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Did you graduate from Diak in 2016? Answer to the career monitoring survey!

The national career monitoring survey of universities of applied sciences is used to gather information on the employability of graduates, the whole of their careers and their satisfaction with their careers and degrees. The survey will be sent to all those who completed their university of applied sciences studies five years ago, i.e., graduated in 2016. By answering to the survey you help us develop our education.

The career monitoring survey will be sent this year to all graduates in 2016 Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees by email and SMS. The survey was sent to all graduates in 2016 on 13 October and can be answered until 9 November. Universities of applied sciences hope that as many graduates as possible will share their experience in studies and their working careers by answering to the survey.

Help us develop our education by answering to the survey

The career monitoring survey provides up-to-date world of work information on, for example, the employment of graduates, their career paths and the general expertise needed in the world of work that is common to different fields. The information is important in the development of education and in study counselling.

One of the objectives of the national survey is to produce information on whether the university of applied sciences graduates have been satisfied with the education they have received.

– The constantly changing world of work requires continuous learning and developing one’s own competences. It is no longer enough for a graduate to have good field-specific competences in their field, but the student must have the ability to learn and to embrace the new, for example. The survey produces information on what kind of competences university of applied sciences alumni themselves consider important after five years of working, says Ida Mielityinen, Executive Director at Arene.

The career monitoring survey contains questions selected for the funding model that aim to assess the quality of education.  Based on the responses connected to the funding model, the Ministry of Education and Culture distributes 3% of the basic funding to universities of applied sciences.

If you graduated from Diak in 2016, watch your email and answer your career monitoring survey!

Previous career monitoring survey results can be found at the Finnish National Agency for Education’s Education Statistics Finland portal Vipunen and Töissä.fi webpage.