“Qui­te an amazing expe­rience“ – Inter­na­tio­nal stu­dent day com­pa­ny visit

Group of people at Finnish company

Oulu Talent Hub along with Oulu Cham­ber of Com­merce as part of their inter­na­tio­nal week acti­vi­ties, had orga­nized the inter­na­tio­nal stu­dent day whe­re stu­dents were invi­ted to meet and learn more about com­pa­nies ope­ra­ting in Oulu, Fin­land on the 3rd of Novem­ber 2022.

Nokia, Flex LTD, ilLOQ LTD, Fin­ger­soft LTD, and Ostro­both­nia Value Invest­ment Coo­pe­ra­ti­ve were the five com­pa­nies ope­ning their doors to inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents and foreign degree hol­ders of various stu­dy fields.

We had fif­ty stu­dents atten­ding the event. Bus ser­vice was pro­vi­ded to stu­dents to access some com­pa­nies.

The agen­da for the com­pa­nies was to int­ro­duce them­sel­ves to the stu­dents with info about various work oppor­tu­ni­ties, applica­tion proces­ses, etc. Great discus­sions were made over some cof­fee and snacks!

Group of people at Finnish company

Visi­tors at Nokia.

The event was a great success and the ini­tia­ti­ve was apprecia­ted by both stu­dents and com­pa­nies. The­se are some of the com­ments from stu­dents about the visit:

“This is a much-nee­ded moti­va­tion to apply for Nokia!”

“It was qui­te an amazing expe­rience visi­ting iLOQ and get­ting to know what they are doing. The tech­no­lo­gy behind the sto­ry, busi­ness and also the oppor­tu­ni­ties we have as stu­dents. The ses­sion was ener­ge­tic and friend­ly. Very nice and valuable expe­rience.”

“The visit to Flex was great. I disco­ve­red many new areas of the com­pa­ny and how they work with their inter­na­tio­nal team. Also, I lear­ned about the dif­fe­rent work posi­tions and how could I apply to them.”

Group of people at Finnish company

Visi­tors at Flex.

“The event was well orga­nized and infor­ma­ti­ve. I have got a lot of new infor­ma­tion about co-ope­ra­ti­ve acti­vi­ties, stra­te­gy, and struc­tu­re. I am inte­res­ted in get­ting more infor­ma­tion about, for example, how to beco­me a co-ope­ra­ti­ve mem­ber of Arvo-osuus­kun­ta.”

“It was a good expe­rience visi­ting Fin­ger­soft. It was enga­ging, and I lear­ned new things and stee­red up my insights on lear­ning new skills. Also, it was an oppor­tu­ni­ty to visit a com­pa­ny on Oulu and see how the orga­niza­tio­nal struc­tu­re of a com­pa­ny looks like in Fin­land.”

Group of people at Finnish company

Visi­tors at Fin­ger­soft.

Simul­ta­neous­ly, the com­pa­nies had excel­lent reviews as well:

“The­re were excel­lent discus­sions, and it was great to meet inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents!”

“The event was very good, warm, ins­pi­ring, and ener­gizing!”

“They had a lot of great ques­tions about the com­pa­ny, pro­ducts, etc.”

Both emplo­yers and stu­dents expres­sed a strong desi­re for more of such events con­nec­ting inter­na­tio­nal job see­kers and emplo­yers. This event was orga­nized as part of the diver­si­ty and inclusion of inter­na­tio­nal talents in Fin­land.

Fol­low Oulu Talent Hub and Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu Career Cen­ter to keep your­self upda­ted for all the upco­ming events for inter­na­tio­nal stu­dents!

Text: She­fat Islam