Career monitoring at Tampere University of Applied Sciences

Päivi Karttunen
In Vice President Päivi Karttunen’s opinion, alumni are an important information source in development of TAMK and a key support in present-day students’ career path planning. They have first-hand knowledge of field-related competence needs and career possibilities but also experience on bachelor’s and master’s degree studies: ”I see them as mentors whose experiences are invaluable for students as well as for other alumni, Karttunen emphasises.

The survey also studied employment of UAS graduates and their satisfaction with their degree and career. At TAMK the survey data is used in development of degrees and students’ career counselling, for example as examples of graduates’ employers and duties. An objective of the national survey is to produce information on graduates’ satisfaction with the quality of education. The Ministry of Education and Culture uses the survey to evaluate higher education institutions’ operation. The answers will be kept confidential.

See what others have answered

Did you know that among bachelor’s and master’s degree graduates of 2014

  • 73% had a permanent employment in 5 years after graduation 
  • 30% worked in customer service and 14% in managerial and supervisory duties
  • 66% worked in the Tampere Region
  • 25% had continued their higher education studies after graduation
  • 6% worked as entrepreneurs

TAMK graduates considered that more attention should be paid on development of stress tolerance, adaptability to new situations, problem solving skills as well as interaction and negotiation skills.

See the preceding career monitoring results.


The survey is on the way!

Next national career monitoring survey for UAS graduates will be made in October. The target group of the survey are all UAS graduates of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in 2015. The survey will be made almost at the same time as the career monitoring survey for master’s degree graduates of universities. A total of 1,602 students completed a bachelor’s degree and 210 a master’s degree in 2015. The survey is implemented by email and text message. In text messages, the sender is Uraseurannat and in email the sender is uraseurannat(a) 

Your answers are important to us!

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