The career monitoring survey for graduates from universities of applied sciences has started
The survey will be sent to all those who completed their university of applied sciences studies five years ago, i.e., graduated in 2016.
The national career monitoring survey for graduates from universities of applied sciences has started. The survey will be sent to all those who completed their university of applied sciences studies five years ago, i.e., graduated in 2016.
The career monitoring survey provides up-to-date world of work information on, for example, the employment of graduates, their career paths and the general expertise needed in the world of work that is common to different fields. The information is important in the development of education and in study counselling.
The target group are those who graduated from a university of applied sciences five years ago
One of the objectives of the national survey is to produce information on whether the university of applied sciences graduates have been satisfied with the education they have received. The career monitoring survey contains questions selected for the funding model that aim to assess the quality of education. Based on the responses connected to the funding model, the Ministry of Education and Culture distributes 3% of the basic funding to universities of applied sciences.
On 13 October this year, a career monitoring survey was sent by e-mail and text message to all students who graduated with bachelor's and master's degrees in 2016. Universities of applied sciences hope that as many graduates as possible share their experiences of their studies and career. The career monitoring survey of universities of applied sciences is carried out at the same time as the university career monitoring survey.
Laurea graduates are satisfied with their careers
Last year 664 graduated students from Laurea responded to the survey and Laurea's response rate was slightly higher than the national average. Laurea graduates are satisfied with their careers five years after graduation. This was the case for 83% of all respondents.
"The degree in many ways increased my capabilities to advance in my career and apply for a new job. It also provided me with a good basis for further studies.” (Bachelor of Business Administration graduated from Laurea)
The employment situation of Laurea graduates is good. Five years after graduation, 73% are employed full-time and 8% are employed full-time on a fixed-term basis. 4% of the respondents were self-employed and only 2% were unemployed.
Previous career monitoring survey results can be found at the Finnish National Agency for Education’s Education Statistics Finland portal Vipunen.