In Finland it is common that in addition to summer jobs, students work during the academic year. They usually have part-time jobs (especially in the first years of studies) and at the last few years they even work fulltime.
For example In the School of Business only 15 % hasn’t had a fulltime job during their studies at any point (School of Business/SEFE Survey at the time of graduation in 2012).
Career Services encourages students to get relevant work experience during their studies, whether it is an internship, a summer job or during the academic year.
Aalto CareerWeb – a free channel for posting jobs / internships / thesis assigments
Supported internships – different forms of internships and financial support
Students in working life – placement statistics and salary recommendations