)

Would you like to get a good overview of the Finnish working life, its cultural aspects and labour markets or get started with building networks that help you get employed? Have you wondered how to approach recruiters from different companies? Or perhaps you are interested in a career in a public sector or NGOs and would like to gain a better understanding of them? Or maybe you are seeking internship possibilities? This intensive course will give you a comprehensive insight into the different career paths and employment opportunities. It will also help you to meet challenges of the job search process. The course includes visits to workplaces and guest lectures of various fields.

Key words: career path, employment, Finnish, work life


Enrollment period: 2nd of May – 25th of August

Kick-off: 13th of September at 14:00-16:00 on Haaga-Helia Pasila Campus, address: Ratapihantie 13, Helsinki, room: 8202, 8th floor

Independent work: 18th of September-15th of October

Intensive week: Mon, Wed and Fri at Haaga-Helia Pasila Campus. Tue and Thu independent work. 

Monday 16th October- 10:00-16:00

10:00-11:00 room 3001

11:00-12:00 Lunch break

12:00-14:00 rooms 3002, 3003, 3004

14:00-16:00 rooms 3002, 3003, 3004

Tuesday 17th October (independent studies)

Wednesday 18th October 12:00-16:00

12:00-13:00 room 3001

13:00-15:00 rooms 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006

15:00-16:00 room 3001

Thursday 19th October (independent studies)

Friday 12:00-16:00, same groups, six rooms

12:00-15:00 rooms 3002, 3003, 3004, 3005, 3006

15:00-16:00 room 3001

Roundtable discussion: Will be announced later

Visit to a company: Will be announced later

Course content

  • visits to workplaces and organizations
  • guest lectures from the working and recruitment fields
  • active discussion in the discussion area
  • creating networks
  • independent work in the digital learning environment on e-learning content
  • familiarization with different organizations and companies
  • creating CV by using AI and digital platforms
  • designing your future career
  • presentation of a career plan
  • writing a report and a learning task

On completion of this intensive course the student will:

  • know the structures and principles of Finnish working life and labour market
  • recognize his/her own strengths as a job seeker
  • identify the different skills and competency needs of the society
  • understand his/her own skills level in relation to the future skills needs of society
  • implement futures thinking in career planning
  • be able to build networks to benefit job seeking

The course consists of visits to various workplaces, independent work online, lectures and learning tasks. Students will also create a CV with the help of AI, design their future career and present it to classmates.


Kirsi Lehtoviita & Eszter Kiss (Haaga-Helia)

Esa Hukkanen & Mia Sammalkanto (Laurea)

Anu Luoma (Metropolia)

Comments are closed.