Finnish University Graduates of Year 2012: Career and Employment Survey 2017

Finnish University Graduates of Year 2012: Career and Employment Survey 2017

Description

The survey charted the career and employment situations of people who had graduated from Finnish universities with a lower (BA/BSc or equivalent) or higher (MA/MSc or equivalent) degree in 2012. The survey was conducted five years after graduation. The first part investigated the respondents' education and work history. They were asked whether they had, after graduation, participated in job-related training, career guidance or any additional professional qualification or higher education studies. The respondents were asked whether they agreed or disagreed with a set of attitudinal statements regarding their degree and its usefulness for employment. Further questions covered how many employers the respondents had had, whether the respondents had been entrepreneurs, self-employed or freelancers, and whether they had been outside the labour market because of a family leave or unemployment. The respondents' satisfaction with their career thus far was charted, along with current occupational status, type of employer, and type of current work tasks. The respondents were also asked whether their current job required an academic degree, whether it was commensurate with their qualification, and if not, why they had accepted the job. It was also examined to what extent the respondents had been able to utilise knowledge and skills gained during their university studies. Monthly gross income at the time of the survey was charted. Next, the respondents were asked which factors had had an impact on their employment after graduation (e.g. major/minor subjects, internship, work experience, personal networks). Questions also covered how important certain skills and know-how were in the respondents' current job and how well their studies had developed these skills (e.g. theoretical or practical knowledge of their field, problem solving, managerial skills, negotiation skills, project management, and communication in English). Background variables included the respondent's gender, age at the time of graduation (categorised), monthly gross income (top-coded), NUTS3 region of residence, the university they attended, and information on the degree (field of study, number of credits required for the degree, degree level).
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Year of publication

2021

Authors

Aarresaari network of the Academic Career Services in Finland - Creator

Suomen akateemisten ura- ja rekrytointipalvelujen Aarresaari-verkosto - Creator

Yhteiskuntatieteellinen tietoarkisto - Publisher

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Fields of science

SOCIAL SCIENCES

Language

Finnish

Open access

Restricted access

License

Other (Not Open)

Keywords

Higher and further education, Toisen ja korkea-asteen koulutus, akateeminen työvoima, career development, educational certificates, Employment, employment opportunities, tutkinnon suorittaneet, työhönsijoittuminen, työllistyminen, Työllisyys ja työllistyminen, yliopistot, job satisfaction, osaaminen, appointment to job, graduates, korkeakouluopiskelu, tertiary education (first stage), työura, temporary employment, työelämävalmiudet