Career monitoring survey for UAS graduates to be launched

Data on the employment, working career and satis­faction with the working career and degree is collected with the nation-wide career monitoring survey. All those who have completed their UAS studies five years ago, i.e. the graduates of 2015, will receive the survey.

The career monitoring survey collects data on graduates’ employment, career paths and compe­tence needed at work. The data is important for those applying for education and students, who are contem­plating on their own study and career oppor­tu­nities. The results provide infor­mation on the change of working life for the devel­opment of teaching and continuous learning services. In addition, the Ministry of Education and Culture utilizes the data in allocating funds to univer­sities of applied sciences.

Based on the career monitoring survey carried out last year, it is known that 82% of UAS graduates were at least somewhat satisfied with the degree they had completed. Satis­faction with the degree is connected with how well the respondent can utilize the compe­tence acquired at the UAS in their current job, and how the diffi­culty level of the job corre­sponds the UAS education.

The target group of the career monitoring survey is those who have graduated from a UAS five years ago.

This year the career monitoring survey will be sent on 15 October by email and SMS to all those who completed a UAS Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in 2015.