Career coaching

Career coaching services and support for employment

Career coaching services are meant for Karelia UAS degree students and alumni’s. 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 services 

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. 

For independent career planning you will find help for following themes

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

Career coaches 

Niina Pennanen, urapalvelut(at)

Satu Saarinen, urapalvelut(at)

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
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Hannele Niskanen
Project Manager
Kirsi Autio