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Selkälä, S., Tahkokorpi, J. & Virtaluoto, J. Sirpaleita ja muutosta vai eheyttä ja vakautta? Filologien työelämäpolkuja (2018). Teoksessa: Kääntä, L., Enell-Nilsson, M. & Keng, N. (toim.), Työelämän viestintä, Arbetslivskommunikation, Workplace Communication, Kommunikation im Berufsleben : VAKKI-symposiumi XXXVIII. Vaasa 8.-9.2.2018. VAKKI Publications, 9, 119-131. Vaasa: VAKKI

Sirpaleita ja muutosta vai eheyttä ja vakautta? : filologien työelämäpolkuja

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Author: Selkälä, Satu1; Tahkokorpi, Jenni1; Virtaluoto, Jenni1
Organizations: 1Kielten ja kirjallisuuden tutkinto-ohjelma, Oulun yliopisto
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.3 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201903199248
Language: English
Published: VAKKI, 2018
Publish Date: 2019-03-19
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Abstract

Working life is often seen as ever-changing and increasingly demanding, also for those with academic degrees. In this paper, we will discuss the career paths of Oulu University Philology alumni. For our data, we carried out an Internet survey in September 2017 and received 118 replies. While language studies have traditionally led to teaching or translator positions, in the past few decades, the private sector has been employing an increasing number of graduates for various tasks. Many language alumni still work as teachers, but the job titles in our survey range from Technical Writer to Marketing Manager and Communications Officer. In this paper, our aim is twofold: 1) to investigate how the alumni have gained employment, and 2) what factors have influenced this process.

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Series: VAKKI Publications
ISSN: 2242-6841
ISSN-E: 2242-685X
ISSN-L: 2242-6841
ISBN: 978-952-68538-5-7
Issue: 9
Pages: 119 - 131
Host publication: Työelämän viestintä, Arbetslivskommunikation, Workplace Communication, Kommunikation im Berufsleben : VAKKI-symposiumi XXXVIII. Vaasa 8.-9.2.2018
Host publication editor: Kääntä, Liisa
Enell-Nilsson, Mona
Keng, Nicole
Conference: VAKKI-symposiumi XXXVIII. Vaasa 8.–9.2.2018
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
518 Media and communications
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