After studies at KTH
It is possible to study for several years without knowing a lot about what you will actually work with in the future. It is often about beginning to do your own research about the profession and what companies might suit you. Here are some suggestions on how you can get started.
How do I find out more about the professional role of an engineer?
- Begin by choosing 3-5 companies that you are curious about and reading up on them on their websites, etc. Think about what it is that you want to know more about and what is unclear and continue to seek answers to these questions.
- Read the companies’ job ads. They often provide a good picture of what one can work with and what the companies need in terms of competence. Find ads on the companies’ websites.
- Think about whether you know an engineer and ask for an interview. Step 3 Interview an alumnus
KTH Career Survey 2021
In the spring of 2021, KTH conducted a survey directed to all undergraduate and graduate alumni who had graduated in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The purpose of the survey was to collect information about the alumni work situation today, their career growth and how they view their previous education. A total number of 5825 alumni were included in the survey and the response rate was 42 %.
The survey shows that an education from KTH provides jobs, relevant work tasks and relatively high salary. The establishment in the labor market is fast and within a year, in principle all alumni got employed. A large percentage of the non-Swedish citizens, have left Sweden and thus operate on different labor markets, and a high proportion of those who remain in Sweden are engaged in PhD studies.
The graduates have received work related to their education. 76% state that they got the job they intended for after graduation. One part of the survey was to investigate how the alumni got in contact with their first employment. The four important ways that stands out was, personal networking, contacting employers, job advertisement and degree project. The industries that are best fit when it comes to describing what the alumni are working with are research and technology and consulting companies. Working life has high demands on most of the abilities the alumni have acquired from their education. According to the survey, some of the important skills that are needed in daily work are ability to work independently, solve problems, cooperate in teams, think critically and written and oral presentations are widely used.
The survey shows that some of the alumni main work tasks are project leading, construction/design, product development, research, system development, and project work and other. A visible trend is that more people lead others in their work, but mainly as a project manager and not as a manager. The main part of the alumni says that they earn SEK 35,000–44,999 / month. The survey also shows that a clear majority of the alumni had chosen to study at KTH again.