Doctors in working life

The Graduate School closely monitors how doctors are placed in working life

Working life relevance of doctoral training

Graduate School of the University of Vaasa has been a part of the project TOHTOS

Doctoral student, are you looking for work -seminar materials and videos

How to draft a great application?

Instructions on portfolios and CV

Europass is a personal electronic portfolio of documents. Please check out

Advice is also available at Tips for Job seeking Guidebook.

Some advice is available on the Aarresaari website which also have open vacancies as well.

Self-assesment tools and information portals

Career develoment tools

The TAITO-URA self-assessment tool allows you to explore your personality traits, knowledge and skills. TAITO-URA provides you with a report of the self-assessment results.

Check out also the TOOLKIT for Higher Education Institutions. It is targeted for university staff working with international students but you may find useful stories, links and ideas.

Assesment tool I-Skills for doctoral students and PhDs to test their innovation skills in SME's.

Webpage for those who want to pursue an academic career and those who want to use their skills elsewhere. For inspiration or advice please take a look at

EURAXESS - Researchers in Motion is a unique pan-European initiative delivering information and support services to professional researchers. Backed by the European Union and its Member States, it supports researcher mobility and career development, while enhancing scientific collaboration between Europe and the world.

Post-docs in companies

PoDoCo is a matchmaking program supporting long term competitiveness and strategic renewal of companies and employment of young doctors in the private sector.

Career Services in MasterĀ“s Degree Programmes includes useful links also for the doctoral students.