Welcome, our graduates

Alumni activities are a connection between SAMK and its graduates.

By subscribing to SAMK's alumni newsletter, you will be the first to hear about the news and opportunities from SAMK. The News Bulletin provides information on events and news. Have you thought about Open Studies, joined the alumni networks and read texts from our Alumni Blog?

In celebration of SAMK's 30th anniversary, alumni can study at SAMK's single Open Studies free of charge until the end of 2022 (code AV100). Apply now (note: select language).

What are alumni activities?

SAMK hopes its alumni to be proud of their alma mater and to be willing to develop SAMK further. SAMK offers services to its alumni and a partnership e.g. with the alumni’s companies and employers. We are happy to tell about our alumni’s lives and careers also through our communication channels. You can contact our Communication Services at viestinta.samk@samk.fi.

Make good use of the social media networks for the alumni

There are several meeting places for SAMK graduates in the social media, for example:

SAMK Alumni, LinkedIn

SAMK Alumni, Facebook

Physiotherapy Alumni, Facebook

Tourism Alumni, Facebook

Career monitoring survey

A career monitoring survey is organised annually in autumn for graduates from universities of applied sciences five years earlier, with the aim of assessing their employment situation and satisfaction with their degree.

The results of the survey are used, for example, in the planning of study modules and in the development of education. The survey is carried out by the universities of applied sciences and Research Foundation for Studies and Education Otus.

Respondents will be approached by e-mail and SMS. The e-mail will be sent from uraseurannat@arvokyselyt.fi and the SMS will be sent under the name of SAMK.

The career monitoring survey plays an important role in the development of education and career guidance for students. The responses are used to help current students in their career reflection and to develop future UAS education to be more and more work-oriented.

A career monitoring survey for 2017 graduates has ended. Thank you for your answers.

For more information about the survey, visit the Career Tracking for Universities of Applied Sciences (at amk-uraseuranta.turkuamk.fi) page.


2021 Career monitoring survey summarised

  • Organised for 2016 graduates.
  • For SAMK, 390 of the targeted alumni (38%) responded.
  • 343 of the respondents worked in Satakunta.
  • Of the respondents, 71% were continuously employed after graduation.
  • 78% of the respondents were working in a field corresponding to their degree.
  • 29% of respondents were working in customer or patient care,16% in management or front-line positions and 12% in planning, development and/or administration.
  • 23% of respondents were very satisfied and 39% were satisfied with their degree.
  • 31% of respondents were very satisfied and 40% were satisfied with the Master's degree.

More information on the results of the career monitoring surveys can be found on the Education Statistics Finland Vipunen (at https://vipunen.fi/en-gb/).

Thank you for your answers


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