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URAP002 Creating Careers - Develop your career skills, 1 ECTS

Working Life Studies

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You cannot register for the course because the course has expired.
The registration deadline for this course passed 30.11.18 at 23:59.

General information

Begins - ends: 21.9.18 - 14.12.18
Registration period: 14.8.18 at 12:30 - 30.11.18 at 23:59
The registration may be cancelled before 30.12.2018 at 00:00.
Instructor(s): [F]työelämäasiantuntija Reija Häkkinen (reija.a.hakkinen@jyu.fi)
[F]työelämäasiantuntija Jari Penttilä (jari.t.penttila@jyu.fi)
[F]työelämäasiantuntija Annamari Rovamo (annamari.rovamo@jyu.fi)
Credits: 1 ECTS cr.
Languages: language(s) of instruction: English; completion language(s): -
Registered: 13
Max participants: 99
Still room for: 86
Organisations:Career Services (URA), Faculty of Education and Psychology (EDUPSY), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HYTK), Faculty of Information Technology (IT), Faculty of Mathematics and Science (SCI), Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences (SPORT), Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics (JSBE), Student services (OPI), Working Life Studies (URA)
Contents:Better understanding of the mechanisms of modern working life and developing knowledge and skills required when searching for work? The course gives basic information on employment, search for work and working life. The themes of the lectures include, for example, the Finnish working culture, internship, employment and self-employment, writing of a CV and the productization of student’s own competences. Participants can select lectures from the course programme according to personal interests.
Learning outcomes:Skills targets: After the course the student is able to do the following:
• Recognize the practices and rules of Finnish working life
• Recognize one’s own skills and describe them to others
• Manage the job-hunting process from writing job applications to job interviews
• See entrepreneurship as an employment opportunity.

The achievement of skills targets may vary according to the lectures the student selects from the course programme.
Modes of study:Teaching methods: Lectures and/or workshops and a personal final essay.
Completion mode:

Completion method: Participation in six (6) lectures and/or workshops that can be selected freely from the course programme, and a final essay (length 3-6 pages) .

The course must be fully completed during the term autumn 2018. It is also possible to attend individual lectures without participating in the course. Participation is verified by signing the participation list during each lecture.

Instructions for the CV workshop participants:

Participants of the CV workshop must register in Korppi and send a CV before the workshop to the address jari.t.penttila@jyu.fi. The documents must be submitted at the latest on Wednesday 21 November. The CV’s are examined in small groups, which means that 3–5 other students will see your CV. If you wish not to reveal something about your background to other students, please leave such information out of your CV. Workshop will take 35 students in the order of registration. Further information jari.t.penttila@jyu.fi

Final essay
Description of your own competence – Create a free-form description of your skills. Make yourself questions, for example: Where are you good at? What makes you happy or enthusiastic? In what situations have you got good feedback? When writing the description, consider your competence as a whole comprising academic substance competence, work experience, hobbies and generic working life skills. The target is that you could use parts of your text in your job applications.
Find 1-2 Finnish employers (name them) that could hire you considering your education, work experience and skills acquired otherwise. Describe how your competence would meet the needs of these employers. Length of the essay 3–6 pages.
Return the final essay by email to: (JYU students) muru.linjala@jyu.fi, (Jamk students) piia.hynynen@jamk.fi. You can return the essay anytime during the term fall 2018, however, no later than Fri 14th December, 2018.

Schedule:The course must be fully completed during the term autumn 2018, no later than Fri 14th November, 2018.
Further information:The course is targeted for all international students at the University of Jyväskylä, and it is part of working life studies coordinated by the Career Services of the University of Jyväskylä. Postgraduate students can also participate in the course but the suitability for one’s own postgraduate degree must be ensured in advance from one’s own faculty. Course is organised in cooperation with Jamk University of Applied Sciences.
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Assessment criteria

Participation in five lectures and/or workshops and a final essay. .

[Limit information on study groups]

Lecture [group details and registration]

Lecture [group details and registration]; minimum 1, maximum 99
reg.time: 15.8.2018 00:00 - 13.9.2018 23:59
 LocationWeekDayDateAtSupervisorFurther informationURITapahtuman tiedot
1L 30238Fr21.9.201810:15-11:45-Searching for a job in Finland – tips for international students, Career Specialist Muru Linjala. Services of the Employment and Economic Development Office. Expert, EURES and International Employment Services/EURES-adviser Mari Turunen, Central Finland TETapahtuman tiedot
2L30239Mo24.9.201814:15-15:45-Social networks and networking in working life. University Teacher Lotta Kokkonen, Language Center, JYUTapahtuman tiedot
3L 30240Fr5.10.201810:15-11:45-University-based competences - how to understand and market them. Postdoctoral researcher Mari Suoranta, JSBETapahtuman tiedot
4L 30241Fr12.10.201810:15-11:45-My career in Finland. Business Development Representative Aaron Medina, Brella. Second year student JYU and Marketing Assistant Hao Zhang, FirstbeatTapahtuman tiedot
5RUU D 104 Helena44Fr2.11.201810:15-11:45-Linkedin and Social media, (JES) Jyväskylä Entrepreneurship SocietyTapahtuman tiedot
6L30345Mo5.11.201814:15-15:45-How to make a cover letter and CV in Finland? CEO Jari Saarenpää, LUONTAISET TAIPUMUKSET/TypeOne Ltd OyTapahtuman tiedot
7L30346Mo12.11.201814:15-15:45-Megatrends for future Finland. Leading Specialist Marja Pirttivaara, The Finnish Innovation Fund SitraTapahtuman tiedot
8L 30247Mo19.11.201814:15-15:45-Hidden Jobs – How to find them and where? Senior Lecturer Maija Haaranen, JAMK University of Applied SciencesTapahtuman tiedot
9Ag C23148Fr30.11.201810:15-11:45-Job interview and motivation, Senior Recruiting Manager Mika KorhonenTapahtuman tiedot
Excursion [group details and registration]; minimum 1, maximum 99
reg.time: 15.8.2018 00:00 - 13.9.2018 23:59
 LocationWeekDayDateAtSupervisorFurther informationURITapahtuman tiedot
1Innova 1 -building, Piippukatu 11, 40100 Jyväskylä43Fr26.10.201810:15-11:45-Welcome to Jyväskylän Yritystehdas. Folllow your dreams and discover your employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. NB: Be in time because the doors are open only half an hour before the startTapahtuman tiedot

Exercise group [group details and registration]

CV workshop [group details and registration]; registered 5, minimum 5, maximum 30
reg.time: 15.8.2018 00:00 - 30.11.2018 23:59
 LocationWeekDayDateAtSupervisorFurther informationURITapahtuman tiedot
1H 32047Fr23.11.201810:15-11:45-CV workshop, Career Specialist Jari Penttilä.Tapahtuman tiedot