International Students

Study and Stay in Turku 11.11.2019

Thank you for participating and making this event a success!

International Career Fair for international students in the Turku area! Listen to inspiring stories from Turku alumnis, meet recruiters from different companies and learn how to maximise your LinkedIn-profile.

When and where?

  • Venue: Visitor and Innovation Centre Joki (Lemminkäisenkatu 12 B). Room: Cave Theatre
  • Time: 11 November 2019 at 4pm-7.30pm

Registration opens 7, October 2019.

Tentative programme

  • 4.00-5.00 pm  Trade Show

    • CV-clinic, LinkedIn-clinic, meet companies and recruiters

    • 16.15 – 16.45  Job interview in Finland – do’s and don’ts (maybe?)
      In this presentation we will discuss what to take into account to be able to shine in a job interview in Finland. What are tradition, what are the “hidden” rules and what should you know about the Finnish cultural context when you go to an interview? And are there really only one “right” way to behave in an interview situation? After the presentation you will also, if interested, have an opportunity to reserve time for a mock interview at a later date.

  • 5.00-6.30 pm  Panel discussion and Keynote Speach


Esther Kreutz, Project coordinator at Union of the Baltic Cities Sustainable Cities Commission.
Alumni from Åbo Akademi University.

Evariste Habiyakare, Associate Professor at Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences.
Alumni from Åbo Akademi University.

Tan Bui, Web developer at Vaadin.
Alumni from Turku University of Applied Sciences.

Xiaoyu Hu, Account manager & product specialist at ArcDia International.
Alumni from the University of Turku.

  • Opportunities are not only found, but they are in the end mostly created
    Keynote speach by Peter Zettinig
    Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku, Turku School of Economics

Professor Zettinig tells, that while he still is working on his Finnish language skills, he has attained a number of important other proficiencies that are helpful in the Turku habitat, for instance: being able to produce the most honest version of himself; remaining authentic and a proud Austrian in Finland; be quiet when appropriate. 

"My story in 60 Seconds. I came here on the morning of September 1, 1995. I was an exchange student at the Turku School of Economics who wanted to pick an ‘exotic’ country, somehow survive the exchange year abroad, and then benefit from this very important line in my CV. This was the plan and I have still not returned from my student exchange year. Plans are useless – planning is not. So, my story continues after one year in FI, I got my first ‘career’ job in Uppsala, Sweden, as assistant to the managing director of an automotive systems supplier… the story is very good, … contains anecdotes about the crazy era at the onset of the Internet becoming a platform to develop business opportunities…  to be continued… in November. See you at the event."

  • 6.30-7.30 pm   Food and drinks, trade show continues

Psst! Do you know that Talent Boost Summit 2019 is in Turku this year? Check it out!

Organisations at the trade show


Looking for international opportunities? AIESEC is a global youth organization that specializes in developing leadership and cultural awareness in 18-30-year-olds. Ever since 1948, we have provided young people with practical experiences, such as volunteering projects and professional internships in all fields. Come meet us at the event on 11.11. to find out what kind of opportunities we have for you!

For more information, check See you in November!

Choose Your Future

Choose Your Future helps people who are moving to a new city to feel at home. To help them to find the best place to live and become a part of local communities. Check out our services! 

  • Know Your Hoods in is a neighborhood search engine, which helps you to find the most suitable neighborhood to live in. Get excited about Turku neighborhoods!
  • My Mobile Tutor is University of Turku app to help students to settle in the City and University of Turku. You can download the app in and register with UTU ID
Finnish Export Sales House FESH & YardMate

Finnish Export Sales House FESH, educates foreign students into export specialist, who then may possibly be employed by export oriented enterprises to develop and perform their export activities.

Through our network we can also offer working opportunities for high skilled persons and, and for students more information on web

YardMate is Finnish based shipbuilding consortium that promotes mutual cooperation within the shipbuilding industry. Companies from different fields have joined together to guarantee a combination of the best possible professionals, teams and products to serve shipyards’ needs. 

Finnish Immigration Service

The Finnish Immigration Service is a decision-making organisation in matters related to immigration, asylum, refugee status and citizenship and maintains the reception system. We are here to answer questions about residence permits for studying,  doing scientific research or working. 
Read more at 

InHunt Group

Largest headhunting company in Finland. Thanks to our great number of specialized headhunters we are able to help our customers and fill the needs in almost every industry and position.

  • Headhunting
  • Recruiting
  • Executive Search
  • OutPlacement
  • Testing
  • InHunt World - internaional headhunting

InHunt Group is also the only Finnish headhunting company that has its own international headhunting network – InHunt World.
InHunt World has Partners in over 30 countries.


Maahanmuuttajien Osaamispiste: Immigrant’s ‘Osaamispiste’

Maahanmuuttajien Osaamispiste: Immigrant’s ‘Osaamispiste’ provides job-seeking support for all residents of Turku whose mother-tongue is a language other than Finnish. Among other things, their services include enhancing your job opportunities, and helping you develop your Finnish skills. The ’Language Gym’ of Osaamispiste is a space where you can improve your Finnish skills either individually or with an adviser – or even with a robot, whom you can also meet by the stand of Osaamispiste!

Read more here: 


PerkinElmer is a global health technology company specializing in reagents, consumables, instrumentation and software for in-vitro diagnostics (IVD) markets. 

Company representatives at the event: Claude Lamoureux, European Data Protection Officer (E-mail: and Tuula Kukkonen (recruiter).

Read more about the company at

Southwest Finland TE Office, EURES Employment Service

EURES (European Employment Services), the European job mobility network, operates in all the EU/EEA countries and Switzerland. EURES provides free of charge information, advice, recruitment/placement services and job matching for the benefit of jobseekers and employers

EURES is supported by a network of over 1000 EURES advisers. EURES hosts a comprehensive job mobility portal

Stay up to date on their Facebook-page.


StaffPoint is a leading operator in the staffing industry, and one of Finland’s largest employers. The Group comprises two business areas:

  • staffing and recruitment services, run by StaffPoint, and
  • career coaching services, provided by Spring House in cooperation with the public sector.

StaffPoint has a nationwide service network in Finland with 14 local offices and service hubs in Estonia, Lithuania and Spain. In recent years StaffPoint has invested substantially in the development of services and digital tools that cover the life cycle of a working life. Read more and come and meet us on the 11 November!


Sofokus creates digital platforms with unfair competitive advantage. Sofokus combines Business Design, Service Design, Agile Software Development, Ecosystems Thinking, Data & Analytics to (re)imagine and create a winning business concepts relying on customer's core digital platform using digital business assets.

Sofokus was noted in the Inc. 5000 List of Europe’s Fastest Growing Companies and it was also ranked 35th in the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Finland. Sofokus also won the national winner prize in European Business Awards and travels to Poland to compete in ‘Workplace and People Development’ category in December. Come to meet Sofokus at their stand!

Read more at!

Register as a company

Do you and your company want to participate in the Trade Show? It is free of charge. Please, contact for further information.