Regardless of whether you already know exactly what you want to work with or have not given it much thought, it is a good idea to start finding out as early as possible what various opportunities the job market can offer. You can discover interesting employers and new, sometimes far from self-evident, work assignments and career paths for people with your education. These discoveries may wind up guiding your selection of courses and perhaps your choice of where to apply to for an internship, a summer job, or to write your degree project. You can get tips about how to find information by looking through various job search sites and sites belonging to professional organizations and unions. UTNARM, *UTN’s annual job market day, is a highly rewarding opportunity to meet employers face to face. *UTN also has a job market page where you will soon find competence guidance and inspirational guidance.
*UTN = Uppsala Union of Engineering and Science Students. UTN is a non-profit organisation for students at the faculty of science and technology at Uppsala University.
Regular meetings with a practicing scientist or engineer can make the transition from studies to work easier and boost your self-confidence along with your future career. As a final-year student, you have the opportunity to take part in our mentoring program, where you, in a group of other students, get to meet two mid-career science and engineering professionals who share their experiences with you. The program runs from October to May. For more information, please contact Karin Berggren Bremdal. The application system will open in August 2013.
The best way to gain insight into the job market is by getting a job while you are pursuing your studies. Read more about it under the tab Working while studying.
To avoid feeling lost in a new world on the day you stand there holding your diploma in your hand, take the opportunity to get involved in the job market while you’re a student.