Valuable information on working life from our alumni

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.

Career monitoring aims to collect data on academic careers during the first 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.

The 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 knowlede on the varioius possibilities in the working life is meaningful for current students as well as university applicants when making decision on their studies and careers.

The 2019 career monitoring survey of Tampere University starts at the beginning of October. The master’s level survey will be sent to over 2000 graduates from the two preceding universities, Tampere University of Technology and University of Tampere, who graduated in 2014. The survey for doctoral degree holders will be sent to over 200 graduates from the year 2016.  Graduates will receive either a text message or a letter from the university, and an email, if their contact information can be found in the alumni register. 

The 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 master’s level graduates and doctoral degree holders.

The survey data is also utilized in toissa.fi webportal, which visualize the results and provide career stories written by alumni from different universities.

Further information on career monitoring surveys at the Tampere University, contact the Career Services at careerservices.tau@tuni.fi.