Working Life Orientation

Career guidance and working life orientation are an important part of studying in SeAMK. On this page you can find some information related to the working life orientation of the international students of SeAMK, including practical training, entrepreneurship in education, part-time work during studies, and so on.

Part-time work during studies and employment after graduation

When seeking for a job in Seinäjoki/Finland, you should at first register to the local Employment and Economic Development Office (“TE Office”). They offer access to Finland’s largest job register. After registration you will receive the most recent information on available vacancies and employers’ requirements.

The different ways of looking for a job in Finland include:

a) utilising your local network contacts which you will gain during your studies by being active in participating various study related projects and events involving the local citizens as well as the local companies and other organisations and your practical training place
b) searching the web, e.g. TE Offices’ Public Employment and Business Services for Jobseekers and (in Finnish) and answering the job announcements with direct applications, delivered as instructed by the employer: by electronic application system, by email or by regular mail (including copies of the required certificates)
c) contacting interesting companies directly with open applications.

Importance of the Finnish language

According to studies and practical experience gained in cooperation with the employers, the single most important thing affecting the international degree students’ practical training and other employment is FINNISH LANGUAGE. We recommend all international students of SeAMK to actively participate the Finnish language lessons offerend during their studies and in addition to engage in extracurrical learning of the language for example through language courses offered by Seinäjoki Adult Education Centre and other organisations and by being active to use the Finnish language skills in the everyday life.