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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