Regardless of whether you already know exactly what you want to work with or haven’t given it much thought, it’s 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.
As a final-year student, you have the opportunity to take part in our mentoring programme, where you, in a group of other students, meet two mid-career science and engineering professionals who share their experience with you. These mentors are selected from the real career world outside the University. The programme runs from October to May. Are you interested contact Geir Løe. Last day to report intrest to the Group mentorship programme 2012/2013 is the 21 september 2012.
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.