Vaasa International Talents
Vaasa International Talents - programme for international degree students
Five higher education institutions in Vaasa (University of Vaasa, VAMK University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Åbo Akademi University and Hanken School of Economics) have joined forces to make it easier for international degree students to integrate into the Finnish job market. Financially supported by the City of Vaasa, the initiative called Vaasa International Talents is a bridge between international degree students and the employers in the region.
The aim is to provide all programme participants with various possibilities to develop their Finnish working life skills and to connect with regional companies and other actors. The set-up, however, might vary a bit from participant to participant.
All programme participants will at the end of the programme receive a certificate of participation which can be used as future reference.
The programme structure
The programme consists of three distinct focus areas:
1. Competence development – Skills for Finnish working life
This part of the program is common for all participants. It will kick off in March 2021 and continue during the spring term. It will include:
- virtual guest lectures on different topics
- assigned tasks, such as preparing a job application
- feedback from the programme to your job application
- discussions based on your learning journal
2. Group or individual mentoring
This will be offered based on the indicated needs of the selected programme participants, as well as the availability of mentors.
3. Connections to working life
The following activities will vary from participant to participant according to the needs of the students and those of the working life actors
- internships and partial funding for these
- thesis work
- job shadowing
- company visits
Learn more avout Vaasa International Talents
Read more about Vaasa International Talent in the PDF
The application for 2021 was open 13.2-1.3.2021. There will be more information about the next application period in Autumn 2021.