Valuable information on working life from our alumni

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Tampere University carries out annual career monitoring surveys for its graduates. All master’s level graduates are invited to take part in the survey five years after their graduation. For doctoral degree holders the survey is conducted three years after graduation. Career monitoring surveys are carried out in co-operation of all Finnish universities.

The 2020 career monitoring starts on 1st of October. The Tampere University career monitoring surveys are sent to graduates from the two preceding universities, Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere. The master’s level survey is sent to graduates of 2015 and the survey for doctoral degree holders to graduates of 2017.  Graduates will receive a text message, letter and/or an e-mail from Tampere University. 

Career monitoring aims to collect data on academic careers during the first few years after graduation. Respondents are asked to evaluate their satisfaction on their degrees and careers and to reflect on different aspects that have helped finding employment.

Second part of the survey concentrates on the skills and knowledge needed in the working life. Respondents are asked to evaluate, how the skills were developed during their studies. Graduates may also give advice to current students on skills that might be useful for them in the future.

Results of the surveys provide important information to support teaching and counseling in the university. Systematic and comprehensive information about working life is also utilized in the development of academic education. The knowledge on the various possibilities in the working life is meaningful for current students as well as university applicants when making decisions on their studies and careers.

The results of the Master’s level career monitoring also provide an indicator for university funding from 2021 onwards.

Results for the national surveys are reported in the Vipunen reporting portal of the Ministry of education and culture. You will find PowerBI-reports on the results of master’s level graduates and doctoral degree holders.

The survey data is also utilized in webportal, which visualize the results and provide career stories written by alumni from different universities. On the website you can also read career stories of the alumni from different universities.

Further information on career monitoring surveys at the Tampere University, contact the Career Services at careerservices.tau [at]