Many interested in Spring Career Day

On 23 January, the entrance to the School of Health and Welfare (HHJ) at Jönköping University (JU) was filled with different stands, tables, roll-ups and many visitors. The reason was the Career Day which invited students to meet the public sector, future employers to network and also to learn more about master’s programmes.

Studenter som samtalar och ler på karriärdagen.

The Career Day is organized and planned by Hälsosektion, the student association at HHJ.

"We have been planning this since the last career day, last autumn. It is an important day for students to talk to employers, get information about work alongside their studies, summer jobs, and what happens after graduation," says Gustav Sandberg, president of Hälsosektion.

Three new master's programmes this autumn

At the School of Health and Welfare, you can study both bachelor’s and master’s programmes and graduate level and continue all the way to the graduate level.The Career Day is an opportunity for students to learn about the range of further education available at the school. In the autumn, three new master's programmes will start: laboratory medicine, clinical physiology and radiography.

Anna Bjällmark is the programme manager for the master's programme in radiography and got to answer many questions from the students.

Anna Bjällmark, programme manager for radiography was attending the career day talking about master stuidies at HHJ.

"Many people seem to be interested in taking their studies further, so today you have a good chance to find out a little more about what a master's programme means and how it can help you in working life later," says Anna.

Mikael Rad has started his last semester and is studying biomedical analyst specializing in clinical physiology. During the programme, he has been motivated to pursue further education within the subject.

"I have been inspired to continue my studies thanks to my teachers and friends, and it is very flexible that you can take a master's programme both remotely and on campus,” says Mikael.

Student Mikael visiting the career day at HHJ.

Mikael Rad is determined to continue studying after his bachelor's degree.

Important for the students

The students had many questions about part-time work, summer jobs, internships and working life in the public sector. Among the employers present were staff from Region Jönköping County, Orthopaedic Technology AS, Ryhov Children's Hospital, Folktandvården Sörmland and Region Kronoberg. Emma Johansson and Hanna Wiborg are in their final semester of the nursing programme. Both thought it was good to get more information about working life and the master’s programmes available.

"The idea is to study a master's programme in the future, but I intend to start by working for at least a year first. So, I think it's good to come here today and find out what opportunities there are, both in terms of jobs and further education," says Emma.

Hanna sees the career day as a safe and necessary initiative from the university. She has participated in previous years and feels that the event has contributed both support for future challenges and useful information about, for example, the nursing union.

"You feel appreciated and prioritized by the school as a student when something like this is arranged. The school wants you to feel comfortable, be well-prepared, and set up to succeed in the future," says Hanna.

Two girls studying nursing visited the career day.

Hanna Wibom and Emma Johansson are in their last semester of the nursing programme and think that the career day is something positive.