Networ­king in Oulu

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Do you want to have more friends and networks? Want to know what is hap­pe­ning around you? Check out the­se use­ful groups to expand your social con­tacts in Oulu.

Inter­na­tio­nal Spouses in Oulu

This Face­book com­mu­ni­ty is to help expat­ria­te’s spouses in their inte­gra­tion into Oulu. In this group we make new friends and pro­vi­de peer sup­port to each other: we give and recei­ve advice, and sha­re expe­riences.

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Oulu Inter­na­tio­nal Women’s Club

Oulu Inter­na­tio­nal Women’s Club is a club for the inter­na­tio­nal women living in the Oulu area.

They usual­ly meet once or twice a month, to hang-out, swap gos­sip, see things and network. Acti­vi­ties ran­ge from hiking (in sum­mer and win­ter), sip­ping cof­fee, going to the local pub to lis­ten to music and drink Fin­nish beer (yuck), make-up and hair eve­nings, sum­mer pic­nics, win­ter skiing trips, the list is end­less!

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Ent­recom Enterpri­se Com­mu­ni­ty crea­tes a local network and com­mu­ni­ty for non-capi­tal regions of Fin­land. Entre#Oulu pro­ject focuses on com­mu­ni­ty buil­ding for the Nort­hern Ostro­both­nia region.

Ent­reCom is a sup­por­ti­ve inter­na­tio­nal com­mu­ni­ty of people who never stop lear­ning. They focus on hel­ping with inter­na­tio­nal talents’ emplo­y­ment and self-emplo­y­ment regard­less of their natio­na­li­ty.

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Inter­na­tio­nal wor­king women of Fin­land Ry

A vibrant com­mu­ni­ty of women from all walks of life living in Fin­land. Aim is to empower com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers and pro­vi­de them with a safe space to deve­lop as an indi­vi­dual pro­fes­sio­nal­ly or per­so­nal­ly.

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Poten­tial to grow

Would you like to spruce up your wor­king life? Meet poten­tial futu­re col­la­bo­ra­tors? Grow your network? Or con­nect with English-spea­king Finns and Friends?

If you answe­red yes just once, then fol­low Poten­tial to grow ‑group. Having the right mind­set, being curious and mee­ting ins­pi­ring people does make the dif­fe­rence between get­ting your dream role, the right busi­ness know­led­ge or ope­ning doors that are comple­te­ly shut. We would love to help you make tho­se con­tacts.

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Inter­na­tio­nal Pro­fes­sio­nals Fin­land

Inter­na­tio­nal Pro­fes­sio­nals Fin­land ry (Inter­Pro­Fin­land) is a regis­te­red associa­tion in Fin­land aimed at pro­vi­ding cus­to­mized gui­dance and crea­ting col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve oppor­tu­ni­ties for Inter­na­tio­nal Pro­fes­sio­nals to establish and use their skills in Fin­land.

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Inter­na­tio­nal friends in Oulu

Inter­na­tio­nal friends in Oulu is a Face­book-group whe­re people from other cul­tu­res could find friends here and we local people could find friends from other cul­tu­res. Join if you would like to have inter­na­tio­nal friends in Oulu!

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Emplo­y­ment and career


The goal of Motio pro­ject is to gui­de unemplo­yed people living in Oulu and people out­si­de the wor­king life to work and stu­dy. Their team assists, among other things, in making CVs and job applica­tions, as well as in job searc­hes.

Their ser­vices are free of char­ge and cur­rent­ly avai­lable in English, Fin­nish and Ara­bic. Mee­tings are arran­ged in advance by email or pho­ne (call or What­sApp). Visi­ting address is Iso­ka­tu 56.

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Momen­tum pro­vi­des high-qua­li­ty career ser­vices for high­ly educa­ted job see­kers and uni­ver­si­ty stu­dents in Nort­hern Fin­land.

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Star­tup Refu­gees

“We exist because the solu­tion for the fast inte­gra­tion of newco­mers to the labour mar­kets needs to be crea­ted now.” Star­tup Refu­gees is a social inno­va­tion foun­ded in Fin­land. Toget­her with a network of more than 1000 mem­bers, they offer asy­lum see­kers, refu­gees and immi­grants sup­port in emplo­y­ment and ent­repre­neurs­hip.

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Are you inte­res­ted in wor­king in social ser­vices or healthca­re? Or are you con­si­de­ring a stu­dy path in the field?
Do you need sup­port in con­ti­nuing your cur­rent stu­dies in the social ser­vices and healthca­re field? Do you want help in fin­ding emplo­y­ment in the sec­tor or sup­port in coping at work?

In the SoteS­tart­ti-pro­ject, they sup­port you in your stu­dy- and career plan­ning in social ser­vices and healthca­re. They offer you indi­vi­dual gui­dance and sup­port and job coac­hing. Coac­hing is free of char­ge for you, and you can join quickly and easi­ly.

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