A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Finnish computing graduates’ career satisfaction

Open Access publication

Publication Details

Authors: Hynninen Timo, Hujala Maija, Knutas Antti

Publication year: 2021

Language: English

Related journal or series: International journal on information technologies and security

Journal acronym: IJITS

Volume number: 13

Issue number: 3

Start page: 61

End page: 72

Number of pages: 12

ISSN: 1313-8251

JUFO level of this publication: 1

Permanent website address: http://ijits-bg.com/contents/IJITS-2021-No3/2021-N3-06.pdf

Open Access: Open Access publication


In this paper, we
analyze the results of a survey targeted at former computer science and information
technology students five years after graduation. The study analyses how
satisfied graduates are with their degree and career. In addition, the survey
respondents were asked what knowledge and skills are important in the working
life, and how well studies supported those skills. The survey results are used
to analyze which factors affected the degree satisfaction. According to the
survey results, most graduates are very satisfied with their degree and career.
The profession most satisfied with their careers is entrepreneurs. The
perceived value of the degree, along with the perception of studies and
perception of acquired skills predict the degree satisfaction the most. In contrast,
the survey highlighted that university studies could have developed soft skills
more in preparation for working life.

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