Career and Counselling services

Career and Counselling Services offer students guidance and advice as well as various training modules aimed at supporting study and career planning and high quality placement in working life after graduation. Placement and career follow-up data on graduates collected by Career Services annually is available both for students and for disciplines.  Career Services provide the business sector with a link to the university´s students and recent graduates. Career Services enable employers to source trainees, students employed by a company for their thesis project or full-time employees, as well as assistance in organising various recruiting or presentation events for students on the respective campuses.

In addition, Career and Counselling Services develop the student counselling service system in cooperation with the faculties and other departments and units providing guidance.  Counselling Services are responsible for the Orientation Programme for International Students and for editing the Practical Guide for International Students.

Jobs in the network Aarresaarimaintained by Suomen akateemiset rekrytointipalvelut are available under the link Jobs and internships, and thesis subject offers unless otherwise agreed with the employer.


Joensuu campus

Visiting address: Yliopistokatu 2, Aurora building, enrance A, ground floor
Postal address: University of Eastern Finland, Career and Counselling Services, P. O. Box 111, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland.
E-mail: urapalvelut[at]

Kuopio campus

Visiting address: Yliopistonranta 1 C, Canthia building, 2nd floor (Oppari), room 2160
Postal address: University of Eastern Finland, Career and Counselling Services, P.O. Box 1627, FI-70211 Kuopio, Finland
Sähköposti: urapalvelut(at)


Kirsi Vallius-Leinonen, Career Counsellor

Tel.+358 50 344 9298
E-mail: kirsi.vallius-leinonen[at]
Joensuu campus, Aurora 167A

Janne Saarela, Career Counsellor

Tel. +358 44 500 5678
E-mail: janne.saarela[at]
Kuopio campus, Canthia 2160

Outi Suorsa, Coordinator/Career Counsellor

Tel. +358 294 458 343
E-mail: outi.suorsa[at]
Joensuu campus, Aurora 178