As a student you can work alongside your studies. You can for example have a part-time job and/or you can work during summer. Internship is often the first step for students towards work in their own field.
If you are looking for a job during your studies, higher education institutes’ services and other public services help you find job offers.
Starting a job in a new country can be challengind and raise questions: How should I behave at the workplace? How to adjust to the work community? What are my rights and responsibilities?
Finnish work communities are increasingly multicultural as the number of employees with foreign origin has grown. Finnish work culture still has some special characteristics. For example honesty, punctuality and using your own initiative are valued traits in Finnish work life.
It is important to start planning your future career already during your studies. It's also important that you have gathered some work experience during your studying period, regardless if the job has been an internship position, a summer job or some other type of work project course. Practical experience gives you a lot for the future.
Services provided by higher education institutes and other public organisations help you with your career planning and support you indentifying your own possibilites, interests and skills.