Career Services

Career coaching services and support for employment

Career coaching services are meant for Karelia UAS degree students. The student who is about to finish one´s studies can seek support to graduate and employment. Career coaches offer individual coaching and support for employment and further studies. Career coaching

  • strengthens students career and working life skills
  • supports students gradu­ating on schedule
  • supports students entering to working life and employment
  • supports the student to find his/her own ideas and to make his/her own plans and decisions
  • helps the student consid­erate options and possibilities

Career coaching is designed for those students who are at the end of their studies and they have many questions about their future career. Those questions could be e.g. where can I find a job or what kind of further studies could be useful for me. A student can ask for career coaching by him/herself or with the help of study counsellors. Coaching is confi­dential, discussion based and target oriented which aim is to find out his/her situation and agree upon targets for the coaching process. Coaching includes discus­sions and target orien­tated assignments. 

Career Coaches 

Niina Pennanen ja Satu Saarinen
Contact us by email

Career Coach´s Walk-in hour 

Walk-in hour is meant for all Karelian degree students. You can bring your CV, job application/cover letter, or Linkedin profile to Career Coach for comments. Also, a short discussion about an issue that is puzzling you is possible. Topics could be e.g. finding an internship, job hunting, further studies, or decision making in choosing the courses. You don´t have to book an appointment beforehand. Welcome!
Time: every Tuesday (from 20th Sep.)
Place: Wärtsilä Campus main hall

Upcoming events

Career Coaches intro­ducing themselves
Time: 14th September at 9-11
Place: Wärtsilä Campus main hall

Work Carnival recruitment event
Luotsi organizes a big recruitment event on Saturday 17th Sep. at 10-15 at Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel facil­ities. In this event, you will meet employers from Joensuu and its surrounding areas.

Job Search Pop-up -workshop
Time: 13th Oct at 12-14
Place: Wärtsilä Campus main hall
Theme: How to make a good CV/update your CV

Work Smart Career and Recruitment event
Time: 2nd -3rd Nov at 12-14
Place: Wärtsilä Campus main hall

2nd Nov at 12-14 at Wärtsilä Campus: Technical fields including our English-taught Indus­trial Management
2nd Nov at 12-14 at Tikkarinne Campus: Social Services and Communication

3rd Nov at 12-14 Wärtsilä Campus: Business Economics, Tourism, and English-taught Inter­na­tional Business
3rd Nov at 12-14 at Teams: Business Infor­mation Technology (remote)

For independent career planning 

You will find help for following themes

  • career planning 
  • recog­nition your existing knowledge and competence
  • work place­ments and different appli­cation channels 
  • legis­lation and of working life rules 
  • how to use sosial media for job seeking 
  • work searching skills 

Services for Immigrants

SIMHE-Karelia serves the immigrants living in the area of Eastern Finland. The guidance and counselling services of SIMHE-Karelia consist of infor­mation distri­b­ution on the higher education system in Finland and on the appli­cation oppor­tu­nities and practices. The staff of SIMHE-Karelia also provide personal guidance related to study oppor­tu­nities for immigrants inter­ested in higher education studies. In addition, support will be provided regarding the practices used in the recog­nition of prior learning as well as guidance in career planning for those immigrants who have already completed some higher education studies before. 

At SIMHE-Karelia guidance and counselling is provided by Cousellors Hannele Niskanen and Kirsi Autio. You can receive personal guidance by sending email to or phone +358505750823  

Find more infor­mation on our webpages: Guidance services for immigrants and