Career paths after graduation

Throughout your university education, you gain diverse knowledge and skills. Regardless of your chosen field of study, there are often numerous avenues to explore after graduation.

Education opens the door to your career

In 2019, the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet - UKÄ) conducted a study to determine how many students had secured stable employment and hadn't experienced unemployment in the past year.

Between one and one and a half years after graduation, on average, 82 percent of those who had graduated from the University of Gothenburg had successfully entered the job market. The numbers vary somewhat depending on the field of study but are generally high.

Exploring career paths

The journey into the job market after completing an academic degree can differ from student to student. Your career path may not be linear, as there are numerous job opportunities and career trajectories to explore in most academic fields.

Possible ways to find a career path:

  • The alumni network at the University of Gothenburg features numerous alumni stories you can read for inspiration.
  • If you have questions about your current academic programme or future career paths, a study counsellor can assist you.
  • International House Gothenburg provide international talents, here to work or study, with an efficient, personal and professional reception into our region. They provide talent advisory service, career support, events and activities.
  • Additionally, some departments and programmes offer examples of potential career paths on this page.