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How to find a job during your studies or after graduation?

It is well known that it is difficult to live on student grants alone. It can be useful to gain work experience during your studies, as it is difficult to find a job in Finland with an empty CV. We asked an expert and a recent graduate for tips on finding a job. 

"I don't think there are any magic tricks," starts the employment services of the city of Jyväskylä.

Nainen tietokoneella. Image Tero Takalo-Eskola

Internationally successful string quartet Meta4 the principal guest of Jyväskylä Sinfonia 2022-2024

The internationally successful Finnish string quartet Meta4 has been chosen as the principal guest conductor of the Jyväskylä symphony orchestra for two years from 2022 to 2024. Violinists Minna Pensola and Antti Tikkanen, viola player Atte Kilpeläinen and cellist Tomas Djupsjöbacka will take up their task in August 2022, They will be responsible for the planning of at least four sets of concerts and the artistic development of the orchestra.

At their symphony concerts, the artists of the Meta4 Quartet conduct the orchestra while playing.

Mustavalkoisessa kuvassa kolme miestä ja nainen seisovat tummissa vaatteissa ja katsovat kameraan. Image Tero Ahonen

Jyväskylä’s financial statements show a surplus of 16.4 million euro

The good fiscal situation makes it possible to carry out planned investments and thus support growth.

The recently completed financial statements for the City of Jyväskylä for the year 2020 show a significantly better financial picture than previous

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Mies nojailee Jyväskylä-kirjaimiin talvimaisemassa. Image Petteri Kivimäki

Jyväskylä City Library offers guidance on the use of E-materials by phone

Where can I see my loans? How can I borrow an E-book? How are E-audiobooks used? During the coronavirus pandemic, Jyväskylä City Library offers guidance on the use of E-materials by phone.

Jyväskylä City Library has set up a new telephone service to guide customers in their use of E-materials.  

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Tabletin selailua kirjastossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hänninen

The city libraries close their doors temporarily

The city libraries are closed as a measure to prevent the spread of the corona virus. The closure lasts until 13.4.

The closure also includes self-service libraries, library busses and self-service returns.

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Jyväskylän pääkirjasto-kansalaisopistotalo. Image Jenna Oksanen

Two new self-service libraries launched in Jyväskylä, age restrictions lifted

Palokan ja Vaajakosken aluekirjastojen aukioloajat laajenevat merkittävästi maanantaista 3.2.2020 alkaen. Kirjastot ovat avoinna omatoimikirjastoina varsinaisten palveluaikojen ulkopuolella aamuisin, iltaisin, viikonloppuisin ja pyhinä. Myös omatoimikirjastoaikojen ikäraja on poistunut.

The libraries in Palokka and Vaajakoski will operate extended opening hours from Monday, 3 February 2020.

Lukeva tyttö Palokan kirjastossa. Image Hanna-Kaisa Hämäläinen

Draft report on cultural investment presented to Jyväskylä City Council

The Heart of Jyväskylä project was presented to the Jyväskylä City Council on 3 February. The Heart of Jyväskylä project was set up to create a master plan for cultural investment in the city. The master plan will cover the potential development of a new music venue, as well as the significant refurbishment and new development that will be required across the city’s cultural infrastructure in the coming years. The first version of the draft report was presented to the city council by Heart of Jyväskylä project manager Janne Viitamies. A final report on the investment required is due to be published in March 2020.

The document will set out a number of alternative scenarios for re-thinking the way the city’s cultural services are run and proposes an action pla

Jyväskylän kaupungin markkinointilogossa on teksti Jyväskylä ja logo. Image Jyväskylän kaupunki

Representatives of Jyväskylä youth council presented youth view in the Union of the Baltic Cities conference

During the week-long youth conference, we had the privilege of joining in a wide range of experiences, from international workshops to a cultural evening. This time the meeting was hosted by Kaunas, Lithuania, with youth representatives from nine cities and six different countries.

Representatives from the Jyväskylä youth council, Nea Auer, Wiivi-Maria Kasanen, Viivi Wahlberg, Katja Laitinen, Viljami Ihalainen and Åsa-Sofia Vi

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Jyväskylän kaupungin markkinointilogossa on teksti Jyväskylä ja logo. Image Jyväskylän kaupunki

Jyväskylä is the leading city for sport and health research and education in Finland

The humane values of social responsibility, trust, creativity and openness combined with a long academic tradition and internationally recognized sport universities make Jyväskylä the leading city for sport and health education and research as well as a perfect platform for sport and health business.

The academic history of Jyväskylä, a city in Central Finland, dates back to the 19th century with the beginning of teacher educat

postikorttikuva Jyväsjärvi. Image Jyväskylän kaupunki

Twin city Yaroslavl offers business opportunities for Jyväskylä-based companies

Representatives of Jyväskylä-based companies accompanied Mayor Timo Koivisto on a visit to Yaroslavl organised by Jyväskylä City, 24–27 September 2019. The Russian twin city proved to offer business potential for Finnish firms.

The companies participating in the visit were Prosolve Oy, RamonEdge Oy, Export Maker Oy, Arctic Machine Oy, Jyväskylä Educational Consortium Gradi

Jyväskylän kaupunginjohtaja Timo Koivisto tapaa Jaroslavlin kaupungin edustajia Jaroslavlin kaupungintalolla. Image Suvi Metsola

Jyväskylä City Library and Finnish Schools on the Move want to get kids moving

A themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Library (Vapaudenkatu 39-41) of titles that provide inspiring information and tips on how to encourage children at schools and kindergartens to be more physically active.

The Jyväskylä City Library and the Finnish Schools on the Move initiative have together created a themed collection on the 2nd floor of the Main Li

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Liikkuva koulu teemahylly. Image Joonas Puuppo

Jyväskylä Business Rally EBAN Investor Day brings international investors and scaleup companies to Jyväskylä on 31 July

More than 30 private investors from Finland and Europe will be arriving in Jyväskylä during the Neste Rally Finland 2019 week to meet with gaming and esport businesses, seek new investment opportunities and to broaden their understanding of the industries. Organised as part of the Jyväskylä Business Rally, the EBAN Esports and Gaming Investor Day is a collaboration with the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).

The Jyväskylä Business Rally – EBAN Esports and Gaming Investor Day event is designed to bring together investors and scaleups from around the worl

Jyväskylä Business Rally
Neste Rally
Investor day. Image Neste Rally Finland