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1 Career Orientation and Traineeships at The Faculty of Social Sciences Elina Tuusa / Faculty of Social Sciences / Elina Tuusa 1

2 Traineeships are part of the career orientation studies for masters degree students University funded traineeships (Finland and abroad) International Traineeships: Erasmus grants, CIMO traineeships Independent traineeships (anywhere, costs covered by employer) Career Orientation Course: Career Planning for Social Scientists, 2 study points, 31st October - 5 th December Faculty of Social Sciences / Elina Tuusa Career Orientation for Masters Degree Students

3 University funded traineeship = financial support for 2 months of practical training More than 100 students are selected (by lottery) every year Application period for traineeships in 2014: 9 Nov – 10 Dec 2013 Selected students will be notified in December 2013 Students themselves must find their traineeship placements, which must then be approved by the office of ones major subject (disciplines traineeship contact person). 2 contracts are made: between the employer and the Faculty Between the student and the employer For the students selected, the University will reimburse employees for a set traineeship salary for two months (salary, year 2013: 1134 euros per month) The funding is tied to the year 2014 and traineeships agreements must be made by 30 April 2014 More information and the application form to be found in Flamma Faculty of Social Sciences / Elina Tuusa University Funded Traineeships

4 The course consists of 6 career planning workshops (2 study points) The aim of the course is to develop students career planning and job hunting skills and to increase their employability by focusing on developing students self- assessment skills and knowledge of Finnish labour market practices. 31st October - 5th December, Thursdays pm Registration for the course starts For more information and registration: https://oodi- ste= https://oodi- ste= Faculty of Social Sciences / Elina Tuusa Career Planning for Social Scientists -course

5 Self-assessment skills, Course outline and instructions Finnish Labour Market Practices and Employment Opportunities for Social Scientists Career perspectives, Career stories and job opportunities introduced by guest speakers. Speakers include alumni and employer representatives. Panel discussion Doctoral Studies and Academic Careers in Finland Job Hunting Skills: Application documents and the Interview Process Reflection and Feedback All students conduct an alumni interview and write a course essay Faculty of Social Sciences/ Elina Tuusa Course outline

6 The University of Helsinki Career Services offer training, guidance and events to support job seeking and employment. The University of Helsinki Career Services Career Services is open Mon-Thu 1-3pm at the Student Services office in the University Main Building (Fabianinkatu 33, ground floor). For more information: Faculty of Social Sciences / Elina Tuusa Career Services at the University of Helsinki

7 For more Information: Faculty of Social Sciences, Planning Officer in charge of employment affairs: Elina Tuusa, Tel: or Office hours: Tuesdays 1-3 p. or by appointment, room 1105, Unioninkatu Faculty of Social Sciences /Elina Tuusa Thank You and Good Luck with Your Studies !


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