”You must come to Oulu with an open mind and a big smi­le”

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Jun­naid Iqbal works as a Sys­tem Simu­la­tion Engi­neer at Nokia. He has been in Oulu near­ly two and a half years.


My name is Jun­naid Iqbal. I am 27 years old and I come from Pakis­tan.


I work as a Sys­tem Simu­la­tion Engi­neer in Nokia for the deve­lop­ment and deplo­y­ment of the 5G network.


I have been in Oulu near­ly two and a half years now. I came direct­ly from Pakis­tan in 2018 to stu­dy for a Mas­ters in Wire­less Com­mu­nica­tion Engi­nee­ring at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oulu. Along with the stu­dies, I wor­ked as a Research Assis­tant on the university’s 6G pio­neer flags­hip pro­gram.

I always dreamt about stu­dying in hig­her-level educa­tion abroad. The­re­fo­re, research in the field of wire­less networks and the 6G oppor­tu­ni­ties pro­vi­ded by the uni­ver­si­ty hel­ped me to choo­se Oulu.


‘Oppor­tu­ni­ties for all’. As an inter­na­tio­nal per­son, that’s the way I would desc­ri­be the Fin­nish socie­ty’s belief.  The stan­dard of living in Oulu is high.

The city of Oulu is well orga­nized and the­re is not much traf­fic, unli­ke in my home count­ry.

Alt­hough people are qui­te shy, if you ask them to help, they are more than hap­py to help you. You must come here with an open mind and a big smi­le.

On a per­so­nal level, eve­ry­one has here enough time for rest and hea­ling both the body and the mind.

In my spa­re time, I enjoy doing exerci­ses in the gym and playing sports, for example cric­ket, bad­min­ton and vol­ley­ball.

I especial­ly love the beac­hes here, and Nal­li­ka­ri is one of my favo­ri­te places in Oulu. I like to go to the sau­na too.


The­re are many oppor­tu­ni­ties for ICT per­son­nel in Oulu, so I would like to encou­ra­ge people to con­si­der Oulu as their next home­town.

Lin­ke­dIn is the first stop to get all the infor­ma­tion about cur­rent ope­nings. The­re­fo­re, it is bet­ter to gat­her all the rele­vant details from Lin­ke­dIn and apply through the job por­tal of the orga­niza­tion.

When you are applying for work, Fin­nish com­pa­nies apprecia­te rele­vant expe­rience, a skill set and educa­tion,. The­re are lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties to grow and deve­lop your skill sets pro­fes­sio­nal­ly.

This article was ori­gi­nal­ly publis­hed at oulutalenthub.fi