FSD2105 Employment Survey of Tampere University Postgraduates 2003

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  • Mäkinen, Jukka (University of Tampere. Career Services)
  • Karvinen, Aija (University of Tampere. Career Services)
  • Ollikainen, Jyrki (University of Tampere. Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Philosophy)


appointment to job, career development, educational certificates, employment, employment opportunities, postgraduates, tertiary education, tertiary education


The survey charted the employment situation and placement in job of persons who had obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Tampere in the year 2003. The data were collected in 2005. The respondents were asked about their current employment situation, nature of the work, whether the job was commensurate with their qualifications, and whether a postgraduate degree was a requirement for it. Experiences of working or studying abroad, and participation in a graduate school were studied.

Some questions covered respondents' work history between the graduate and postgraduate degrees. Respondents were also asked whether they had stopped gainful employment for postgraduate studies and how had they financed their studies. One topic pertained to job searching: job searching methods used, and employment sectors and type of employers approached were investigated. Respondents were asked why they had wanted a postgraduate degree, and whether the degree had enhanced or hindered their career opportunities.

Background variables included respondent's gender and field of study.

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