Career outside academia & networking

Are you interested in exploring how your expertise could be used in working outside the academic world?

Join us for the “Career Outside Academia & Networking” event on 25 January 2023 14-16:00 at the Arje Scheinin lecture hall, Dentalia.

Welcome words & introduction to upcoming industry placement call for international doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, Eevi Savola, UTU Coordinator

Introduction to the Finnish job market and working life in a non-academic setting, Lotta Metsärinne & Anna Lagerroos, University of Turku Career’s Services

14:55-15:20 Coffee & cake

Chat with two company representatives: Deltamarin & Paroc/Owens Corning
Jani Trygg, Paroc/Owens Corning & Markus Vauhkonen, Deltamarin Ltd.

Interview: How was the industry placement experience?
Sepideh Parvanian, Åbo Akademi/ Turku Bioscience Center and Harvard Medical School/MGH

Introduction to the Postdocs in Companies programme (PoDoCo),
Seppo Tikkanen, Senior Ecosystem Lead DIMECC Oy

The event is targeted to all international doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as international Master’s students at UTU and ÅAU. Register by 19 January 2023:

The event is organised by the Uniting Companies and International University Talents (UNICOM) project and Career Services at the University of Turku (Rekry). The ESF-funded project (1.3.2021-28.2.2023) implements the Talent Boost programme and is part of the Course Towards Finland project consortium. The University of Turku is the main coordinator of UNICOM, in collaboration with Åbo Akademi University and Turku Science Park Ltd., as well as other partners across Southwest Finland.

More information: Eevi Savola (