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Guidance to support your career planning

Get a better idea of your future career and skills

At SAMK, the aim of career guidance is to support your career planning skills. As you develop your career planning skills, you will become more aware of different career options. You will know the possibilities of non-typical career choices, gain confidence in your own skills and better identify your own competences. You will be able to map out your future career and competences, job tasks and further education opportunities.

Career guidance providers

At SAMK, career guidance and career planning are part of study guidance and course content.

You can get guidance and support for your career goals from your teacher tutor, teacher supervising practical training, your thesis supervisor, teachers and your student counsellor. Your teacher tutor will promote your group’s career planning skills in small group or group meetings. You can also discuss career planning with your teacher tutor in an individual meeting. A teacher tutor is an expert in your field. It is also the role of the teacher, teacher supervising practical training and thesis supervisor to support you in your career choices, skills identity, career development, employment and entrepreneurship. In addition, the student counsellor will help you with career management, career and life planning, and issues related to working life and further studies.

Plan your own career

You can develop your career planning skills and plan your career in the Workplace Skills course. In the Effectual Entrepreneurship course, you will consider entrepreneurship as a career option. You will get tips on how to apply for practical training and a job at your faculty, e.g. from your teacher supervising practical training and teachers. You can discuss international placement opportunities and exchanges with the contact person in International Relations Office at your faculty.  SAMK also organises career events.

Career stories told by alumni

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Alumni Ahmed Mohamed.

Alumni Ahmed Mohamed has studied and worked around the world

Ahmed Mohamed has a varied and interesting educational and professional background. He studied for his first higher education degree at SAMK in the 90s.

Dubai Creek

Our Students Will Be Employed: A SAMK Degree Completed from Dubai Helped Adrienn Irmálos Find a Job of Her Dreams in Barcelona

SAMK Master’s Degree Programme on Business Administration focuses on company administration and entrepreneurship. The Degree Programme’s full name is Business Management and Entrepreneurship (BME). The programme is very suitable for international students since 90 % of the studies are completed online.

SAMK's maritime simulator.

Our Students Will Be Employed: A Captain and a Student – Dmitry Chutchev Completed His Master’s Degree while at Sea

Master of Maritime Management is a higher education degree intended for sea captains and marine engineers. Dmitry Chutchev has been working on ships since he graduated from the University of Water Transport in Saint Petersburg with a Marine Navigation degree in 1996.

Student counsellors

The student counsellor is involved in guiding and counselling students depending on their situation and needs. The student counsellor implements, coordinates and develops guidance and counselling in cooperation with other providers of student guidance and counselling in the faculty. The student counsellor is responsible for the equality of student counselling in the faculty in accordance with SAMK’s policies. Student counsellors are involved in the development of SAMK-wide student guidance and counselling.

Tiina Mikkonen-Ojala

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3422 tiina.mikkonen-ojala@samk.fi
Health and Welfare, SAMK Campus Pori, SAMK Campus Rauma and Fine Arts Kankaanpää
Office
Faculty of Health and Welfare
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Health and Welfare
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Hanna Viskari

Student Counsellor
+358 50 593 5752 hanna.viskari@samk.fi
Logistics and Maritime Technology, SAMK Campus Rauma
Office
Faculty of Logistics and Maritime Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Logistics and Maritime Technolog
Establishment
SAMK Campus Rauma

Marjo Keckman

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3866 marjo.keckman@samk.fi
Service Business, SAMK Campus Pori and Kuninkainen Huittinen
Office
Faculty of Service Business
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Service Business
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Tarja Elfvengren

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3326 tarja.elfvengren@samk.fi
Technology: Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Automation Engineering, Construction and Municipal Engineering, SAMK Campus Pori
Office
Faculty of Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Technology
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori

Antti Jokinen-Amee

Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 3335 antti.jokinen-amee@samk.fi
Technology: Energy and Environmental Engineering, International Degree Programmes, Business Information Systems, SAMK Campus Pori
Office
Faculty of Technology
Operating unit
Faculty Office of Technology
Establishment
SAMK Campus Pori