Talent Boost Newsroom _ August 2023


Ahoy international students!

August 2023 is here, and it marks the opening of a new academic year. Are you a freshman excited about starting your new journey to HAMK and to Finland? Are you a sophomore looking for more opportunities and experience to expand your network and develop your skills and competence? A senior searching for a company to do your internship and possibly your thesis at the same time? A (near)graduate taking a great leap to the Finnish labour market?

Whichever phase you are at right now, you must have a lot of questions in mind. HAMK Talent Boost team is trying to catch up with youngsters´ secret tool to achieve “ZEN”! We asked ChatGPT some frequently asked questions from our students. Good job AI! Our minds are blown (ALMOST)! There are good tips from ChatGPT, but even ChatGPT itself admits its limitation before you start asking anything (View the almost mind-blowing conversation between HAMK Talent Boost mentor and ChatGPT here).

We are here to remind you that Talent Boost Mentors are now fully available again for all international students from all our English taught degree programmes!

The Mentoring Services is a holistic approach that the Talent Boost team uses to support international students´ integration and career development in Finland. Therefore, we also help students with questions related to leisure time, language learning and other topics that are important to the everyday life of internationals. For more information, please visit HAMK Talent Boost homepage: https://www.hamk.fi/students/talent-boost/?lang=en.

Support and guidance

For support and guidance, please contact Talent Boost mentors.

Mentor: Katariina From

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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

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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.

About HAMK Talent Boost

Get to know more about HAMK Talent Boost here: https://www.hamk.fi/talentboost.


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