Haaga-Helia graduates are highly employable

According to a career monitoring survey, 80% of Haaga-Helias graduates are in permanent employment five years after graduation.

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In autumn 2022, a total of 10 722 graduates from 2017 from all over Finland responded to the career monitoring survey of students of polytechnics and universities of applied sciences. Haaga-Helia had 864 respondents with a response rate of 44.5%.

According to the responses to the career monitoring survey, UAS graduates are almost fully employed. 76% of respondents had a permanent full-time job five years after graduation and 8% had a temporary full-time job. The number of unemployed jobseekers among graduates was around 10% of the respondents at the time of graduation.

Haaga-Helia opens doors to working life

Responses from graduates of Haaga-Helia showed that five years after graduation, 80% of respondents had a permanent full-time job and 5% had a temporary full-time job. At the time of graduation, 61% of the graduates were in permanent full-time employment and 13% in temporary full-time employment.

Employment among graduates with a Master's degree is also good. In 2017, 68% of all graduates from all universities of applied sciences had found a new job during or after completing their Master's degree, compared to 78% of graduates from Haaga-Helia.

International talent stays in Finland quite well

Some 384 alumni whose mother tongue is not Finnish, Swedish or Sami responded to the survey. Of these, 21% had their first job abroad at the time of graduation, which is slightly less than before. Some 26% of international students worked abroad five years after graduation, a slight increase from the previous year.

Haaga-Helia's international graduates stay in Finland quite well. Around 18% of respondents went to work abroad after graduation. Five years after graduation, around 20% of respondents had headed abroad.

UAS Career monitoring survey

The national career monitoring survey is used to find out what the work and career situation of graduates is like and how the skills acquired from education match the skills needed in working life. The survey is administered annually to graduates of universities of applied sciences who have completed their bachelor's and master's degrees five years ago. The survey is carried out by the national career monitoring network together with the Arene Education Committee. The data collection has been carried out using the CSC's Arvo service.