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Guidance Corner

The opening of Guidance Corner, 9-11 April

The opening of Guidance Corner will be celebrated soon!

More information in Instructions for Students 

Tuesday, 9 April at 14.00-14.30
Panel, Opening of Guidance Corner

NB! The event can only be followed online.

Guidance Corner will be officially opened on Tuesday, 9 April at 14.00 with a panel discussion led by Kati Kettunen, Head of Services for Teaching and Learning Environments. Meetings, multidisciplinary cooperation, easy-access services – these and many other topics will be addressed by a panel including Sari Lindblom, vice-rector; Susanna Niinistö-Sivuranta, director of development; Kirsi Mäenpää, service director at the Helsinki University Library; Niclas Sandström, doctoral student; and Aleksi Rytkönen of the University of Helsinki Student Union.

The session will be recorded and you can follow it on your computer. 

Tuesday, 9 April at 15.00-16.00
What are your expectations for Guidance Corner?

Students – What are your expectations for Guidance Corner? Find out more about Guidance Corner and give us your ideas for what else it could do. We will serve cake to the first 50 people to arrive, starting at 15.00.

Wednesday, 10 April at 13.00-16.00
Job search info and CV clinic

Are you wondering about job search strategies? Do you find it difficult to decide where to start looking for a job?

The University’s Career Services and the Helsinki Alumni community will organise a job search info and CV clinic at the Kaisa House Guidance Corner on Wednesday, 10 April from 13.00 to 16.00. Whether you are looking for a summer job, a traineeship or a career after graduation, come meet with Career Services specialists and alumni working in recruitment to benefit from their tips for a successful job hunt!

After the job search info (from 13.00 to 14.00), the specialists and alumni will be available at Guidance Corner to provide personal feedback on CVs and job applications. Be prepared for a short wait.

The job search info will be held in English, but you can also ask questions in Finnish.


Wednesday, 10 April at 16.00-18.00
Coach Café – A job application is a sales pitch!

What makes your job application stand out and gets you noticed? How can you create a clear and impressive job application? How should an electronic job application form be completed? A job application is like a sales pitch intended to convince the employer that you are the person they are looking for. A job application is often the first impression you make. A good job application makes you stand out when the employer first reviews the applications submitted. Join us for a chat with the experts about this topic at Guidance Corner on Wednesday, 10 April from 16.00 to 18.00.

The experts in attendance include two recruitment specialists and University alumni:

Maija Kaski has a master’s degree in education, with a major in adult education. She has worked as chief HR officer for Talvivaara Mining Company and as vice president of human resources for Martela, and has held various positions at Nokia and Elcoteq.

Satu Matinlauri has a master’s degree in social psychology and currently works as senior specialist in recruitment and employer image for the Finnish Defence Forces. She has also worked in central government in various recruitment positions.

The purpose of the Coach Café sessions is to provide students with tips and practical advice from alumni. Recently graduated alumni are also welcome to participate and gain information from more experienced alumni.

Organiser: Helsinki Alumni. 

Coach Café will be held in Finnish. Please register here by April 8th. 

Thursday, 11 April, at 10.00-14.00
Virtual reality glasses

Come see what the world looks like through virtual reality glasses!

Thursday, 11 April, at 10.00-14.00

Test your knowledge about the University of Helsinki and Moodle for a chance to win cinema tickets!

Thursday, 11 April, at 12.00-14.00
Open science kiosk

Why do people strive to promote open science? How can library services support open science at the University of Helsinki? What role can or could open science play in studying?

Welcome to our open science kiosk for a discussion on open science themes with library experts!

Thursday, 11 April, at 12.00–4.00
The university community’s parliamentary election stand

Come visit the university community’s election stand to pick up a ‘#siksitiede’ (#researchmatters) badge, have your photo taken with your own political message and take in the election atmosphere! You will not need any background knowledge of politics here. At the election stand, you can learn about the University’s and the Student Union’s objectives in the parliamentary and European Parliament elections as well as share your views about a better future for students, the University and the environment with us. See you at the stand!

Thursday, 11 April, at 14.15–15.30
‘Spotlight on young candidates!’ election debate

There is currently only one member of parliament under 30 years of age in the Finnish Parliament. The Student Union of the University of Helsinki wants to turn the spotlight on young parliamentary election candidates! We will ask them about their solution (#sunratkaisu) for 1) achieving better subsistence for students, 2) stopping climate change, and 3) securing sufficient resources for universities.

Come and hear the young candidates’ answers in HYY’s parliamentary election living room debate! More information in the Facebook event.

Besides the living room debate, you can participate in the discussion on a better future for students, universities and the environment on social media using the hashtags #siksitiede or #researchmatters, #koulutustaprkl or #educationprkl and #vaalit2019!

You can check the university community's election campaign #researchmatters on the campaign page out HYY’s election objectives on HYY's website.