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Hundred per cent of doctors from the School of Electrical Engineering are satisfied with their degree

A career monitoring survey examined how doctoral graduates from 2014 were employed.
Aalto University / Aalto students studying / photo: Aino Huovio

Last winter, Aarresaari, a career services network of Finnish universities, conducted a survey on how doctoral graduates from 2014 were employed.

All the surveyed doctors from the School of Electrical Engineering were employed at the time of the survey. A hundred per cent were satisfied with their degree from the career point of view. More than four fifths of the respondents were able to take advantage of the knowledge and skills they learned in their doctoral studies in their current employment, and felt that their current work was connected to their thesis topic.

63% of respondents worked mainly with research at the time of the survey. In addition to this, the respondents’ work tasks related mostly to design and development (56%) as well as consultancy and training (44%). As many as 94% of respondents were satisfied with their career direction.

‘Doctoral studies are a huge personal investment and require years of committed effort. However, the acquired scientific competence lasts through the entire career. I am very happy when I see that our doctoral graduates are successful in working life and satisfied with their choices. We are proud of our doctors, who carry forward an important message about the importance of scientific knowledge’, says Dean of the School of Electrical Engineering Jyri Hämäläinen.  

We are proud of our doctors, who carry forward an important message about the importance of scientific knowledge.

Jyri Hämäläinen

The career monitoring survey is a research model developed by Aarresaari, a career services network of Finnish universities. The survey is used for nationwide career monitoring of people with a doctorate or a master's degree five years after graduation.

Integration into working life is evaluated based on the employment situation, the quality of employment and the match between jobs and qualifications.

A total of 805 people responded to the survey, including 95 graduates from Aalto University. Out of the respondents, 16 were doctoral graduates from the School of Electrical Engineering. The response rate at the School of Electrical Engineering was 33%.

The next career monitoring survey will be carried out in autumn 2018. The survey will be sent to all master graduates from 2013 and doctoral graduates from 2015.

Enquiries:

Manager, Career Services
Kaisa Paasivirta
[email protected]

Text: Linda Koskinen

Photo: Aino Huovio

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