All in Academic

As my Master’s Degree studies are coming to their end, I find myself continuously searching for jobs and internships. As an attempt to create something out of this bottomless well of misery and anguish, I decided to journal my endeavors. May they be of help – or warning – to all those following in my footsteps.

Recently I ran across an interesting article on education and the respect of society at large for humanities subjects. In her article Lotta Aarikka sets out to crush the popular myth about humanities subject students who cannot find a job after graduating despite their university education.

I began my studies at Helsinki University in 2008. Now, I’ll finally be getting my Master’s Degree diploma, marking the end of my university studies. During that time, I’ve seen a lot of changes happen to the system, and my own perception has developed and shifted accordingly. For the most part, I’ve been grateful to have the chance to study in Finland, but I’d be remiss not to speak out about some troubling developments.

As a freshman, it’s important to take advantage of your time at the university to open up your own world as much as possible. Plus, why not have some fun while doing it? The BTSB staff provides a handful of tried and tested survival tips which may come handy during your first academic year.

Such is life that the early bird gets the worm, and as a googly-eyed night owl, I have no hope gaining a coveted seat at Kaisa. Public libraries come to the rescue for students such as myself. I first came across the Kallio library in a search for an alternative study space...