JSBJ2001 Creating Careers for Doctoral Students (1 cr)

Study level:
Postgraduate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023



The course opens up the current working life phenomena and helps develop the understanding and know-how required for job search. The course provides information on employment, job search and working life. The themes of the course are approached from both the point of view of the general working life information and especially the useful working life information for PhD students.

The course consists of two modules (General working life information and Working life information for PhD) and final essey.

Completion methods

Completion method: Written final essey and participation in seven (7) lectures and/or workshops that can be selected from the course programme. At least four lectures must be selected from the module "Working life information for PhD".

Assessment details

Written final essey and participation in at least seven lectures, of which at least four are part of the module "Working life information for PhD".

Learning outcomes

Opintojakson suoritettuaan opiskelija osaa
• tunnistaa työelämän nykyisiä ja tulevia virtauksia
• tunnistaa oman osaamisensa ja pystyy kuvaamaan sitä muille
• hallitsee työnhaun kaaren työhakemuksesta haastatteluun
• hahmottaa yrittäjyyden yhtenä työllistymismahdollisuutena
• kykenee hahmottamaan tohtorien työllistymismahdollisuuksia

Skills targets: After the course the student is able to do the following:
• Recognize the current and future trends of 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.
• Recognize the employment opportunities for PhDs.

Completion methods

Method 1

Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Teaching (1 cr)

Participation in teaching
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
English, Finnish