Winter winds at the Pestipäivät in Oulu, 26 January 2017

Pestipäivät (Pesti Career Day) is an annual recruitment event held in January at the University of Oulu. Pestipäivät is organised annually by the University of Oulu’s technical education departments, Teekkarilupi Oulu Oy, and engineering students. More than 80 employers were represented at the fair, talking to participants about their companies and their operations, and describing their recruitment needs. Unlike in previous years, this year the fair included several startup companies that presented their operations with products they developed.

Comatec was part of things, for the fifth time, with designers from Oucons Oy, an Oulu-based company. Our exhibition stand had a very positive buzz, and lively discussions throughout the day. The designers were approached for a chat both by experienced industry veterans and young future hopefuls. Indeed, many at the fair agreed that it was “a fantastic opportunity to highlight our company and tell about the company’s operations to new graduates as well as to potential future customers.

“Pestipäivät , already an established tradition for us, has become an effective way of disseminating the company’s image as employers in Oulu. And our goal is that every mechanical engineering student in Oulu knows Comatec and its operations,” says Sami Luhtaanmäki, who was involved in the fair. Oucons Oy has for several years now made Comatec familiar to engineering students, through interacting and attending guild evenings with them in order to promote the company’s operations.