HAMK Talent Boost Newsroom _ 2.2024


Happy Friendship Month! 

February is the month of friendship, of combination of sunlight and extreme cold temperature. In this month´s HAMK Talent Boost newsroom, we feature the following:

  • Culture talk
  • Events
  • Internship and summer job possibilities

Culture talk

While February 14th is internationally known as the Valentine´s Day, it is called Friendship Day in Finland (Ystäväpäivä). We do not only celebrate love and romance here, but also friends and family. It is common that we show our caring and give small presents to our friends on February 14th.

Tuesday February 13th 2024 is the Shrove Tuesday, known as Laskiainen here in Finland. On this day, people living in Finland usually eat laskiaispulla, play Napakelkka, or go to pulkkamäki.

Why not doing some of the local cultural practices while we are living in Finland?


Internship and summer job possibilities

How to find summer jobs and internship? Start with these links:

More possibilities by field:

  • Engineering:

Konecranes Summer Trainee, Software Design

Summer Trainee, Software Design (konecranes.com)

Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy, Summer Trainee, Software Development


Kempower Summer Trainee


  • International Business

Kone Way Operating Model, Summer Trainee


  • ICT:

Konecranes Summer Trainee, R&D Sustainability


  • Construction Engineering:

AFRY, kesätyö, talotekniikka (in Finnish)


Fira: avoin hakemus


Many fields: ABB summer internships:


  • Forestry:

Metsä Group, international training


Esa Kuronen Oy, toimihenkilöharjoittelija (in Finnish)


  • Agriculture:

Organic berry farm worker


Support and guidance

If you need specific support and guidance in job seeking and application, BOOK a mentoring session with HAMK talent boost mentors:

  • Mentor: Katariina From

· Book a meeting with Katariina ·

Hei, hauska tavata! I am one of the Talent Boost Mentors. I worked at national recruitment and employment services before, and I am familiar with the different kinds of services for foreign students on both local levels and national levels. Besides working as a mentor at HAMK, I am an Italian language teacher in the Adult Education Centre (VOP) in Hämeenlinna. I will gladly answer your questions as a Finnish local and help you settle in as well as develop your career path in Finland.

  • Mentor: Qingyang Li

· Book a meeting with Qingyang ·

Ahoy! I am one of the talent-boost mentors. I came to study my degree in Finland about five years ago. I have worked in many different Finnish companies and organisations as different roles, and thus have learned how to navigate in the Finnish labour market. Besides working as a mentor, I am also a part-time entrepreneur. I understand that the journey of staying in Finland as a foreign student is filled with ups and downs, joys and tears. I am here to listen to your needs and support you with guidance.

More information about HAMK Talent Boost: Career and integration support – HAMK

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