From Graduate School to working life

What are your postdoctoral prospects?

Career planning

The aim of doctoral training at the University of Jyväskylä is to educate professionals in research, competent experts in various fields for the needs of society. It is good to start reflecting on your aspirations regarding postdoctoral employment already during your postgraduate studies. This will facilitate decisions related to your studies and research plan, creating contacts and gathering experiences that will support your employment goals. During the postgraduate studies, you should update your CV and potentially prepare a larger academic portfolio, which will help you to piece together the development of your competence. They will also facilitate the marketing of your competence to potential employers later. It is advisable to discuss your career plans and employment goals with your supervisor and follow-up group.

Career Services

The University of Jyväskylä Career Services unit also assists doctoral graduates in getting a foot on the career ladder. The Career Services website provides information on different support services for job searchStudies preparing for working life (työelämäopinnot) promote the acquisition of skills necessary in the world of work. URAP002 Creating Carees lectures are designed especially for University's international students.